August 29, 2014

Picture Polish Lagoon Swatches & Review

Hello readers,
I hope you are all looking forward to the upcoming Labour Day long weekend. I know I am. Today I have a polish that's been sitting in my collection for a while that I somehow haven't tried yet, Picture Polish Lagoon.


Picture Polish Lagoon features a rich teal jelly filled with scatter holo sparkle and a sprinkling of small teal hex glitters. The formula on this one was amazing. I used three coats but you could definitely get away with two, The glitters lay completely flat and smooth and I had no issues with streaks or bald spots. Photos show three coats of Lagoon with one coat of CND Super Shiney top coat in natural lighting.




Happy polishing,

Michelle

August 27, 2014

WingDust Collections Meet Me At Midnight Swatches & Review

Hello readers,
Are you ready for another WingDust Wednesday?!  Today I have another polish from her most recent release, Meet Me At Midnight.


Meet Me At Midnight features a blackened purple jelly base packed with a purple to green colour shifting shimmer, holo sparkle, blue shard glitter and real 24 karate yellow gold leaf flakes.  I'm personally addicted to her gold leaf polishes so when I saw this I knew I had to have it.  The formula was a tad thick but still quite easy to work with.  The only issue I had was that some of the shard glitters didn't lie quite flat and as a result needed a little extra attention to make them cooperate.  Photos show three coats of Meet Me At Midnight with one coat of CND Super Shiney top coat in natural lighting.





The green shimmer in this polish was really hard to photograph but you can see it peaking out a little bit.  I found that in bright sunlight the polish looked more purple overall but in more muted lighting it looked more blue. You can find WingDust Collections on:


Happy polishing,

Michelle

August 25, 2014

Black and White Giraffe Stamping

Hello readers,
Today you get to see a glimpse of my rarely seen left hand.  Somehow the stamping I did last night turned out way better on my left hand despite the fact that I'm left handed.  Trying to post my fingers for these photos was the most awkward thing ever!  I used Lucky 13 Lacquer Milky Way (a simple custom) as my base and then I stamped China Glaze Liquid Leather using Moyou London pro plate XL 05 over top.




Happy polishing,

- Michelle

August 24, 2014

Finger Lickin' Lacquer Washed Out Collection Swatches & Review Part II

Disclaimer:  This product was offered at a reduced price or at no charge to thelazylaquerista.com in exchange for published reviews.  All reviews are fair, honest and reflect my personal opinion.

Hello readers,
Today I have the second half of Finger Lickin' Lacquers Washed Out collection to show you.  If you missed the first half of the review you can check it out here.

Love You


Love You is a bright pink jelly with a strawberry daiquiri scent.  The formula on this one was quite good.  I didn't have to do too much work to get a streak-free finish.  The scent is quite light too, not overpowering.  Photos show two coats of Love You over two coats of Sally Hansen White On with one coat of CND Super Shiney top coat in natural lighting.




Long Gone


Long Gone  is an orange jelly with a dreamsicle scent.  The formula on this one was really good.  No streaks at all even though it's a jelly.  Like the others in this collection the scent is very light.  My camera coulnd't handle the brightness of this polish.  It is more neon in real life. Photos show two coats of Long Gone over two coats of Sally Hansen White On with one coat of CND Super Shiney top coat in natural lighting.




Terrapin


Finally we have Terrapin, a yellow leaning green jelly with a margarita scent.  This one actually smelled like sour green apple to me but either way, it was my favorite scent of the collection.  The formula on this one was excellent as well.  I had no issues with streaks.  Like Long Gone, this one is also more neon in real life.  Photos show two coats of Terrapin over two coats of Sally Hansen White on with one coat of CND Super Shiney top coat in natural lighting.




Conclusion

Overall I think this is a really good collection.  Most of the jellies out there tend to me darker colours so these are something different.  I see myself using these more for nail art than as stand alone colours but that's just my personal style.  I was also happy to find that all the scents are quite light and not at all overpowering which can be an issue with some scented cosmetics.  Overall I found Long Gone and Terrapin to have the best formulas.  It was really easy to get a streak free finish with those two.  You can find Finger Lickin' Lacquer at


Happy polishing

- Michelle

August 20, 2014

Finger Lickin' Lacquer Washed Out Collection Swatches & Review Part I

Disclaimer:  This product was offered at a reduced price or at no charge to thelazylaquerista.com in exchange for published reviews.  All reviews are fair, honest and reflect my personal opinion.

Hello readers,
Today I have half of Finger Lickin' Lacquer's new Washed Out collection to show you. This collection features six bleached neon jellies. They all come scented but there's always the option of getting the same colours unscented if scented polishes aren't your thing.

Here I Go 


Here I Go is a periwinkle blue jelly with a fruit punch scent. The formula on this one was a little tricky to work with. It applied very easily but because it was so sheer it took extra care not to have a streaky finish. I was able to even it out with two coats. The scent is very light and sweet. It is quite pleasant and not overpowering. Photos show two coats of Here I Go over two coats of Sally Hansen White On with one coat of CND Super Shiney top coat in natural lighting.





Octopus


Octopus is a bright purple jelly with a grape scent. Though it looks quite purple in the bottle I found it leaned more pink when worn over white. The formula on this one was easy to work with. I also had less of an issue with streaks than I did with Here I Go. Again, the scent was subtle and sweet. Photos show two coats of Octopus over two coats of Sally Hansen White On with one coat of CND Super Shiney top coat in natural lighting.




Golden Hair


Golden Hair is a bright yellow jelly with a pina colada scent. I had a hard time capturing the true brightness of this one. It is even more neon in real life. The formula on this one really surprised me. Yellows have a reputation for being streaky but this one had the best formula of the three jellies in this post. Like the others, the scent was light and sweet. Photos show two coats of Golden Hair over two coats of Sally Hansen White on with one coat of CND Super Shiney top coat in natural lighting.




Conclusion

I'm not usually one to go for really light polishes. They're just no my style. However, I can definitely see myself using these a lot in nail art. They'd be perfect for lead lighting, gradients and so much more. I think they'd look really cool layered over colours other than white as well and could add some squishiness to a creme polish. You can find Finger Lickin' Lacquer at


Happy polishing

- Michelle