Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Aliquid Lacquer: Two Pleasant Peninsulas

Inspired by the beautiful lakes, sights, and delicious breakfast condiment of Michigan comes this spectacular new collection from Aliquid Lacquer, "Two Pleasant Peninsulas."

Aliquid Lacquer I'm Heading Strait to Mackinac

I'm Heading Strait to Mackinac (pronounced MACK-i-naw): Serene blue with a soft holographic effect and flecks of green, blue and silver. Opaque in two coats. The two peninsulas of Michigan are separated by the narrow Straits of Mackinac, where Lakes Michigan and Huron meet. The Mackinac Bridge, one of the longest suspension bridges in the world, connects the two halves of the state. One of Michigan's top tourist attractions, Mackinac Island, lies just a few miles from the bridge.

I'm Heading Strait to Mackinac is an absolutely stunning bright cornflower blue creme with a lovely soft holographic effect and subtle dark blue flecks. I'm obsessed with this blue, it's just the perfect shade and so super flattering! IHSTM was a touch thick at first but a few drops of thinner made the formula amazing, even and smooth with full coverage in 2-3 coats. Pictured here with three coats and top coat.

Lake Michigan Sunset

Lake Michigan Sunset: A sheer slate grey with flecks of gold, orange and pink. Two to three coats recommended. The colors in this polish come from a photo I took on vacation in 2008 in the "pinky" of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

Lake Michigan Sunset is a beautiful medium grey with a slight teal cast filled with sparkling gold and pink shimmer flecks in a jelly finish. This is another favorite of mine, such a beautiful color combination! Lake Michigan Sunset is a rather sheer jelly, which helps all that gorgeous sparkle come through. It can be worn semi-sheer in about three coats, or look near-opaque in 5-6 coats, as pictured here.

Aliquid Lacquer Petoskey Stone

Petoskey Stone: Warm grey with green, gold and brown shimmers, plus holographic sparkle. Opaque in 3 coats. Inspired by Michigan's state stone, which is actually a 400-million-year-old coral fossil!

Petoskey Stone is a beige/khaki creamy crelly with a subtle green shimmer and a soft, scattered holo effect. This is a truly lovely and unique neutral, and unlike any color I have! The formula was very good and easy to apply, and looked opaque in about three coats. Pictured here with four coats and top coat.

Aliquid Lacquer Maybe Katie

Maybe Katie: A medium blue-toned purple creme. Opaque in two coats.

Maybe Katie is a lovely lavender creme. Simple, perfect, gorgeous color. However, unlike most lavender cremes of mine, the formula is incredible, needing only 1-2 coats for smooth, even coverage. This polish is part of Aliquid Lacquer's "A Chorus of Cremes" collection. Maybe Katie will definitely be my go-to lavender from now on, which will surely be often! Shown here with two coats plus top coat.

Aliquid Lacquer Maple Lip Balm

Maple lip balm: This scent will make you crave a big pancake breakfast! Michigan is one of the top ten maple producers in the U.S., making about 90,000 gallons of syrup per year.

Fact: I am now totally craving a big pancake (or waffle) breakfast. Aliquid Lacquer's Maple Lip Balm is another huge win for me! As per all of her balms, the hydration and staying power are fantastic, and you get to enjoy the subtle, lingering scent of the very best breakfast.

I love the colors and finishes in this collection, and the delightful inspirations behind them! Check out these beauties and the rest of the Two Pleasant Peninsulas collection in Aliquid Lacquer's shop, and enjoy the sparkly majesty of the Great Lakes State!

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1 comment:

  1. Great swatches for this collection! All the colors look wonderful.