Friday, June 29, 2018

Lilypad Lacquer ~ Nature’s Calling

Lilypad Lacquer ~ Nature’s Calling
Depending on the light, it is bronze, purple, green, blue or black. Holographic and with flakies.

Today’s polish is from something called “The Holo Grail”-box from march 2014. The concept is known today but it was fairly new back then: You subscribe to a monthly box of limited edition holographic polishes. “The Holo Grail” had numerous makers, take a look at this description taken from the press release:

Brands: Aly’s Dream Polish, Emily de Molly, Foxy Paws Polish, Lilypad Lacquer, Literary Lacquers, NailNation3000, Philly Loves Lacquer, Too Fancy Lacquer

Each box will contain 4 polishes, Too Fancy Lacquer is the core brand of the box with 3 other brands rotating.

There will be a theme each month and it will be announced when the box is available for pre­order. The shades will remain a mystery until customers receive their box, however, there will be a collage of photos showing the inspiration from each brand.

“Nature’s Calling” is from the very first box and was a total surprise for me. It is dark, murky – not exactly a spring colour in my opinion. That’s also why it has now been sitting in a box here for over four years.

The formula is good though and so is the coverage. I used two coats for full opacity and the drying time is good.

The stamping design is from the stamping plate “BP-L005” and I stamped with Superchic Lacquer’s “Dart Thru the Heart”.

Here’s the final manicure in the sun:

Lilypad Lacquer ~ Nature’s Calling

And here’s the same thing in my lightbox so you can see the design.

Lilypad Lacquer ~ Nature’s Calling

“Nature’s Calling” alone; two coats and no topcoat; photographed in the sunshine.

Lilypad Lacquer ~ Nature’s Calling

“Nature’s Calling” alone; two coats and no topcoat; photographed in my lightbox so you can see both the colour shift and the flakies.

Lilypad Lacquer ~ Nature’s Calling

Here are the doohickeys I used today.

I must admit that I’m not a huge fan of this polish. It’s way too murky and dark, also bearing in mind that this was a Spring release.

“Nature’s Calling” was limited edition and is no longer available.

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Scattered holo and flakies
Overall impression: Murky and dark. Good formula though.
Buy again: No