Cupcake Polish The Queen Collection Swatches & Review

by Lisa Heath

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This afternoon I have The Queen Collection to show you from Cupcake Polish!  The Queen collection is a 5 piece collection inspired by Queens from European history. These five colors are rich gemstone colored holographic polishes packed with shimmers for an effect worthy of royalty.

These shades are all gorgeous in the bottle and even more gorgeous on the nail.



Maria is inspired by Maria Theresa of Austria. Maria Theresa is credited for making many improvements to her kingdom during her reign. She valued arts, medical advancements, and education and helped improve these in Austria.

Maria is an almost metallic blue linear holographic with green shimmer.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

Maria side

Maria CU

Maria al



Catherine is inspired by Catherine II (Catherine the Great) of Russia. Catherine ruled during Russia’s Golden Age and is credited for expanding the Russian empire and allowing the arts to flourish during her reign.

Catherine is a heavily pink leaning red with a metallic linear holographic and pink shimmer.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

Catherine side

Catherine CU

Catherine al



Elizabeth is inspired by Elizabeth I of England. Elizabeth is credited for bringing religious tolerance to England. She also brought the Renaissance to her kingdom- a period where creative thinking was plentiful.

Elizabeth is a light gold with a metallic linear holographic with gold shimmers.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

Elizabeth side

Elizabeth CU

Elizabeth al



Eleanor is inspired by Eleanor of Aquitaine. Eleanor ruled during the high middle ages. Eleanor is credited for transforming the French province of Aquitaine into the center of knowledge and culture during her reign.

Eleanor is actually a lot more sparkly in person than I could capture in photos.  It’s possibly my favorite of the group.  Eleanor is a black linear holographic with shimmer that shifts from pink to blue.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

Eleanor side

Eleanor CU

Eleanor al



Victoria is inspired by Victoria of the United Kingdom. Victoria is considered one of the most influential Queens in history because of her 63 year reign spanning 6 continents. Victoria is credited for bringing both political and social reforms to her kingdom.

For me, Victoria is tied as my top pick in this collection (along with Eleanor). Victoria is purple with a slight shift to red. It has a metallic linear holographic and is packed with pink shimmers.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

Victoria side

Victoria CU

Victoria al


All 5 shades within the collection have an amazing twinkle to them in person that I couldn’t completely capture in a photo.  They all have a fairly strong linear holo appearance and the added shimmers make them pop even more.  I had no application issues with any of these shades and all were opaque in just 2 coats.

Price: $13.00 Each

Where To Buy: Cupcake Polish Shop

Release Date: January 22, 2015 

Cupcake Polish Social Media: Facebook | Instagram

If you purchase the full 5 piece set within the first 24 hours of the collection going on sale, you receive a $5.00 discount on the set.

Will you be grabbing any of these shades from The Queen Collection?

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Arathael January 18, 2015 - 8:37 pm

WOW!!!! All of these are gorgeous!

Marisa - Hey, Darling Polish January 18, 2015 - 9:34 pm

Wow, Victoria and Maria are really pretty!! I love these!!

Caitlin January 18, 2015 - 9:57 pm

Those colours are beautiful:)

Viktoria January 19, 2015 - 1:08 am

I’m so impressed by Eleanor and, of course, Victoria! I’ve waited for a long time for Zoya to issue my namesake, but nope :)

Jessica January 19, 2015 - 8:29 am

Elizabeth is definitely my favorite!

Deborah January 19, 2015 - 8:53 am

Elizabeth and Eleanor are right up my alley / your swatches are trying to convince me I need them all though!

Patatina069 January 21, 2015 - 5:33 pm

Maria and Eleanor are so beautiful !!

Jenny Gilmore January 23, 2015 - 10:45 am

Gorgeous swatches of these Lisa!

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