Thursday, April 18, 2013

NerdLacquer Harlow Exclusive: Batcave and Scully

NerdLacquer Harlow Exclusive - Batcave, two coats with top coat

NerdLacquer Harlow Exclusive - Batcave

NerdLacquer Harlow Exclusive - Batcave

Today I have the rest of the NerdLacquer Harlow Exclusive Trio for you (you can read about my first post on Han Shot First here). First up is Batcave, described as "a deep charcoal with silver and black microglitter, a hint of cobalt in the base, plus big square black glitter, medium hex royal lase and purple glitter, and medium and micro silver holo", it is definitely as complex and mystical as the description suggests. Love the holographic sparkle the hex gives out amongst a sea of dark glitters, and although Batcave dries on the gritty side, two coats of top coat would give you a glossy, glassy finish.

NerdLacquer Harlow Exclusive - Scully, two coats with top coat

NerdLacquer Harlow Exclusive - Scully

NerdLacquer Harlow Exclusive - Scully

Next is Scully. A peachy-nude with white and silver hex and glitters that come in various sizes and shapes, it also has a lovely blue-violet flash.While I love the blue-violet shimmer, unfortunately Scully hates my skintone. It makes my fingers look dirty, and I think Scully would suit girls with a paler skin color. Nevertheless, it is still gorgeous and quite unique!

So there you have it, the NerdLacquer Harlow Exclusive Trio. Which one is your favorite?

Thursday, April 11, 2013

NerdLacquer Harlow Exclusive - Han Shot First

NerdLacquer Harlow Exclusive - Han Shot First, two coats with top coat

I am beyond excited to bring you my very first NerdLacquer! I missed the boat before Amanda went into hiatus, but like many in the polish world, we are totally over the moon when Amanda announced her comeback!

Han Shot First is part of the NerdLacquer trio exclusive to Harlow & Co. Described by Amanda as "a deep dusty teal with giant gold square glitter, medium square turquoise glitter, gold small and micro, smallish holo hex", Han Shot First is incredibly pigmented, where you could easily get away with just one thick coat. The formula is perfect, albeit it dries on the gritty side, so a generous layer of top coat will give you the glossy finish.

I am very impressed with my first Nerd, and although I am not a Star Wars fan, I can definitely appreciate the humor in the polish name! I still have to swatch the remaining polishes from the trio (namely Scully and Batcave), so watch this space!

Purchase Info: The NerdLacquer Harlow Exclusives can be purchased from Harlow & Co. They are currently sold out, but you can get the latest restock information if you follow Harlow & Co on Facebook.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Enchanted Polish Tenderheart over Zoya Miley

Enchanted Polish Tenderheart, one coat over Zoya Miley, two coats

Hello my lovely readers! Today I have another Enchanted Polish for you. Tenderheart, from the Love A Lot Glitter Collection, is a clear base polish packed with shining red hearts, holographic silver diamonds, tiny red hexes and  tiny iridescent silver glitters. This sparkly glitter combination would add a sweet touch to any mani!

The formula of Tenderheart is a little bit on the thick side, and I need to dab and place the hearts onto my nails, but it is still easy enough to work with. On another note, Zoya Miley serves as a perfect undie for many glitter toppers, it is just so versatile and compliments the glitters so well!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Autism Awareness Mani with BSJ #13 Blue Holo

BSJ #13 - two coats with no top coat

April is the month for Autism Awareness, and I have lighted it up with BSJ #13, a dark blue linear holo. I have featured this polish before (see here), but I think it is the perfect polish for this occasion!