Friday, January 24, 2014

Things I Fancy Friday - Special Edition: Philly Loves Lacquer - Fancy Winter Wench Collection (PHOTO HEAVY)

Happy freaking Friday people!

This has been a chaotic week I tell ya! I'm looking forward to a smidge of R&R this weekend...but I'm still trying to tackle the task of swatching EVERY single polish I own.
PS - it's taking much longer than I hoped it would take.

Speaking of polish...

I have a very special edition of Things I Fancy Friday today.

Esther over at Philly Loves Lacquer has a brand new collection releasing TODAY at 7PM EST.

Esther is amazing when it comes to naming her polishes! The collections and single polishes are always so interesting because each one is always linked back to something involving Philadelphia.

PS - she also has a Polish of the Month series that you can't miss. If you get the chance make sure to try and snag the January polish before it's no longer available.

Okay on to the task at hand...I get distracted far too easily.

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Fancy Winter Wench Collection

The history -
The Fancy Winter Wench collection got it's name from two of the five divisions of the infamous Mummers Parade in Philadelphia. The two divisions featured in this collection are - The Wench Brigades and the Fancy Brigades. To find out what the whole shebang is about check out the website...there is SO much information. The things you learn blogging about polish.

The Polish -

Today I have for you 3 of the 8 polishes in the collection.
The collection consists of a glitter topper, three holographic microglitter and/or flakies, and four holographic finishes.


Saturnalian -
A dark blue scattered holo
(no top coat used - it's really that shiny)





 
So shiny that my poor thumb got blurred. It's the price I pay sometimes for pretty holographic things!
LOOK AT THOSE! I need this back on my nails. Gimme.

Summary -

Look...I'd be lying if I said I'm not a sucker for dark polishes. Blue polishes are my weakness (as are black and red...and purple) but this baby is GORGEOUS.
 Two easy coats and shiny as all get out right out of the bottle on it's own. The shimmer is very apparent and easy to see. Love that.
This is a must have.

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The Pirates -
A black scattered holo with a RAINBOW micro glitter
(worn with coat of China Glaze Fast Forward top coat to smooth out the micro glitters)




Don't mind my thumb here...again...blame the rainbow glitter :)

It's no secret I love macros. Because I do. I love them. Look at that darn rainbow glitter! It's amazing.

Summary -

Much like I said in the last polish summary. I LOVE dark polish. Then Esther goes and throws rainbows into my dark polish making it 10 times MORE amazing. This is a thicker polish but still easy to work with. One good coat will give you opacity but I did two...because I like seeing the glitters being painted on my paws. Again these photos show one thin coat of top coat to smooth out the glitter bits.


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Shooting Stars -
A dense glitter topper made with silver glitters of varying shapes and sizes
(I used a coat of China Glaze top coat in each of the photos below)

Shooting Stars paired with Saturnalian

As if the macros of Saturnalian couldn't get any prettier...the silver glitter bits paired with it as an accent is SO sassy and gives it some edge.

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Shooting Stars paired with The Pirates
Adding the silver on top of a black based polish that has multi-colored glitters in it changed it into so much more! The topper added a lot of depth and really added to the visual interest the polish already had!


Summary -

I can honestly say I am not a fan of glitter toppers normally. I can probably count on one hand the amount I have in my polish stash. Shooting Stars is one I am thrilled to have as a part of my small glitter topper collection. I LOVE how it can really add some oomph to a mani with one brush stroke. Considering how many dark polishes I own this will be a fabulous addition to any of them.
The glitters are easily distributed on the nail. No fishing or fighting with the formula at all.


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There are 5 more polishes in this collection! If you love red...don't miss out Clevermore! It's divine.

The collection AND February polish of the month will on sale this evening at 7pm eastern!


Also make sure to like the PhLL FB page - Esther is top notch at keeping everyone in the loop!


*polish provided for a review and honest opinion*

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