Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I Believe I Found Me a Pot of Gold!

Happy Wednesday, dear readers!  It is a gorgeous sunny day here in Tucson, and I actually woke up feeling refreshed and ready to attack the day today!  It's been a little busy the past several days with family visiting, and I've gone into swatch overdrive whenever I have a little bit of time to myself.  I've also been working on a little giveaway that is very special to me.  Woohoo!  If everything goes according to plan, it should be up by the end of this week.  Now to the post that I have been dying to share!        

For those of you that follow me on Facebook, I mentioned that I had the pleasure of meeting up with Jenna of Lacquistry Nail Polish for several hours of polish chatter.  It was awesome getting to meet up with such a thoughtful and creative woman, and I truly had a fantastic vist.  During this visit, I got a little sneak peek at the upcoming releases, and Jenna sent me home with a sample of the most amazing gold polish I had ever laid my eyes on.  It was dark by the time I got home, but the first thing I did the next morning was check out this beauty in the sun and capture a couple photos.  Holy cannoli, was this polish amazeballz!! At the time, the name of the polish had not yet been decided, hence the reason to delay this post, and I was delighted to discover that Jenna has since decided to name it.....Amazeballz!  It's rather fitting to say the least, and it turned the heads of several non-lacquerheads.  Quite a feat, I must say!  On to the photos and I can ramble more later!



Full Sun
Full Sun
In the Shade

Do I need to pull out the smelling salts yet, or are you still with me?  I knew this looked awesome in the bottle when I first saw it, but nothing could prepare me for when I saw it the first time in full sun.


Application
Amazeballs was really easy to work with, and I applied it like one normally does with most polishes: I just stroked the brush over my nails.  There was no real dabbing and swishing needed like you tend to experience with glitter polishes.  I applied two thin coats and then dabbed in a couple spots where the gold was thinner and I could see my nails.  Had I applied it marginally thicker, I wouldn't have needed any more than the two.  I then followed up with a single coat of HK Girl top coat.


Removal
Yes, dear readers, I unfortunately did have to remove this from my nails eventually *cries*, but thus is the life of a polish blogger.  I had expected the removal to be a nightmare since the gold particles are so fine, but I am happy to report that removal was incredibly easy.  The polish slid right off my nails after a couple minutes of the cotton pad + foil method.  Some of the gold wiped off and onto the skin of my fingers in the process, and that took a fraction more effort to remove- I had to wash my hands and use my little nail brush to help it come off.  Yep, a whole whopping minute of effort (if even that) and it was off completely. *cries again*


Final Thoughts
I'm sure it is screamingly obvious that I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this polish, but here's the crazy thing: I usually don't like most gold polishes!  The biggest hurdle is finding just the right shade of gold, as most are just a tad too yellow for my liking.  As I'm writing this post, the more I think about it, the more I think it is closer to platinum- not white, but not quite yellow, and oh so perfect for me!

This polish is available for purchase from Lacquistry's Etsy shop as early as today once Jenna gets it posted along with the rest of the polishes from the spring collection.  Keep an eye on her Facebook page for more updates on times.  Because this is not a true glitter polish and the raw materials are more expensive than glitters, please note that this particular polish is going to be more expensive than other Lacquistry polishes.

I hope you enjoy the rest of the week!

XOXO,

Jen

      

4 comments:

  1. thank you for these delicious swatches! i was lucky enough to snag a bottle. can't wait!

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  2. Holy cow! This is fabulous! I love the crazy name. Hehe! I just found your blog and love it. I'd love if you would pop over and check out my blog too. Have a great day.

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