Good morning! I really want to play catch up since I was computer-disabled for the last week so I hope you don't mind if you see more than a post a day from me for a bit. Today also happens to be my birthday so what better way to celebrate that with a post featuring some amazing thermal texture polishes, inspired by adult beverages?! These 4 limited edition beauties are from Superficially Colorful Lacquer. Jin was one of the first indie makers to come out with thermals...actually she was making them before she even had a shop going and had gifted them to friends to get opinions. Obviously we all loved them because she now has many uber popular and successful collections in a wide variety of finishes. But I just know that she has a soft spot for thermals, which makes me happy because she makes them so very well. I am over the moon excited to share this limited edition thermal texture collection with you. I'll be sharing pictures and recipes for each drink so you can try and make them at home if you so desire. Happy Hour will be available 4/26 at 12pm EST/5pm UTC. Alrighty, I don't want to waste your time talking so lets get to the pictures!
When I opened the package to check these babies out Steamy Affair was the first polish that screamed to me - HELLO LOVER! So I slapped it on for a #runmani (if you follow me on instagram you know what this is). The funny thing is I knew these were thermals but I forgot and kept wondering why my nails looked like different colors through my run. Steamy Affair is inspired by the drink of the same name and is a "metallic dark brown that changes to silver with a little bit of holographic glitter." The holo glitters make this one unique in the bunch and one of my favorites. The formula and application were spot on. Perfect coverage in 2 coats.
1 oz Irish Cream
1 oz Coffee Liqueur
Sugar to taste
whipped cream if desired
Add Kahlua and Irish Cream to a coffee glass and stir. Fill with hot coffee and sugar to taste. Float light cream pr half and half on top.
Great Raspberry Flute (funny name) is inspired by a lemon-y cocktail. I've never heard of it but it sounds refreshing for a hot summer night. It "changes from medium blue to light green." I really liked the colors in this one. The texture is a bit different, there are no glitter particles so its more of a standard texture. Formula and application were both lovely. Great Raspberry Flute was a touch sheer so I did use 3 coats for full coverage.
Great Raspberry Flute:
2 oz Raspberry vodka (UV blue)
1/2 oz Triple Sec
1 oz lime juice
Shake all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Cupid's Cup, inspired by the juicy pink cocktail, is a texture that changes form dark to light pink. This one is more of a subtle change but it's so pretty. All the pink/purple lovers out there will enjoy this one. I really love that it has the softest touch of gold sparkle to make it even more sweet. Cupid's Cup had fabulous formula and applies so easily. I used 2 coats for full coverage. And isn't it a cute drink?
2 oz Hypnotic Harmonie
1 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Cointreau
1/2 oz lime juice
Shake all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with candy lips.
You know me, always saving my favorite for last. Tequila Sunrise is flat out amazing. The colors have me swooning - both for hot summer days and the tasty drink. Of course this one changes from a deep terra cotta red color to a soft apricot/orange shade. It also has that light touch of golden sparkle that is so lovely. Absolutely amazing. The formula and application of Tequila Sunrise were both spectacular. I used 2 coats for full coverage.
1 - 1 1/2 oz Grand Marnier
3/4 oz Tequila - silver
4 oz orange juice
2 tsp grenadine
Shake Grand Marnier, tequila and orange juice with ice in a cocktail shaker. Stain into a chilled collins or highball glass. Top with grenadine and sever without stirring.