Sunday, September 22, 2013

Laquerlicious Caramelized Apples & Glamorously Sassy

Hello Lacquer Luvers! I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend so far. Today we transition into a new season and with that comes new polishes! I'm really excited to share one of those with you today as well as another very fun polish that I'm sure you guys are going to fall in love with. I have had the honor to review 4 beautiful artisan polishes created by the lovely Michelle of Laquerlicious and believe me when I tell you, all the great things you have ever heard about this line are indeed true! 

The first manicure I would like to share with you guys features one of the best glitter bombs ever created (in my humble opinion, of course)! I wanted to use a base color that would not only make every single glitter found in this baby pop, but also had the ability to bring this mani full circle with its name. I needed something glamorously sassy and Bettina Fruit Punch was just screaming at me. Fruit Punch is a stunning fuchsia cream with the most beautiful pink shimmer throughout. It's girly, flashy and every bit of sassy! I applied 2 coats of it over Essie Feed Me.

Once Fruit Punch dried I proceeded to apply one coat of Laquerlicious Glamorously Sassy. As you can see, this clear base polish is jam packed with an amazing variety of glitter. There is everything from grey, yellow, green, orange and white matte glitter in hex, square and circle shapes. There are also pink and light pink stars, metallic purple micro glitter and XL silver and pink hologram glitter. Glamorously Sassy is part of the All Things Diva Collection.

Glamorously Sassy has a great formula. The clear base is not at all thick or goopy and the brush was all I used to get perfect placement of all the glitters. I didn't manage to pick up any of the larger circles, however. Next time I wear this beauty I'll probably use a toothpick to fish for those. As you can see in the pictures above, this polish is equally as stunning with a glossy (Glisten & Glow HK Girl) or matte (Hard Candy Matte-ly In Love) topcoat (I personally LOVE how much the glitters pop with the matte).

Next up is one of Laquerlicious' Fall Is In The Air polishes. Caramelized Apples is probably the most unique glitter polish I've ever seen for fall. This is a beautiful reddish brown base that has tiny multicilored glitter and multi sized circle glitter that are gold, green and red.

I applied a base of Essie Feed Me to begin this manicure followed by 2 coats of Laquerlicious Caramelized Apples. Application was smooth and the formula was great! Again, no glitter placement with this polish but the larger glitters didn't come out with the brush. I applied 1 coat of HK Girl topcoat to smooth out the glitter and give it a glossy shine. 

The caramel apple on my accent nail was created with the stamping decal method. First I applied 3 coats of Essie Topless & Barefoot and stamped the squiggly image from Konad M70 using Zoya Louise. Next I put a tiny bit of HK Girl on a sandwich baggy. Once that dried, I stamped the apple from BornPrettyStore's M66 image plate and used Zoya's Elisa, Louise and Hunter.

Laquerlicious polishes are available for purchase in her shop on Etsy and retail for $9.50 on average. Michelle also has a collection of polishes whose proceeds benefit the Fresno Bully Rescue in Fresno, California. FBR is a nonprofit organization that rescues pitbull and pitbull like breeds. I admire her so much for giving to these animals in a selfless and creative way. You can purchase Laquerlicious nail polish by clicking on this link. Make sure you guys give her a follow on instagram as well @creativenailchick. As always I hope you all enjoyed this post my dear Lacquer Luvers and I look forward to sharing my next post with you, xo!


**These polishes were sent to me for my honest review. **