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.
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.
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.