Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Initial Lacquer Fall 2013 Collection Reviews & Swatches

I meant to have this posted yesterday, but we all know how that goes. :P On the plus side, instead of having to wait a few hours for these to be released in the Initial Lacquer Etsy store, you can now buy any of these right now! :)

Autumn Tone has a clear base with silver and white circle glitter; yellow, white and purple hexes; blue bar glitters and purple squares. Here I layered 2 coats of Autumn Tone over 2 coats of Dark Flame.
Love the colors in the polish! It's one of those things you think wouldn't go so perfectly together, but then you see them and *bam* it's amazing! Formula was a little thick, yet still easy to work with and I didn't need to fish for any glitters. :)
Dark Flame is described as a deep purple base with micro glitter and blue shimmer. I used 2 coats with top coat for these photos.
Even though this polish is darker, in low light it still sparkles and shines! My kind of polish! ;) Formula was problem free, but it will need to top coat if you want a nice shine to it. 
Galaxy Dream contains various shapes and sizes of silver glitter and purple iridescent glitters all in a black jelly base. For these photos I used 3 coats with top coat.
Initial Lacquer makes the best space polishes, hands down! Remember, Standing on the Moon? Galaxy Dream is equally as awesome! :) Again a wonderful formula; with even the shards sitting on the nail perfectly and not poking up.
Hint of Gold has a white crelly base with a gold shimmer and a mixture of purple, blue, silver and gold glitters. All nails are 3 coats with top coat.
 Maybe it's just me, but this polish reminds me of something regal. :) Not sure why, it just gives me that fancy vibe. :P The shimmer within the base is amazing! It's strong enough to be noticeable, while not overpowering the other glitters. Even the larger glitters were easy to get out, in again a great formula. :)
Last Summer is a light beige crelly base with various sizes and colors of neon matte glitter. Shown is 2 coats with top coat.
Last Summer is really a unique color. Even though it has neon glitters in it, they don't stand out and scream at you like they would in a clear base. I really like the combination because it works as a nice in between for summer and fall. Formula was on the thicker side and the glitters were a tad hard to get out, I assume because they are so thin in a thicker base. I did add a few drops of thinner and had a much easier time with application that way. :)
Mint Girl contains pink flakes and scattered holographic shimmer in a mint base.  All nails are 3 coats with top coat.
You need this polish! Even before finishing this post, I bought a bottle for Atlcatsmeow because I knew she needed it in her mermaid glory. ;) Mint girl is an amazing polish in color, finish and formula! :)
Violent Purple is described as a purple jelly base with silver, purple and iridescent glitters. I used 3 coats and an accent nail of 2 coats over 3 coats of Mint Girl, for these photos.
Another polish in the collection that really knocks it out of the park! I personally think it looks great on it's own or layered and, of course, I love the purple base color! The name makes me laugh because I think of the color purple getting stabby with another color. :P Formula was a tad thick, yet still easy to work with and I got plenty of glitter out with each coat.:)
As a side note: The close ups below aren't color accurate and made it look more blue than it is. The above photos are the true to life color. :)

All of these colors, and more, are available now through Initial Lacquer's Etsy! Make sure to follow Initial Lacquer on Facebook and Tumblr, to stay updated on new colors coming out and restock information.
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