The Rydell Forever Collection from Glam Polish is an amazing nine piece Limited Edition collection inspired by the hit musical movie Grease. Some people may not remember the Rydell High Collection that Glam Polish released in 2014, but it was the one that got me into Glam Polish as a whole! It originally released in three parts, three polishes in January, three in February, and then three in March of that year, so when I saw this collection as a lover of Grease and the original collection I had to snag it!
The entire collection is amazingly gorgeous, but I definitely do have my favorites. All of the polishes are jelly bases filled with mixes of holographic microglitter, holographic flakies, and glitter flakies in various complementing colors. The entire collection is a delightful mix of unique polishes and can still be purchased at the links above while supplies last. Like all limited edition collections though this will only be available while supplies last and will likely not be released again, so I definitely recommend you snag it while you can.
Each of the swatches shown is two thin coats of polish and one top coat of Seche Vite Quick Dry Top Coat unless otherwise noted. All images are shown under natural sunlight bulbs as well. To watch the live swatch click here.
“Too Pure To Be Pink”
“Too Pure To Be Pink” is a pastel pink jelly base with holographic glitter and holographic flakies throughout. It definitely lives up to it’s name with the way it sparkles and shines like a pure little princess in even the smallest shift of the light. Overall the colors is beautiful, the swatch shown here is three coats though and then a top coat, this one of a couple of polishes that takes more than the general two coats as used on the majority of them.
“Summer Lovin’ Had Me A Blast”
“Summer Lovin’ Had Me A Blast” is a beautiful sky blue jelly base with holographic flakies throughout. On the nail and in the macro of the polish you can see the iridescent quality of the flakies much more than in the bottle. this was also a three coat polish with one layer of top coat after. Some people could probably get away with two coats if they do a thicker second one, but my nails as usual were stained and darker.
“You’re Cruisin’ For A Bruisin'”
“You’re Cruisin’ For A Bruisin'” is a deep navy blue jelly base jam packed with holographic glitter, the glitter is in the form of tiny square glitter an then more hexagonal shaped pieces here and there. There also is a silver glitter undertone to the polish, which gives it this amazing shift in various forms of light, to see the shift better watch the live swatch video linked above.
“Rockin’ an’ Rollin’ an’ What Not”
“Rockin an’ Rollin’ an’ What Not” is a gray jelly base packed with holographic glitter and silver flakies. I originally thought that this color was going to be a silver base, because it looks much lighter in the bottle than when you get a couple layers on your nails. This polish also surprised me by only taking two coats to become completely opaque when I expected it to take three or more when I saw how light the initial coat was.
“Go Grease Lightning”
“Go Grease Lightning” is a deep red jelly base with lots of holographic glitter and red flakies throughout. On first glance between this and “Peachy Keen, Jelly Bean” you’re going to think they’re similar however when you go to put them each on you’ll notice a more pink tinge to “Peachy Keen, Jelly Bean” than to “Grease Lightning” which has a very deep red color. This covered flawlessly in two coats and was definitely one of my favorites of the collection.
“Peachy Keen, Jelly Bean”
“Peachy Keen, Jelly Bean” is a deep pink jelly base filled with holographic glitter and pink flakies throughout. As mentioned above this looks extremely similar to “Go Grease Lightning” in the bottle. It has what I call “deceptive bottle syndrome” where the color in the bottle looks one way, then looks completely different when swatched or really used on your nails. While they both look red in the bottles this one is definitely more pink, a kind of hot pink on first layer then darker pink with subsequent layers. This was also another three coat polish with one layer of top coat.
“Oh Sandy!” is a violet jelly base jam packed with both holographic glitter and flakies, this is another three coat polish, but it’s soooo worth it. This was the only polish in the bunch I was questioning if I would like when I saw it in the bottle, it seemed much too light for me and the shade was just off from the purples or violets I usually like. I’m one of those people who loves deep or bright polishes versus more pastel shades, but I ended up liking this one nonetheless.
“Tell Me About It Stud”
“Tell Me About It Stud” is a deep fuschia jelly base with tons of holographic microglitter and possibly some silver glitter as well throughout. This is my favorite color of the collection followed closely by “You’re Cruisin’ For A Bruisin'”, I just love the overall deep color and composition of this polish and it is gorgeous both in the bottle and on my nails, shown here is the classic two coats and one of top coat. This is a bit glittery so it may take two coats of top coat if you have one that sinks in a bit. I ended up putting this back on as soon as I finished swatching the rest of the collection and am still wearing it now.
“It’s Electrifying!” is a green jelly base with holographic and green glitter throughout and larger green flakies that make it pop and sizzle like it’s namesake. I am not generally a fan of greens at all so I shy away from swatching them as well a lot, but this was gorgeous both in the bottle and on my nails. It took three coats to get it opaque on me, and is shown with three coats and a top coat.
Overall the entire collection was gorgeous, there were some shades I did not expect to like as much as I did, and some I thought wouldn’t suit me at all. However I love the entire collection! It is absolutely gorgeous and just as amazing as the first Rydell High Collection was, honestly I just love Glam Polish. When I want something glittery, shimmery, or just a good pop of color I find myself turning towards Glam Polish all the time lately.