I’m so excited to have the opportunity to share the third collection from new indie brand, 1850 Artisan Polish, with you all! This collection is called “Treasures of the Pacific” and each shade is named after a creature living in the Pacific. Including mermaids– we all know they’re out there!!! This collection will be released on April 14th. The first four shades I have to share are beautiful multichromes. Each of these multichromes is of incredibly high quality, and each has several different faces depending on what type of lighting you’re in. This post will include shots of all four polishes in artificial lighting and outdoor lighting so you can really get a feel for what these polishes are like in person.
All four of these multichromes have absolutely fantastic, buttery formulas and are a breeze to work with. I topped each of these polishes with 1850’s fantastic quick dry topcoat, Fast Track. I absolutely love this top coat and after swatching 1850’s first three collections with it, my bottle is nearly empty! I also tested the wear-time of this polish for 24 hours. I wore two coats of Mermaid Music plus one coat of Fast Track and had absolutely no tip-wear or chipping whatsoever. In this 24-hour time span I showered and I developed film the old-fashioned way! My nails were exposed to tons of water as well as typing on the computer and I can definitely attest to the longevity of these multichromes.
First up is “Pacific Seahorse”. This is a green to gold shifting multichrome PACKED with holographic micro glitters.
This polish was opaque in two coats of color. You will want to use straight and minimal brush strokes when applying this multichrome so as to not leave visible brush strokes on the nail.
Here is a close-up shot of this shade.
Here is a side-by-side of the multichrome shift in action. This polish shifts from a yellow to light green.
Spring has finally come to New York, so I got to take some outdoor shots of this collection! Here is Pacific Seahorse in direct sunlight. The holographic glitters are absolutely blinding!
Garibaldi is a red to orange to gold shifting multichrome with a bit of green shift around the edges. If you’re a red lover, you need this! I know I’m going to have to pick up a bottle of this one for my grandma, who loves warm tones like this. This is the perfect twist on the classic red that will have you staring at your fingers all day!
The Garibaldi is the official state marine fish of California. This brightly colored fish is feisty and will aggressively protect its territory.
Garibaldi is opaque in two coats of polish. Once again, I would recommend using straight and as few as possible brush strokes when applying this polish so you don’t have visible brush strokes on the nail. Here’s a close-up shot of this shade!
Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the multichrome shift from red-orange to a bright yellow-orange.
Here is Garibaldi in direct sunlight.
Garibaldi is also beautiful outdoors in indirect sunlight. I found that outdoor lighting really brought out the red pigment in this polish.
Up next is “Mermaid Music”, a teal to violet to blue shifting multichrome, which is also packed with holographic micro glitters.
This polish was opaque in two coats of color. Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the teal shift next to the violet shift.
Mermaid Music is reminiscent of the mermaids’ song that draws sailors to them! Here’s a close-up shot of this shade in direct sunlight.
Here is Mermaid Music in direct sunlight, where you can see just how dramatic the holographic glitters are!
The final multichrome in part 1 of this collection is “Sea Anemone”. This polish is a stunning and unique multichrome that shifts from bright green to gold with an additional purple to blue shift along the edges.
You can find sea anemones in the tide pools along the coast of California during low tide. This polish was the only one of these four shades that needed three coats to reach full opacity. I think this is the most unique multichrome in this collection, so three coats is worth it!
Here is Sea Anemone in direct sunlight. The golden shift comes alive in the light!
Here’s one last shot of Sea Anemone in outdoor, indirect light. As with Pacific Seahorse and Garibaldi, you will want to use straight brush strokes so as to not leave visible brush marks on the nail.
Stay tuned for part 2 of this collection– the multichrome flakie toppers!
The polishes shown in this post were sent to me for free in exchange for swatching and my honest review. Thank you so much for reading! If you’d like to keep up with my blog, take a peek at the right-hand sidebar where you can follow with your email address or WordPress account. You can also find me and my swatches on Instagram @rachelaughsnails.