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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Alchemy Lacquers: Spring Ahead Collection plus random polishes- Swatches & Review

Hey guys! How's your weekend going so far? I have a pretty big blog post today, Alchemy Lacquers recently released her new Spring Ahead Collection, plus some other polishes and I have all of those for you today! These polishes are perfect for spring! I really enjoyed them, so check out the swatches after the jump!

I'll show you the Spring Ahead Collection first, which consists of 6 crelly polishes, all inspired by flowers, perfect for spring!

Daffodil. 4 coats. This is a light yellow crelly with yellow, white and golden glitters in different shapes and sizes with yellow and silver shimer throughout. I love this one! The yellow is so pretty and unique. I actually don't have many yellow crellies. It sucks that the formula wasn't that great though. It was kinda thick, I don't know if its because of the small brush that comes with the minis or if it was the formula. Just make sure to do thin coats and wait for each coat to dry.

Crocus. 3 coats. This is a pink with hints of purple crelly with purple and lavender squares; yellow and dark purple hexes, and silver and purple shimmer throughout. I love this shade of pink, it's so perfect for spring and the glitter combination is so cute! Perfect combo. This is packed with glitter so just make sure to apply thin coats and allow to dry so it doesn't drag.

Lavendula. 3 coats. This is a light lavender crelly with dark purple, light lavender, lavender squares; lavender, holo purple, and blue hexes with purple and silver shimmer throughout. This has a really light lavender base that I couldn't capture, it's almost like an off white polish. Regardless, I love white crellies, and this glitter combo is great, and that shimmer that runs throughout all 6 crellies adds a nice touch. The formula and application was great.

This is the only shot I was able to get that showed off the purple.

Nasturtium.  3 coats. This is a light orange crelly with hexes and squares in red, yellow, and orange with yellow and silver shimmer throughout. I think this is one of my favorite ones out of this collection, The color combination in the glitter really popped out to me, especially against that light base. The formula and application was great.

Most color accurate

Hyacinthus. 3 coats. This is a purple with blue undertones crelly with squares and hexes in blue, purple, light blue, and grey with silver and purple shimmer throughout. I love purple crellies! (not as much as white ones, but they're still awesome.) And the glitter combination is so pretty! Especially that grey, it's a little unexpected since most indies don't use it, but I like it. The formula and application was a bit difficult, just wait for each coat to dry before applying the next to prevent any dragging.

This is under different lighting, that's why it looks like that.
Borage. 3 coats. This is a blue crelly with with squares, dots, and hexes in blue, purple, light blue, and grey with silver and blue shimmer throughout. This one is very similar to Hyacinthus, but in blue. It has light blue dots as well. The formula and application was great.

Overall, I really liked this collection, There's a nice variety of colors and the color combinations work so well. I definitely recommend it. Now, let's look at some other polishes Alchemy Lacquer released as well:

Gilded Hyacinth. 3 coats, no undies. I don't even know how to describe this polish so I'll just take it from Alchemy Lacquer's etsy store" Gilded hyacinth is a purple tinted, gold to silver metallic nail lacquer with multi-sized blue, pink, and purple glitters. " Yeah, there's just so much going on, but in a good way! It's so pretty and I honestly have seen anything like this.  It was a bit sheer but it builds up really nicely. 

Wisteria. 3 coats. This is a light lavender creme with purple and silver shimmer. This is totally the opposite of Gilded Hyacinth. This one is so simple and delicate, but it's still so lovely. Alchemy Lacquers definitely has a little something for everyone, even if you're not a glitter fan ( do those even exists? lol) Formula and application was great.

Elixir No. 4. 4 coats. This is a sheer sapphire blue, interference special effect nail lacquer with iridescent micro glitter and green to purple color changing glitter, so basically it's awesome. LOL It's just so pretty, no beautiful! I have seriously not seen something like this. My nails would literally reflect off of each other. It's a bit sheer but you can layer it over something.

Potion No. 1. 1 coat over Essie Play Date. This is a colorful glitter topper with peach, pink, golden, yellow, white, and red glitter. Once again, this glitter combo goes so well together! It's so girly and cute. I got full coverage with just one coat.

Potion No. 2. 3 coats no undies. This is a glitter topper with pastel micro glitter in pink, purple, green, and blue; along with multi-sized iridescent glitter. The description on Alchemy Lacquer's etsy says its a glitter topper but I got pretty god overage with just one coat so I decided to just get full coverage with no undies. I decided to do some nail art, if that's what you can call this. LOL Once again, Alchemy Lacquer released something I'm new too. See, these pastel glitters are sort of metallic, they look really cool.

What did you guys think of these polishes? There's so many options! Remember, you can purchase these here. You can also follow Alchemy Lacquer on Facebook and Instagram

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