Provided for Honest Review
Hello all you lovelies out there! I have something super exciting to share with you! It is no secret that I love indie nail polish. In fact I would say I probably hit you over the head with that fact on a right regular basis. Don’t worry there will be no actual hitting! Instead, today I’m bringing you the first of two posts featuring a brand new indie polish brand, Big Spoon Lacquers!
So in this first post I’m going to share two of the polishes from the Norway Collection. This is Pauline’s inaugural collection that includes some really amazing glitter polishes! All of the polishes in this collection are based on “the natural beauty that can be found in Norway.” Let me just say that I’ve never been to Norway but I could imagine any of the 5 polishes in the collections being very representative of that country!
Let’s get it started!
Up first I have Geirangerfjord (Go ahead try to say that five times fast, I dare you! No? Alright carry on.) This is a stunner of a polish even though I was slightly apprehensive about the yellow glitters! Yellow and I are not the best of friends. I needn’t have been apprehensive AT ALL. I loved this polish far more than I expected to!
Geirangerfjord has a yellowy-green tinted base is and is PACKED to the brim with a multitude of glitters: tiny metallic green hexes, tiny matte yellow hexes, teensie weensie little green bar glitters, and metallic gold dots. Even though this baby is packed to the brim with glitter they all lay nice and flat to the nail, the spread was lovely and even without any manipulation, and pictures show three coats plus topcoat – NO Glitter Food was necessary to smooth it out!
Polishes used in this manicure: Glisten and Glow Stuck on Blu Basecoat, Big Spoon Lacquers Geirangerfjord, Glisten and Glow HK Girl Topcoat.
Next up is my favorite of the two I’m reviewing today, Trollveggan. Trollveggan is so flipping amazing that I almost couldn’t contain myself when I put it on! It’s just lovely! It makes me think of icy seas and cold cloudy days when I look at it!
I don’t really know where to start. I loved every single thing about this polish! It is absolutely beautiful. Trollveggan has a pearly gray base that is packed to the brim with glitters, just like Geirangerfjord. There is metallic aqua microglitter, medium sized metallic aqua hexes, small matte silver dots, and tiny holographic gold bar glitters. It’s utterly stunning and pictures do not do it justice in the least!
I will say that the aqua hexes do have a slight reflective curl but it does not translate to the glitter itself and everything spread out and laid on the nail perfectly flat without any issues at all. Neither of these two polishes required any special fishing and manipulation to come up with a good glitter payoff!
The picture shows 3 coats plus topcoat, I personally would have stopped at 2 however there was a slight VNL at two coats that would not have bothered me in the least but I know that some people don’t care for it so I pushed it to three for the pictures to show you can reach opacity easily. Again, no Glitter Food was necessary to achieve a smooth glassy finish!
Polishes used in this manicure: Glisten and Glow Stuck on Blu Basecoat, Big Spoon Lacquers Trollveggan, Glisten and Glow HK Girl Topcoat.
I was extremely delighted with these polishes. Too often I play hunt and fish for glitters or I have to manipulate the glitters on the nail once I get them there. I didn’t have to do that with these polishes. They are sheer but they build up very nicely to opacity without any hassle or problems. I foresee many Big Spoon Lacquers in my future! You can keep up to date on all the happenings with Big Spoon Lacquers at their facebook page and instagram and you can purchase them in their online shop!