Thursday, March 15, 2018

F.U.N. Lacquer RSVP

This is a good one.  Although it is a bit gritty, two coats of topcoat will fix that.  I liked this one much better than Flashing Lights from the same collection.  RSVP has a bit of color changing shimmer, that is not as glistening as the original 230, but the shift is really there, and it gives the polish a little something extra.  The holographic effect is really stunning as well.  Overall, I think this purple (and brand) is a bit underrated.  This is a must have if you love holos, duochrome shimmer (UP), and purples.







Layering Order:
Gucci Basecoat
2 coats F.U.N. Lacquer RSVP
Tonic Topper (Tonic Polish Quick Dry topcoat)

Where to buy in the US:
https://www.livelovepolish.com/collections/fun-lacquer

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Bess Knees Lcquer House on Haunted Chill and Illimite The Sweetest Sin


I think the social media gods might have been listening in on my prayers, because one week after I complained about how awful Instagram was, I received a text from a friend telling me that there was a new social media platform.  This one actually works.  Although, it’s very new, I like it so far.  If you’re on there please say hi.

I received House on Haunted Chill (HHC) through a friend.  Although I had eyed it several times, I never got to actually buying it.  It’s one of those polishes that I keep adding it to my “to shop list” but I forget to purchase it.  Which makes me wonder if things seem more attractive when they are LE or HTF.  There’s a number of theories on “FOMO” that actually make sense and can be applied to nail polish.  I could name many examples of polishes that I own, which I would die to get if they were very limited (and if I didn’t have them already, of course).  Color Club Halo Hues collex, Tonic Polish Novitiate, most Illamasquas, all of my Nfu Ohs, and some core OPIs.

I love HHC, but as soon as I received it, I was puzzled as to what basecolor to pair it with, because if it is too dark, it will show up too green for my taste.  Luckily, I had this Illimite laying around in my untrieds pile.  This is lavender and light enough to allow the pink tones in HHC to glow.  HHC was so beautiful in real life, if surpassed my expectations; it is more of a glass fleck than a glitter-shimmer, and it looks sort of metallic and smooth.  Not only is the shift gorgeous, but the finish is sophisticated and professional looking.  This reminded me of fairy dust a bit, which can only be achieved using gel polish.  I loved it so much, and I am hoping that there’s a holo version available soon.








Layering Order:
Gucci Basecoat
2 coats Illimite The Sweetest Sin
1 coat Bees Knees Lcquer House on Haunted Chill
Seche Vite Topcoat

Bonus Pictures - Illimite The Sweetest Sin by itself







Where to buy in the US:
https://www.livelovepolish.com/collections/illimite
https://beeskneeslacquer.com/

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These items were purchased by me or sent to me by a friend.  The above are not affiliated links.