Thursday, January 2, 2014

Candy Lacquer: Random Picks

I'm very excited to share a few polishes from an awesome polish maker whose colors I've finally tried (after eyeing them for ages!), Candy Lacquer. Her fun and fanciful color palettes, often reminiscent of delicious sweet treats, offer a delightful assortment of colors and sizes that give excellent depth and variety to her polishes.

Disclosure: These polishes were either purchased by me or sent for my honest review.

Candy Lacquer Winter Kiss

Winter Kiss is a snowy pastel dream! It's a mix of white, pink, mint, lavender, and iridescent glitters in every shape, size, and finish; hexes, circles, hearts, diamonds, squares, stars, and my particular favorite, adorable little snowflakes. Winter Kiss is a glitter topper in a clear base, and transforms any color into a winter wonderland. Here I have it layered over L'Oreal Eiffel for You, a taupe creme, and used about one coat plus a little dabbing. Really all of the glitters came out very easily though, and in perfect abundance! Application was great and just needed a couple coats of Gelous to make smooth.

Candy Lacquer Fairyland

Fairyland is pure rainbow magic; a mix of rose pink, aqua blue, and spring green holographic glitters in hex, circle, square, moon, diamond, and star shapes of varying sizes in a clear base. The wonderful array of shapes and sizes really amplify the amazing sparkle this polish gives to any color! Here I have two coats layered over Essie Naughty Nautical, a beautiful candy teal creme with shimmer. The formula was excellent and applied smoothly, and even the larger shape glitters came out with ease. I topped Fairyland with two coats of Gelous and one coat of Seche Vite to give a smooth finish.

Candy Lacquer Pumpkin Party

Pumpkin Party is the quintessential Halloween glitter topper! It's a beautiful mix of marigold, orange, red, bright pink, mint, white, black, lavender, purple, and very pale yellow glitters in various-sized hexes, circles, and shards. I don't know how this wild assortment of colors works so well together, but they seem to perfectly capture all of the spooky delights of Jack o' Lanterns and Halloween! I decided to use Orly Lollipop, a sweet pale blue-toned pink, as my base color to complement the lovely pastel colors in Pumpkin Party. I recommend giving this polish a good shake before applying as some of the larger glitters tend to sink a little bit, however they came out easily and with a nice, smooth application. Sandra also included a little bag with extra pumpkin glitters for glitter-placing convenience! I added two coats of Gelous as well as Seche Vite on top.

Candy Lacquer Zombielicious

Zombielicious is one of my all-time favorite polishes from Candy Lacquer, I absolutely love this mix of colors! It contains mint, lime green, orchid, bright pink, grey, marigold, and black glitters in circles, hexes, squares, and shards in an array of sizes. These colors would make up the absolute cutest zombie, if that's even possible! My husband said it reminded him of Spring and Easter colors, too, so it's really quite a versatile combination. I layered Zombielicious over China Glaze Pelican Gray plus Essence Grey-t to be Here, and they really makes those beautiful colors pop! The glitters are very well-suspended, but I still gave it a good shake to make sure I'd pick up a little bit of everything. Application was smooth with a good, even spread of the glitters. On top I added two coats of Gelous and a coat of Seche Vite.

Candy Lacquer polishes can be purchased from her BigCartel shop. She's currently closed for the holidays, but will be re-opening January 5th. Also be sure to like her on Facebook for updates, discounts, and previews of new colors!

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  1. I love Candy Lacquer! They are one of my favorite brands. I have a lot of them, including Fairyland and Winter Kiss. They are such beauties.

    1. They are!! I'm so glad I finally decided to try them, I just love her color choices!

  2. These are all really pretty, especially Fairyland! I just don't have the patience for clear glitter topcoats any more. I wish she did glitters in jelly/crelly bases. She has a good idea for color and glitter combinations, I think they'd look really great. Anyway, awesome swatches!

    1. Yeah, that's true! She does pretty much specialize in glitter toppers. Sometimes I find those easier, myself, to get a creme polish base with clean, smooth lines, let it dry, and then add glitter on top. More versatile, too! But not as quick or convenient necessarily. ;P

  3. You're so good at matching undercoat colors to glitter topcoats! These swatches are Really winning me over on the irregularly shaped glitter.

  4. What lovely glitters! Lovely swatches too :D