Ahoy! - Jelly-ish finish, bright fuchsia-pink creme with tonal and golden shimmer. This one is so unbelievably pretty. It's a bright pink with shimmer, yes, but it's also so much more. The finish is something really unique. When I first applied it, I thought it was going the be a jelly, but nope. It's a creme, with the same squishiness as a jelly. Pic is 2 coats and the formula was perfect.
First Mate - Slightly-dusty, medium-dark blue creme. This one almost reminds me of a denim blue. Y'all know me and blues, so of course, I love it. The color is very pigmented. It was almost opaque at one coat, though, I did 2.
Hey Sailor - True red creme. This one is a perfect 1940's pin-up red creme. It doesn't lean blue, nor does it lean orange, so it's probably wearable on just about every skintone. It's also definitely more of a summer red than a fall/winter/holiday red. It is just a red creme, so it's not incredibly unique, but the name is fantastic. 2 coats.
Life Preserver - Dusty red-orange creme. As soon as I read the name on this one, I thought of those big, boxy lifesavers you have to wear when you rent a boat, even down to the slightly-dirty tinge to the orange. Normally, oranges and I don't play nice, but I didn't dislike this on my skintone. Formula was a tad on the thin side. 3 coats.
Lighthouse - Yellow jelly with golden shimmer. Okay, now this is a unique polish. It's a yellow jelly (yep... the word "jellow" kept running through my mind. The shimmer in it is is really. But best of all... it has a great formula. It is a bit thin, which only allows the shimmer to get more depth, but other than that, there were no issues (like you normally get with yellows). 3 coats.
Starboard - Shamrock green creme. Like Life Preserver and First Mate, above, Starboard had dusty finish, and it's definitely more of a yellow-leaning green, than a blue-leaning green. The color is very pretty and perfect for spring. The formula was perfect. 2 coats.
Now that I've swatched and reviewed the entire collection, I can definitely say that I absolutely love it. The colors are pretty, with great pigmentation. There's a variety of finishes, and IMO, not a wonky color in the bunch. I know I've stated in the past how much I loved Up & Away, but I think Anchors Away just took away it's spot.
The collection is now available for pre-order at TransDesign, with a notation saying that it will be officially available in 1/12 (tomorrow!).
These were sent to me for review