Hi Guys! Today I have the Summer 2016 Collection from Whimsical Ideas by Pam to share with you! One of these will probably make it into my 2016 favorites and aside from that the whole rest of the collection is pretty gorgeous also! These just launched over the weekend and are available now! Check out the swatches after the jump!
Camp Comet is a deep blue jelly base loaded with blue shimmer/microglitter. This is my favorite of the collection, photos just do not do justice to how freaking gorgeous this one is. The formula was also pretty wonderful, it was a touch thick in a good way and the opacity was perfect. I used 1 coat plus top coat for the photos below.
General Swim is a bright blue creme. I always like Pam's cremes so I was happy to see one in this collection, it doesn't hurt that it also happens to be a really pretty shade of blue. The formula was good, it was a good consistency and easy to apply. Depending on your application it'll be either a 2 or 3 coater, I only needed 2!
Oh My Stars! is a star glitter filled topper. This has all teeny tiny stars in blue, light pink, dark pink, yellow and light green (plus some other colors probably). Because the stars are nice and small in this I didn't have an issue with them sticking up off the nail where the nail curves which is sometimes a problem with these types of glitters. The formula was ok, it is one you have to swirl your brush/fish for to get glitter but I didn't find it hard to grab them. Its also easiest to apply this by dabbing the stars onto your nail where you want them. I layered Oh My Stars! over Camp Comet for the photos below.
Really Ethereal is a light jade green jelly with pink shimmer. I really like this but if you've been around here for a second that shouldn't surprise you, I love green polishes! The shimmer stands out nicely in this polish, especially out in the sun! The formula was good, it was sheer but it builds easily. I would recommend waiting a few minutes between coats so you don't drag the previous layer, I was impatient and that happened to me haha! I used 3 coats to completely even this one out and get it opaque.
Show and Teal is a glitter topper with teal, blue and magenta glitter in a clear base. This looks great over black but I really enjoyed it most over General Swim, the combo is very summers! The formula was good, it had nice glitter density and was easy to apply. I used 1 coat plus top coat over General Swim.
Strawberry Fields is a slightly off white cruelly with semi translucent pink and yellow glitter. This one I wasn't sure about in the bottle but it really came together on the nail. The combo is interesting and the semi translucent glitter really gives nice dimension to the polish. The formula was good, it was a nice consistency and easy to apply. It does start out sheer but builds easily, depending on how the glitter falls on you nail it will either be a 2 or 3 coater, I only needed 2 coats. This does dry with a little bit of texture so you'll want to top coat it to smooth it out!
The Whimsical Ideas by Pam Summer 2016 Collection is available now, all ordering is done via email. Visit the brands Facebook Page here for how to order! Each polish is $10!