Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Aliquid Lacquer: The Silmarillion Collection + Giveaway!

I'm beyond excited to share a few colors from this beautiful new collection from ALIQUID Lacquer today! Here are four bright and gorgeous hues from the Silmarillion collection, inspired by the novel from J.R.R. Tolkien.

Aliquid Lacquer Hidden City

"Hidden City: A forest green linear holographic with flecks of gold, copper and bronze. Beautiful in every light! Opaque in 2 coats."

Hidden City is probably my favorite from the collection! The rich emerald green is stunning, the holographic effect outstanding, and the multicolored flecks give it incredible depth and dimension. The formula was flawless and applied very smooth and evenly, and was perfectly opaque in about two coats.

Aliquid Lacquer Day Shall Come Again

"Day Shall Come Again: A shimmery polish that shifts from burgundy to red to orange, with sparks of green and copper. Opaque in 2-3 coats."

Day Shall Come Again is another very unique and interesting color that I really enjoyed. It's a rich chocolate-merlot with green and copper micro-flecks, and a subtle copper shift at certain angles. Lots of beautiful texture and shimmer in this polish! The formula was good and easy to apply, becoming fully opaque in about 3-4 coats, depending on application.

Aliquid Lacquer Nightingale's Song

"Nightingale's Song: A grey scattered holographic with color-shifting blue, purple and gold flecks and iridescent glitter. Opaque in 2-3 coats."

Nightingale's Song is another favorite of mine from this collection! The incredible color-shifting shimmer, pops of iridescent glitter, and subtle holo effect against the soft dove grey make this color simply entrancing in every light. The formula was great; very smooth even with all of that amazing texture, and opaque in about three coats.

Aliquid Lacquer Devouring Wave

"Devouring Wave: A deep blue jelly packed with metallic, holographic and iridescent glitters in silver, black, red, blue, purple and green! May be worn alone or layered over a base color."

Devouring Wave is perfect for us glitter lovers! A lovely mix of colorful glitter in a navy blue jelly base. The layers of glitters suspended in this oceanic blue give this polish amazing depth and complexity. I loved the consistency and opacity of this jelly-- it was totally spot-on, and applied very even and smoothly. Shown here is three coats, plus some dabbing to even things out.

Aliquid Lacquer Lip Balm in Ginger Rose

Alison also asked me if I'd like to try one of her new scents of lip balms, and I told her, "Absolutely yes!" because I love and am always using the lip balm she'd sent me in her "Vanilla" fragrance (I don't really even like Vanilla much, but that balm is my absolute favorite). The Ginger Rose Lip Balm has a strong but very pleasant and refreshing ginger fragrance, as well as a subtle honey and faint floral scent. The scent reminds me of candied ginger, and is slightly sweet with the sharp, clean smell of fresh ginger, but doesn't last too terribly long or become overwhelming. Aliquid Lacquer's balms are made with all natural ingredients including mango butter and beeswax, and instantly makes my lips and skin feel super soft and moisturized. As with many natural balms, it can feel a bit gritty at first, particularly in colder weather, but once it warms up to your body temperature it melts into the skin (and feels amazing!). These also make excellent cuticle balms if you forget to bring one with you!

The variety of colors in these unique textures and finishes make this another beautiful and well-rounded collection from Aliquid Lacquer, with my particular favorites being Hidden City and Nightingale's Song.

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The Silmarillion Collection Giveaway

But that's not all, readers! Aliquid Lacquer has very generously put together a wonderful giveaway of three Silmarillion polishes of the winner's choosing! How awesome is that?! Enter below for your chance to win your pick of these beauties!

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  1. Beautiful polishes and beautiful swatches! I think I would like the ginger rose balm - it sounds yummy.

  2. All of them are gorgeous, but I love Day Shall Come Again. Beautiful swatches. I need to keep a better eye out for this brand.

  3. Thanks for having this great giveaway! 'Divine Curse' is my fave from The Silmarillion Collection!