Sunday, July 20, 2014

Liquid Sky Lacquer ~ Swerve



Liquid Sky Lacquer ~ Swerve
Sky blue linear holo

It’s time for a blue polish. So : I picked Swerve from Liquid Sky because I’ve seen some wild pics of it on various nail blogs and also because Liquid Sky makes some pretty crazy holos!

Application was easy and it took two coats to make it opaque and the drying time is good. No problemo there, then.

Here’s what two coats without a topcoat looks like – the pic is taken with flash:


It’s pretty, yes? But honestly, the holo isn’t as crazy as I expected. I don’t know if I didn’t shake the bottle well enough, so keeping all the holo goodness in the bottom of the bottle or what, but I’m not breath taken by this in any way.


I made “bubbles” on it. I make random dark blue dots with a dark blue shimmer from Miss Sporty with the number 510, and then I dotted Swerve on top of the bigger dots.

And then the sun showed its pretty face, yay!

Here’s my final mani (minus topcoat) – the picture is taken in the sun.


Those of you who know Liquid Sky’s holos know that this is an almost non existent holo effect!


Here’s a flash picture:


And here’s a lightbox picture so you can see what the mani looks like most of the time:


I don’t quite know what to do with this polish. I mean, it’s still holo and it’s pretty and all, but it was not what I expected at all! What would you do if it was you?


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Fast
Durability: Good
Finish: Linear holo
Overall impression: Calm colour, nice rainbows, but there’s nothing crazy over it.
Buy again: I don’t think so

14 comments:

  1. I've never tried a liquid sky holo before. I personally like more subtle holos but I can understand that you would be disappointed since it's not what you were expecting :( the bubbles are really cute though!

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    1. I love in your face-holos and Liquid Sky is a brand that really delivers when it comes to strong holos. Perhaps that's why I was so disappointed. When I look at the photos I can see that it's a luxury problem to be disappointed in this one :D

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  2. I like the bubbles on the holo a lot: the whole design is lovely. The holo doesn't look that bad when it comes to the holo effect... perhaps it could have been stronger but still looks OK.

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    1. Thanks, I appreciate it. I do think it looks OK, it's just not exactly what I expected - also because I've seen swatches where the effect almost blew me away :D

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  3. I see what you mean on the last photo, where it's pretty "flat", but i think most light/pale blue holos have this same problem. I think it looks petty awesome when it shows it's rainbows!!

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    1. Mmm, that's a good point, actually. And when I look back on the photos I don't feel quite as "meh" as I did when I actually wore this :)

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  4. It's a lovely blue shade :) I love it! Like the sky in a happy sunny day :)

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    1. It's so nice to hear that you like it :)

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  5. Such a pretty holo! great pictures as always! x

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  6. *faints* this is a lovely holo! I love the colour and the effect! Cute bubbles too :-)

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    1. Aww, that's really nice to hear that you like it! :)

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  7. Lovely holo! The design looks like the raindrops! :)

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    1. I like that thought. a lot, thank you! :)

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