Today I have a review of some really beautiful neutral jellies from Envy Lacquer, the Neutral Trio from the Rock Candy Collection! These, along with their colourful Brights Trio counterparts, are already available on Melody’s website, which you can find here. This collection is a perfect choice for workplaces that only allow neutral colours, while still letting you bring some serious sparkle into your life! Check it out below.
First up is “Licorice Whip”, a smooth black jelly full of this collection’s signature holo shreds, holo dust, and little blue holographic microglitters. I tried painting a little wonky moon and some stars because this polish is literally a galaxy in a bottle! Shown is three coats with topcoat. The jelly formula makes this polish sheer enough to be worn over a black creme, but still buildable enough to be work on it’s own without a VNL (or visible nail line). The blue notes in this polish really do the trick for me, I swatched this one first and it was really hard for me to take it off and move on. The holo goodness really shows up at any angle, so if you’re a fan of dark nails and sparkle this polish is for you!
Next is “Unwrap a Kiss”, a light-medium grey jelly packed with holo shreds and holo dust. This polish had more of a crelly-ish formula which provides even fuller coverage, but still allows the holo to sparkle through a surprising amount! Absolutely gorgeous. I painted a little Hershey’s Kiss because of the name, although this polish reminds me more of a fabulous narwhal or something. I don’t know. I feel like if any greyish sea animal could be sparkly, it would probably be a narwhal, right? My strange musings aside, this polish is simple and a great palate cleanser without giving up the sparkly goodness that we all love. Shown is three easy coats and topcoat. If you love grey polishes, this one is a very unique must-have.
Finally, this is “Nekkid Mocha”, a nude-taupe jelly with holo shreds, a little bit of stunning blueish shimmer, holo dust, and some darker brown pigment for that sweet mocha look. This polish is true to it’s name, and it absolutely reminds me of a hand-poured latte or something – I tried to paint one on my accent nail but I failed miserably a little bit, so my bad on that. The formula for this polish is a bit more sheer than the other two, so it could definitely be a sparkly top over another nude or brown creme. Shown is three coats and topcoat, again, although you can see a tiny bit of VNL with this much coverage. I personally don’t mind it and I adore this colour, it’s definitely a great work shade for people that need to follow some sort of standard of dress code (I work in a lab so I pretty much only need to wear pants… it’s pretty nice). It’s also a great choice for nude lovers, and I bet it looks amazing matte!
All in all, this trio is a beautiful take on some typically understated and classic colours. The formula is pretty solid, especially if you like the depth of jelly polishes. Be sure to check out Melody’s website or Instagram if you like what you see!
Happy painting, friends!