Sunday, January 21, 2018

Lollipop Posse Lacquer January 2018 Shimmers Collection

*Press Sample*

Hi everyone! Today I have a brand new collection from Lollipop Posse Lacquer to share with you! Karen designed the 2018 Shimmers collection as a sort of palette cleanser for the new year, and boy was it that for me! Don't get me wrong, I adore all of the crazy complex finishes that exist in the indie world today, but this collection of lovely contrasting shimmers just took me back to the start of my polish journey! I feel like they have a little nostalgia combined with fantastic formulas. All in all, I've enjoyed the heck out of wearing these polishes this past week! The 2018 Shimmers Collection released in the Lollipop Posse Lacquer shop at 2 PM Eastern (with a special price for the first 24 hours if you order the full collection). 

Some Say in Ice is a white crelly with gold shimmer. Formula was wonderfully well behaved for a white and I used 3 light coats for full coverage (as always with whites, I did wait a little longer than usual to avoid streaking and it worked beautifully). The golden shimmer was SO NICE in this! I have wanted a white with golden shimmer and I have avoided getting some that I have seen around because I've heard they had horrid formulas. SO glad to have this gorgeous one with a lovely formula! (white does give me lobster hands in photos, so just ignore those and enjoy the pretty polish!)
"Some say the world will end in fire,Some say in ice."~Robert Frost, "Fire and Ice"

The Beat of My Heart is a black crelly filled with holo pigment, purple microflake shimmer, and blue/purple shimmer. Formula was lovely to use and I used 3 thin coats for full coverage (though 2 would have been sufficient...I tend to do more than necessary). This is the only shade in the collection that isn't a straight shimmer polish and it is full of lovely bits and bobs that really pop nicely against the black base. The holo is more prominent in real life too, my camera didn't do a great job of picking it up.
"Here in the dark I can see who you are / I see so clearly / The beat of my heart just stops and starts / Whenever you're near me / I just gotta thank you / All the love I gave you / Came and your took it all away / And now there is no pain / There's everything to gain here / Now that I'm lost / I think I'll stay in hell"
~Skrillex, ft. Sam Dew and KillaGraham, "Stranger"

Talking to Myself at Night is an ultramarine blue crelly filled with contrasting red shimmer. Formula was a dream and I used 3 thin coats for full coverage. This polish is perfect. That's all there is to it. As you all probably know, ultramarine is a hard shade to capture accurately, and I would say that this one leans even a bit more purple in real life due to the large amount of red shimmer.
"And I'm talking to myself at night / Because I can't forget / Back and forth through my mind / Behind a cigarette"~The White Stripes, "Seven Nation Army"

Before the Rain Began is a teal crelly filled with contrasting pink shimmer. Formula was super lovely and I used 3 thin coats for full coverage. Gah...can all of them be my favorite? This combo is just stunning and it's like the pink shimmer almost melds with the teal to look purply-blue on the nail.
"Oh DJ / Ease my mind will you / Play that song again / Cause we were in love / Before the rain began / And if I cry cover my ears"~Niki and the Dove, "DJ Ease My Mind"

I Am a Watercolor is a hot pink crelly filled with purple shimmer. Formula was spot on and I used 3 thin coats for full coverage. The first thing I thought of when I put this on my nails was my favorite shade that I wore almost exclusively throughout the 90's, OPI Pompeii Purple. Such fun nostalgia and I ended up wearing this for 3 days before I had to take it off to do some more swatching!
"As for me, I am a watercolor.I wash off."~Anne Sexton, "For My Lover, Returning to His Wife"

Degenerate Beauty Queens is a blurple crelly filled with aqua/teal shimmer. Another amazing formula and I used 3 thin coats for full coverage. This is like the ultimate contrasting shimmer polish in my book! It's so gorgeous and flashy! Gah, Karen has made me rediscover my love for contrasting shimmers all over again!!
"The prettiest crowd that you had ever seen / Ribbons in our hair and our eyes gleamed mean / A freshman generation of degenerate beauty queens"~Lana Del Rey, "This is What Makes Us Girls"

Lollipop Posse Lacquer is available from their Big Cartel shop. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram to get the latest information on restocks and to see more swatches. Thanks for looking everyone!

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