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Oh My Heck! The EPIC cannot be contained in one post so I am going to break it into two posts. Rebecca over at Alchemy Lacquers has outdone herself this time! The amount of awesome polishes that she is releasing tomorrow is enough to send anyone into a Spring related frenzy of happiness. Trust me there is something (or lots of somethings) for everyone!
First up is a beautiful speckled cream polish. It’s not like the different freckled and speckled polishes we’ve seen before though.
This is Wisteria. Wisteria is a pale pale lavender cream with a silver microshimmer and the TINIEST metallic purple microglitter I have ever seen. This polish is awesome on it’s own, or it would pair nicely as an undie or with other polishes from the Spring Collection as an accent. Very versatile!
Picture shows two coats. First coat was sheer and the tiniest bit streaky but the second coat leveled everything out and I could not be more happy about this polish.
Polishes used: Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Alchemy Lacquers – Wisteria; Glisten & Glow – HK Girl Topcoat
Next up I have the first of two new additions to the overall Alchemy Lacquers lineup. When Rebecca does a “special” polish that has some neat effect but may not figure in a permanent core line she calls it an Elixir. The following glitter toppers are also special but don’t have the special color shiftiness of the Elixirs and are thus called Potions! This is Potion #1.
Now ya’ll know me…I adore glitter, I adore glitter toppers. This one is no exception. I adore this polish. Potion #1 is an amazing small-gauge glitter topper filled with tiny metallic raspberry hexes, matte goldenrod dots, satin goldenrod squares, satin baby pink dots, and teensie tiny satin white dots and hexes. I’m pretty sure that’s it but I could be wrong! I absolutely could not resist adding the bow because it is the perfect color to go with the little goldenrod glitters!
Oh yeah that’s one amazeballs glitter topper! The pictures show one coat over Alchemy Lacquers – Wisteria. No formula issues whatsoever. It was literally swipe and go!
Polishes used: Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Alchemy Lacquers – Wisteria; Alchemy Lacquers – Potion #1; Carpe Noctem – Glitterslayer; Glisten & Glow – HK Girl Topcoat
So what should follow Potion #1? Why Potion #2 OF COURSE!
Potion #2 is just lovely and springy! You want sparkle? Well you’ll get it with this! This glitter topper is filled to the brim with metallic silver and pastel glitters in various shapes, colors, and sizes!
Now, my bottle was a mini bottle and I think I *might* have exposed it to too much air but mine was a little bit thick. I thinned it easily though with a couple of drops of polish thinner (I use Beauty Secret). Once I did that it was just perfect. Pictures show one coat over undies!
Polishes used: Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Butter London – Yummy Mummy; Alchemy Lacquers – Potion #2; Glisten & Glow – HK Girl Topcoat
Last up on the docket today is my absolute favorite. If you’ve been following Alchemy Lacquers for awhile you might have noticed the specialty polishes she has. They started in February with Gilded Rose Hips, then in March there was Gilded Clover, and now for this month we have Gilded Hyacinth!
Oh.My.Heck. My pictures cannot even begin to capture the sparkle factor on this baby. Gilded Hyacinth is a periwinkle polish with a gold-silver switch and as if that wasn’t enough she added holographic and metallic glitters in a variety of spring colors, I see teal, blue, rose pink, and a light copper. The periwinkle plays hide and seek with you because the gold-silver switch is SO sparkly! When you’re looking at your nails right on it has a sort of platinum look to it but when you shift your fingers that periwinkle comes out to play!
This is not a glitter topper. It is most definitely a standalone polish though I’m interested in putting over some different undies to see what kind of looks I can come up with. Formula was good on this, it also runs a touch on the thick side, but I think that it’s because it’s just so packed with goodness. A drop or two of thinner worked that out! Pictures show TWO COATS that’s it. I probably could have gotten away with one but I wanted to make sure I didn’t have any bare spots at all! I did smooth it out with topcoat but in all actuality it would be a uber-cool texture polish too!
Polishes used: Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Alchemy Lacquers – Gilded Hyacinth; Carpe Noctem – Glitterslayer; Glisten & Glow – HK Girl Topcoat.
Oh so you saw that I mentioned that these PLUS a BUNCH more polishes are going to be released at Alchemy Lacquers TOMORROW! Seriously plan to be there or be square because these are some of the most amazing polishes I’ve seen this spring. I cannot wait to show you what I have for you tomorrow!
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 piece of Spring from their Etsy Shop!