Of all the fairy tale princesses, Cinderella was my favorite as a child. I mean, what little girl wouldn’t love to have a fairy godmother to whip up a ball gown out of scraps with a simple, “Bibbidi bobbidi boo!” I remember teetering around in a pair of embellished lucite mules I found in my mom’s closet, pretending they were glass slippers. And I still have my Cinderella VHS and Madame Alexander Cinderella dolls, both the ball gown and “poor” versions.
Now Disney is releasing a live action version of Cinderella with Cate Blanchett as the as the evil stepmother and Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother and Morgan Taylor has partnered with film on a nail polish collection. Morgan Taylor Cinderella is their Spring 2015 collection and it’s filled with sweet shades, worthy of a princess.
Formula & Application
Morgan Taylor nail polish is 5-Free (Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor). The tapered glass bottles have a weighty, substantial feel and the smooth plastic cap has a bit of a curve at the base which rests comfortably between fingers. The brush is long, flat, dense and medium in width. The bristles are firm but can fan out to give good coverage.
Considering the range of finishes in this collection, they all apply a bit differently. I will address that individually below.
Morgan Taylor Best Ball Gown Ever is a periwinkle blue frost with golden shimmer. It has a smooth consistency and needs three coats to become opaque. And because of the metallic pearl in the base, you have to be careful to avoid brush marks.
Morgan Taylor Ella of a Girl is a baby girl pink creme. It has a slightly thick feel when applying and the first two coats had some streaks but with a third, it is perfect.
Morgan Taylor If the Slipper Fits has a sky blue chrome base that is filled with holographic hexagonal glitter. It applies like a frost, with brush marks, but the glitter masks that. I used three coats to get it opaque and, due to the glitter, it does dry bumpy. I was able to make it smooth with a spackle coat of Gelous and a layer of HK Girl Top Coat but that doesn’t create a wet, glossy appearance.
Morgan Taylor My Carriage Awaits is a poppy peach creme. It’s vivid but not in-your-face bright. There is a hint of shimmer in the bottle but it’s not really visible on the nail. Like Ella of a Girl, it has a thicker consistency and applies a bit streaky at first but evens out with three coats.
Morgan Taylor Party at the Palace it a turquoise with golden flecks that add depth and interest. The polish feels creamy but it’s a bit sheer. It needed three coats to become opaque and build up the color but it’s totally worth it.
Morgan Taylor Watch Your Step, Sister! is a hot pink creme. It’s very Barbie Corvette. The consistency and feel is similar to the other cremes in this collection, also requiring three coats.
Bottom Line: You guys know that pink isn’t my jam but I’m all about blues so Party at the Palace and Best Ball Gown Ever are all me, all. day. long. However, even though I’ve become a major Morgan Taylor fangirl, I don’t know that the formula lived up to the high bar the past collections have set. That being said, these colors definitely have a Cinderella feel. You expect her to be surrounded by girly pinks and sweet blues and Morgan Taylor certainly delivered on that.
Morgan Taylor Cinderella officially launches in February 2015 at salons and spas nationwide and online at LoxaBeauty.com. Morgan Taylor nail polish retails for $8.50/ea and they will offer three duo packs and a set of minis for $14.95/ea. For more info visit MorganTaylorLacquer.com.
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