Monday, August 31, 2015

Takko Lacquer Xocomil & Kitsch

Good morning!  Hope your Monday is going well.  I've got a pretty light schedule today, just want to get in a short run today (and this whole week) so I don't over exert myself before I run the half marathon on Sunday.  I also need to make sure I am drinking tons of water this week so I don't dehydrate myself and pull a muscle.  Other than that - I'm looking at a regular week.  How about you?  So let's start this week off with some lovely Takkos!  I briefly met the maker of Takko Lacquer and she's seriously adorable and really sweet - I probably scared her because I am loud and just jumped into a conversation to meet her.  While we were sitting in a group we also asked her how to pronounce Takko and it's "taco", so there you have it, mystery solved!  Well I have some of her polishes to share today - one from the Summer 2015 collection and the other is the CosmoProf 2015 color!  Both will be available at the upcoming restock on 9/3 at 8pm EDT.  Takkos are $13 USD each.  So let's check out some polish!

*press sample*

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Up first I have Xocomil, a "periwinkle purple filled with actual silver dust."  Sheryl says that Xocomil is inspired by the Mayan legend El Xocomil.  I enjoyed hearing about this legend as much as I enjoyed wearing the polish!  Xocomil is really a purple beauty and that's a lot coming from me because I don't love purple polish.  But this blue toned purple is unique and gorgeous.  The silver dust is a special addition that I don't think I've seen in any other polishes (at least none in my stash).  The formula and application of Xocomil were both fantastic.  I loved the length and size of the brush, it was kind of short and squat and so easy to work with.  Xocomil was very creamy and opaque - I had full coverage in 2 coats.  I finished with a layer of topcoat.  As a side note - I wore Xocomil for 3 days with no chipping and the most minimal tip wear on only one nail!  

Takko Lacquer Xocomil

Takko Lacquer Xocomil

Takko Lacquer Xocomil

Takko Lacquer Xocomil

Takko Lacquer Xocomil

I deiced to try out the CosmoProf color, Kitsch too!  First off how adorable is this mini bottle?  The minis are called Takkitos (tacquitos).  Kitsch is a "glittery party filled with multi pink glitter and holo shimmer and holo flakies in a clear base.  Once dry it smells like pink sugar cotton candy."  Ok it was totally cute and I loved the scent!  So sweet and yummy!  I found myself sniffing my nails through the day.  The scent diminished once I showered and didn't last longer than a day.  The glitter came out in abundance and covered perfectly.  I used 1 layer of Kitsch over Xocomil.  You can layer it over anything really or you can build it up in a few coats and wear it alone.  I finished with a layer of topcoat.   

Takko Lacquer Kitsch

Takko Lacquer Kitsch

Takko Lacquer Kitsch

Takko Lacquer Kitsch

Takko Lacquer Kitsch

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