You might have noticed over the past few days that I'm a little obsessed with Lacquistry polishes. I just can't help it. I look at all the boring, plain colours and they just haven't been inspiring me as much. A black, shredded glitter on the other hand, yes please.
This initially started out being a review for China Glaze Papaya Punch. However, the formula was really unpleasant to work with. These pictures here are three coats and there are still bald spots! It dragged at the cuticles, seemed too thick, all round not great. Totally unlike all other China Glazes I've tried. To make matters worse, when I tried to clean up the edges, it just bled orange all over my fingers. Not again, if I can help it. This is when I decided that it needed an aggressive, ballsy glitter gradient and what better than Lacquistry Shredded.
Shredded was really good to work with. Easy to apply as lots came out with the brush on each application. I used the three step glitter gradient I described here and I'm so happy with how this came out. It's so bright, so bold, I was almost afraid to wear it to work and right now I have a fire coloured water marbled mani. Side note, you have to read the next post, IT CAME OUT SO GOOD.
The Verdict: Don't like Papaya Punch although I still like the colour, love Lacquistry Shredded. It makes the best, aggressive glitter gradient ever.