Happy Friday! It’s about 1am here and if now isn’t a perfect time to type up a post… I don’t know what is. We’re going to be looking at the Ethereal Lacquer Thorns & Roses Collection!
The Ethereal Thorns & Roses Collection is a 9 piece collection. I actually planned on getting this up a few days ago, but honestly the last month at work has been draining mentally and emotionally – so I’ve been doing a lot of swatching but not a lot of editing, so now I have a back log of posts I need to do.
For those unaware – I work in a specialty medical facility that deals with patients who have chronic pain. There are different branches within the facility and initially I was hired to work in the stem cell regenerative therapy division, but am now the main person for the Morton’s Neuroma section. I am a patient coordinator and the main point of contact for patients who want to schedule with us. I make sure they are aware of what their visit will consist of, what medications we will be prescribing, discuss the procedure with them and answer any questions or concerns they may have. We are one of the only facilities in the US that provide a non surgical option to treat Morton’s Neuroma, so I talk to patients all over the US and in Canada. When talking to people living with chronic pain and being an empath, it’s very draining. If you aren’t familiar with Morton’s Neuroma – it is a painful condition that affects the ball of your foot, most commonly the area between your third and fourth toes. Most patients describe the feeling as walking with pebbles/rocks in your shoe or like walking on crushed glass.
Our center is incredibly busy and currently almost fully booked for the rest of the year. So telling people in chronic pain that it will be 5 months before we can even see them… that’s draining. You can hear it in their voice. So I’ve been feeling that lately and its hard. So I’m doing a LOT of swatching and then a burst of posts. I think I have 15 sets of photos ready to go already… so it’s going to be a busy week.
Anyways – sorry went on a slight side journey there. But now you know what I do during the day.
Let’s take a look at this 9 piece collection that releases on Monday!
Ethereal Lacquer | Cursebreaker
Cursebreaker is a blue to purple to orangey red multichrome base full of red, gold to green iridescent flakies and tiny holographic pigments. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
I did find the consistency of this polish to lean onto the thick side. If you are not partial to thicker polishes – you may need a bit of thinner to bring it down a notch.
Ethereal Lacquer | Faerie Wine
Faerie Wine is brightened red with cool berry undertones and a bright shimmer that shifts pink to peachy orange. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Ethereal Lacquer | There You Are
There You Are is a blurple jelly base with strong pink to orange shimmer and silver holographic flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Ethereal Lacquer | Thorns and All
Thorns and All is a clear base packed with pink to violet to gold to orange to green to blue iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats alone on index and pinky, and 1 coat over a black creme on middle and ring fingers.
Ethereal Lacquer | Will-O-The-Wisps
Will-O-The-Wisps is a clear base with a soft gold to green to blue to periwinkle shifting shimmer, as well as green to aqua to blue iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats on index and pinky, and 1 coat over a black creme on middle and ring.
Ethereal Lacquer | Wraithe
Wraithe is a sheer aqua jelly base with green to teal to aqua to blue to violet iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Ethereal Lacquer | Silk Sheets
Silk Sheets is an ivory crelly base with pink to orange shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Ethereal Lacquer | Hello Feyre, Darling
Hello Feyre, Darling is a deep marine blue base loaded with green to blue shifting shimmer and silver holo flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Ethereal Lacquer | Thorns & Roses Collection
My favorites from this set are Cursebreaker, Will-O-The-Wisps and There You Are. I didn’t have any real issues with application, but I did find Cursebreaker to be on the thicker side though.
Along with the collection, there will be some mystery bags! The details are below:
Spring Court Mystery bags– 2 mystery shimmer polishes $25.00 (one of each bag per person)
Night Court Mystery bags– 2 mystery holographic polishes $25.00 (one of each bag per person)
Under The Mountain Mystery bags– 2 mystery polishes in dark and moody shades in varying finishes $25.00 (one of each bag per person)
Price: $12.50 – $13.00 Each
Preorder Dates: September 3rd at 9pm EST to September 10th at 9pm EST
Where To Buy: Ethereal Lacquer Shop | Rainbow Connection UK | Girly Bits Cosmetics
Ethereal Lacquer Social Media: Facebook | Facebook Fan Group | Instagram
What do you plan on grabbing?