Showing posts with label mauve. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mauve. Show all posts

03 June 2013

Cadillacquer Cute Poison, Dollhouse, and Serendipity, Swatches and Review

Hi everyone! I hope you had a good weekend! I took the time off from blogging but I did so much polish shopping. I went to Buffalo in New York State and did some shopping, came back to Toronto did some more shopping, bought some stuff online... There's so much cool stuff, I just need more time and more hands to swatch it all. Haha! :)

A while back, over a month now, I purchased some Cadillacquer polishes from Harlow & Co. You can see the first part of my Cadillacquer haul here. And now, finally, I have the rest of them to show you. Unfortunately these are all sold out, but maybe if we beg, plead, cry, and whine enough, Katie will bring more Cadillacquer to her store. I love these polishes but the shipping from the Cadillacquer Etsy store is too expensive for me.

Cadillacquer Dollhouse, Serendipity, and Cute Poison

All three polishes had a great formula. They went on very smooth and the consistency was perfect - not too thin or thick. I really like how these polishes are so easy and effortless to apply, because that is not always the case with indie polishes.

Cute Poison is a muted teal blue/green creme with small black squares and tiny teal and fuchsia glitter. The polish looks very complex but up close you see that it is actually quite simple. I really like the unusual mixtures of colours and the addition of black to this one. I used three coats, although two may work.

Cadillacquer Cute Poison

Cadillacquer Cute Poison

Dollhouse is what I call conservative with a twist - the kind of indie that you could wear in a more conservative work environment. It's a pale mauve creme with pink micro-glitter, tiny silver squares, small silver hexes, and small pink squares and circles. I really like polishes like this, they are perfect for when I want something more muted and toned down, but not boring. This was three coats.

Cadillacquer Dollhouse

Cadillacquer Dollhouse

Serendipity is a dusty pale blue with a pink shimmer and tiny/small magenta hexes. It's probably the most simple of the three and yet it's my favourite. I love the blue colour and the speckled look it has. This was three coats, and like the others the formula was great.

Cadillacquer Serendipity

Cadillacquer Serendipity

I love that these three are very cohesive in appearance, yet all unique. I'm also impressed by the excellent formula that is consistent with all three polishes. So far I only have good things to say about Cadillacquer and I'm looking forward to what this brand comes out with in the future.

As mentioned, I bought these at Harlow & Co., where they are currently sold out. Cadillacquer is also available through Etsy. Follow both Cadillacquer and Harlow & Co. on Facebook for updates.

What do you think of these? Which one, if any, is your favourite??

25 March 2013

Lacquer Lust S-muave-mente and Sweet Georgia Peach

Hi everyone! For the second night in a row I'm featuring a new-to-this-blog indie brand. I first saw Lacquer Lust on Instagram and I have been following Jo and her creations for several months now. Her polishes have been in high demand, and while she creates many different types of polishes, her most popular seem to be her holos and thermal polishes (which change colour with temperature changes). Up until recently I had only been able to admire her polishes from afar since she does not ship outside the US, but I was recently able to snag a few from Shoppe Eclecticco during a launch/restock.

Lacquer Lust S-muave-mente and Sweet Georgia Peach

Harlow & Co. is going to start stocking Lacquer Lust starting tomorrow with a launch scheduled for 12pm EDT (Monday March 25th). S-muave-mente will be available then along with a few others. Check out the Harlow & Co. Facebook page for more details.

S-muave-mente is a muted mauve linear holo. Don't ask me why the polish is spelled muave instead of mauve. :/ The linear holo on this one is not super strong but it's there. I photographed this polish under direct lighting hoping to capture more of the holo but it was not the most successful endeavor. I am still learning how to photograph holos under artificial light, so bear with me.

Lacquer Lust S-muave-mente

Lacquer Lust S-muave-mente (direct lighting)

I love this polish because it is very work appropriate, but the holo adds something special. This is two coats and the formula was perfect. It went on very smooth and was completely self-leveling.

Lacquer Lust S-muave-mente

Lacquer Lust S-muave-mente (direct lighting)

Sweet Georgia Peach is a pale muted pink with a strong gold shimmer. Check out the shimmer in the direct lighting photo! Like *wow*! This polish is very soft and feminine, and like S-muave-mente is also work appropriate but not boring. The formula on this one was also excellent, and it also went on very smooth and was completely self-leveling. I used three coats here, but you could get away with two.

Lacquer Lust Sweet Georgia Peach

Lacquer Lust Sweet Georgia Peach (direct lighting)

Lacquer Lust Sweet Georgia Peach

I'm so happy that I finally own some of Jo's polishes, and my first experience with Lacquer Lust was excellent. Both polishes are available now at Shoppe Eclecticco, and S-muave-mente will be available at Harlow & Co. tomorrow at noon. If you like holos I recommend you check out Pow Chica Wow Wow, a dark blue with a strong linear holo. They are sure to sell out fast so I recommend being at your computer at noon! If you are in the US you can buy directly from Lacquer Lust's online store, but everything is sold out at the moment. Follow Lacquer Lust on Facebook or Instagram (@lacquer_lust)

What do you think of these polishes? Do you have to wear work appropriate polishes during the week?
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