Provided for Honest Review
I am seriously having a case of excitement so large I can hardly stand it! I have a new to me indie to share with you today and for me the coolest thing? The brand is based out of South Carolina which is where *I* am from! So stinking awesome!
So…Finger Lickin’ Lacquer has been on my radar for awhile but I hadn’t yet had the opportunity to try them (so many polishes so little time!) but when I got chosen to be one of the bloggers to receive this line I was over the moon excited. Then I got the box and oh my goodness ya’ll…just wait. This is a solidly cohesive line that mixes and matches beautifully!
I guess I’ve teased ya’ll enough what with the press release and all…Let’s get down to the swatches and on to the review.
First up let’s start with Quite Contrary:
Love.love.love. I’m sorry but I’m *always* on the lookout for nudes that look good on me and so few do. This is a beautiful cream colored polish with the vaguest hint of green (barely there, I’m thinking that it’s just enough to make this color work for me) and tiny pink microflakies. It has a subtle holographic effect (I’m guessing that it would have probably been more prominent if we weren’t having rain here in South Carolina). I will reach for this one over and over. It’s a perfect base for nail art and glitter toppers!
Oh yeah baby! Ok so this one has a lovely formula as well. Self-levels beautifully (big huge deal for me). It is a touch sheer but my nails are super long right now so it’s a bit more difficult to cover my VNL, people with shorter nails will not find it as sheer as I did. Picture shows three coats, sans topcoat. That’s right it was just that shiny!!!! This one is unscented.
Polishes used: Tip Top – Toughen Up Base Coat; Finger Lickin’ Lacquer – Quite Contrary
Next up is Birthday Suit:
Again what is not to love about this. Another slightly different nude crelly with a mix of satin pastel glitters mixed throughout! I’m not usually all about the nudes but this one really hits it out of the park. I love it.
Oh did I mention it smells like birthday cake? Yeah it makes me want to nibble on my fingers which I would like to take a moment and discourage you from doing. Nail polish may smell good but it does not taste good and I’m pretty sure that it’s not so healthy for you to ingest either. This one is definitely on the sheer side…but good news Quite Contrary makes PERFECT undies for this beauty. So this is one lightly dabbed coat over one coat of Quite Contrary plus topcoat.
Polishes used: Tip Top – Toughen Up Basecoat; Finger Lickin’ Lacquer – Quite Contrary and Birthday Suit; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Topcoat.
Now we have Lilac Festival:
Here we have the third beautiful polish to show you. Lilac Festival is a lovely lilac colored cream with subtle holographic effect and a strong golden yellow microflakie shimmer. All efforts to accurately depict this color were for naught. This picture shows it leaning more blurple but it is a definite lilac color in person.
This one is closer to the color…definite lilac less with the blurple. Anyway formula was very nice on this. I was worried after the first coat though I thought it was going to be tough to build due to the sheerness of the first coat but I need not have worried because THIS is two coats! Yes! Self-leveled like a dream.
Polishes used: Tip Top – Toughen Up Basecoat; Finger Lickin’ Lacquer – Lilac Festival; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Topcoat
Last (for today) but not least we have Peachy Keen:
Hubba hubba! That’s what I have to say about this color! Peachy Keen is a pastel coral/peach crelly with tons of beautiful golden microflakies. Depending on light it’s more peachy, sometimes more corally, sometimes even a bit coral pink. In all lights its GORGEOUS.
Oh and this? This smells like peaches yo! Now, here we have my frightfully long (for me) nails and lighting set up tricking you into thinking that you can’t reach opacity on this but trust me in person I could see nary a VNL. This is however one of the sheerer polishes and it did take me three coats to reach opacity. It leveled beautifully and the flakies just sparkle and twinkle in the light and it makes me happy happy!
Polishes used: Tip Top – Toughen Up Basecoat; Finger Lickin’ Lacquer – Peachy Keen; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Topcoat.
So ya’ll wanna know how to get your hands on this collection??? It will be available on March 20, 2015. That is next Saturday! I cannot recommend them enough so you best get yourself down to the Finger Lickin’ Lacquer Website. To hold you over be sure to check out Instagram and Facebook as I’m sure you’re going to be seeing a lot of pictures of this collection coming in over there as well!