Happy Thursday! Today I have the pleasure of showing you some shades from the BLUSH Lacquers Sea Water Shimmers collection (and another special one)!
BLUSH Lacquers is a brand very new to me, and as soon as I saw them they were kind of a must-have. They are an indie brand, all hand-made in small batches from Indiana, USA. Right now they have about 30-35 shades available from various collections. I chose five shades that just completely screamed out my name because of their amazing multi-chromatic and glittery properties. Most of them are from their Sea Water Shimmers Collection, which was inspired by mermaids (and I can see why) and one was their special July 2016 Color of the Month shade.
The formula was good with all of these, but definitely on the sheer, more watery side. These are buildable shades so all were three coats for me. You can also use 1 or 2 coats over a dark polish as a topper.
Shelly O’ the Sands has a pale muted blue base and pink/copper/gold shifting shimmer.
Nerida Singer has a green base a very strong red/copper shimmer.
Marina Azure has a purple base and very strong shifting green shimmer.
Indigo Stinger has a dusty purple/grey base and green to silver shifting shimmer.
Evening Sparkler (the COTM July 2016 shade) has a deep royal blue base and is filled with red glitter and orange holographic micro-glitter.
WOWZA! These are so fiery and sparkly, I am really impressed! The way they look in the bottle actually translates onto the nail, which is a very good thing because often that isn’t the case. They are very complex multichromes, ever-shifting and changing. I do have a few personal favorites. My first pick would be Nerida Singer because that green mixed with the fiery copper/red is just stunning. Next up is Marina Azure, which is just the prettiest shifting purple/green. And finally Evening Sparkler is quite simply, amazing. So much depth, sparkle and lit-from-within fire! I know I keep saying that but it’s really true.
The only thing I would want to change about these is to make them a bit more opaque so it would be easier to cover with two coats, but that’s kind of a small thing to me. They are worth the three coats!
You can find BLUSH Lacquers on their Etsy site here and they are $9.00 each.
See anything here that’s tempting you to try out the brand?