The Polish Well: New Releases + Restock!

Hello everyone!! *waves excitedly*

Today, I will be officially unveiling the new colors that I have been working on! *happy dance* I have not just one but two collections this time.

Before we move on to the colors, I must apologize for not having my usual hand swatches. I had been too busy for the past few days and not to mention busy pampering my sadly ravaged cuticles from all the mixing and testing in my "lab".

First up, we have the summer collection:

This is loosely inspired by good ol' retro days and contains two subtle linear holos, two shimmers and two glitter polishes - something for everyone!


Blue Bell Bottoms.
A dusty dark blue with a subtle linear holo effect. Unfortunately, the swatch stick dulled the holo so you can't really see it in this picture. I really ought to have taken a picture of this on my nails in the sun but I couldn't find the time. ><


Tea Party.
A dusty mauve lilac with subtle linear holo effect. Again, the swatch stick dulled the holo so you can't really see it in this picture. I don't know about you but this color makes me want to have a high tea with my girlfriends ;)


Skinny Dipping.
A green-toned turquoise jelly with gold and copper shimmer. You know how obsessed I am about turquoises and gold so I simply had to try my hand at making this. To be honest, I am pretty happy with how it turned out ^_^


A dusty rose pink with copper and taupe shimmer. Girly vintage.


A peachy beige jelly filled with red and black glitters and subtle orange shimmer. Inspired by the song by Marina and the Diamonds - hence the heart glitter. I was sorely tempted to make a dark red color for the pin-up girls that were so popular in those days but I figured this is more appropriate for summer.


Polkie Dottie.
Grey with brown, turquoise and white glitters and subtle holo shimmer. I saw a phone cover in these colors somewhere and I fell in love. It isn't very summer-ish but the glitters remind me of polka dots so in it goes to this collection!

And now, we move on to The Jewels!
Disclaimer: I do not proclaim to be an expert in jewels and the colors are loosely named after the gems for the color and are in no way meant to resemble the real deals (or fictitious ones for that matter)!

I realized I forgot to take a family portrait for these so we will have to make do with individual swatches:


Dresden Green.
An emerald green subtle linear holo. Again, you can't really see the subtle linear holo in this picture. It is probably similar to Glitter Gal's Lizard Belly in terms of its holo. A note of caution: this color stains so do take note before you buy it!


Heart of the Ocean.
A sheer dark blue base with gold shimmer and duochrome flecks that shift from blue to green. Blue and green and gold? Yup, one of my personal favorites.


Moussaieff Red.
A sheer blackened red base filled with lots of red glitters and shimmers with sprinkles of gold. Can look lighter or darker depending on the lighting. I personally prefer it under very low lighting - dark with mysterious sparkles of red and gold *swoon*

And finally a random color that did not fit into any collection:


Concrete Jungle.
A dark grey with black and white shreds and generous sprinkles of holo shimmer. A random color with an equally random inspiration - a floor that I saw somewhere. ;p Odd as the inspiration may be, I love this combination.

PHEW! That was quite a lot of polishes!
Which ones caught your eye? :D

Before I end off this post, I have another piece of happy news to share: I am finally restocking my Etsy store and will be releasing these new colors this Saturday, 6 April at 9am Singapore Time! Details of the restock are as follows:

  • All new and old colors will be available except Wrath, Envy (these are discontinued until further notice due to lack of supplies). 
  • Prices are as follows: 
    • US$8 for 10ml and US$4 for 5ml; 
    • additional US$1/0.50 each for holos
  • Sales will be on a made-to-order basis and it should take about 1-2 weeks for your package to be mailed. 
  • All shipping will be via registered mail and shipping costs are tentatively as follows: 
    • International: US$6 for the first 10ml / US$3 for the first 5ml (whichever is higher) + US$1 for each subsequent. 
    • Singapore: Shipping to local addresses are at a flat rate of US$3.
  • Any updates will be posted at the Etsy store so do keep a lookout for that.

Hope to see you there! :D

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  1. I really love all of these <3 I think Skinny Dip, Concrete Jungle, & Moussaieff Red are my faves!

  2. LOVE Concrete Jungle - it looks like an abstract painting! Also Mousaieff Red is to die for!

  3. Oh those jewels are amazing ;)

  4. Can't wait!!!!

  5. Oh gooosh, Skinny Dipping!!! Love the color and the name ;D Also loving Pompadour and Heart of the Ocean, so pretty <3

  6. So many pretties! It's gonna be hard to choose :P

  7. wow. i dont think i could honestly pick a favorite, these are all soooo gorgeous!!!

  8. Oh man Mich, you have SUCH a knack for making polishes! I honestly can't pick my favorites. They are ALL amazing!

  9. You've knocked it out of the park Mich!!!! These are all gorgeous!!!!

  10. ValiantlyVarnishedApril 4, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    Both of these collections are STUNNING! I want every single polish!!

  11. Ummmm, can I win the lottery so I can BUY ALL THE POLISH!!!! These are beautiful!

  12. Nnnnggggh girl you are killing me with Moussaieff Red and Heart of The Ocean!!

  13. Thank you Jenna :D I'm glad you like them too!

  14. Thank you kelli! I have a soft spot for dark colors like these :p

  15. Thank you Camila! :D I'm really glad you like them too! <3

  16. That is a hugeeeee compliment coming from you!! *blushes* <3333 Definitely glad you like them ;)

  17. Thank you Meghan!! <33 I can't wait to see your awesome swatches!

  18. These are all drop dead GORGEOUS!! I want them all, but my faves are definitely Concrete Jungle, Moussaieff Red, Primadonna, Polkie Dottie and Skinny Dipping. :D :D

  19. Can't believe I'm in SG and I've only just found out your site! Your polishes are amazing!!

  20. Aw Thank you priscilla! I'm glad you like them! ^_^

  21. Thank you Rie! I'm glad you like them! That means so much to me! <33

  22. Skinny Dipping, Pompadour, and Tea Party really catch my eye. Then Dresden Green, Heart of the Ocean, and Moussaieff Red. Ugh! So much awesomeness!!

    I also wanted to let you know that I was able to swatch Spring Kisses and Blue Bell Bottoms over the weekend and I'll probably be posting them this week. I loved both of them and can't wait to show them on my blog. :)