Monday, November 25, 2013

Who are you calling FAT?

FAT Lacquers, that's who I'm calling fat. OR maybe phat. What's that? Nobody uses that word anymore?...

The very first thing I have to address is this magical work of art that I have created.
It's a hamburger! On my nail!

The first polish I have to show you is Penelope (LE). 
It is the prettiest, girliest mix of glitter ever! Light pink dots, light blue squares, holo black dots, and holo silver dots. DOTS. HOLO.
This is 2 coats with some glitter placement of the bigger dots. 
Okay, on to The Dollar Menu.
This is 30 Oz Sweet Tea, two coats with topcoat.
Holy moly, this makes me want tea so bad. I might have accidentally drank the entire pitcher in the fridge (sorry Thomas) while I was painting this. And I hate tea.
It is so much more shimmery than these photos show, I saw some green, red, and gold in there.

This is Two All Beef Patties over OPI In The Cable Car-Pool Lane.
This is my FAVORITE combo ever! I love it over this color! Two All Beef Patties is burger in glitter form, it has big red squares, green hex, yellow hex, along with brown squares and darker brown hex. It took me a little bit to find the perfect undies for this one but man it was worth it. 
So much glitter! This was 1 coat.

Soft Serve.
The most perfect white. Now, I couldn't get them to play nice, but it has some shimmer to it, light blue and purple if I am seeing things correctly. This is 2 coats over OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls. Because I'm lazy, and I also wanted to see if it would make the shimmer stand out more. 

Now for the last, and in my opinion, best polish.
1 coat of Daddy Chicken Patty over OPI Uh-Oh Roll Down The Window. I LOVE THIS. So much. No words. 
Here is a better shot of the glitter. I love the green dots, they remind me of pickles. 

Which is your favorite of the Dollar Menu collection?! Aren't they all phat. Okay, I'm done now. 

These will all be available for pre-order on 11/29, make sure you follow @fatlacquers on Instagram for updates and availability!

12, 13, 14, 15 of #31DC2013

Day 12: stripes
I never got a better picture of these which is unfortunate, I liked them. 

Day 13: animal print, I was so inspired for this one. 

Day 14: flowers

Day 15: dainty print
I hate these so much. Whatever. 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Days 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 of #31DC2013

Day 7: b&w 

Day 8: metallic

Day 9: rainbow

Day 10: gradient

Day 11: stripes

Another Legion Lacquer post?!

Man, the ladies at Legion Lacquer must really love me or something haha, this is the second time I've reviewed/swatched their polishes and let me tell you right now they were just as wonderful this time around. Last time I mentioned that I added a little thinner to each one because I really prefer thin polishes as I do REALLY thin coats. This time I decided to use them as is (read: I couldn't find my polish thinner) and I was surprised at the results. All three of the polishes I have to show you were easy to work with despite being on the thick side (for me). 

On a more serious note I do have something to discuss that I've already talked to both Angela and Shay (the creative geniuses behind Legion Lacquer) about. Two of the brushes out of the three polishes I recieved were...melting is how I've chosen to describe it. The brushes seemed to have bent and they were sort of spoon shaped. Now for me this is not an issue as I have loads and loads of new brushes and lids just hanging around from The Juice Box. When I told them about it they immediately expressed their remose about the situation and said they were working to find a new bottle/brush supplier. Since discussing this with them they have since closed their shop and reopened it for pre-orders while they fix the brush issue. The following is a direct quote from their Instagram.
                 "All pre-order items will be shipped at the end of the month. Unfortunately we can no longer       ship immediately. We have noticed problems with our brushes that seems to worsen over time. We assure you that the problem is being resolved as quickly as possible. From this point on we will be     using completely different square bottles and higher quality flat brushes. All orders have aready been shipped. If you purchased any polish from us and notice any issues with the brush please feel free to send us an email regarding the problem and we will work on a solution with you. Thank you for your understanding and support of Legion Lacquer, we only wish to provide the best service and products possible and apologize for any inconvience."

Now that is awesome customer service if I've ever seen it. Not only are the ladies at Legion Laquer one of the most creative in the business (in my opinion, having reviewed 8 of their polishes), but they are also excellent people to work with. 

Okay, done with the serious stuff and on to swatches! 
This is Winter Hexagon, the prettiest blue jelly I have ever seen, so sparkly!
Now, this polish loves to photograph a darker blue than it is, it's slightly more cerulean than these pictures show. But it is jaw droppingly gorgeous! Two coats with topcoat. 
The top photo is more color accurate than this one, but look at all the sparklies! It has holographic glitter in every size along with a little holo dust throughout. I have a thing for blues so that may be why I'm as passionate about this one as I am, or maybe it deserves it because it is completely magical.

This is Coal For Your Stocking, a gorgeous dark dark dark brown jelly, with copper looking sparkle throughout. 
This is 3 coats with topcoat. The sparkle hides a little bit, so it looks more elegant than outright sparkles on your nails (who cares about elegance when you can have sparkly fingertips?!) but it is still just as beautiful.
Ignore the glare, here's that shimmer I was talking about. It's not super noticeable but it is just enough to give depth and add a little interest to your nails. If I had coal in my stocking I should hope it would be this pretty.

If there's one thing I'd have to say the ladies at Legion Lacquer do better than anyone (everything!) it's their glitter bombs. They're never just plain glitter, there is always so much dimension and sparkle to them that make my jaw literally drop. This is Fascination and in true Legion Lacquer form it definitely fascinates. 
This is one coat over black. ONE. Dead. 
Seriously, check out that sparkle, holy moly and or great googly moogly are the only words. I can't even with this glitter. Just, pictures.
Oh my god stahhp. It's got purple, pink, and black holo glitter along with a pretty purpley-pink shimmer. Now over black you can't see the black glitter but you sure can see it sparkle. 

I'm not sure which is my favorite, DON'T MAKE ME CHOOSE! Buuut, if I absolutely had to (no!) I literally wouldn't be able to decide between Winter Hexagon and Fascination. In my head it's like JELLIES! but then the part of my brain that has been taken over by glitter is like choose the glitter! But that voice is being drowned out by the JELLIES! So after monologuing here I think I would go with Winter Hexagon. Or Fascination. Or both?

Monday, November 11, 2013

Day 4 and 5 of the 31DC2013: Blue and purple

Ugh. I got behind. But here's blue and purple!
This is what it looks like in the light, not color accurate.
This is more the true color. But as sparkly as above!

Watermarble over purple! I used nail envy and a purple sinful colors.
Ignore the cat hair on my finger. 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Legion Lacquer

I've got some swatches to share today from Legion Lacquer. Before I start I have to say that I used a little bit of nail polish thinner for all of these BUT that's because I prefer my nail polish to be thinner than most and I also use very thin coats. 

This is Evergreen With Envy and it's two coats with topcoat. This is seriously the prettiest green I own, and if makes me want to drink peppermint mochas and paint Christmas trees on my nails all day. It's absolutely stunning! Gold shimmer and gold micro glitter, ugh I died over this one! 
Mmm that green though! This has my heart and I might just have to order 10 bottles of it for backups.

This is one coat of In A Galaxy Far, Far Away over OPI Incognito In Sausalito. One coat! Look at all that glitter! I die! There was no fishing or digging for the bigger circles or stars, it all just came out. Perfection. 
So many holo glitters, it's sooo sparkly in person.
There's the shimmer my light box kept eating! It makes your nails look like they're glowing, I've never seen anything so awesome.

Two coats over OPI Vant To Bite My Neck! and Essie Go Ginza as an accent nail with topcoat.
This has holo micro bar glitter and I love it, I thought I hated bar glitter but I love it and can't get enough! 
Butterflies, micro bars, circles, holo glitter, and shimmer. I could not ask for more in a polish. 
Here's the purple shimmer and a little bit of the holo glitters!

This is Sub-Zero Frost, three coats with topcoat. Holo giant circles, be still my beating heart!
A holo eating light box shot.
Out of the 4 polish I received this was my least favorite (but I still loved it!) of the bunch. I loved the mix of glitters, the blue and gold is wonderful and looks so wintery and perfect. But I loved the uniqueness of the previous three so much, it was hard to top those! 

Legion Lacquer is available for purchase through Angela's website:
Make sure you follower her on Instagram (@legionlacquer) for availability and more of her upcoming polishes! 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Day 3 of the 31DC2013

Day 3: yellow. I hate yellow. But then I remembered I have China Glaze I'm Not Lion. Dear lord this is what dreams are made of. You know that moment when you get a polish you've been lemming and it's kind of just meh? Well this is not that polish. I almost cried from the beauty of it.
SO SPARKLY. I want to be buried with this polish, please and thank you. 

Sparkly eating light box shots. 
In the sun! I almost blinded myself with these bad boys.

And if you tell me this is gold not yellow I will cry. Don't make me cry.