Saturday, June 29, 2013

Vivid Lacquer Theoretically Spring Collection

Some of you may recall Vivid Lacquer's Theoretical Rockstar from when I posted What I've been wearing lately vol. II. I know its jelly base and mix of tiny glitters captivated many of you! Well good news -- Anni has expanded the idea into the Theoretically Spring collection! This collection is made up of five squishy jellies with smaller glitters.

Theoretical Blogger is my favorite of the new polishes. This pink-tinted purple jelly builds nicely in three coats, and the darker glitters make it look like a smoothie. The formula was easy to work with and the glitters played nice!

Chalkboard Nails: Vivid Lacquer Theoretical Blogger

Theoretical Gamer is a soft sky blue jelly with darker blue and white glitters. I used three coats for the swatch below. I really like the addition of the white glitters here, and I'm also intrigued by the micro bar glitters. Very subtle and cool.

Chalkboard Nails: Vivid Lacquer Theoretical Gamer

Theoretical Girlfriend is the lightest of the polishes. It's almost white but if you inspect it closely, you'll see that it has a slightly pink tint to it. It also has pink and white micro glitters. This one gave me the most trouble in terms of formula. At three coats it was still a tiny bit streaky, but a good coat of topcoat did help smooth things out.

Chalkboard Nails: Vivid Lacquer Theoretical Girlfriend

Theoretical Rockstar -- the one that started it all! I reswatched it for this post, and it's just as fun now as it has ever been. The base is fairly sheer, providing a faint grey fog over the nail at three coats. The glitter is plentiful and looks like cookies and cream (resist the urge to nibble on your nails, though). The formula is great.

Chalkboard Nails: Vivid Lacquer Theoretical Rockstar

Theoretical Vegan is also a winner. This pale greyed-green jelly is accented by black and green glitters. The glitter density is great -- not too busy but not too sparse. This polish kind of reminds me of zombies, in a really awesome way. I've shown three coats here.

Chalkboard Nails: Vivid Lacquer Theoretical Vegan

So, what do you think of this collection? Which theoretical identity do you want to assume?

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  1. Rockstar and Vegan are my top two favs here! I love the sparse smaller glitters used here. Not a combination we see so often :) Girlfriend and Blogger reminds me of stawberry and blueberry ice-creams respectively, very prettty too! ♥

  2. Theorical Girlfriend is amazing!

  3. A Girl and Her PolishJune 29, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    These are fabulous glitters! Beautiful combination! :)

  4. What soft pretty shades! Love them all :)

  5. I'm loving the irony of subtle jellys being made a company called Vivid Lacquers! I also love love love Blogger - I think it's my favourite!

  6. beautifull!!

    oxx Katrin

  7. Are you double jointed? Your fingers seem very flexible :)

  8. Haha nah, I've just been doing this for a while :)

  9. I like Rockstar and Gamer. Vegan would look good paired with a mint green as an accent nail.

  10. They're beautiful !! especially theoretical rockstar :)

  11. Nice shades, nice names! ;)

  12. Theoratical Rockstar is so pretty! Is the base sheer enough to layer it over something?


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