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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

*Press Release*: Gothic Gala Lacquers 5th of November Collection Swatches & Review


"Remember, remember the 5th of November
of gunpowder treason and plot.
I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be Forgot..."
     - Alan Moore

One of my all-time favorite films is V for Vendetta.  When the movie came out, I saw it four times in theatres (I used to work at one, which meant free movies!!).  I just loved everything about the movie, from the characters to the storyline, to the overall message behind it.  It is a terrific and very well done film.

That being said, when I saw that Samantha over at Gothic Gala Lacquers had created a collection based on the film, I was ecstatic, and may or may not have squealed and clapped my hands together like a giddy school girl.  I was even more excited when she asked *me* to swatch the collection for her!!  I'm no fool - I happily, and very eagerly accepted - again, possibly squealing and clapping with more vigor...

So without further ado, let me show you the gorgeous colors of this collection!  There are four polishes in total.  Brace yourself for some photo porn - I've got 10 pictures for each polish AND art!

We will start with The 5th of November:



5th of November is a beautiful color-shifting chrome packed with gold, purple, and the occasional blue micro glitter.  This polish applied very smoothly, was dry in under 5 minutes, and was opaque in two coats, though I put on three because I felt it added more depth to the color.  The polish dried to a shiny finish, as seen in the photos above.

Next up is Vendetta:



Vendetta is a black jelly with a gold shimmer and packed to the brim with red and purple micro glitters.  This polish was also very easy to applicate, and was opaque in three coats for me, drying in under five minutes to a shiny finish, as seen in the photos above, with a very, very light texture from the glitter.  One coating of topcoat will get rid of that.

Third up is E-V:



E-V is a grey crelly polish with large and small matte white and shiny pink round glitters, as well as a subtle purple shimmer.  This color applied very smoothly and dried in under 5 minutes to a shiny finish, as seen in the photos above, and took two coats to be opaque.

And lastly we have Remember, Remember:



Remember, remember is a gorgeous fuchsia pink jelly with a subtle blue shimmer in direct sunlight.  Also very smooth application, dried in under 5 minutes to a shiny finish, and mostly opaque after three coats (you could still see the whites of the fingernails at certain angles).

The Ups:  All of these polishes have a great formula.  They all dried quickly, none of them stained my nails or the surrounding skin, application was very smooth, and the colors are just gorgeous!!  If you are familiar with the movie and remember it well, you can definitely see where Samantha drew her inspiration for these polishes, and she did a fabulous job!!

The Downs:  To be honest, the only "down" I had with these polishes came with E-V and the fact the larger pieces of glitter seemed to fall to the bottom of the bottle.  However, a minute or two of holding the bottle upside-down and rubbing it back and forth solved that problem completely!

Overall:  These polishes are fantastic!!!  I highly recommend each and every one of them! Samantha did an excellent job creating a polish for everyone - each polish is so unique and stands apart from the rest, but they all flow together in this collection.  You would be very wise to snag these up!!

The 5th of November collection launched today (for obvious reasons), and can be purchased as a set for $33.00!  Here are some links for you where you can purchase the polishes from this collection, as well as keep up-to-date with the company:

Shop: Here

Facebook: Here

Facebook Fan Group: Here

Instagram: Here

I hope you all enjoyed this post, and that you have a wonderful Wednesday!!  See you soon! <3

*NOTE: While these polishes were sent to me as a press release, my review is 100% honest and not skewed in any way.  The links I provide are NOT affiliate (i.e. I get no kickback when you click on them through my blog).  I simply provide them for your convenience :)