I’ve been waiting for Shades of Phoenix to reopen so I can share these beauties with you! The Cocktail Hour collection was released in mid-December, a short while before the store closed for the holidays. With SOP re-opening this week, I thought it was a good time to share my review, while you can still take advantage of the re-opening sale.
Shades of Phoenix provided this quartet of jelly glitter bombs for swatch and review.
The Cocktail Hour collection quartet of jelly glitter bombs. They all have a generous, and varied, glitter mix swimming around in a lightly tinted jelly base. I’m a jelly glitter lover from way back, so I was happy to see another jelly glitter collection from SOP.
Blue Lagoon has a pale blue jelly base, with a mix of glitters in blue, white and silver including circles, hexes and squares.
I applied two coats of Blue Lagoon with a topcoat. The glitter and base combo of this polish while not as pigmented as the others in the collection, adequately covered my visible nail line. Blue Lagoons are one of my favourite cocktails, and it definitely reminded me of it.
Subtle, Tequila Sunrise is not. This bright orange based polish has a mix of orange, yellow and grape glitters, and red bar glitters. This polish is bright! Like Ronda on holiday, this polish is hot like a sunrise!
I applied two coats plus top coat and it was fully opaque. I think this was my favourite of the collection, a real “poke you in the eye” kind of orange.
The pink polish in the collection, Berry Daiquiri, has a mix of various pink, purple and holo glitters in a strawberry pink jelly base. I really like the pops of holo glitter in this one, and the depth the purple glitters give it.
Again I only needed to apply two coats to reach opacity, with one coat of topcoat.
Last but not least, there is the grassy green Mojito. This polish is almost a distant second cousin of one of my favourite SOP’s, Poseidon, but definitely one that drinks like a fish, not with the fishes. The polish has a mix of various green glitters, white bar glitters, and bright green diamond glitters.
I did two coats of polish plus topcoat and although it looks opaque in person, there is a very slight VNL noticeable in my photos. I think this polish could quite easily be darkened up by using a black or dark green/blue base.
The Cocktail Hour collection is available now from Shades of Phoenix, who are currently having a 40% off sale! Rumour has it that it will be the only major sale of the year, so it’s a great time to pick up some goodies. The discount code to use is 4MORE40 – and make sure you check out the discontinued section.
Press Sample – I was provided these polishes for swatch and honest review