Product sent for Honest Review
Hello my lovely and devoted readers! Recently Tiffany from Royal Lacquer sent me an assortment of prototypes to review, now these will be available only in limited quantities and they aren’t part of any collection so if you see something you like you’ll need to snag them up because there is a distinct possibility that they won’t come around again! If you like purple, teal, or blue then perk up buttercup because there’s some loveliness coming your way!
Let’s start with the purples! First up I have Violet Twist!
First, I apologize in advance about the wonky skin tone in these pictures. I wanted you to see the polish as close as I could get it to the actual color and this is one of those blurple shades that cameras just don’t handle well! Violet Twist is a blurple-leaning grape purple jelly scattered holo with pink and blue shimmer. It’s gorgeous and would be perfect for nail art, leadlighting and other stamping technicques, and it just looks good on its own!
Again, very sorry about my weirdly pink skin. But this is the closest approximation to the color I can get it! This is a jelly formula so it did take two good coats for opacity and I routinely top with topcoat as well. There were no issues with the formula and I found it very easy to work with and to build to opacity!
Oh look this is new…I’m still working on perfecting these macros to try to give ya’ll a closer look at what is going on inside a polish. You can see some of the blue shimmer playing off here. When I’m able to capture a good macro I’ll start including it here!
Polishes used: Barielle – nail Rebuilding Protein; Royal Lacquer – Violet Twist; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Topcoat
Next up is my favorite of the two purples…Jeweled Orchid:
Looooook at that ya’ll! It’s so pretty! I’m going to reach for this one again and again I already know. Jeweled Orchid is a lovely deep orchid colored crelly base with golden shimmer and a smattering of ultrachrome flakies. The flakies shift from purple to magenta to a sort of brass or orange gold color. It’s just a stunner!
I love how it just seems to GLOW from deep in the depths of the polish. This was another easy breezy application. This picture shows two coats plus topcoat!
I love how you can really see the flakies here! This is just a gorgeous polish you should definitely grab this one!
Polishes used: Barielle – nail Rebuilding Protein; Royal Lacquer – Jeweled Orchid; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Topcoat
And now we’re onto the blues! First up is Mermaid’s Treasure:
Looooove jelly based glitter polishes. I just LOVE THEM. This one is a perfect squishy translucent teal-leaning lagoon blue with silver holographic glitters floating throughout. The glitters are hexes and squares in varying sizes.
Ok, I do realize that folks who are not familiar with applying chunky glitter polishes may have a bit of a learning curve but this would be a great polish to start with because I had no need to fish for glitter and I did get good coverage. The picture shows three coats plus topcoat and while there is a very slight VNL it didn’t show up outside of the pictures. I’m guessing with the lights and my crazy prominant nail line it picked up for these pictures.
Look at all that gorgeous glitter! LOVE!
Polishes used: Barielle – nail Rebuilding Protein; Royal Lacquer – Mermaid’s Treasure; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Topcoat
Next we have Baybreeze:
Squee! Perfect ocean teal shimmer jelly holo polish! This makes me think of the ocean and summer and the beach! Also because it is a jelly it’s PERFECT for leadlighting and other stamping techniques and nail art.
Again the VNL is showing but I could not see it before I photographed it. This is a jelly so it is sheer but it builds to opacity (unless you’re a camera under bright lights I guess!) in three coats. This would be a perfect polish to use for pond manicures or stampwiches, whatever term you like to use.
Polishes used: Barielle – nail Rebuilding Protein; Royal Lacquer – Baybreeze; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Topcoat
Last but not least is Midnight Rider, my favorite of the blues:
This is a gorgeous navy blue crelly based holo with ultrachrome flakies. Most boring description ever of such a pretty polish. I am ADDICTED to navy blue polish. I love navy blue nail polish so much and this one has so much going for it that I’m sure it’s going to become a staple in my collection.
Application (and most importantly clean up!) was really nice with this. Darker polishes tend to be hard to clean up but this one really didn’t give me a lot of trouble. It’s beautifully self-leveling and I had no formula issues whatsoever.
Can you see the pretty little flakies shimmering away in that gorgeous midnight navy blue polish. Gorgeous!
Polishes used: Barielle – nail Rebuilding Protein; Royal Lacquer – Midnight Rider; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Topcoat
You can get Royal Lacquers nail polishes at her Etsy store (I HIGHLY recommend the Vynails as well!) To keep up to date on all the latest offerings you should follow Royal Lacquer on Facebook and Instagram. So tell me will you be picking up some of these beauties? You definitely should!