Friday, September 23, 2016

Vapid Lacquer Fall 2016 Collection: Swatches and Review

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Hello! I don't know about you guys but I am SO EXCITED that the fall season has now officially started. Though it doesn't quite feel like fall here in Texas with 90+ degree days, but I will take what I can get, including all these awesome fall collections that are releasing. I have a new one from Vapid Lacquer for today and it is just what I love about fall collections. Gorgeous and richly colored polishes, with application being really great for each one.

The Fall 2016 Collection will be released on Sunday, September 25th at 1 pm CST in Vapid Lacquer's shop. Full size 16 ml bottles (that are now screen printed!) will be $10 each, plus 9 ml small/medium sized bottles that will be $7 each. 

Vapid Lacquer Ablaze
Two coats
Orange linear holographic with red spark shimmer
Ugh, yes please to all the oranges but most especially right now. Fiery! That's the adjective I would use to describe this color. It has a jelly formula consistency but is opaque enough in two coats. 





Vapid Lacquer Distressed
Two coats
Dusky denim blue with copper shimmer and holographic flakes 
I have no doubt that this one of the most popular shades from the set. It has a slight green tint with the heavy shimmer and some sparkle from the flakes. Goes on smoothly with two coats. 





Vapid Lacquer Fire Starter
Two coats
Red shimmer with orange flash
Ahh! This color! So glowy! I can't even stand it. By far my favorite of the set. With its heavy shimmer formula, you will see some visible brushstrokes but it's not what I would consider a frosty polish. 





Vapid Lacquer Moon Moth
Two coats
Sage green creme with subtle pink shimmer
I do wish the shimmer was a bit more prominent, you can see flashes of it in the bottle but they are subtle on the nail. Still, quite a lovely opaque green creme, something that would compliment a number of skin tones. 





Vapid Lacquer Psilocybin
Two coats
Dark chocolate brown linear holographic with color-shifting purple/blue shimmer
Another beautifully done brown polish to add to the others released this season. This one does have a more visible shimmer, adding some extra oomph to the polish. 





Vapid Lacquer Spider and the Fly 
Two coats
Evergreen linear holographic with gold shimmer
I rarely wear green shades lately but I will be making an exception with this stunner. It's so deeply green and with the flashes of gold, mmmm. Two opaque coats again for coverage. 





Vapid Lacquer Weaponized Guilt
Two coats
Dark burnished gold shimmer in a black base. 
This is another favorite for me, it's just so unequivocally "Fall" to me. It has some flashes of green, giving it an olive vibe. Some visible brush strokes again here due to it's heavy shimmer formula. 






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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Turtle Tootsie Polishes 2nd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Collection: Swatches and Review

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Hey all! I have Turtle Tootsie Polishes' 2nd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Collection for today. I will let maker Chrissy tell you a bit more about this set: "This is our 2nd annual breast cancer collection, and as you may have noticed, they have the special pink ribbon label on them.  I'm a 4 year survivor, 5 years as of January, and will be donating $1 from every full size bottle sold to The National Breast Cancer Foundation (www.nationalbreastcancer.org)".

October being breast cancer awareness month, this is the perfect time for this set. That it has a personal impact on the maker shows how important this kind of support is. So, get your pink on in October with some (or all) of these polishes! 

The collection will be released Friday, September 23rd in Turtle Tootsie Polishes' shop

The collection will be available for $65 for the full size set plus $40 for the mini set ($7 from each set will be donated). Individual bottles will also be available for $10 for full size and $6 for mini size.

Turtle Tootsie Polishes Courage
Three coats
Pale pink crelly with pink holo square glitter, mini pink stars, and scattered holographic pigment
Light, pink, and playful with the squares and stars. Formula was okay, with very light colors, like this pale pink, the first coat will be streaky. Depending on how thin or thick you apply, you may be able to get away with two coats. I ended up doing three thinner coats, to have a bit more control over application. 




Turtle Tootsie Polishes Empowered
Two coats
Magenta creme with blue shimmer and blue/gold flakes
Love that color contrast with the bolder pink color and the blue flakes/shimmer. It's more opaque and easier to work with, needing just two coats for coverage. 




Turtle Tootsie Polishes Faith
Three coats
Light pink cream with iridescent glitter
Those iridescent glitter are lovely in the base, just enough to add some depth, though subtle. Formula was about the same as Courage, my recommendation is to apply three thin coats for opacity. 




Turtle Tootsie Polishes Fight-ON
Three coats
Pale pink crelly with aqua/blue color-shifting shimmer and scattered holo effect
I loved this one, it looks so delicate and the holo is not a bold one but adds some extra sparkle. Application and formula was like Courage and Faith, so same notes apply. 




Turtle Tootsie Polishes Pink Ribbon
Layered over Cirque Memento Mori
Clear based topper with neon pink flakes, pink holo & blue/purple iridescent hexes, and magenta high heeled shoe shaped glitter
I love the how the iridescence pops over the black base and the high heel glitter a fun addition. They were harder to fish out with the polish brush, so if you may need to grab a few with tweezers to place them on your nail. If you are not a big fan of larger glitter pieces (I am in that category), you can still enjoy the layering effect of this, just leave out the large glitter pieces. 




Turtle Tootsie Polishes Red Devil
Two coats
Cherry red jelly polish with gold flakes
Red Devil is the nickname for the chemo drug, Adriamycin, (one of the chemo drugs for fighting breast cancer) because of its deep red color and dangerous side effects. The polish itself is my favorite of the set, because you know me and reds. I was expecting it to need three coats and was happy to see that it just needed two coats. Though my nails were much shorter when I swatched this set, if I had longer nails, likely I would have done three coats, otherwise you would have seen a more visible nail line. 




Turtle Tootsie Polishes Together We Fight
Two coats
Dark berry pink linear holographic
Pretty pink holo. Because sometimes that's all you need to be happy. Easy application, with two coats for coverage. 




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