Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Anchor & Heart Lacquer Swatches and Review

Purchased by Me
Hi guys! I have a new brand on my blog today, in the form of Anchor & Heart Lacquer. I purchase these from her late February when she launched her inaugural Home Collection and finally had the chance to swatch them now. 

Okay first impressions: I like the logo and packaging a lot, the bottles are round and are a good size. The maker included a few little extras, including a magnet that was made from polish (I loved that!), that may have been because my purchase was part of a first collection launch but it was a nice and unexpected bonus. Shipping turn-around time was less then a week, which I definitely appreciated. As for formula, there was some variance among the polishes and I will go into more detail below the descriptions below. Overall a good experience and I will definitely buy more in the future. To purchase your own polishes from Anchor & Heart Lacquer, this is her Etsy shop link

Anchor & Heart Lacquer Cold Water & Sunshine
Three coats
Light aqua/turquoise crelly with silver flakes, duo-chrome shimmer, plus holo silver micro-glitter
This was the one that immediately drew me in, a light but not too dusky turquoise/aqua polish. I really love the silver flakes in the base. It had a thinner crelly formula so I applied three coats to reach opacity.

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Anchor & Heart Lacquer Shattered Sea Glass
Two coats
Mid tone cornflower blue jelly with shifting flakes, iridescent glitter, scattered holo micro glitter
I am not buying as much glitter in colored base polishes lately but I liked the colors in this one. That particular shade of blue is so so pretty and the glitter is just right. This is a bit more opaque than the previous one, I have it shown in two coats. 

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Anchor & Heart Lacquer Sweet Love
Three coats
Off-white crelly gold and copper holo micro-glitter, and purple shimmer
Perfection. It is a really lovely soft off-white and the gold and copper shimmer is so tasty in the base. I wore this for a few days last month and it may be my new favorite palette cleanser polish. Three thin coats for coverage but considering it's a soft white crelly, that's not unexpected. 

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Anchor & Heart Lacquer Vacation Land
Two coats
Coral subtle linear holographic with purple flash and iridescent purple glitter
Bright and bold and it makes me look oh so tan. I was expecting it to be a bit more red/pink that the swatch photos from the shop suggested but I think this sort of neon-ish coral is likely harder to photograph 100% accurately and that may be why. Formula is good, I applied two coats for coverage and it has a subtle lower density holo flame. 

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Anchor & Heart Lacquer Sunken Treasure #18
Three coats
Violet purple jelly with ultra-chrome flakes and teal micro-glitter
Sunken Treasure polishes are mystery prototype polishes that the brand offers periodically. I snagged one in my order and this is what I received. I like to see those ultra-chrome flakes in colored bases and the red-toned violet is very nice indeed. 

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4 comments:

  1. Damn Ida, all these look great on you!
    That Sunken Treasure; aaaaaah, want, need! <3

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  2. Some great colors in here you swatched!

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