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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Alchemy Lacquers: Swatches & Review

Hey guys! I'm back! Today I have a new indie polish brand called Alchemy Lacquers. I haven't swatched for them before and I'm glad I got to try them out because their polishes are so pretty! Let me just start off by saying that the formula and application is awesome, and the polishes are very unique. 

I will be swatching her St. Patrick's Trio(well I only have two of the three), which will be released on Saturday, March 1st! You can find the rest at Alchemy Lacquers' etsy store. You can find the link at the end of the post. 

Swatches after the jump!

  • St. Patrick's Green Trio:
    • White Clover: Mint creme with flux of green, silver sparkle, and green micro glitter.
    • Gilded Shamrocks: Glitter bomb with green and light green hexes in different sizes in a golden shimmer base.
  • Alchemical Imaginarium:
    • Chimera Mane: Nude polish with burgundy micro glitter and purple and golden shimmer.
    • Mermaid Scales: Teal crelly with teal, green, and golden hexes with golden shimmer.
  • Elixir No. 2: A duo chrome glitter topper with purple micro glitter and flakes that shift from violet to blue.

White Clover. 3 coats. I love any mint polish and this one is so perfect for St. Patricks day and spring as well. I like the green micro glitter and silver shimmer. The formula and application was ok, it was a bit thick but it wasn't really an issue.

Gilded Shamrocks. 4 coats no undies. I couldn't really capture how awesome this polish was. The golden shimmer is just so radiant but i love the different shades of green hexes in it. I thought i was going to need tons of coats for this one as well but it actually built up very nicely.

It's not this green, but I just wanted to show how radiant it is.

Chimera Mane. 3 coats. I've seen many nude polishes but none like this. The subtle shimmer that it has is such a nice touch. Formula and application is great as well I thought I would need more coats since it was sheer on the first coat but it built up nicely.

Mermaid Scales. 3 coats. I totally love mermaid inspired polishes and this one is no exception. The color is beautiful and the glitter combination is so pretty. I feel like I wasn't able to capture how awesome it is. I definitely see myself using this often. Formula and application is great, just make sure each coat dry because it does drag a bit.

Elixir No. 2. 1 coat over OPI Black Onyx. I love this glitter topper its so vibrant. The duo chrome is very strong. The formula and application is flawless. I only needed one coat since it is jam packed with glitter.

I totally recommend these polishes. The formula and application on these polishes are great and the polishes are really unique. 
The St. Patricks Green Trio will be available Saturday March 1st. You can purchase these here. You can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram


  1. Great swatches, elixer no. 2 is sooo beautiful!! I love mermaid scales as well :)