Polished for Days: Cozy Collection (Fall 2020)

I’m so super-duper excited because I have a fantastic, fabulous, fun Fall collection to share! See what I did there? With all the “f” words? Ah … alliteration. Sadly, I can’t go too far down the list of “f” words in my brain without running across one I can’t post out loud in the blog. *ahem* What can I say? I am not perfect — ha, ha!

Today, I have the Cozy Collection from Polished for Days. And this collection absolutely lives up to its name. It is an 8 piece collection that is filled to the brim with beautiful colors and cozy, sweater-weather vibes. Let’s take a look!

Aisling (pronounced: “Ash-Ling”) is a “bright hot pink jelly base packed with pink-yellow-green shifting iridescent flakes”. The word “Aisling” is an Irish name that translates to “dream” or “vision”.

This polish has a great formula. It is easy to apply, and I liked the opacity in 2-3 coats.

Y’all!! This polish is suuuuch a dream! I can’t even with this one. I don’t know where to start. It is so bright and vibrant and amazing on the nails. I love how visually appealing this is. And the iridescent flakes pop the prettiest colors. I think my favorites are the yellows against this pink base, but every color shift is magnificent and magical.

Aki (pronounced “Ah-Key”) is a “sheer carnation pink base packed with pink-yellow shifting iridescent shimmer”. According to my internet sleuthing, Aki is a Japanese name, and it translates to “Sparkle”, “Bright”, and “Autumn”.

This polish has a great formula. It is somewhat sheer due to the light base color and the shimmery nature. But it applies easily, and I liked how it built to full opacity for me in 3-4 coats.

Aki, Aki, Aki … Oh my goodness, but I think I love you. This polish is so darn pretty. I am not always a fan of pinks, particularly light ones. But this polish captured my heart right away. In fact, it was one of the first I wore from this collection in a full manicure! The base color is so delicate and lovely. But the shimmer is the entire story here. I loooove the color shifts!

Caligo (pronounced “Cal-E-Go”) is a “smoky gray base packed with holographic micro flakies and orange-yellow-green shifting iridescent shimmer. Caligo is a Latin word that translates to “darkness”.

This polish has a great formula. I found it easy to apply and build, and I liked the opacity in 2-3 coats.

This pretty baby is so freaking GOOD!! It is murky and mysterious and full of shadows. There is a ton of shifty shimmer in here. I loved all the color shifts, but my favorite was with the orange shift combined with that gray base. It looks like bronze or rich, beautiful wood.

Moonglade is a “cool-toned blurple base packed with green-gold-orange to green shifting iridescent flakes and scattered holographic flakes”. “Moonglade” is the track of moon light on the water.

This polish has a great formula. It is somewhat sheer due to how light the base is, but it applies easily and builds well. I’m not going to lie: I like this one in 4 coats. But they are easy coats and do not feel too thick on my nails.

I finally wore this one in a full manicure just this past week. And it is STUNNING. I really could not stop looking at it when I had it on my nails. The color is so beautifully caught between blue and purple. And the flakes are incredible. I love the color shifts. It really does look like moonlight on still water.

Mysa (pronounced “Me-sa”) is a “warm-toned dark orchid purple jelly base packed with pink-yellow-green shifting iridescent flakes, and orange-green shifting iridescent flakes”. The Polished for Days site says that “Mysa” means being content and cozy, and I think it is a Swedish word.

This polish is so stinking COZY!! Seriously. It reminds me of favorite sweaters and flickering flames in the fireplace. I love all the colors in here. The base color is stunning. I love how dark and deep it is, and I love how it is a red-toned purple. And these flakes really grabbed my heart. I particularly love the oranges and brighter pinks. So beautiful and fun.

Petrichor (pronounced “Peh-Truh-Core”) is an “aqua jelly base packed with pink-yellow-green shifting iridescent flakes”. “Petrichor” is the special name for that first rain after warm weather. You know how you can just smell that first rain in the air around you? Catch that feeling in your mind. And yep: That’s Petrichor.

This polish has a great formula. I found it easy to apply and build, although it is sheer. I liked the opacity at 3-4 coats, and, as you can see in my macro photo, you can still see VNL.

I’m not mad at it, though. And you know why? Because this polish is so, so, so, so, sooooooo pretty! It kind of makes me want to cry. That’s how pretty it is. I love how delicate and gentle the base color is. And the flakes are gorgeous against it. I saw tons of pinks and golds when I wore this one, and I loved it.

Pumpkin Patch is a “slightly burnt pumpkin orange creme/stamping polish”. This polish has a fab formula. It really can be opaque in just 1 coat, but I ended up using 2. I went in with much thinner coats. If I had done my normal manicure job, I feel it would have been done in 1.

This polish was not nearly as thick as I expected it to be. I read “stamping polish” on the description, and I was all prepped for a thick and somewhat unwieldy formula. Nothing could have been further from the truth! This was easy to work onto my nails. I think this is a very pretty and unusual orange. I like how it’s toned-down and kind of “sweet” in appearance. It makes me think “roasted” (as in roasted butternut squash or something), instead of “burnt”.

Ruska (pronounced “Rus-Ka”) is a “brown-toned mauve crelly base packed with pink-yellow-green shifting iridescent flakes”. My internet sleuthing told me “Ruska” is a word from a Sami language (spoken by the Sami people in Northern Europe: parts of northern Finland, Norway, Sweden, and extreme northwestern Russia), and it translates to Autumn foliage.

This polish has a lovely formula. I found it so easy to apply and build on my nails. I loved the opacity in 2-3 coats.

Oh my gosh! Y’all!! I freaking love this polish. This is my absolute favorite polish from the entire collection. I love the brown-toned mauve base, which absolutely gives me “grandma” vibes. This is a good thing for me. Y’all remember how I love me some “grandma rosy” polishes. And these flakes are ah-mazing against this base color. I saw so many oranges and vibrant pinks and golds. It’s like a riot of fall foliage against a slowly darkening twilight sky. I couldn’t get enough of staring at this polish when I wore it.


Whew! Talk about some Fall goodness. I love this collection. I love the happy, cozy vibes every polish in here gives me. I love the mix of delicate base colors and vibrant flakes. It’s a beautiful collection.

I just checked, and it looks like this collection is still available on the Polished for Days website.

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