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Review: Nerd Lacquer Warrior Ethos

It's been a few days, time for another Nerd Lacquer review! This particular polish has been a lemming of mine for a while now.  Every time a store would get more stock, I'd just miss out.  NOT THIS TIME. Finally, in my last shipment from the Nerd Lacquer Etsy store, Warrior Ethos!

Warrior Ethos is a blood red jelly packed full of all different kinds of glitter - red, black, large, small, you name it, it's in here.  Like most of the Nerd Lacquers I've tried recently, application was really good.  The pictures below are three coats but you get almost total opacity in two. Upending the bottle helps to evenly distribute the glitter but I didn't have to do much to get it to spread out.  Once applied, it gets that wonderful layered, deep look that only Nerd Lacquers seem to be able to create.  As the base is semi-sheer you can see all the layers of glitter - it's great.








The Verdict:  As always, Nerd Lacquer Warrior Ethos doesn't disappoint.  Already today I've had someone compliment my nails in the elevator and it's only lunchtime!  I love a good red polish as it is but combined with massive amounts of glitter and being opaque makes it a winner in my books.

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  1. Another gorgeous Nerd Lacquer!! :D It looks fantastic on you!

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  2. You've really got me interested in Nerd Lacquer, I'd never heard of the brand here in the UK but I'm gonna see if they do international shipping :D
    Devon x
    www.eightforawish.com

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  3. Just bought this from ThinkGeek thanks to your glowing review. I can't wait to get it!

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