Thursday, February 13, 2014

Arcane Lacquer ~ Colour of Panic

Arcane Lacquer ~ Colour of Panic
Dark purple jelly with pink glitter

Do you know when you find the perfect polish for a certain event? That happened to me with this polish as I was going to a good friend of mine’s birthday party recently.

She turned 42 and had called her event “Don’t Panic!” If you don’t know how those two things are connected, then you haven’t read or seen “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”. I thought that it would be perfect to wear a polish called Colour of Panic to a ‘Don’t Panic’ event!

So – the formula is good, even for a jelly. The polish covers well – I used two easy coats for desired opacity. If I look really closely at the pictures, I can see places where a third coat would have been in order, but I can assure you that it looked just perfect in real life. So two coats is what it got. Drying time between coats is good, no need to panic in that department at all. Nice!

Take a look at what two coats and a layer of topcoat looks like:

I love the deepness of the purple and the pink glitters that swim around in it!

I didn’t even know that panic had a colour. I’m amazed :D

So : Then I stamped on it. I used a Moyou London stamping plate called Pro Collection-05 and I stamped with Color Club “Cloud Nine” from the halo hues collection. Cloud nine is a strong linear baby pink. I topped it with a layer of H K Girl topcoat, and here’s my final mani:

I love the way Color Club’s Halo Hues stamp. I use them almost only for stamping now, because they’re so goshdarn good at it.

The Colour of Panic was a good choice of polish in my opinion. And it was a great event, I enjoyed it a lot!

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Fast
Durability: Good
Removal: Harder than a crème, but no big deal
Overall impression: Fantastic depth
Buy again: Yes

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  1. Oooh this is an Ann-Sofie polish, got my name on it I think....hahaha....I love it, purple and glitter, wow, gorgeous. :-)

  2. LOL It doesn't make me panic at all - I love it - and a very appropriate color for that party :)

    1. Oh great, you got me nervous for a minute there, haha! :D

  3. Gorgeous nail polish and even more gorgeous manicure! ^_^

  4. OMG OMG OMG!!!! Soooo beautiful! Definitely a must have :D

  5. oh this is absolutely beautiful! purple and holo stamping! my kind of manicure! SOLD! :)