Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Home For The Holidays Collection by Above the Curve

Press Sample
What day is it? HUUUMP DAAAY! Happy Wednesday Folks! Oh and it happens to be Thanksgiving Eve as well! LOL! Anyways, today I have a review of a brand new collection from Above the Curve (ATC). This is my first opportunity to review this brand on my blog, but I have been a customer for sometime. If you don't know about ATC, the company is owned by a husband and wife, Shawn and Angel. Here is a description that is listed on one of their sites:

"We are a husband and wife team who love to make polish together! When I was 12, I was diagnosed with a severe case of Scoliosis. I had a 72 degree curve and my spine was making my ribs twist into my heart and lungs. I had to have a rushed surgery to fuse my spine. We were sent to Shriner's Hospitals for Children and they did my surgery for free!! They saved my life! Without them I wouldn't have met my wonderful husband and have my 3 beautiful children! We have always wanted to repay them and help raise awareness and funds for Shriners Hospitals For Children as well as raise awareness for Scoliosis! Hence the name Above The Curve

$1.00 of every bottle sold is donated to Shriner's Hospitals For Children."


As you can see, this husband and wife team are absolutely amazing! They are truly nice and generous people and their company reflects their values. Today I have the Home for the Holidays Collection, which is scheduled to be released on November 29th. More details will be provided at the end of the post. First up is Poinsettia for Mom, "a wonderful red that seems to be glowing inside." This polish is a shimmering reddish/orange color. I think this is a great red that gives a different twist to the traditional red of the holidays.

This is just...WOW!

Yule Be Home for the Holidays  is "a beautiful red berry wine color with gold shimmer and flecks throughout." Two coats and topcoat were used for these photos. There were no problems with the formula. I really love how the gold shimmer peaks from under the berry base. This polish seems so sophisticated.


Holly Mistletoe & Tree's That Glow  is "a gorgeous green holo that also has a little something extra in it." This polish is a stunner! I used 2 coats and no topcoat below. The formula was excellent and the polish has just the right amount of pigmentation for a great color payoff. Anyone looking for a great green...here ya go!


There's Snow Place Like Home!  is described as "a lovely white filled with all kinds of shimmer and a lot of texture when it's dry. Like fresh snow gleaming in the sun!" This polish is really pretty. Unfortunately, the beautiful shimmer would not come out and play nicely with my camera. The shimmer is very apparent in person but it just would not show up in the pics. Trust me...very beautiful. I used 3 thin coats because the formula was rather sheer. I attempted to leave it without topcoat to experience the texture finish, but it seemed to take a long time to dry. I will definitely try again for the textured look soon. I added topcoat and this is what I got!


Crimson Time at Home!  is described as "a beautiful purple/wine with a sprinkling of holo. Stop. Seriously. Just stop. This baby is GAWJUSS! YES! Overall, this is a complete win in my book! The color is AHHH-MAAA-ZING. I really could've gotten away with one coat but we have discussed my obnoxious behaviors before...I NEED at least two coats or something's just not quite right with me! LOL! Anyway, I digress. Two coats were used and no topcoat. If you can't already tell, this is my favorite from this collection. Hands down.

It looks a tad duochrome-ish here! Love!! 

The last polish I have to show you is the only glitter of the collection. Merry & Bright is "a mix of circle glitters in a variety of sizes, in a shimmering clear base." Now y'all know I love me some circle glitters! Score! This glitter bomb has pink, blue, red, gold, silver, green... it's a rainbow in a bottle. This polish is shown as a topper on some of the other colors from this collection.




So there you have it! What do you think about this collection? I think it's great! Each polish is beautifully made and there were no application issues. As I stated above, my favorite is Crimson Time at Home. It is absolutely perfect in every aspect! Other standouts for me are Yule Be Home for the Holidays  and Merry & Bright!  You won't go wrong with anything from this collection. This collection will be available on Friday, November 29th. Make sure you follow ATC on Facebook and Instagram. Check out the shop HERE


*Products in this post were provided for honest review*

Have a Happy Hump Day and Happy Thanksgiving Eve!


3 comments:

  1. AWESOME!!! I love those polishes! Must have at least one! (for now)

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  2. PolishedtoPrecisionDecember 2, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    Thanks!!!

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