Friday, February 24, 2017

Great Lakes Lacquer Polishing Poetic Collection: Swatches and Review

Provided for Review
Hey all! For today I have Great Lakes Lacquer's Polishing Poetic Collection, inspired by classic (and a couple modern) works of poetry.

Formula Notes:
The entire collection is simply stunning, I especially love the poetic influence that Mariah was inspired by. Each polish is a gorgeous multi-chrome that applies oh so easily, with no issues to speak of in application. I had opaque coverage in two coats for each one plus my standard layer of topcoat. Some of the shift in these multi-chrome are going to be more obvious while a couple are more subtle. The colors are all rich and beautifully done, and I got all starry-eyed over the three high density holos.

I really loved the entire set and think that it's worth purchasing them all to have in your collection. That said, if I was to pick favorites, those would be I Carry Your Heart, The Centre Cannot Hold, and The Dying of the Light.

The Polishing Poetic Collection is available now in Great Lakes Lacquer's shop

Great Lakes Lacquer Ease One Life the Aching
Two coats
Multi-chrome holo with shifts from purple to pink to orange to gold



(Under LED Lighting)


Great Lakes Lacquer I Carry Your Heart
Two coats
Red multi-chrome with shifts of purple, fuchsia, red, gold, bronze
Poem by E. E. Cummings




Great Lakes Lacquer In a Handful of Dust
Two coats
Maroon red multi-chrome with shifts of fuchsia to orange to gold to green
Poem by T.S. Eliot




Great Lakes Lacquer Leaves No Step Had Trodden Black
Two coats
 Deep grass green multi-chrome with shifts from gold to green to aqua
Poem by Robert Frost




Great Lakes Lacquer Like Air, I'll Rise
Two coats
Multi-chrome holo with shifts from sea green to aqua to pink to purple to gold
Poem by Maya Angelou




(Under LED Lighting)


Great Lakes Lacquer The Centre Cannot Hold
Two coats
Multi-chrome holo with shifts from reddish pink to gold to green




(Under LED Lighting)


Great Lakes Lacquer The Dying of the Light
Two coats
Inky dark blue multi-chrome with shifts from purple to red to orange to gold to green
Poem by Dylan Thomas




Great Lakes Lacquer The Tune Without Words 
Two coats
Sky blue multi-chrome with shifts from bright aqua to purple to orange





LINKS!

Great Lakes Lacquer


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

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Vapid Lacquer February 2017 Birthday Release plus Candy Shop Collection: Swatches and Review

Provided for Review
Hey y'all! Today is all about Vapid Lacquer. Kry's birthday is in this month of February, and in celebration, she is going to be releasing (plus re-releasing) all these awesome products. 

There will also be new bath and body scents, waxes and sugar scrubs, to find out more about specific release information, check out the Vapid Lacquer's Facebook group, Vapicorns. Everything will be available February 28th at 7:30 pm CST in Vapid Lacquer's shop!

Formula Notes:
Rather than repeat myself below each description, I am going to post notes here at the beginning. This is a large set of polishes, with a few different finishes included. That said, I found everything to apply really, really well. Except for just one, I needed just two coats for full opacity for almost all the polishes. The polishes' formula itself is a fluid one, that goes on smoothly. The shimmers were slightly thicker, the cremes slightly thinner, but nothing stood out as problematic or gave me issues when applying. Some of the polishes will be re-releases of previously offered polishes, which is great for those who missed them the first time around, plus a few new items.

Vapid Lacquer Persistence
Two coats
Orchid pink linear holographic
I am starting out with the newest first, including this pretty thing, which will now be part of the core line. Out of the three holos shown, this is definitely my favorite. 




Vapid Lacquer Ruffian
Two coats
Black base with red/copper/gold shifting shimmer
Based on prototype #109. This is the dark standout of the set, unexpected but entirely appreciated. Ruffian is not a core polish but will be restocked at a later time. 




Vapid Lacquer Waxing Poetic
Two coats
Dark turquoise green with pink/gold/green shifting shimmer
Another new release based on a previously done prototype. This is also is not a core polish but will be restocked at a later time. 
Mmmmm, sexy beast of a polish. I love seeing that shimmer against the dark base.




Vapid Lacquer Birthday Bitch 2017
Two coats
Turquoise jelly with pink to gold to green shifting flakes
This is a limited release, once it's sold out, it will not return again until Krys' birthday next year. 
Confession time: I have admired this polish in the past but I never had the burning desire to own it. After applying it now, I completely change that opinion. The glimmer of the flakes in the high shine jelly base is absolutely stunning in person. 




Vapid Lacquer Pegasus Poots
Two coats
Periwinkle/purple linear holographic
Re-release
Soft and pretty and oh so wonderful.




Vapid Lacquer Twerk-uoise
Two coats
Light aqua blue linear holographic
Re-release
This is the third holo from this set and like the others, is more subtle in holo and quite dreamy on your nails. 




Vapid Lacquer Unicorn Egg
Two coats
Pale gray toned off white base with pink, blue, and purple micro-glitter and holo pigment
Re-release
The pop of color from the glitter is lovely in that pale crelly base. 




Candy Shop Collection:

This is a re-release collection from 2015. The colors are not straight up, blindingly bright neons but muted/pastel neon shades. They do also have scattered holo, which is very subtle, just enough add some sparkle. I personally like the collection altogether, it's more fun to play with a set of rainbow colors but if I was playing favorites, I would go with Gum Drop and Lemon Drop. 

Vapid Lacquer Bubble Gum
Two coats
Pastel neon pink with scattered holo sparkle




Vapid Lacquer Gum Drop
Two coats
Sky blue creme with scattered holo sparkle




Vapid Lacquer Lemon Drop
Three coats
Muted neon yellow creme with scattered holo sparkle




Vapid Lacquer Lollipop
Two coats
Pastel neon purple creme with scattered holo sparkle




Vapid Lacquer Peach Ring
Two coats
Pastel neon coral creme with scattered holo sparkle




Vapid Lacquer Rock Candy
Two coats
Pastel neon lime green creme with scattered holo sparkle




LINKS!

Vapid Lacquer


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