Indie Swatch and Review - Spring 2018 Iridescent Holos from Moonflower Polish

Press samples

Hello lovely readers. Today on the blog I have the new Iridescent Holos collection from 5-free indie polish Moonflower Polish!

This spring collection features four duochromes with scattered holo in a jelly base. The polishes also feature a glow-from-within shimmer in shades that I describe metallic pastels.

I swatched the polishes as regular full-wear polishes over a clear base. All four self-leveled and covered in 2 easy coats. All swatches show 2 coats plus a glossy top coat. [Tip: Because of the jelly finish, these polishes will really pop when stamped against a darker base. Also, using a protective barrier around your cuticles will help with removal of the fine shimmer.]

I also stamped the polishes over a black gel. I used the soft stamped from Fab Ur Nails and a clear stamped from Ejiubas. Plates used include Sugar Bubbles, Ejiubas, Pueen, and the BornPrettyStore.

I have lots of photos to show you so let’s go ahead and take a closer look below!

Pink-leaning crimson holographic jelly that shifts from pink crimson to orange.

Moonflower Polish Amapola - full swatch

Moonflower Polish Amapola - stamped over black

Cerulean blue holographic jelly that shifts from from blue to violet.

Moonflower Polish Crepusculo - full swatch

Moonflower Polish Crepusculo - stamped over black

Purple holographic jelly that shifts from purple to orange.

Moonflower Polish Mariposa - full swatch

Moonflower Polish Mariposa - swatched over black

Peridot  green holographic jelly that shifts from green to butterscotch yellow.

Moonflower Polish Tortuga - full swatch

Moonflower Polish Tortuga - stamped over black

Leadlighting nail art
I also used these jellies for a classic nail stamping technique - leadlighting. For this technique, I stamped my image using Moonflowe Polish Noche and I then filled in the images using a small brush and the 4 jellies in the collection. These jellies are a bit ticker than other jellies in my collection due to the stamping quality. However, they still work for leadlighting. [Tip: Use a drop of thinner in a small plate along with a drop of polish. This will allow you to take more time to work on your nail art details.]

Leadlighting stamping technique using Moonflower Polish Noche
and polishes from the Spring 2018 Iridescent Holo Jellies

Overall, I love this 4-piece collection. The polishes are stunning and super easy to wear and stamp with and the shift is absolutely beautiful!

These will be available on March 16 and will retail for $9 US per 15ml  or $34 for the set and $5 for the 7ml mini or $18 for the set. 

Use my code LACQUER10 for 10% off your purchase at, and make sure to follow on social media for the latest news on releases and restocks!

The product featured here was sent to me free of charge in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. 

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  1. Great Post! Amapola and Crepusculo are my personal favorites.

  2. Amapola is gorgeous. I love how you used them for leadlighting too!

  3. I love that these are dual purpose, stamping & as a polish base. Loving them all over black!

  4. These are so pretty and I love how well they stamp. I think Mariposa is my favorite.

  5. Leadlighting is a brilliant term for that technique. Haven't heard that before but it accurately describes the look of stained glass on the nail.

  6. I love the look of Amapola and Crepusculo! And your leadlight design is amazing.

  7. I love the finish on these! Very pretty :)

  8. I love that these work for both stamping and normal wear.

  9. I love this collection so much! Makes me want to stamp everything.

  10. Amapola is my favorite, I also liked that you used all the colors in the reverse stamping.

  11. Your leadlighting technique is my favorite of them all!

  12. These are so pretty, and I love how well they stamp over a black base!

  13. This is a new to me brand and thrilled to see they have a multi use lacquer!

  14. Oh dang, Amapola is gorgeous! I love that you can use these as polish and for stamping!

  15. This colors and pictures are gorgeous!