Happy Friday Pretty Polishers!!! Today I’m sharing with you a fun, bright, and very neon set.
SAMBA Collection by Ella + Mila
Ella + Mila might be a new brand to you. They have been around for a little over a year. They are everything I love in a brand: Eco-friendly, yet still high-end polish that is named after one of the founder’s twin girls (Ella & Mila). This brand is 7-FREE, vegan, animal cruelty FREE, and made in the good ol’ USA.
The Samba Collection was inspired by Brazil’s world famous Carnival bright colors and Samba music. It was released last summer but I just recently purchased it. I figured it would be perfect for this summer. I am IN LOVE! From the moment I first saw the elephant on the bottle I was SOLD! I love elephants so this polish was an easy win for me. The formulas are also incredible. Let’s take a look at each one.
These photos were all taken outdoors under natural sunlight.
From Rio Xo
This is a gorgeous bright strawberry pink. It’s a crelly so it’s not entirely a jelly because it is sheer-ish, but opaque enough to be a creme, so it’s in between – crelly. It is very pigmented and dried matte. All of these beauties dried matte for the most part so I added a glossy top coat to all. This is 2 coats.
Sun Has Set
This is a neon bubblegum pink. It was pretty watery, but with 2 coats looked incredible. It was not totally sheer, but it didn’t bother me because the color was so beautiful! This is 2 coats.
‘Cause I’m Happy 🙂
This is a jelly neon orange. Oh My Goodness! SO BEAUTIFUL!!! I used a white base coat (Alpine Snow by OPI) and this color just popped! This is 2 coats.
Aside from loving the name of this polish, the color is BAM IN YO FACE neon highlighter yellow. There is something about it though that’s not IN YO FACE annoying. It’s stunning! I also used a white base coat for this guy to make it pop! This is 2 coats.
This is an awesome bright mint green. I didn’t use a white base coat because this color didn’t need it. The formula was great and this looks absolutely gorgeous. Very opaque and creamy. This is 2 coats
This is a dark cyan blue. It was the most opaque out of all the collection and had a fantastic creamy formula. Of course, no white base coat. This is 2 coats.
How happy and yummy are these? Love them so much! This collection along with many other gorgeous shades can be purchased on the ellamila website. They retail for about $10.50 each. They also ship international to 132 countries around the world! You’ll fall in love just like I did.
Which was your favorite shade? Mine was Samba Beats, From Rio xo, and Copabikini.
You can watch my live swatching and review video on YouTube here:
Have a fantastic weekend everyone 🙂