Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wingdust Wednesday : Aurora Sky

Happy humpday, y'all! (Aside: does anyone else think "humpday" is the most ridiculous thing ever?) It's my favourite day of the week, Wingdust Wednesday, and this time I'm actually participating! Wahoo!

Oh! Steph also posted a wee giveaway on her Facebook page. Post your #wingdustwednesday mani on Facebook or Instagram and you will be entered for a chance to win a 4-pack of Wingies. Giveaway ends Saturday, November 22nd so get painting!

Today I am sharing Aurora Sky. This is an older polish that is a part of the Season of Change trio, three colour shifting top coats, along with Autumn Fire and April Showers. Aurora Sky presents mainly as teal but shifts to dark blue and purple in the right light. It also has small holo glitter which gives it more interest than the standard topper. The formula was good. It's on the thicker side but not goopy and was the perfect consistency for one good coat.

Shown here is one coat of Aurora Sky over two coats of Orly Liquid Vinyl along with top coat.

swatcher, polish-ranger | Wingdust Collections Aurora Sky swatch
swatcher, polish-ranger | Wingdust Collections Aurora Sky swatch
swatcher, polish-ranger | Wingdust Collections Aurora Sky swatch
swatcher, polish-ranger | Wingdust Collections Aurora Sky macro
swatcher, polish-ranger | Wingdust Collections Aurora Sky macro

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Finger Lickin Lacquer Fall for FLL : Part 2

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Hooooo boy... Do you ever have a time in your life when things are just crazy and surreal and a wrench is thrown in to all of your plans? Yeah. That. Now. Yeesh.

Now that I have two seconds to sit down and I write, I belatedly present part 2 of the Fall for FLL collection from Finger Lickin Lacquer.

*descriptions from Finger Lickin Lacquer

Bonfire Night is a navy blue intensely holographic polish with a mulled cider fragrance. This polish was intended to mimic a clear night sky with all the stars twinkling – a perfect night to have a bonfire and spend time with friends and family, drinking from mugs of cider and keeping warm by the fire.

This leans black on me instead of navy blue but it's still lovely and is definitely reminiscent of the night sky. The scent is subtle and, like Tia mentioned, totally reminds me of Juicy Fruit gum. I found the formula to be great - sheer on the first coat but easily buildable. Shown here is three coats plus top coat.

swatcher, polish-ranger | Finger Lickin Lacquer Bonfire Night swatch
swatcher, polish-ranger | Finger Lickin Lacquer Bonfire Night swatch
swatcher, polish-ranger | Finger Lickin Lacquer Bonfire Night swatch

Fair Enchantress is a plum crelly with copper and gold hex glitters that started off as a custom for a dear friend. She and I fell so in love with this polish that we agreed to release it with the fall collection. Fair Enchantress is one of three unscented polishes in the fall collection.

Ungh. This one is sooo pretty. Forget fall, this is one of those year-round polishes - perfect for every season! Again, the formula was good, a little sheer at first but easily buildable. Shown here is two coats plus top coat.

swatcher, polish-ranger | Finger Lickin Lacquer Fair Enchantress swatch
swatcher, polish-ranger | Finger Lickin Lacquer Fair Enchantress swatch
swatcher, polish-ranger | Finger Lickin Lacquer Fair Enchantress swatch

Harvest Moon is a brilliant mustard yellow scattered holographic polish. Its color is perfect for fall – it’s a match for the changing leaves and it’s perfect for going to hay rides and corn mazes. Harvest Moon is the second of three unscented polishes in the fall collection.

This yellow, while very sheer, is lovely. The deeper mustard tones make it perfect for a wide variety of skin tones and it's just subtle and perfect. Shown here is three coats plus top coat and you can still see the nail line. On my ring finger I layered two coats of Harvest Moon over white which really makes it pop. You could also find a similarly toned yellow and add this for a kick of holo.

swatcher, polish-ranger | Finger Lickin Lacquer Harvest Moon swatch
swatcher, polish-ranger | Finger Lickin Lacquer Harvest Moon swatch
swatcher, polish-ranger | Finger Lickin Lacquer Harvest Moon swatch

Poison Apple is a granny smith green polish with red-to-gold flakes and a spooky surprise – skull and crossbone glitters lurking just beneath the surface. Poison Apple has a tart green apple fragrance.

As far as I'm concerned, even though it's not orange or black, this is the PERFECT Halloween polish. It totally reminds me of a poison apple or toxic sludge or something bubbling in a witch's cauldron. I did have some issues with the skull glitter. It took major fishing and when I tried to place them I got too much base colour (that's likely operator error though). I layered two coats of Poison Apple over white on my ring finger and it..... doesn't really work - I prefer this one built up on its own. Shown here is three coats plus top coat.

swatcher, polish-ranger | Finger Lickin Lacquer Poison Apple swatch
swatcher, polish-ranger | Finger Lickin Lacquer Poison Apple swatch
swatcher, polish-ranger | Finger Lickin Lacquer Poison Apple swatch

Spoopy is a fun black crelly with hex glitters in orange, purple, yellow, and green. Spoopy is so named because of a fun post on Tumblr featuring misspelled Halloween decorations. It was silly and took on a life of its own, and this polish is very much the same – Spoopy’s the perfect fun Halloween polish, especially with its sweet candy corn fragrance.

This guy is so much fun and I think it's amazing for Christmas as well. You know those bokeh photos of Christmas lights? This reminds me of that. The scent is light and not overwhelming and the formula, again, was good. Shown here is three coats plus top coat.

swatcher, polish-ranger | Finger Lickin Lacquer Spoopy swatch
swatcher, polish-ranger | Finger Lickin Lacquer Spoopy swatch
swatcher, polish-ranger | Finger Lickin Lacquer Spoopy swatch

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