31 March 2015

Swatches & Review - 5 shades from the Glam Polish Masters of Illusion collection [limited edition]

Hi loves! I'm finally back with some brand new content. Sorry for the sudden disappearance but I struggled with some family matters over the last few weeks since my grandfather got very ill. He passed away March 28th and as you can guess my head wasn't really into blogging.

Now, about the beauties I am showing you today! I have 5 shades from the Glam Polish Masters of Illusion [limited edition] collection which consists of 9 amazing special effect shades with stunning mixes of flakies, holo, microflakies and color shifting glass flecks. 6 of them are recommend to be layered because the color shift will show up better but the shades I had were all opaque by themselves in 3 coats so you can choose how to wear them.

Glam Polish Masters of Illusion Catch Me If You Can

Glam Polish Masters of Illusion Mad Magician

Glam Polish Masters of Illusion Now You See Me

Glam Polish Masters of Illusion PREST-O CHANGE-O

Glam Polish Masters of Illusion Sorcerer’s Apprentice


Let's dive right in!

Glam Polish Masters of Illusion Catch Me If You Can
Glam Polish Masters of Illusion Catch Me If You Can
Glam Polish Masters of Illusion Catch Me If You Can
Glam Polish Masters of Illusion Catch Me If You Can has a blue tinted holographic base with ultra holo glitter, sterling silver flakies and sparkly microflakies, glass flecks and shimmer. This polish can look totally different when you change the lighting. In bright light (what I use to take my pictures) the holographic effect is strong and sparkly, so is the glitter. The silver flakes are more appearant in more dim lighting, giving that glorious coated look like you dipped your nails in liquid silver. Formula was good though slightly thicker, I used 2 coats for opacity and finished with topcoat.

Glam Polish Masters of Illusion Mad Magician

Glam Polish Masters of Illusion Mad Magician

Glam Polish Masters of Illusion Mad Magician


Glam Polish Masters of Illusion Mad Magician has a holographic base with ultra holo glitter, violet/red flakies, iridescent color shifting glass flecks and shimmer. This is one of the shades recommend to layer over a basecolor, so I used 2 coats over black. It's quite dense but layering one coat might give slight uneven coverage, the colors are also stronger with  coats. I really like the metallic flakes in this polish!

Glam Polish Masters of Illusion Now You See Me

Glam Polish Masters of Illusion Now You See Me

Glam Polish Masters of Illusion Now You See Me


Glam Polish Masters of Illusion Now You See Me has a clear holographic base with ultra holo glitter, holo microglitter, sterling silver flakies and sparkly microflakies. It's the same as Catch Me If You Can minus the colored base. It's like this silver polish has EVERY kind of sparkle there is - a linear holographic effect, sparkly holo glitter, the sterling flakes that (again) give that coated effect in dim lighting.. perfection. I used 3 coats to be sure of the opacity but I think 2 would have been good as well.

Glam Polish Masters of Illusion PREST-O CHANGE-O

Glam Polish Masters of Illusion PREST-O CHANGE-O

Glam Polish Masters of Illusion PREST-O CHANGE-O

Glam Polish Masters of Illusion PREST-O CHANGE-O


Glam Polish Masters of Illusion PREST-O CHANGE-O has a holographic base with ultra holo glitter, green/purple flakies, iridescent color shifting glass flecks and shimmer. The colorshift is quite strong with this beauty! It's another one of the recommend layering polishes so again, 2 coats over black. This applied slightly more even than Mad Magician but really, both are easy to apply and don't require a lot of patience or effort.

Glam Polish Masters of Illusion Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Glam Polish Masters of Illusion Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Glam Polish Masters of Illusion Sorcerer’s Apprentice


Glam Polish Masters of Illusion Sorcerer’s Apprentice has a holographic base with ultra holo glitter, golden/green flakies, iridescent color shifting glass flecks and shimmer. Can I just say I LOVE the golden hue? It's so warm and rich. Even though this is one of the recommend layering shades I just went ahead and did 2 coats without a basecolor. It covers really well! 

Overall conclusion
I love how unique all these shades are and that some of them are very versatile in how you can wear them. The formula was good on all of them, thickness isn't consistent but I hadn't had issues with any of them. The layering shades were opaque with 3 coats on my swatching wheel which is clear so they shouldn't give you any trouble!

The only issue I had with these shades is removing them. There are so many tiny glittering and shimmering bits and pieces - they get stuck to your skin BIG TIME. Take your time to use a soaked bit of cotton ball and let it work it's magic ^^.

My favorite shades are Sorcere's Apprentice because of the gorgeous golden hue and PREST-O CHANGE-O since it's so unique, but all of them are stunning!

How do you feel about these 5 magical shades? Spot any favorites? Tell me in the comments!
These polishes will be released April 2nd 8AM AEST (AUS) from www.glampolish.com.au with shipping to Australia & USA. Shipping rates to USA are $3.50 USD for the first polish and an extra $1.00 for each additional polish. 

Glam Polish is also sold at various stockists, like Hypnotic Polish. For more information check the international stockists page. You can connect with Glam Polish through FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Glam Polish Masters of Illusion Catch Me If You Can

Glam Polish Masters of Illusion Mad Magician

Glam Polish Masters of Illusion Now You See Me

Glam Polish Masters of Illusion PREST-O CHANGE-O

Glam Polish Masters of Illusion Sorcerer’s Apprentice

41 comments :

  1. I'm so sorry for your loss :(


    The polishes look great, there's so much going on in all of them. If I was wearing them, I probably have to stay at home to avoid bumping into people because I would be staring at my nails all the time! If I had to pick one, I would go for the blue one... just because it's blue :)

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  2. Such beautiful colors! And I'm so very sorry for your loss! *hugs*

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  3. I am very sorry for your loss =( These are beautiful swatches, I am loving Sorcerer's Apprentice as well <3

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  4. Big hugs <3

    As always gorgeous swatches!! I agree with your two favourites, I like those best as well. Sorcerer’s Apprentice is so incredible!

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  5. So sad to read that :( I'm so sorry for your loss :(

    Your swatches are amazing as usual ! I think my favorite is Sorcerer's Apprentice ! ❤

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  6. Виктория Артамонова31 March, 2015 22:05

    Oh Deborah. Sorry for your loss.


    As for the polishes - I want them all! Oh my poor wallet... It may be a good thing I can't buy from Glam Polish site directly and I'll have to wait for this collection to arrive to stockists :)

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  7. Stunningly beautiful swatches, I was lucky enough to receive some of these shades myself and I really love them!


    Very sorry for the loss of your Grandfather also. <3

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  8. My word, this collection is fabulous! Amazing swatches Deborah! I hope that you are doing ok, you are still in my thoughts after your loss. <3

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  9. Catch Me If You Can and Sorcerer’s Apprenticehave to be my favourite from the bunch - lovely swatches, dear.

    So sorry to hear about your loss though *hugs*

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  10. Color Me So Crazy01 April, 2015 00:57

    These are all gorgeous but I think Mad Magician is my favorite. I am so sorry for your loss and I Know you are in all of our thoughts.

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  11. ValiantlyVarnished01 April, 2015 01:51

    Mad Magician and Sorcerer's Apprentice are my faves- so gorgeous!

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  12. Oh wow, these are all incredibly gorgeous! Your swatches are beautiful! I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Keep your head up<3

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  13. The Dalai Lama's Nails01 April, 2015 02:03

    these shades ARE magical, and as always your swatches are absolute perfection.

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  14. So sorry to hear about your loss. I hope you find peace during this time of healing. Now as for the polish I am totally drooling over Catch If You Can. I have been on the hunt for a great blue sparkly polish and I think that one is it!

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  15. My condolences for you and your family at this difficult time. Thanks for showing these Glams, I have a feeling they will all end up in my cart ;)

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  16. So sorry for your loss.


    I still can't get over how amazing these polishes are - your swatches are fabulous!

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  17. Glam Polish is een droom! Ze zijn zo prachtig, allemaal!

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  18. RIP your grandpa. These Glam polishes are gorgeous. Love all of them.

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  19. I'm so sorry for your loss :-( These polishes are gorgeous and I wish I had never discovered nail blogs because I'm very poor because of it, lol!

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  20. I'm so sorry for your loss.
    I love your swatches as always, your macros always seal the deal for me.

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  21. I'm so sorry for your loss.. Big hug!
    Glam Polish did it again, if you ask me.... These polishes are amazing.

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  22. Thank you Joyce <3.

    Haha I can imagine being distracted TOO much to wear these outside.. everytime you look at your fingers something else grabs your attention!

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  23. Thank you Aisha (also, you have a beautiful name!).

    It's a stunner huh? I love it so much :).

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  24. <3

    Thanks Em, glad you like them as well!

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  25. Thank you girly <3.

    Aww, don't make me blush! Glad you like it as much as I do!

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  26. I loved your swatches so much Allie! Really gorgeous :).

    Thanks <3.

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  27. Thanks so much Jenny, for both the compliment and the kind words <3. Means a lot!

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  28. Thanks Mina! Glad you like them :).

    And thank you <3.

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  29. Thanks my dear, for both the compliment and the kind words <3.

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  30. Thank you! I think Glam Polish must have some sorcery going on - everything they do is gorgeous!

    And thank you dear, for the kind words <3.

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  31. <3 thank you love.

    I can see why it makes you drool! I'd definitely recommend it :).

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  32. Thanks An <3.

    You're welcome, they are definitely worth the money!

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  33. Thanks Vic <3.

    Aren't they the best? Such unique shades!

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  34. Yup, ik ben er nog geen tegengekomen die ik niets aan vond :).

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  35. Thank you <3.

    They certainly are! Love all Glam Polishes :).

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  36. Thank you Amanda <3.

    Hahaha, yes, there's something very true about that ;-).

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  37. Thank you Roselynn <3.

    Aww, thank you! Glad you like them :).

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  38. Thanks Lothwen <3.

    Yup.. everything Rachel does is breathtaking!

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