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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Press Sample: Fraggle Rock "Dance Your Cares Away" Collection

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Happy Weekend!!  Only 8 more days until Easter...what?!  Crazy sauce!

Today I have a super fun flashback-to-childhood collection by the fabulous brand I, A.M. Custom Color!  When she approached me about the collection, and told me it was inspired by Fraggle Rock, I was beyond giddy because I remember watching it with my brother when we were kidlets ^_^


The Dance Your Cares Away collection consists of 7 polishes including glitter, holographic, cremes, glow-in-the-darks, and thermals!  Let's take a look at them, shall we?

First up is "30 Minute Work Week:"





30 Minute Work Week is a neon cool-toned purple creme that leans blue under certain lighting.  Opaque in 2-3 coats (depending on how thick you apply), it dries in under 5 minutes to a shiny finish.

Next is "Capture the Moon:"





Capture the Moon is a sea green/teal thermal that changes very subtly to a sapphire blue.  I couldn't manage to capture the shift with my camera, though there was a very subtle change in the color in person.  The polish applied very smoothly, dried in under 5 minutes to a shiny finish, and is opaque in 2 coats.

This fun topper is "Fraggle Wars:"





Fraggle Wars is a glow-in-the-dark glitter bomb packed with various sized and shaped matte and iridescent glitters.  The glitters spread out pretty evenly with good coverage in one coat (shown in the above pictures).  It dried to a semi-textured finish, so I would suggest a good topcoat like HK Girl Glisten & Glow to smooth it out.  

Here is "Red's Club:"


Warm State

 Cold State




Red's Club is a really awesome yellow/gold to fiery red thermal that's packed with gold shimmers and flecks.  This one, in its warm state, is still pretty sheer at 3 coats, but is opaque in its cold state.  Application was very smooth and even, not at all thick (which can be the case with some thermals), and dried in under 5 minutes to a shiny finish,

Up next is, "River of Life:"





The River of Life is a beautiful light teal with a green shimmer.  This polish applied very smoothly and evenly, mostly opaque at 3 coats, and dried in under five minutes.

Here is, "Secret Society of Poobahs:"





Secret Society of Poobahs is a beautiful mauve colored holographic polish with a green shimmer.  This applied the same as River of Life.

Last from the collection is, "Space Frog Follies:"





Space Frog Follies is a lovely apple green metallic shimmer.  This polish is opaque in 2-3 coats depending on how thick you apply each layer.  It applied very smoothly and dried in under five minutes to a shiny finish.

The Ups: This collection is such a wonderful array of color and types, I just love the diversity!  It captures the essence of the show very well!  And the formulas for each are pretty darn solid.  I loved the smooth application and the quick dry time :)

The Downs:  The only "down" I came across was the very subtle thermal change in Capture the Moon.  The polish in its teal state is already so beautiful, though, that I really didn't mind ;)

Overall:  Ashlie, the owner/alchemist of I, A.M. Custom Color, created this collection as an homage to the world of Fraggle Rock, because it was her own little world when she was a kid growing up watching it.  I think she did a fantastic job capturing the essence of the show!!  It's a wonderful array of colors and types, just as the cast :)  Thumbs up all around from me!

Here are some links for you of the store where you can purchase this collection, and some social media links so you can keep up-to-date on all the cool fun stuffs:

Store: Here

Facebook: Here

Instagram: Here

This collection will be releasing later today!  What do you think of it?  Were you/Are you a Fraggle Rock fan?  Any of these polishes tickle your fancy the most?

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This collection was inspired by the show Fraggle Rock - it is in NO WAY associate with or promoted by the Jim Henson Company or any of its affiliates.  Polishes were provided to me by I, A.M. Custom Color for pictures and a review.  My opinion is in no way swayed and remains 100% honest.

17 comments:

  1. I loved Fraggle Rock! I, A.M. Custom Color has great holos.

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  2. The idea behind the collection so adorable! The River of Life is my favorite! Totally unrelated but I love I AM Custom Colors' logo :D

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  3. What a cool and varied collection - something for everyone here.

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  4. Capture the Moon is lovely! It's a shame about the thermal shift. I also loved Fraggle Rock as a kidlet, it was something my brothers and I lived for!

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  5. Aww Fraggle Rock makes me feel like a kid again lol. Love all your swatches. Beautiful x

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  6. Red's Club looks great, what a strong thermal effect!

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  7. I was obsessed with fragile rock. What a fun collection!

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  8. What a cute collevtion! I love the red to yellow thermal!

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  9. I like 30 minute work week cos...who wouldn't like that?!

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  10. Wow what a pretty collection. Glow in the dark glitter is awesome

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  11. I keep hearing such great things about this indie, I definitely need to check them out after your beautiful swatches.

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  12. I also used to love Fraggle Rock! These are all lovely.

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  13. I was such a huge Fraggle Rock fan growing up! I like The River of Life the most.

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  14. I loved Fraggle Rock as a kid and these polishes are all spot on to what I remember. Yay for fun childhood memories.

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