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I am so stinking excited! I don’t think it’s any secret that Alchemy Lacquers is one of my favorite polish brands of all time. Rebecca is constantly coming out with unique, complex, yet highly wearable polishes for all occasions. To celebrate that October is Alchemy Lacquer’s Anniversary month as well I’m going to have a week of Alchemy Lacquers Lab Reports for you! Today I’m going to start with her Hallowe’en offering, The Apothecary’s Cabinet. This is a five piece collection that represents what any good Apothecary should have in their cabinet for mixing up all those spooky brews this time of year!
First up is this Hallowe’en’s Gilded polish! Alchemy Lacquers is known for their unique gilded polishes. I love every single one that has come out so far and this one is no different. Here is Gilded Witch’s Brew:
Such a perfect gilded offering for the Hallowe’en season! This polish is a gilded purple base with orange, black, and purple metallic and holographic glitters in a variety of sizes. It’s sparkletastic!
Let’s talk about formula! This was easy to apply and I didn’t have any issues at all. The glitter spread out nicely and I didn’t have to manipulate it or fish it out of the bottle. The pictures show two coats plus a nice shiny topcoat!
Polishes used: Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Alchemy Lacquers – Witch’s Brew; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Topcoat
Next up we have one that might have been made for me! Ghost in a Bottle:
Anyone at all who knows me knows that I love a good glitter crelly polish. This one is a stunning example of one that is done perfectly right. It’s a bright ghost white with a good amount of shimmer and then added to that is a mix of neon orange, black, neon green, and neon purple matte glitters sprinkled throughout.
I really cannot say enough about how much I love this polish. The formula on the crelly base itself is perfect, opacity in two coats without being too sheer or too hard to work with. The glitter because it’s a smaller mix spreads out and disperses perfectly. These pictures show two coats plus topcoat and zero manipulation or fishing.
Polishes used: Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Alchemy Lacquers – Ghost in a Bottle; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Topcoat
Next up is Rotten Pumpkin Juice, all you flakie lovers get ready!
Rotten Pumpkin juice is a murky gray-brown jelly base that is packed with micro-flakies, I see gold, copper, green, and purple microflakies. You know I’m a fan of the flakies and I’m also a fan of how this is not a black based polish. It seems to me that a lot of polishes I see are black based and they are just not that forgiving on me. This is a very forgiving shade and I enjoyed how it looked on!
You can see the flakies a little better in this picture, they didn’t come across in the pictures very well but I assure you they add a lot of dimension to the polish in person. The formula on this was like butter. No streakiness or balding or any of that nasty stuff. This shows two coats with topcoat!
Polishes used: Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Alchemy Lacquers – Rotten Pumpkin Juice; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Topcoat
Next up we have Glittering Cobwebs…thank goodness they aren’t real cobwebs or I’d be freaking out about now!
Love this one soo soo much! This is a clear based polish packed up to the tippity top with teensie tiny super sparkly glitter in purple, orange, and black. It reminds me of Unicorn Horn but darker and more dangerous! The glitters are holographic and they just catch light perfectly. Look at the orange glitters, they almost seem to glow because they are so glitteriffic (two made up words in one post way to go me!)
Glittering Cobwebs despite its name went on like a dream. It builds up to opacity quite nicely and is easy to work with. The only thing about this one is that you might need a little more patience around the cuticles for clean up if a few stray glitters bother you. They cleaned up pretty well but the odd one really wanted to stay with me. I think that this is just the nature of glitter anyway! Also despite being a micro glitter polish it didn’t seem to be all that topcoat hungry to me, I just used my regular topcoat and it smoothed right out! Pictures show three thin coats plus topcoat.
Polishes used: Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Alchemy Lacquers – Glittering Cobwebs; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Topcoat
Last but not least is Eye of Newt, every good Apothecary would keep Eye of Newt in their stores and so therefore here it is!
Eye of Newt is a deep emerald green jelly polish packed with sparkly goodness like color changing glitter, purple iridescent flakies (FLAKIES), and blue and green metallic microglitter. It’s squishy and dark and sparkly. Perfect for fall since dark greens seem to be a real trend this year!
So squishy! I love jelly polishes for this. While it is a jelly polish it still reaches opacity quite easily. I didn’t have any issues with dragging or other formula issues. Pictures show two coats plus topcoat!
Polishes used: Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Alchemy Lacquers – Eye of Newt; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Topcoat
There you have it, the Apothecary’s Cabinet. Five gloriously fun polishes for Hallowe’en and all Fall long! Want to get your hands on these? Well you’re in luck Alchemy Lacquers will be launching this collection along with another beautiful Quintet of polishes called “Witch’s Weeds” and a gorgeous duo “The Distiller’s Duo” TONIGHT! That’s right Tonight October 20 at 8PM EST you will be able to order all the new polishes in her Etsy Store. If you want to keep up to date on all the news and happening and see all the gorgeous pictures of her new lines make sure to follow on Facebook and Instagram!