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Todays post is going to be a little longer/different to normal so hopefully you make it to the end!
Firstly I just want to apologise for the different tones to my skin in the photos – I had to move round the house/go outside etc to get accurate photos of the different mani’s and this means I have very weird looking lobster skin in some of the pictures.
When I first heard that Glam polish were launching a new collection in homage to The King – aka Elvis Presley – I was absolutely thrilled and so excited. The colours in the collection remind me of Elvis’ 1970’s Vegas era when he would wear a variety of bejewelled jumpsuits on stage. This is probably the Elvis that people most recognise today.
I instantly loved them all (and the names of course), but I knew that my bank balance wouldn’t be so happy!
So I limited myself to just two of the shades from part 1 of The King collection (it was so hard to only pick two but I am not made of money haha).
I knew instantly that I wanted If I can Dream. This is one of my favourite Elvis songs and who doesn’t love an off white holo?!! I also chose Always On My Mind, purely for its beautiful pink colour.
So my obsession with Elvis (E) started when I was about 10 (OMG that’s 20 years ago!!). I literally fell in love and I never stopped. E got me through a tough childhood and has stayed with me into adulthood. He has one of the most beautiful voices I’ve ever heard and I’m so intrigued by the legend of him.
People think E was quite a one dimensional celebrity (due to the final, tragic years before his death which seem to be the most memorable to people), but he was actually a really complex person who was deeply religious and was extremely generous to his family and friends.
My husband actually calls E the ‘other man’ in my life which is hilarious but it is actually true. Ha! My obsession has had peaks and troughs over the years but it’s always there, under the surface, part of me.
In 2011 I lived through a fairytale when my (then boyfriend) husband surprised me with a trip to Memphis to visit Graceland. E lived and died there and I always wanted to travel there. Obviously.
My dreams literally came true when during our Graceland tour my husband proposed to me. It was quiet, intimate and magical. Not everyone’s cup of tea, but for me, it was the only way. I still can’t believe it actually happened. We got married just over a year later and we recently celebrated our 4 year anniversary in Vegas.
I really hope to make it back to Memphis one day, but for now I have my memories…and Glam polishes!!
So now we will finally move onto the swatches (well done if you’ve made it this far!).
If I Can Dream is an off white silvery holo crelly. It’s so beautiful and completely unique in my stash. It is subtle and sparkly and so classy. I love it so much.
Always on my mind is a beautiful lilac toned pink, full on holo crelly. It is really stunning.
Both of these polishes have beautiful formula, they are so easy to work with and I only needed to use 2 coats for full coverage – amazing!I am so happy to own them. My swatches are without topcoat.
Obviously I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to create an Elvis themed mani so I decided to stamp over If I Can Dream. I used these cute images from my MoYou London tourist plate 12 along with a Hit the bottle stamping polish called I blue it all on polish.
Amazingly, this is the first time I have worn E on my nails, I cannot do freehand at all so stamping is really my only option. I
hope think there are other Elvis stamping plates out there – I just need to track them down.
So that is the end of a very long post, I hope you managed to get to the end as now you know all about my Elvis obsession!
Do you have any celebrity idols? What do you think of Elvis?
Thanks for reading!