Monday, April 15, 2013

Initial Lacquer

My prayers and condolences go out to everyone involved and affected in the Boston attack.
 Iris Wan is the owner of Initial LacquerAll polishes are hand-mixed in small batches so they may slightly vary. They are made with 3-Free ingredients, 2 stainless steel balls and are animal cruelty free. I also love the brushes she uses in her bottles. A good brush makes my 3 stroke application technique achievable.  Click on designer name or polish name to take you straight to her store to see all her lovely designs. She is also giving y'all 10% off your entire purchase with the coupon code below!

Arctic Night
This design is an amazing, out of this world, galaxy onto itself polish that only needed 2 thin coats for opacity.  The designer describes this polish as a jelly but it applied like a luscious creme in my opinion. It is packed full of holo silver, green and red micro fine glitters and dries with a matte finish. I applied a coat of Seche to give it a super sexy shine.  This is definitely my favorite of the 4 I swatched!
I LOVE THIS BRUSH!!!!! The best way I can describe this design is by calling it a creme glitterbomb with a holo glitter set in lavender and teal. Beautiful sparkle and shine.  It reached opacity in 2 thin coats and I used a Seche topcoat to seal the deal!!!

This is a dusty gray creme design with a slight blue shimmer filled with a plethora of pink, mint, teal and gold variety of small glitters.  It was a little more complex to apply and I almost feared I would not like.  But after 2 coats I put a nice thick coat of Seche on top and it gave it an absolutely flirty and feminine finish out. Great for a Spring day!
This ulta girly design is a violet crimmer with white flake and iridescent glitters.  I applied 2 thin coats and a top coat of Seche.  I wish I had followed the designer's advice of using 3 thin coats because my tips have some bare spots. Overall it is a very pretty polish, but I prefer the other designs due to their WOW factors.
Once again, my prayers and condolences go out to everyone involved and affected in the Boston attack.

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