Provided for Honest Review
Hello my lovely readers! I’m back with the next installment of awesomeness from the recent Fall Launch over at Alchemy Lacquers. Today I have for you the Witch’s Weeds collection. This is a five piece collection of nail polishes based on certain nefarious herbs that are used as poisons. Let me tell you though these polishes are no trick they are a treat all the way!
Let’s start with Nightshade:
Nightshade is a super unique polish. It’s a deep purple jelly packed to the top with an emerald green shimmer. It reads green in pictures but you can see the purple underneath in person. But man oh man when the light catches that emerald flash it’s just amazing. I have nothing like this in my entire collection and I’ve never seen anything even similar to it either. I love that about Alchemy Lacquers she keeps managing to come up with some unique things that I just don’t see out there right now!
Formula on this was perfection. It built up to opacity quite nicely even though it is a jelly based polish. I didn’t have any streakiness or balding and I’m really pleased with how smooth and even it came out. No brushstrokes either which is nice with the super shimmeriness I thought I might have to use a patient hand but I had no issues with that. Pictures show two coats plus topcoat
Polishes used: Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Alchemy Lacquers – Nightshade; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Topcoat
Next up is Henbane
Henbane is a beautiful wine colored linear holographic polish with some taupe or beige microflakies. While they microflakies don’t stand out a lot on their own they give the polish depth and dimension. I like holos that have a bit of a kick or something else interesting going on. This one is just lovely. I really love the shade, it’s one of those colors that looks really good on a lot of people!
Again we’re working with a perfect formula. Sometimes holos can be a little streaky or tough to work with but this one is magic. Smooth application and I *almost* didn’t need a second coat. Pictures show two coats with topcoat.
Polishes used: Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Alchemy Lacquers – Henbane; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Topcoat
For your viewing pleasure up next I have Belladonna:
Belladonna is a beautiful multichrome jelly polish with some black microflakies thrown in for interest! The polish shifts from rose to purple and just seems to glow with that purply shimmer. The jelly base is more of a charcoal gray and the overall effect is just a beautiful polish. I think that this one in particular would be really awesome as a base for stamping nail art.
The formula on this is similar to Nightshade in that it’s a jelly polish with some extra going on with it! It applied the same way, beautifully. Pictures show two coats plus topcoat.
Polishes used: Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Alchemy Lacquers – Belladonna; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Topcoat
So now we’re coming up to one of my two favorites in this collection. First up is Mandrake:
Holy cow how I love this polish. I am not a nude polish loving girl, I’m not a brown polish loving girl but I LOVE THIS POLISH this will be my go to nude holographic polish forever. It is so gorgeous. Mandrake is a brown linear holographic with a multichrome shift (red to green to pink). I cannot tell you how beautiful it is!
Formula on this was absolute perfection. It went on in two smooth easy coats. Fully opaque without any pesky problems with application!
Here’s a bonus macro because I couldn’t believe how prominent the holo effect was in ARTIFICIAL light!
Polishes used: Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Alchemy Lacquers – Mandrake; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Topcoat
Last but certainly not least is my very favorite of the group. This polish caused me to message Rebecca immediately with some flailing and raving about how amazing and awesome it is. This is Hemlock:
Hemlock is a blue based polish with a purple, red, gold, green multichrome shift. In some lights it looks purply and in others it looks acid green. It’s so so gorgeous! Then I got it out into the sun and the holographic came out to play. I could not capture it indoors because the multichrome takes over in that light!
It’s so shifty and pretty! The formula is awesome and only took two coats to perfect opacity. It went on smoothly without any hitches or drags!
Here’s a bonus shot showing the acid green shift!
Polishes used: Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Alchemy Lacquers – Hemlock; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Topcoat
There you have it, the Witch’s Weeds. Five gloriously gorgeous polishes for Fall! Want to get your hands on these? Well you’re in luck Alchemy Lacquers has these available NOW! You can order them from 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!