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!
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!
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.