February 17, 2015

Takko Lacquer Dark Paradise Swatches & Review


Hello readers,
Today I have a polish from Takko Lacquer that called my name the minute I saw it. The problem? This polish is a Llarowe exclusive and we all know how fast these polishes go during a restock. It took a friends help and lots of refreshing to obtain it.

Takko Lacquer Dark Paradise Takko Lacquer Dark Paradise

Dark Paradise features an indigo blue jelly based filled with small multicoloured flakies. The formula was... mediocre. An unfortunate surprise since I love the formula on the other Takko flakie containing polishes I've tried. The first coat was very sheer and very streaky. The second and third coats did build up nicely but I had to be careful to watch to sheer spots and touch them up. Even after three coats the nail line still peaks through a tiny bit. If you're in love with the final look I'd still try to get your hands on this polish, but if you're not sure... I'd pass on this one. Photos show three coats of Dark Paradise with one coat of CND Super Shiney top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Takko Lacquer Dark Paradise Takko Lacquer Dark Paradise

Takko Lacquer Dark Paradise Takko Lacquer Dark Paradise

Takko Lacquer Dark Paradise Takko Lacquer Dark Paradise

You can find this particular polish on Llarowe (keep an eye out for those restocks), but in general you can find Takko Lacquer on:

Happy polishing,

Michelle

2 comments :

  1. Hmm, this one just doesn't speak to me. I think there's too much flakies, so by the time you get to a third coat, it looks very busy. The blue is a great blue though!

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    1. I'm still undecided on it as well. I think the amount of flakies detracts from the squishiness of the jelly base. Three coats was definitely a must though with this one. Two coats was way too sheer.

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