Provided for Honest Review
Ladies and Gents I am BEYOND excited today! I have a quartet of beautiful, ethereal, magical lacquers to show you today! Alchemy Lacquers is releasing her Alchemical Imaginarium: Water Fae collection and you will NOT want to miss these I assure you! Without further ado or unnecessary rambling let’s get right to it shall we?
First up is Selkie Fur. A Selkie is a water fae creature that changes form from seal to man. The legend says that if you can steal its sealskin while it is in the form of the man you will bind the Selkie to you forever but they will always have something missing as they need to follow the call of the sea to be truly happy.
Selkie Fur is a deep
steel seal gray-blue polish filled with dark gray flakies as well as some purple and aqua microshimmer and a touch of scattered holographic sparkle. It is absolutely a stunner and is so very elegant. I have long said that I am not a huge fan of black polishes but oh my word I love some deep mysterious grays! Especially ones with depth like this.
Oh yeah I really loved this one a lot! It’s probably in my top
two four favorites in this collection! The formula was divine and super easy to work with. This was two coats plus topcoat.
Polishes used: Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Alchemy Lacquers – Selkie Fur; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Topcoat
Next up is Naiad of the Spring. Naiads are water nymphs, particularly those that are associated with and inhabit bodies of fresh water such as springs, brooks, fountains, and wells.
This lovely lady is a beautiful royal blue jelly polish filled with dark blue flakies and scattered holographic sparkle. To top her off it has a strong purple shimmer interference that adds just that extra touch of something special! I could totally see rocking this color poolside this summer!
The formula like Selkie Fur is absolutely flawless. Two coats to squishy wonderful perfection all topped off with a nice topcoat. Both this and Selkie Fur dry to a satin finish which is also quite lovely but I’m a high-shine kind of girl so I almost always add topcoat!
Polishes used: Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Alchemy Lacquers – Naiad of the Spring; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Topcoat
Next up we have one that I’ve been excited about for awhile! Sometimes I get prototypes from Rebecca well before they are ready to be released. Usually it’s to gauge interest, wearability, formula and things like that. I digress, let me show you Nixie Tears. A Nixie is a figure of Germanic folklore and is a female river mermaid. Most often in human form but can also be portrayed as a wyrm or dragon.
Oh my heck. Love every single little thing about this polish. I’m telling you I’ve been crushing on it ever since I first received it! Nixie Tears is a aqua colored jelly with tiny gold hexes, teensie tiny teal micro glitters, flakies, and an aqua to pink to purple multichrome finish. It’s everything you would imagine that a polish inspired by a water fae would be.
I’m so excited I managed to capture a little of that purple to aqua shift because that’s what makes this polish super super exciting in my opinion! Classic mermaid colors always cause my heart to go pitter pat though!
The formula on this is sheer, it is a jelly. This shows three coats plus topcoat. I like the squishiness and sheerness at three coats but if you detest VNL as some do then you’ll want to do four coats or layer it over a pale nude or white or a similar base color to the polish. I have said before I’m not a fan of layering a full coverage jelly over a base color for me because it causes them to lose the thing that makes them unique but I won’t judge if you do it! Whatever makes you feel pretty!
Polishes used: Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Alchemy Lacquers – Nixie Tears; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Topcoat
Last but certainly not least is Kelpie Seaweed. I saved this one for last because honestly I think that to date this is one of the best polishes that Alchemy Lacquers has ever put out and I am a huge fan of her work. Kelpies are malevolent water spirits from the lochs of Scotland. They are most usually depicted as a horse but can take other forms in order to lure and betray humans. In their human forms they may give themselves away by having water weeds in their hair.
Kelpie Seaweed is a beautiful olive green multichrome linear holo. Ok I’m going to let that sink in for a few moments. You let me know when you’ve comprehended the awesome in that statement…
Ready for me to continue? Ok awesome! This polish shifts from Olive Green to Purple to Bronzy gold and has a strong linear holo. It is to my eternal shame that I was unable to capture the beautiful holo effect due to the weather however I have the multichrome shift for you!
The formula on this polish was perfection. These pictures show two coats plus topcoat. There was no problem at all with the application or coverage on this and I cannot wait to see what else Rebecca has up her sleeve with polishes like this! This was far and away my favorite polish of the entire collection and I thought truly that it was going to be Nixie Tears but I was wrong. I literally gasped when I unwrapped this baby!
Polishes used: Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Alchemy Lacquers – Kelpie Seaweed; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Topcoat.
All in all this whole collection is a HOME RUN. I love every single one of these polishes and I will surely have to acquire the full sized versions as soon as my no-buy is over. Kelpie is my overwhelming favorite but Alchemy Lacquers is selling them as a set so you could save by buying the whole set at one time! These were released tonight and they are IN STOCK RIGHT NOW. Pardon me for shouting but I don’t want you to miss out! Stalker links below!
You can keep up with all the news and happenings on Alchemy Lacquers’ Website and Facebook page. You can see sneak peaks, swatches, and other fun pictures on their Instagram. Most importantly you can BUY your very own Water Fae collection from their Etsy Shop!