Saturday, 11 August 2012

Lush Lacquer Birthday Cake!

No, it's not my birthday..but who doesn't like cake?? I grabbed this one out of my Helmer last night as I hadn't tried it and I felt like some subtle glitter..kind of like my own Glitter Me Up friday, LOL. Lush Lacquer was one of the first "indie" polishes that I bought from Etsy when I forayed out into uncharted territories of handmade polish in the nail polish world. They have an amazing range of colors and a mixture of glitter top coats and pigment and glitter mixes. At the moment I am leaning towards the pigment and glitter combo as I like the look you get with layering the glitters rather than just a top coat. Birthday Cake is a milky white base with various bar and round glitters. It has shimmer and sparkle that is blingy but the formula is on the thick side which I thinned for better application.
For this mani I used CND Sticky base coat, 2 coats of Lush Lacquer Birthday Cake and a thick Seche Vite top coat.
Lush Lacquer Birthday Cake
 Birthday Cake!

Lush Lacquer Birthday Cake
Extreme macro close up!

Lush Lacquer Birthday Cake
 Birthday cake, glittery goodness!

Lush Lacquer Birthday Cake


Lush Lacquer Birthday Cake
 Lovely bar glitters in green, yellow and blue mixed with round blue and purple ones.

Lush Lacquer Birthday Cake


Lush Lacquer Birthday Cake

Lush Lacquer Birthday Cake
Macro of the glitters, some hidden red round ones and drowned holo hexes

Birthday Cake at first glance looks a little bit like a hot mess in a bottle..bar glitters going everywhere with holo hexs and round glitter galore. On the nail this translates to a lovely glittery complex polish that is not overwhelming, just very pretty and interesting. This is a polish that needs a top coat to be smooth..and probably 2 coats at that. I would recommend a thinner otherwise the polish is gloopy straight out of the bottle..this is an awesome polish, the glitters catch the eye in different lights but the white base toning down what could be an obnoxious polish.

Hope you liked some Birthday Cake..I feel the need to stamp this weekend, so will see what happens :)

6 comments:

  1. Love this color so pretty!
    xo,
    http://missmelissafashionandbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Melissa :) Appreciate the comment!

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  2. Oh I wish I'd ordered this! I just received 'Pink Panther' yesterday (my first indie polish!). Do I want to pay for shipping twice? Hmmmm....

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    1. Hmmm, there are so many choices out there! I don't have Pink Pather but I am sure it's great too :)

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  3. I love this polish and it looks great on you!

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    1. Thanks so much :) It's a fun polish!

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