Saturday, January 17, 2015

Superficially Colorful Lacquer: Giving Thanks Collection

Good morning and hello weekend!  It felt like the weekend to me yesterday since the kids didn't have school and we all stayed in our pjs until 3pm!  But that's ok because this morning we are up bright and early to get to an 8am soccer game.  But we have to be there at 7:15 and the field is over 30 minutes away.  So I guess it all evens out, right?  Well while I am freezing my bootay off on a soggy, foggy soccer field you can enjoy this post featuring the gorgeous Giving Thanks collection from Superficially Colorful Lacquers.  I have swatched several collections for Jin and I am a big fan of her work - her collections are always inspired, beautiful and well made.  Giving Thanks is definitely all of those and I absolutely love the metallic-esque holo finish of this collection!  She released The Giving Thanks Collection around Thanksgiving last year (makes sense, right?) and they are all available in her shop for $9 each or $60 for the entire set.  Shipping is extremely reasonable as far as international rates go and she runs promos pretty frequently.  Enough talking!  More looking at pictures!

*partial purchase/partial gift*

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Superficially Colorful Lacquer Give Thanks

Give Thanks is a "nude - cream color with subtle holographic finish and satin look when dry."  I love the color here - neutral, easy to wear, but a little flashy.  The formula and application of Give Thanks was superb.  I used 2 coats for perfect coverage, you could easily get away with 1 though.  I finished with 1 layer of topcoat.  

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Superficially Colorful Lacquer Give Thanks

Superficially Colorful Lacquer Give Thanks

Superficially Colorful Lacquer Give Thanks

Superficially Colorful Lacquer Give Thanks

Superficially Colorful Lacquer Give Thanks

Superficially Colorful Lacquer Give Thanks

Cornucopia is a "warm and homey gold holographic polish."  This metallic golden brown holo makes me think of honey and that makes me want a cup of hot tea and that is definitely a homey feel!  This was another great formula and application.  I used 2 coats of Cornucopia and 1 layer of topcoat.

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Superficially Colorful Lacquer Cornucopia

Superficially Colorful Lacquer Cornucopia

Superficially Colorful Lacquer Cornucopia

Superficially Colorful Lacquer Cornucopia

Superficially Colorful Lacquer Cornucopia

Superficially Colorful Lacquer Cornucopia

We've come to my favorite of the collection - Food Coma.  This is a "dark chocolate color with red, gold and holographic shimmer finish."  It's so yummy!  I love colors like this and I can easily wear Food Coma year round.  It will make the perfect vampy/sexy date night nails!  Formula and application of Food Coma were both wonderful.  I used 2 coats for full coverage and 1 layer of topcoat. 

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Superficially Colorful Lacquer Food Coma

Superficially Colorful Lacquer Food Coma

Superficially Colorful Lacquer Food Coma

Superficially Colorful Lacquer Food Coma

Superficially Colorful Lacquer Food Coma

Superficially Colorful Lacquer Food Coma

New World, "a very orange-y red with rather strong holographic finish."  You know I love me some orange so this is high on my list of favorites in the collection.  The metallic holo and orange shade are a great match up.  The formula and application of New World were both great.  2 coats and 1 layer to topcoat for full coverage.  

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Superficially Colorful Lacquer New World

Superficially Colorful Lacquer New World

Superficially Colorful Lacquer New World

Superficially Colorful Lacquer New World

Superficially Colorful Lacquer New World

Superficially Colorful Lacquer New World

Cranberry Sauce is another favorite.  It's a "cranberry red holographic polish with light holographic shimmer that dries to a satin look."  This is another great color that makes you think of warm, cozy times - watching a fireplace, drinking cocoa, cocooning yourself into your big, fluffy robe. I did get a teeny tiny bit of pigment clumps in Cranberry Sauce, but it's cold and I didn't give the bottle a very good shake before I started painting.  Aside from the couple little clumps that I got, there were no formula or application issues to mention.  I used 2 coats of Cranberry Sauce and 1 layer of topcoat.   

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Superficially Colorful Lacquer Cranberry Sauce

Superficially Colorful Lacquer Cranberry Sauce

Superficially Colorful Lacquer Cranberry Sauce

Superficially Colorful Lacquer Cranberry Sauce

Superficially Colorful Lacquer Cranberry Sauce

Superficially Colorful Lacquer Cranberry Sauce

Pass the Beans is a "dark rich green with gold and holographic shimmer."  This is an awesome green! I love the deeper tone and metallic-like finish.  Formula and application were both really lovely.  I used 2 coats of Pass the Beans and 1 layer of topcoat for full coverage.  

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Superficially Colorful Lacquer Pass the Beans

Superficially Colorful Lacquer Pass the Beans

Superficially Colorful Lacquer Pass the Beans

Superficially Colorful Lacquer Pass the Beans

Superficially Colorful Lacquer Pass the Beans

Superficially Colorful Lacquer Pass the Beans

And finally, we have Peas & Thanks.  This is a "light green with golden sheen and subtle holographic finish."  It's the sheerest shade in the bunch and a nice bright, cheerful color.  It built up well also.  I only used 2 coats of Peas & Thanks, as you can see there is still a little visible nail line.  A 3rd coat would surely cover that up.  Formula and application were both great.  I finished with 1 layer of topcoat.  

Superficially Colorful Lacquer Peas & Thanks

Superficially Colorful Lacquer Peas & Thanks

Superficially Colorful Lacquer Peas & Thanks

Superficially Colorful Lacquer Peas & Thanks

Superficially Colorful Lacquer Peas & Thanks

Superficially Colorful Lacquer Peas & Thanks

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