This is the second of the two R&R Lacquers I bought, called Radiant, and I’m just as impressed with this one. I’ve layered it over a pink from Nail Pop, and the formula is brilliant, and the glitter pay-off more than sufficient. This one did perhaps gloop up a little towards the end of me applying it, but very few glitters don’t, so I’m fine with it. These girls are doing such a good job, and I can’t wait to see what polishes they come up with next!
This is one of the newest UK polish makers, and seriously, if they keep it going, they’re going to be one of the best. This is R&R Lacquers Resplendent, and it is absolutely stunning layered over anything dark. It is also the most easily applied indie glitter I’ve ever used, I had to put glitters back into the bottle rather than go fishing for them. Amazing!
There are a whole lot of polishes and techniques going on here, gradients, glitter gradients and jelly sandwiches, so I’m not going to go into too much detail. I’m probably going to use a different pink for the actual day, as this one looks a bit peachy in most lights, and I’m going to go over the gradient one or two more times to bring out the effect a bit more.
Huge massive kudos to The Tara Emporium for being insanely friendly and for custom-making the exact matte, white glitter polish I needed for my vision to work. Thank you, girl, you are awesome!
I finally got around to trying one of the few UK indies I’ve managed to get my hands on, this is Indy’s Indies Balloon House sandwiched between Sally Hansen Ion and a sheer jelly just to mute it a little. This one looks fun and is really cute, but it was an absolute horror to apply, and had I not sandwiched it a little, it would have just looked a gloopy mess. I’m not blaming the maker for this, though, these kinds of glitters are always problematic, and most of the time, I’ll choose looks over ease of use, anyway!
Just felt like something quick and dirty, so this is a mix of Barry M Countess and Layla Misty Blush, and even though they are two slightly different shades of purple, it really sort of worked for a really nice, simple mani!
Quick cling film mani which turned out looking like old upholstering or something, not my favourite ever, but the effect is really nice!
and how nice are they?
Maybelline White Splatter – how amazing is this one? seriously, even the bar glitters work. A miracle!
No7 Galaxy – This one is absolutely, insanely stunning in real life, apparently a dupe of Chanel Taboo, and it is just crazy pretty!
e.l.f. Fairy Dust – I actually thought this was a flakie, that’s what I get for not doing my research, I guess, but it doesn’t matter, because the colour shift is amazing, and it is still gorgeous!
R&R Lacquers Resplendent
R&R Lacquers Radiant – So insanely excited about this new UK indie, they’re going to go far if they keep going down this path, super easy to apply, and so, so pretty!
I can’t believe I haven’t actually uploaded any pictures for so long, I was so proud and happy with this one.. Ah well, nothing like a good bit of catch up, eh? This was created with some striping tape, a tiny brush and a fair bit of patience.
Ok, everyone knows I’m insane by now, it’s ok. This was not my favourite thing ever, but it kept my mind off the stress of life, so it’s all good.
kitties, you guys. always with the kitties!
Yeah, I’m losing it a little. heh. This is Barry M Blue Plum which continues to amaze me with how deep and beautiful it is, with some taped off triangles of H&M Starstruck which worked so well for this, due to its density and, you know, gorgeousness.