Friday, October 24, 2014

Superficially Colorful Fairies & Sprites

Good afternoon lovelies!  Just a fair warning that if all goes to schedule I will be bombarding you with posts in the next few days since I have a lot to share in regards to release dates and Halloween polish!  I want you to be prepared for shop openings and to get those last minute Halloween beauties that you will desperately want!  So let's get straight into the this post featuring one of the new Superficially Colorful Lacquer collections - Fairies and Sprites!  While this collection isn't meant to be a Halloween set it's actually kind of perfect for the holiday because not everyone wants to be something dark, vampy or ghoulish.  Lots of ladies, men and kids want to be pretty, wearing softer shades and covered in sparkly glitter.  So The Fairies and Sprites Collection is perfect for you if that's what you need to complete your costume OR just because you love the colors for any time of the year.  This is a textured collection so you know that fact alone has me 100% on board the Fairy and Sprite train.  I will go into detail for each individual polish in a minute, but first - the Fairies and Sprites Collection will be available on 10/27 at 12pm EST.  Now let's look at pictures!

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Up first I have Aideen, inspired by a 'young Irish mythologies fairy."  Aideen is a soft "pink textured polish with red-pink glitter."  I like the addition of micro glitters and small hexs to the base because it adds some interest and creates a unique look to the texture.  The formula was great, easy to work with and apply.  I used 3 thin coats of Aideen and no topcoat.  This polish dried pretty quickly too so it'll be a great grab and go type polish when you need a quick paint job right before you leave.  

Superficially Colorful Lacquers Aideen

Superficially Colorful Lacquers Aideen

Superficially Colorful Lacquers Aideen

Superficially Colorful Lacquers Aideen

Eolande, inspired by "Celtic/Gaelic mythology" is a soft "lavender, violet textured polish with several sizes of purple glitter."  Eolande is such a gorgeous color and the texture is so slight, it definitely reminds me of a delicate little purple flower.  The micro glitter and slightest touch of holo shimmer are just perfect.  The formula and application of Eolande were both fabulous.  I used 3 thin coats for full coverage and no topcoat.  

Superficially Colorful Lacquers Eolande

Superficially Colorful Lacquers Eolande

Superficially Colorful Lacquers Eolande

Superficially Colorful Lacquers Eolande

Nixie, inspired by a "German mythological water sprite" is a "light blue textured polish with medium and light bit glitter."  It's so pretty!  I actually noticed a very slight amount of purple shimmer in here and it works so well.  Sometimes a light touch is best, right?  I also noticed that Nixie dries to an almost metallic, shiny finish.  It's very interesting and unique.  Nixie had a fantastic formula and applied perfectly.  No issues to report.  I used 3 thin coats of Nixie and no topcoat. 

Superficially Colorful Lacquers Nixie

Superficially Colorful Lacquers Nixie

Superficially Colorful Lacquers Nixie

Superficially Colorful Lacquers Nixie

Finally we have Shaylee, inspired by "the fairy princess of the fields from  Celtic/Gaelic mythology." Shalyee is a "green textured polish with green glitter."  This color is just stunning!  It falls between a fresh green and a soft sage.  The green glitters look so bright against the base.  I also saw some gold shimmer in here, playing with the holo shimmer.  Formula was just the slightest bit more sheer than the rest of the collection so I ended up using 4 coats of Shaylee.  Application was great.  No topcoat in these pictures.  

Superficially Colorful Lacquers Shaylee

Superficially Colorful Lacquers Shaylee

Superficially Colorful Lacquers Shaylee

Superficially Colorful Lacquers Shaylee

I did a little skittle mani using all 4 polishes from the collection.  Look how well they work together!  

Superficially Colorful Lacquers Fairies and Sprites

Superficially Colorful Lacquers Fairies and Sprites

Superficially Colorful Lacquers Fairies and Sprites

I also did some  stamping too!  I used Model City Polish Ghost Stories for a soft grey color and Pueen plate #73.  I added topcoat to this mani so you could see what the Fairies and Sprites look like with a little gloss.  

Superficially Colorful Lacquers Fairies and Sprites

Superficially Colorful Lacquers Fairies and Sprites

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