Skip to main content

Review: Now This is How you Use Lacquistry Shredded!

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.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Review: Nicole by OPI A Million Sparkles is Accurately Named

It's amazing what you can find when you wander around at night.  My favourite time to go shopping is ridiculously late and I'm extra happy when it pays off.  I've been looking for Nicole by OPI A Million Sparkles for a while now at that couldn't be more up my alley if it tried.  I finally managed to find it in a Shoppers last night and it really does live up to its name. A Million Sparkles is a predominately blue glitter that has an amazing ability to look like a foil after a couple of coats.  Combine that with gold, silver and pink bar glitter and you have a winner.  It's seriously so sparkly I got distracted from what I was saying at lunch today.  Application is decent but you really need four coats to get completely opaque coverage.  That's ok, glitter dries fast.  It's a little rough too but nothing Seche Vite can't fix.  The Verdict:  Yay glitter! If, like me, you like sparklies to the point where it's the biggest tag on y

Review: Sephora X Outburst

As you can imagine, I was pretty excited when the new Sephora X polishes came out.  Not only were there a million of them, but I could go see them in person, circling the huge stand and singling out my prey.  I'm not the most happy that the good ones are FIFTEEN dollars each but what am I going to do, not buy any?? That's silly.  I have few now but my favourite so far as to be the incredibly Outburst.  LOOK AT IT:

Review: JENsations Stars in Space and S'mores

Guess what everyone?  I'm going to review some indie polishes that you can actually buy without having to wait for email messages!  Yay!  And sparkly too!  Imagine all the holo glory as while my lightbox produces lovely even white light, it saps any and all rainbows from manis, leaving me to try to take pictures in my kitchen like a barbarian.  It may not sound that hard but when you use a manual focus 60mm macro lens that has a wafer-thin depth of field, it's not the easiest.  Anyway, let's take a look at two, that's right, two, beautiful polishes from JENsations , Stars in Space and S'mores. First up, Stars in Space.  I started with two coats of Zoya Caprice, a very bright purple creme that you'll be seeing a lot of as it makes for a great base.  Next, two coats of Stars in Space, the most fabulous mix of silver holo glitter.  There's stars, squares (man, I love square glitter), hexes and micro glitter.  I liked this one as there was enough glitter on