We all knew this was coming... the blog post all about KL Polish's latest launch. For winter, they chose a winter reign theme that makes references to Titanic, The Holiday and even Game of Thrones. As always, I purchased the full bundle. I will admit that I'm sad they stopped doing the boxes. It does reduce waste which is good for Mother Nature and all, but it was a very nice presentation and the polishes had less of a chance of breaking. I always worry that I'm going to get a broken polish even though they come wrapped individually in bubble wrap and are packed in a bubble mailer. But anyways, let's get into swatches.
I did not think I was going to like this shade. It's always hard to tell from the reveal photos whether I'm going to like a shade or not, but I didn't think Casanova was going to be a winner for me. Surprisingly it was, and it only required one coat to get full opacity. I only did one coat in this photo but I think that adding a second coat would definitely make the polish even more vibrant and bring out the pink shift.
There was a lot of controversy over this shade with fans of the brand thinking that it was too close to the other whites Kathleen has released. Sophie definitely has a blueish tint to it and definitely looks different when compared to Coconut Milk and Paper Snow. Personally, this is my favorite white shade KL Polish has created since it does have the tint of blue. It's the perfect reflection of winter white after two coats.
To the Stars
Per usual, Kathleen created a new blue shade for this latest collection. Brand fans thought that this shade was similar to other shimmery blues, but when swatched side by side, you can see the difference. To the Stars would be a great shade for New Year's since it does have that great shimmer but it won't be as basic as the gold and silver nails that are sure to be seen around the end of the year. This shade also only required one coat for opacity but I added a second anyways to make sure it was super vibrant.
Mother of Dragons
This is definitely a shade fit for Khalessi. Mother of Dragons was obviously named after Game of Thrones since it gives off that dragon scale look with the metallic green and gold glitter. Again, people thought that this was similar to Medusa from the fall collection or Capricorn from the Zodiac collection but it is unique when compared to those shades. At a certain point, there begins to be some similarities in polishes regardless of the brand but I think KL has done a good job making sure the shades are notably different when compared side by side.
Winter is Coming
Another Game of Thrones reference and a great winter shade. I found that this one is very sheer but it can be built up. Winter is Coming is great on one coat or on three as shown in the photo. As Kathleen said in her video, it's great for moms because it's an easy shade to throw on and you can't really mess it up. That's something I can get behind right now.
Finally we have Unfortunate Souls, yet another shade that people thought that was similar to Mozart from last year's fall collection. Again, when swatched side by side, they're different. And personally I like this darker, dustier purple better. I also can't help but sing Unfortunate Souls in my head when I think of this shade. This was another shade that only required one coat for full opacity. The less amount of coats, the faster the drying time which is key when you have about 10 minutes to do your nails before your baby starts crying.
Overall, this collection was another win for KL Polish even though it isn't my personal favorite collection. I was pleasantly surprised by a lot of the shades and will definitely add a couple of these into my nail rotation. What are your thoughts on the latest collection? Let me know in the comments!