Hello everyone! Today I have swatches of the Potion Polish Elven Grove Part II Collection*, so get ready to ✨glow✨. This is the follow up to their original Elven Grove Collection, featuring some majorly shimmery polishes! Potion Polish remains one of the most affordable indie brands with some of the most beautiful shades on the market, and this collection is no different! This collection launches March 19th at 1 PM EST. Don’t forget to check out my swatch video of all the shades at the end of this post!
This post contains products received in PR*
My thoughts on the formula
Overall, I am very happy with the Potion Polish formula. I own at least a couple dozen shades at this point (purchased and PR) and have never noticed an unusual amount of chipping. For this particular collection I found two coats was all that was needed for full opacity. For those with long nails, you may prefer three coats for the jellies/crellies, but I thought two was fine! The polish self-levelled easily and dried fairly quickly (3-5 minutes).
Potion Polish Elven Grove Part II Collection
This collection contains five shades of glowing jellies and crellies featuring a ton of shifting shimmers and holo microflakes! All are priced at $11-11.50 USD.
Ancient Court | $11 USD
Ancient Court is a white crelly with fuchsia and gold pieces/flakies, small turquoise holographic glitters and pink to gold shifting shimmer. This is the one crelly in the collection and it sure is packed full of goodies! I particularly loved this shade matte. Given all the different textural elements of this polish you may prefer to use a smoothing top coat to knock out any texture. Here I used two coats, one coat of a smoothing top coat, and one coat of a glossy top coat. The last two pictures show this shade matte.
Forest Home | $11.50 USD
Forest Home is a lime green jelly with red-gold-green shifting shimmer and scattered holo flakies. The base of this jelly has a real vibrancy to it and the amount of shimmer is wild. In certain lighting the shimmer has a very obvious shift from bright green to warm red-gold. Here I used two coats and one coat of a glossy top coat. The last two pictures show this shade matte.
Moonwell | $11.50 USD
Moonwell is a blue jelly with teal-blue-purple shifting shimmer and scattered holo flakies. This blue makes me weak in the knees, but I’m always a sucker for blues. The shimmer in this shade shines so brilliantly, glowy can’t even describe it. In certain lighting there is a distinct shift from purple to blue to teal. Here I used two coats and one coat of a glossy top coat. The last two pictures show this shade matte.
Mana Pool | $11.50 USD
Mana Pool is a sheer blurple jelly with pink-gold-green shifting shimmer and scattered holo flakies. At first, I thought this might be the weakest shade in the collection, mostly because the base jelly is more sheer than the others. But I think it might actually be one of the most interesting shades! This polish has a lot of different personalities in different lights, and when the shimmer shifts from pink to gold-green, it is very stunning! Here I used two coats and one coat of a glossy top coat. The last two pictures show this shade matte.
Arcane Power | $11.50 USD
Arcane Power is a deep violet jelly with fuchsia shimmer and scattered holo flakies. There’s something special about this shade that I can’t quite verbally describe. While the previous three shades look almost like textured metallics, this shade comes off looking like a slightly smoother, almost glass-like/glossy purple. I think this is likely because the jelly is much more pigmented in this shade so it covers the shimmer a bit more. I noticed particularly in this shade that the violet jelly coats the holo flakies, making them look like blue sparks, which I love. This shade is supposed to have a shifting shimmer but I really only see that fuchsia glow coming through, and it’s not quite as strong as the shimmers in the other shades. The shade in the bottle really is quite different from the nails as well. From the bottle you think it’s going to be a bright fuchsia, but like I said, the purple jelly really takes over, but kind of in the best way! I love the depth of this shade. Here I used two coats and one coat of a glossy top coat. The last two pictures show this shade matte.
Thoughts on the Elven Grove Part II Collection
Glowy can’t even begin to describe this collection! I am particularly in love with the blues and purples, but really appreciate that this collection spans multiple colour families. And you even get a fun crelly to add even more interest! All of these shades applied really nicely and I found that the formula was consistent with past collections. Another stunner from Potion Polish!
If you are interested in any of these shades, make sure you check out the full collection here on the Potion Polish website!
Want to see the shades live and in action? Check out my live swatches below!
Have you tried out products from Potion Polish? What is your favourite shade from the collection? Let me know down below!
Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for review. As always, all of my opinions expressed here are never solicited and are entirely my own.