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Monday, July 14, 2014

Polish Post: Lilypad Lacquer "Golden Sea" and "Black Pearl" Swatches, Review, and Nail Art

Welp, it's Monday again.  Yuck.  Not much I can really say to redeem that fact, but I can attempt to brighten your Monday a bit with some pics of very lovely indie polishes by Lilypad Lacquer :D  I also did a little nail art, which I will show you at the end.  First, check out these swatches of "Golden Sea":

Outdoors in Direct Sunlight


Indoors Out of Direct Sunlight



Gorgeous, am I right?  Golden Sea is such a light and airy gold/blue color - very delicate and ladylike.  It's not too in-your-face with the shimmer and subtle holo.  It is the perfect polish to wear when you are looking for something a little more reserved.  The application was smooth, and took 2 coats to achieve complete opacity.  Because it is more of a chrome, streaks can show up during application, so just make sure you are brushing in the same direction, and you will be dandy :)  The wear time was great!  Survived two toddler baths, a shower, gardening, and playtime with no or wearing at the nail tips.  Hooray!! I love a good durable polish!

Next up is "Black Pearl":

Outdoors in Direct Sunlight



 Macro

Indoors Out of Direct Sunlight


I'd be a fibber if I told you a part of me didn't buy Black Pearl because the name reminded me of Captain Jack Sparrow's ship in Pirates of the Caribbean.  I sure did, and the other part of me bought it because it is a stunner!  It is a very brilliant, deep purple/black holo.  When in the sunlight, it is blindingly colorful!  Opaque after 2 coats, same wear time as Golden Sea - the only complaint I have is how distracting it is!  Simply beautiful, and a must-have for all you fellow holo-freaks.

Here are some linkages for you to keep up with Lilypad Lacquer:

Facebook: Here

US Shop via Llarowe: Oh Here!

Instagram: Click Me!!

And finally, the nail art!  I had this idea in my head for a few days, and after I recently received my first polishes from Lilypad Lacquer, I knew they would both be the perfect "backdrop."  So here it is: "Opposites Attract" :D




This design took me about half of Saving Mr. Banks (roughly an hour and a half) to paint.  I am happy with most of how it turned out, only disappointed in minor details.  Overall, I'm pleased with it, and I hope you are, too!  This is acrylic paint over Golden Sea and Black Pearl, and everything is hand painted.

That's all for today's post.  Hopefully I will have something for you tomorrow, but I can't make any promises - got the kids to handle all by myself.  We'll see if I still have all my hair by the end of the day.

Have a lovely Monday!!

8 comments:

  1. Too cute! You are very creative, girl!

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    1. Thank you so much!! I owe my start in art to everything I learned from Mrs. Weigel in high school :)

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  2. I'm pretty sure I commented on this on Facebook but again I have to say how beautiful the swans are! Also, madly in love with Black Pearl...squee...lol

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    1. Lol I'm so glad you like them!! And black pearl is to die for! :D

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  3. This is my favorite so far. It even beats the Harry Potter theme.

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  4. I love this! I love the contrasting scenery with each swan.

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