I haven’t done any nail art in AGES, but it’s something I really enjoying doing (and what my blog was originally intended for, hence the name!) so I’m going to make more of an effort going forward. I love this holographic stripy nail art – more pictures below!
At the Birchbox event I went to a few weeks ago I met a blogger called Emily and fangirled a bit when I found out that she was one of the creators of The Lacquer Lab. I am always on the look out for independent, UK based nail polish brands and this one had been on my radar for a while. I was lucky enough to be sent their new limited edition festive trio to review and I will apologise now for the photo heavy post: these polishes deserve a lot of pictures!
Introducing: The Lacquer Lab Festive Trio nail polishes
So here is the trio, L-R: Fred & Ginger, I Want A Pony, and Snow Globe. Don’t you just feel Christmassy looking at them?
OPI Which Is Witch Review – Oz the Great and Powerful collection
This is another polish from the ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ collection. I’m not usually drawn to bar glitter, as I’ve mentioned before, but this is very pretty.
‘Which Is Witch’ is a clear base with holographic bars, medium hexs and tiny glitter. It applies very well and not much placement is needed to ensure even application. You’ll be very happy to hear that the glitter doesn’t curl (unlike the shambles that is ‘When Monkey’s Fly’), so the finish is lovely and smooth.
I truly love this polish: look how shiny it is! This catches the light in such a beautiful way.
This polish was applied over a base of Kiko ‘275 Black’ and I applied it at the base of the nail and slowly pulled the glitter up the nail to make a subtle gradient effect. It was then topped with Seche Vite.
A england Dragon Review
Another polish from the beautiful a-england ‘The Legend’ collection. This one is a glorious emerald green that, depending on the light, has a blue or gold tint and a true holographic shimmer running through it. This is one of those polishes that just has you staring at your nails all day.
Just like the other polishes in this collection, this could have been a one-coater but I am a creature of habit and did two coats anyway. It was then topped with Seche Vite, although it’s super shiny and sparkley without.
‘The Legend’ collection is sadly no longer available, but you can get Adina’s stunning nail polishes HERE.
GOSH 549 Holographic Hero
I have been searching for this polish forever. It is like the nail blogging community’s version of a unicorn. So when I found it in Superdrug I did a little squeak… and then bought two bottles, just in case!