Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Vapid Lacquer The Curiouser and Curiouser Collection: Swatches and Review

Provided for Review
Hi everyone! I have a new set from Vapid Lacquer to share. These six polishes make her Curiouser and Curiouser Collection, inspired by Lewis Carroll's Tales of Wonderland. This collection will be released Saturday April 29th at 1 pm CST in Vapid Lacquer's shop. If you would like more release information, including what other products will be available or other swatches, I recommend joining the Vapid Lacquer Facebook group

Vapid Lacquer 6 Impossible Things
Two coats
Purple to blue to red multi-chrome with scattered holo pigment
HELLO LOVER. Yes that needed to be said in all caps. Nice fluid formula, a bit watery but still got me opaque coverage in two coats. 




Vapid Lacquer I'm Late!
Layered over a dark purple creme
Blue to purple multichrome topper 
This is a somewhat a frosty topper but not one that is full of bruskstrokes. It is not a subtle topper either, whatever you layer this over will have that nice blue to purple shift, I went with a medium purple base and I think this turned out nicely if I may so. 




Vapid Lacquer Much Muchier
Two coats
Black base with aqua, green, blue and violet shift plus pink/purple/blue/gold ultra chrome flakes and scattered holo
Lots of goodness going on here with all those extra details but not fussy or over the top. Just...beautiful. Slightly thicker in formula and opaque in two coats. 




Vapid Lacquer Nonsense
Two coats
Berry base with turquoise and purple shift plus micro-flakes and shimmer
Darkly vampy and lucious, that's what came to mind. Again, similar formula as the previous polish, a bit thicker in formula but not all difficult to work with or apply, opaque in two coats. 




Vapid Lacquer Not All There Myself
Two coats
Rose pink with red to green shift and blue to violet to gold micro-flakes
I love the rosy pink coloring of this and though the shift is more subtle here, it adds extra gorgeous to the polish. Formula, is again, nice and easy to work with, two coats shown. 




Vapid Lacquer Whooo Are Youuu
Two coats
Teal base with pink, purple, green and gold shift with holographic micro-flakes
Hot damn, this is stunning and this is coming from a fair-weather green polish fan. I think this will be a popular pick so grab this without hesitation. 




LINKS!

Vapid Lacquer


*The products in this post were sent to me for unbiased review*

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Chaos & Crocodiles Once Upon a Unicorn Collection Continued: Swatches and Review

Provided for Review
Hello! I have some new pretties from Chaos & Crocodiles today. These three polishes are a continuation of the Once Upon a Unicorn Collection. The original six of that collection was first released way back in 2015, here is my review of that set (my lighting was a whole different sort of set up). 

Formula Notes:
The thing about Chaos & Crocodiles polishes is that they are so dang good, formula wise. I have yet to wear a holo or really any other finish, from this brand that is not super easy to put on. They have a nice consistency, not too thick or thin or watery and are each opaque in two coats and I barely had any clean up to do. They are creme based holo so while they are linear holo polishes, the holo flame is a medium density one. I love the dusky and soft but still saturated colors and they are a nice continuation of the original six OUaU set. 

The Once Upon a Unicorn Collection 2017 will be available starting April 23rd in Chaos & Crocodiles' shop.

This will be a pre-order sale that runs from Sunday, April 23rd at 9 pm EDT to Tuesday, April 25th at 9 pm EDT. The original six Once Upon A Unicorn collection polishes will also be available.

Chaos & Crocodiles Gallop Through the Mist
Two coats
Purple soft holographic with a hint of pink-gold shimmer




(Under LED Light)


Chaos & Crocodiles Strawberry Tea Party
Two coats
Pink soft holographic with a hint of turquoise shimmer




(Under LED Light)


Chaos & Crocodiles The Tallest Tower
Two coats
Grey soft holographic with a hint of green shimmer




(Under LED Light)


LINKS!

Chaos & Crocodiles



*The products in this post were sent to me for unbiased review*

Friday, April 21, 2017

Fair Maiden Polish Spring 2017 Pony Parade Collection: Swatches and Review

Provided for Review
Hey y'all! For this Friday I have a new collection from Fair Maiden Polish. This five polish set is their Spring 2017 Pony Parade Collection, inspired by the vintage 1980's version of My Little Ponies

Formula Notes:
The colors are soft but still brighter shades, exactly what I would envision for a collection inspired by My Little Ponies. Each polish was inspired by the pony it was named after. Formula wise, you will see that each one is a subtle linear holographic with duo-chrome shimmer and extra holo sparks. When applying, they go on easily though they do have a thicker style formula that is opaque enough with two coats for each polish. I do love a cohesive color set, so I do think getting the collection as a whole is a nice balance of colors to have but if I had to pick a favorite, I would probably go with Moonstone. 

The Pony Parade Collection will debut at Polish Con as well as online in Fair Maiden Polish's shop on April 29th. 


Fair Maiden Polish Locket
Two coats
Punchy pink holographic with violet/orange shifting shimmer and holo sparks




Fair Maiden Polish Moonstone
Two coats
Soft blue  holographic with violet/orange shifting shimmer and holo sparks




Fair Maiden Polish Peachy
Two coats
Light peach  holographic with violet/red shifting shimmer and holo sparks




Fair Maiden Polish Seaflower
Two coats
Seafoam green  holographic with violet/red shifting shimmer and holo sparks




Fair Maiden Polish Twilight
Two coats
Vibrant purple holographic with blue/orange shifting shimmer and holo sparks




LINKS!

Fair Maiden Polish:


*The products in this post were sent to me for unbiased review*


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Great Lakes Lacquer Polish Con NYC 2017 LE's: Swatches and Review

Provided for Review
Hello! For today I have new polishes from Great Lakes Lacquer. These four are limited editions created for Polish Con and although they will debut at Polish Con NYC on April 29th, they will not be exclusive to the event. If you are not able to go to Polish Con, you will be able to purchase these in Great Lakes Lacquer's shop on May 5th at 2 pm EST through May 12th, limited to that sale date window. 


Great Lakes Lacquer A Bite of the Big Apple
Two coats
 Magenta red jelly with purple to red multi-chrome flake, purple/blue/gold iridescent flakes, and copper and on tone shimmer
Holy shitsnacks this is amazing! I looove the contrast of those flakes in the bold magenta base. Applies like a dream with two coats for coverage. 




Great Lakes Lacquer Brooklyn Shenanigan
Two coats
Royal purple linear holographic with a multi-chrome shift from intense red to gold and orange
YES. YES. YES.
Clearly going to be a in demand polish. So very pretty. Applies really well, I got coverage in two coats, if you have longer nails, you may find that you need three coats. 




Great Lakes Lacquer Coney Island Queen
Two coats
Grayed out blue base multi-chrome with shifts from bright blue to purple to fuchsia to orange and scattered holo effect. 
This is a more subdued color but not less fantastic. The shift is a little subtle but definitely there. The creme based formula is slightly thicker than the previous two polishes but applies without issue. 




Great Lakes Lacquer Spring at Prospect Park
Two coats
 Sky blue crelly with shifting flake of the iridescent and multi-chrome variety that include the colors blue, gold, green, and purple with shimmer that shifts from green to blue and a scattering of holo.
Another beautiful polish, good gosh Mariah killed it with these. Again, the contrast of base and flakes here is wonderful, especially with that vibrant sky blue color. I was expecting to need three coats and was happy to see that I needed just two. Longer nails or those who apply thinner coats may need three. 




LINKS!

Great Lakes Lacquer


*The products in this post were sent to me for unbiased review*