Today I have 2 things for you. First is the So Susan May 2014 Lacquerlove Subscription box, a UK nail polish subscription box, which contains 4 nail polishes (from left to right in the image below) in Bubblegum, Light Lawn, Watermelon and Strobe Light. They come in this fab box, which I would show you separately but my postman smushed mine trying to get it through the letter box (Sad face). Maybe next time. The nail polishes are 4-free. For those of you who don’t know (I didn’t) this means it DOESN’T contain DBP (Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, Formaldehyde or Formaldehyde Resin. The subscription is *monthly* and costs £14.95 excluding postage, if you’re new they normally give you an offer too. You also get a ‘free’ gift – this month it was a Lip Blush (unfortunately in a colour I wouldn’t wear). I used to subscribe to this, and have quite a few of their polishes already which I really like (I may show you in the future). I only stopped my subscription because I couldn’t afford it but now I can again, which makes me happy 🙂
Now to the swatches!
The first colour is Bubblegum which surprised me by being a textured polish! I actually really like this colour and I’m a big fan of textured nails. It dried super quick and only took 2 coats, it doesn’t need a topcoat either. The last picture shows the true colour, it was quite hard to capture, but it’s a lovely bright bubblegum pink (I think I’m warming to pink!). It has a great texture too, not too chunky.
Light Lawn is a mint green, it’s actually pretty similar to NYC Mint Macaroon which I recently swatched here. It took 3 coats to get completely smooth and opaque but it dries super quick, so no problems really. Picture shows 3 coats no topcoat.
Next up is Watermelon which is a bright pink toned red. It applies opaque in 2 coats, you could probably get away with 1 it’s that pigmented. It does stain the nails and skin a little, so be careful and wear a base coat. It leans a little more towards pink in real life.
The last polish swatch I have today is the glitter polish – Strobe Lights. It consists of a clear base filled with large pink, purple and navy blue hexes and small purple hexes. There’s no need to fish for the glitter pieces which is always great. Photos show 1 coat.
The second thing I have for you today is for @californails August Nail Art Challenge. I didn’t blog about the first one, because I didn’t do a very good job. So this is Day 04 – ikat. I used Light Lawn, Watermelon and Barry M Nail Art pens in black and white 🙂
I actually really like this design and it didn’t take long at all.
Hope you enjoyed today’s post! Hope it wasn’t too long..