Good afternoon again lovelies! I have another fantabulous collection from Superficially Colorful Lacquers to share with you right now. This collection of green beauties is the Sham Rockin' Collection and if you love green you are in for a big treat. Sham Rockin' is of course in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. Jin shared her inspiration for the collection with me and I'd like to share it with you! "Shamrock is the young sprigs of the clover that symbolize St. Patrick's Day. In Irish slang, Sham is a friend, mate, dude. And according to the Urban Dictionary Shamrocking has several meanings but my favorite is yelling out loud and crying when you lose at a game you suck at horribly. So this is my collection: a play of shades, finishes and words based on Irish slang." The Sham Rockin' Collection will be available Saturday 2/28 at 12pm EST. They will be $9 each. I think it's time to jump in and enjoy this collection, don't you?
Boxing the Fox is a term for "robbing the orchard." Jin describes this as a "silvery green holographic polish that is like an apple orchard worth robbing." I love this gorgeous color, it's just so fresh! The formula was great and it applied nicely. I used 3 thin coats of Boxing the Fox and no topcoat.
The other holo in the collection is Stouting. Stouting is "the act of drinking stout." It's described as a "very dark forest green holographic polish that is as dark as the Irish beer." I'm slightly biased because I adore deep, dark shades and this was a real beauty! I found the formula and application of Stouting to be lovely. I used 2 easy coats, the polish was creamy and opaque. It does dry slightly dulled so you will want a layer of topcoat to gloss things up.
Stop the Lights is an "expression of incredulity or astonishment." It's a "base of golden green flakies with different sized of green hex glitter." I wasn't surprised at how much I liked this one, the gold flakies stand out so vibrantly and give the polish a nice dose of depth. And while I love all things holo I have come to greatly appreciate the subtle (or not so subtle) details that make a polish lovely. You can wear Stop the Lights as a topper or on it's own in a few coats. I went with topper and alone so you could see it both ways. The formula and application were both fabulous. Stop the Lights built up well on it's own and made an easy accent nail over another color. I used 3 coats on all nails except the accent, which is 1 layer of Stop the Lights over Stouting. I finished with a layer of topcoat.
Finally, we have Acting the Maggot. This is a gross term to me because I can't help but think of the nasty little bugs, but the description, "playing the fool, acting annoyingly stupid" really does make sense for the slang terminology. Acting the Maggot is a "squishy medium green jelly polish with holographic micro glitter." Well hello there sexy green jelly polish! I loved the formula/finish on this one. It was so shiny and sparkly at the same time. The jelly finish built up beautifully on itself and the holo glitters added a perfect touch of sparkle. I used 2 coats of Acting the Maggot and no topcoat.