Have I mentioned to you all how much I love frankens? Well, I love them a LOT. So much so that I will probably go broke buying them, and be homeless on the street, just wheeling my Helmer around and guarding it like Gollum.
I'll give you a second to imagine that.
Anyway, today I am showing off my first Lacquistry polish! Say "hello, sexy" to two coats of Lacquistry Cotton Candy.
Cotton Candy features small blue hex glitter with medium and jumbo pink hex glitter in a pink jelly base. It was named after that cotton candy Bubblicious bubble gum, and honestly one of the reasons I bought it was because I loved that gum as a kid.
This polish is really complex and I had a tough time photographing it. For example, the above photo was taken in my lightbox, while this next one was taken in indirect sunlight in my car (I was parked, people).
It's not an optical illusion, this polish really does look completely different in different lighting.
Indoors/at night, the blue glitter looks much darker. When you get it in indirect sunlight the glitter really lights up. And I mean it LIGHTS UP. I don't think that I own anything this sparkly. The glitter seems like it is alive. The blue glows like nothing else that I own.
It also looks completely different in DIRECT sunlight, though I haven't included any pictures of that. The glitters sort of dim, if you can believe it? The jelly base becomes more prominent, though instead of looking pink it looks like more of a pinky red.
This glitter is SUPER hungry though. Totally worth it, but the topcoating does require a bit of extra finesse. For this look, I added one coat of Gelous, and then two coats of Seche Vite. I'm not broken up about it.
The other thing that I want to note is that application can be somewhat tricky, but not unmanageable. The blue glitters go on with perfect density and control -- the issue is with the large pink hex glitters. I found it best to apply the polish like normal, and then sort of "fish out" some larger pieces of glitter and place them where I saw fit. That way, you get some sitting on top as well as some buried underneath in the layers from when you first applied the polish.
Check it out in the bottle! Isn't that intense!?
To summarize, if you are a glitter fanatic, you will probably die and go to heaven if you put this polish on your nails.
Cotton Candy retails for $7.50 before shipping, and can be found on the Lacquistry Etsy shop. Make sure you check out the rest of her creations too, they are amazing. I hope to get my hands on more shortly. :)