Black Friday Flashback – Part 2 – Lucky 13 Lacquer

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Hiya!  Welcome back to my corner of the world.  In my corner of the world we all love nail polish, isn’t that right?  As I mentioned in my previous post I’m doing a little mini series of some lovely polishes I picked up during the Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday weekend!

I don’t think it’s any secret but I love Lucky 13 Lacquer.  Seriously, I could become addicted very easily to her polishes.   Her glitter jellies are just amazing and her crellies are pretty awesome too!  So today I have three beautiful crelly polishes to show you from Lucky 13 so settle in, grab a drink, and get ready for the awesomeness!

First up we have Fool of a Took from her Lord of the Rings Collection!

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This beauty is a what I creamy green crelly base filled with small metallic purple glitters in a variety of shapes and sizes.  This is a great color combination and is definitely perfect for Hallowe’en manis!

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The formula on this was perfect.  I have never been disappointed yet with a Lucky 13 crelly and this is no exception.  The base is creamy and applies without any problems with application but allows the glitter to shine through.  Pics show two coats plus top coat!

Polishes used:  Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Lucky 13 Lacquer – Fool of a Took; Glisten & Glow – HK Girl Topcoat

Next up we have one that I have been lemming a long time.  It also almost makes me all feely whenever I think about the inspiration behind the polish.  At the end of Firefly when Wash becomes the most amazing hero he says that he is a leaf on the wind!  Try to contain yourselves…A Leaf on the Wind

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This creamy concoction is a sky blue crelly filled with metallic leaf green hexes and little silver glitters.  It’s a lovely combination and while the inspiration was full of sad feels you can’t help but feel a little triumphant and happy when looking at these colors.

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Seriously how gorgeous is that blue?  Stunning.  Formula was perfection, natch!  Pictures show two coats plus topcoat.  One thing I noticed with all three of the lovelies that I have today is that the base is so creamy and smooth and the glitters are so well suspended that I didn’t need Glitter Food for any of them.

Polishes used:  Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Lucky 13 Lacquer – A Leaf on the Wind; Glisten & Glow – HK Girl Topcoat

Last but not least we have a stunning polish based on the amazing and strange River Tam (again from Firefly!).  This is:  No Power in the ‘Verse Can Stop Me!

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This color combination does scream a little more spring than winter to me, but do I care?  No.  Do I conform to seasonal standards when I find polishes?  No.  Will I show you polishes suited to whatever mood you may be having?  Yes!  This is a lovely shimmery spring green crelly base filled with small matte white hexes and small metallic pink hexes and tiny pink and silver glitters.  Totally in love with the color combination!

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Application was deliciously perfect and this polish went on like a dream.  One thing I didn’t mention because I didn’t want to sound repetitive is that the glitter in these polishes spreads very nicely I don’t have to play hide and seek with the glitter I don’t have to do a bunch of manipulation, I paint it on and it gets where it needs to go.  I love that in a polish!

Polishes used:  Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Lucky 13 Lacquer – No Power in the ‘Verse Can Stop Me; Glisten & Glow – HK Girl Topcoat

As always you can keep up to date on all the wonderful things going on at Lucky 13 by following her on facebook and checking out her blog!  In fact she is releasing a new line based on Game of Thrones and I’m sure that I will need a few of those for my growing Lucky 13 collection!   You can buy Lucky 13 polishes at her online store!  Go on and get ya some!

Top Five Faves…For now!

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The other day when I was talking with some friends we were discussing our top five favorite nail polishes.  Naturally I had to sit down and think about it.  I decided that I was kind of interested in what I gravitated toward the most and also I wanted an excuse to pull out all my bottles and gaze at the prettiness (don’t judge!).

Then I decided I should share with YOU my beloved readers what those favorites are.  Because these are polishes I have purchased over time some of them may be discontinued (SORRY!) however, I’ll note if they are still a currently available color in my review!

Like all nail polish addicts I’m a fickle junkie, so I think I’ll revisit this topic in a few months and keep sharing this with you on a seasonal or quarterly basis maybe?  Let me know if you would be interested in that!

Without further ado and in no particular order, here are my top five faves!

Etoile – Frosted Berry (Currently Available)

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This is a pink leaning berry red – it’s not really as red as you might expect but more of a light raspberry color.  However, just like berries this color is juicy and delicious!  To top off what is truly an amazing formula there is a swirl of diamond dust.  That’s right I said DIAMOND dust!  Talk about luxurious!  Ooo la la!

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This picture is one coat – ONE COAT!!  SOUND THE ALARMS we have a ONE COAT WONDER!  I didn’t top coat this one but I did wear a base coat but when I removed it there was no pesky staining even though it is just mega-saturated with color.

Used in this manicure:  Glisten and Glow Stuck on Blu, Etoile Frosted Berry

Lucky 13 – Softening the Bad Things (Discontinued)

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Excuse me while I have a fangirl moment.  This polish is based on an episode of Doctor Who, which is my ALL TIME FAVORITE show EVER.  Yes I intended to yell there, if I could have made the font larger I WOULD have!  To even further increase my love of this polish it is one of Kyoti’s “Polishes with a Purpose” which are polishes that she developed to show support for a particular cause and some of the proceeds of the purchase of this special line of polishes goes to charity!

This polish is discontinued (SORRY!) but it is still in my top five favorite.  This polish was created to support and increase awareness for mental illness.  I don’t know anyone who hasn’t been affected in some way, either themselves or someone close to them, by mental illness.  I myself struggle with depression as do a number of my family members.  It is also based on one of my favorite quotes from the Doctor.



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This polish is a beautiful soft blue crelly and it is sprinkled with multi-sized gold hexes and tiny copper glitters.  It goes on with all the ease that I’ve come to expect from Lucky 13 and I adore it. It just makes me feel good when I wear it.

Used in this manicure:  Glisten and Glow Stuck on Blu, Lucky 13 Softening the Bad Things, Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food, Glisten and Glow HK Girl Quick Dry Topcoat

Digital NailsDouble Rainicorn (Currently Available)

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OH.MY.HECK!  Ok so, Digital Nails was my first indie brand polish.  I *heart* Digital Nails so much!  Every polish I have ordered from her I love and adore!  This is my favorite Digital Nails polish that I own (I’m sure if I owned more another might top it but for now this one holds the top spot).  Let me tell you a funny story about this polish.  While I was making my very first order my aunt and I were looking at all the pretty colors and I needed to order one more to get a free shipping deal so I asked her to pick one.  She picked Double Rainicorn and I was sort of “meh” about it.  I thought it was pretty but not my cup of tea!  Boy oh boy am I ever glad I listened to my aunt – online pictures of this massive glitter bomb do NOT do it justice.  My dear readers you are IN LUCK because not only is Double Rainicorn still a current polish but it is even IN STOCK!  I highly recommend it!  If you love glitter this polish is for you!

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Double Rainicorn is a clear based glitter topper and it is packed with all sorts of glitter and shimmer.  There are multi-sized yellow squares, blue and green hexes, red hexes, silver shimmer, red microglitter, red bar glitters, and my favorite GIANT pink holographic circles!  This is a bit of a challenge to put on I’ll admit – it works best dabbed over a base color but the glitter payoff is huge.  These photos show little to no manipulation of glitter once dabbed and I didn’t have to do a whole lot of fishing either even for those big circles.   Also, I’ve had this one for awhile so there was a wee bit of settling, but honestly I’ve come to expect that from glitter polishes and turning it upside down for 10-15 minutes before applying sorts all that out!

Used in this manicure:  Glisten and Glow Stuck on Blu, Bondi New York Lady Liberty, Digital Nails Double Rainicorn, Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food, Glisten and Glow HK Girl Quick Dry Topcoat


Enchanted PolishMagical Mystery Tour (Currently Available?)

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I love the Enchanted Polish lacquers that I own, but none so much as Magical Mystery Tour.  It is part of the Imagine collection which is as far as I’m aware still a current collection but as with all EPs it could be discontinued with the drop of a hat and they are as scarce as raindrops in hell.  This was my first EP and up until I owned it I didn’t understand what all the hullabaloo (I just wanted to say hullabaloo…Score! I used it twice!) was all about and then I won my first EP from the lovely Jini over at MakeUpMom123 and I was hooked.

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Magical Mystery Tour is a lovely color shifting polish with a very slight bit of  holographic shimmer.  The polish shifts from indigo, to emerald, to dark purplish pink.  My camera totally freaked out at it, so I was unable to truly capture the color shift, but trust me when I tell you that it is AH-mazing!

Used in this manicure:  Glisten and Glow Stuck on Blu, Enchanted Polish Magical Mystery Tour, Glisten and Glow HK Girl Quick Dry Topcoat

Jindie NailsPrincess Breath (Currently Available)

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Seriously.  I had to own a polish named Princess Breath I just HAD to!  It was the first polish that attracted me to Jindie Nails (even though it wasn’t the first Jindie I ever got).  It is stunningly beautiful and if I had to imagine a princess’s breath in a visual way, I have to say it would look like this!  I believe that this is part of her core collection and has not been discontinued though it is not available on her site right now.  Jindie is also available at Llarowe and Harlow and Co.

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Princess Breath is a GORGEOUS teal leaning blue crelly polish packed with hexes and dots in all sorts of metallic colors, pink, lime green, blue in various sizes.  I love Jindie’s crellies they are just ah-mazing!!  This was a very easy polish to apply, sometimes glitter heavy crelly polishes can be challenging but this one just wasn’t, photos show two coats with little to no manipulation of glitter and absolutely no fishing or dabbing.

Used in this manicure:  Glisten and Glow Stuck on Blu, Jindie Nails Princess Breath, Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food, Glisten and Glow HK Girl Quick Dry Topcoat








Lucky 13 – Teal Me I’m Pretty

So my dear faithful readers, I purchased my first Lucky 13 Lacquers in September.   The first two I got were AH-mazing so I knew I’d be getting more, and then fast forward to this week when Kyoti says she’s going to discontinue one of the lines that contained probably my second largest lemming from her shop.  So I now have it in my hot little hands.  I’m going to go on record as saying that I completely blame Mishka from Accio Lacquer  for my growing love and passion for this brand of nail polish!  And before you can say anything about me talking behind Mishka’s back, here’s the conversation I had with her about it:

Me:  I totes blame YOU for my growing obsession with Lucky 13 Lacquers.

Mishka:  LOL! I’ll gladly take full responsibility for that.

See?  I’m fully above board on this one.  Never let it be said that I wasn’t.

Please allow me introduce you to Teal Me I’m Pretty.


I literally just gaze at the bottle and tell it it’s pretty because it IS.  This polish is inspired by Kaylee from Firefly, and may I just say it’s “shiny”.  If you haven’t watched Firefly then shame on you, go do it now, I’ll wait.  Ok no, I won’t wait but just trust me and go watch it.


Teal Me I’m Pretty is a deep, gently blackened teal jelly with multi-colored medium and small hex glitters sprinkled throughout.  The glitters totally remind me of cupcake sprinkles for some reason, I don’t know why but I love it!  Just look at this stunner.  The glitter spread was really nice with no pesky clumping or need to manipulate them in any fashion in order to lay right or look good on the nail.

Picture shows two coats of Teal Me I’m Pretty topped off with Glisten & Glow HK Girl…wait what?  No Glitter Food?  But, Relly, that’s a glitter polish.  Yes, yes I’m aware it is a glitter polish but this polish does not have hungry glitter!  Oh no this glitter is fully satiated and only needs a nice protective top coat!  My theory is that Kyoti puts magic in the bottles…

Me: I’m convinced that Kyoti puts magic in the bottles…

Mishka: She does. I caught her doing it one day.

Me: I KNEW IT!!! Why else would lacquers with SO MUCH GLITTER lay flat without Glitter Food or some other such top coat?  Magic.

Mishka: I think she was trained by unicorns. I haven’t been able to get her to admit it. But I think it’s the truth.

Me: Now that you say it, it seems so obvious.

As you can see this theory is supported by outside evidence.  So to get your own bottle of magic (though I don’t think you can get this particular shade anymore after this week so if you want your own bottle of Teal Me I’m Pretty then, RUN RUN RUN!) you can visit Lucky 13 Lacquer’s site and you can also keep up to date on all the happenin’s on her facebook page.

So do YOU own any Lucky 13 Lacquer?  Tell me how much you love it – or share pics of your manis on my facebook page!

P.S.  Lucky 13 Lacquer is having an AMAZING giveaway right now!  You can visit Lucky 13’s blog and enter to win an entire Nightmare collection in the shortie size (which is a super generous size in my opinion, I love her shortie size better than any other brand’s mini)!!!  Run, don’t walk, and enter to win!