Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Indie Polishes - Laquerlicious Neon Summer Toppers

I am child of the 80's.  Today I have a collection for you from my very favorite glitter maker Laquerlicious that embodies one of the most iconic element of my favorite decade... neon.  From bright green rubber sunglasses to hot pink tee shirts tied in a knot, in the 80's neon was everywhere.  Like all fads or trends, neon has made a comeback recently and especially for the summer of 2014 in nail polish everywhere. The best neons on the planet right now are in the form of this mind blowing trio. 

These dense glitters are the most vivid glitter combinations I have ever seen.  The bright pink in Beat the Heat is that intense in person.  Each are a clear base then backed with two different color neon glitter and some micro flakies.  It's brilliant.  Like all Laquerlicious glitter polishes these are incredibly versatile.  If applied carefully enough they can be opaque in two coats or you can use them as a glitter topper over white or with any color. 
These polishes are so incredibly sparkly as well!

Lemon Limeade is neon yellow and green glitters with neon green micro flakies.  At the Lake is neon blue and purple glitters with electric blue for the micro flakies and with Beat the Heat is a combination of neon pink and hot orange glitters and neon pink micro flakies,  I think that touch of the second glitter shade really elevates these. 

I decided to do them each in two different ways to show you the many possibilities.  One very popular look right now on Instagram first done by @Madamluck uses all three in a gradient and is absolutely stunning.  For my swatches I used the glitters over a similar base color on two nails with nail art using the glitters and stamping for one look and with the other chose lighter colors and used them as toppers.

This is two coats of Beat the Heat over Zoya Kiki on the index and pinkie fingers.  For my ring and middle fingers I used OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls and stamped BM-317 using Kleancolor black and filled it in using Beat the Heat.  Application was really great and despite being a dense glitter, I didn't have any issues.  Everything is top coated with one coat of Seche Vite.

For this manicure I chose to layer Beat the Heat over a polish I think is the perfect bubble gum pink.  This is SinfulShine Your's Truly with two light coats of Beat the Heat and one coat of Seche Vite.  This way let the real beauty of those neon flakies come out.  I really loved it both ways.

Lemon Limeade had the thickest formula of the three.  For this look I did two coats Lemon Limeade over two coats of Wet n' Wild Spoiled polish I'm So Jaded.  For the nail art I again used OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls and then stamped plate BM-308 using Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in In Record Lime.  I finally filled in some of the wedges with Lemon Limeade.  Everything is topped with one coat Seche Vite. 

For this one I chose to layer it over two coats of Lime Crime Crema de Limon.  I thought that it was a great color choice and perfect given the name!  I used a thicker coat on my middle finger and it's hard to see the undies.  I will definitely wear this combo again but this time only use one coat of Lemon Limeade.  This is also the most sparkly of the three polishes.

For my nail art using At the Lake I layered two coats over Hit Polish Scotland the Brave which is a scattered holographic blue polish that was the closest shade I had to the neon blue glitters in At the Lake. I used OPI My Boyfriend Scales walls and Kleancolor black again for the two accent nails and stamped Mash-498 for the wave design.  I then used Essie I'm Addicted to fill in some areas.  I thought it would be much more sheer and I was attempting to do the leadlight stamping technique.  I then used OPI I Can Teal You Like Me from the sheer tints collection to do a few more areas on the tips and the cuticle area and then finally using At the Lake for the body of the waves.  All nails have a coat of Seche Vite.

Finally for a softer but yet so neon look, I chose to layer two thin coats of At the Lake over Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Blue-Away.  It looks soft but yet has a neon feel to it.  I loved this one very much. 

I cannot wait to try these over different colors and over white.  I can see them over other bright neons as well as punching up softer pastel shades.   You need to invest in these if you haven't already.  You can get them here or by going to http://www.laquerlicious.com/.  The set is only $21.00!  Everything Michelle makes is fantastic and these polishes are no exceptions. I will have some more of her polishes on the blog soon.  You do not want to miss those.

1 comment:

  1. Aw thank you Christa! Your swatches are fantastic!