Happy Saturday! Once again I’m back to show off an upcoming collection! Somehow I’m keeping ahead and plowing through my PR stack. I think I’m finally over whatever funk I was in. There was a long period of time I was coming home exhausted and napping, then getting up for 2-3 hours then passing out again. Then I got sick, which I’m over – but I passed it to Nick and now he has a dual ear infection (he typically gets them after having a cold) so that’s fun. Sorry Nick :(
Currently I’m also trying to stay ahead because in a little over a month I’ll be heading to Polish & Beauty Expo! Jacob will be coming with me again (he has a choice, and he wants to go) and neither of us have been to Illinois at all – so we get to do a quick little vacation.
Well onto the post… we’re looking at the Ethereal Lacquer Monarch Collection!
Okay, so the Monarch Collection is 7 pieces, but Meagan will also be releasing 4 blurring base coats (I have 2 that would work best for my skin tone) as well as a new Bauble! There is also a mystery shade, but I will be throwing that into its own post so those that want to keep it a surprise can.
So. Moving right along. I do have 2 of the 4 Blurring Base coats releasing. Here are all 4 descriptions so you know what’s coming:
Lavender- A milky pale lavender blurring base coat
Hibiscus- A medium coral blurring base coat
Iris- A deepened taupe blurring base coat
Rose- A rose pink blurring base coat.
I did pick Lavender and Rose – so you’ll be seeing those 2 in my post. While I do like Rose, I do feel that my pale, cool leaning neutral skin looked best with the Lavender base.
Okay let’s take a look – we’ll start with the base coats then move onto the new Bauble, then Monarch Collection! Also – just so it’s clear, I only used the blurring base under the Bauble in this post. I didn’t want to alter the others.
Ethereal Lacquer | Lavender (Blurring Base)
Lavender is a blurring base that is a milky pale lavender. I used 1 coat for these photos. This has basically a perfect crelly like milkiness to it.
This is my ideal blurring base coat of the group for my skin tone.
Ethereal Lacquer | Rose (Blurring Base)
Rose is a dusty rose pink blurring base. I used 1 coat for these photos. This is similar to a jelly leaning crelly consistency.
I could wear this color in 2 coats on it’s own. I see myself using Lavender more, but this works for me as well.
Ethereal Lacquer | Butterfly Bauble
Butterfly Bauble is a super sheer, cool purple base with red, pink, copper, gold and green shimmer. I used 1 coat over Rose blurring base, and I also show Butterfly Bauble alone in 2 coats alone.
Ethereal Lacquer | Sleepy Orange
Okay, I don’t do orange much – but this is amazing.
Sleepy Orange is a bright creamsicle orange crelly base packed with pink to orange shifting shimmer. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Ethereal Lacquer | Dido
Dido is a pastel lime jelly base packed with pink to orange shimmer, as well as pink to orange to lime to gold to purple iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. 2 normal coats would work as well, but with flakes I prefer thin coats.
The flakes range from itty bitty to some honkers.
Ethereal Lacquer | Glasswing
Glasswing is a pale greyed out lavender linear holographic crelly based shade with strong pink to orange shifting shimmer. I used 2 coats and a glossy to coat for these photos.
Ethereal Lacquer | Sky Bleu
Sky Bleu is a softy, dusty sky blue cream leaning crelly base with red to copper to gold to green shifting shimmer. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Ethereal Lacquer | Butterfly Blush
Butterfly Blush is a bright, warm pink crelly base loaded with red to copper to gold to green shifting shimmer. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
This is a good summer pedicure color.
Ethereal Lacquer | Flutter
Flutter is the purple version of Dido. Flutter is a lilac jelly base packed with pink to gold to orange to lime to purple iridescent flakes and pink to orange shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Again – much like Dido – these flakes range from small to large, but this felt like it had more large sized flakes.
Ethereal Lacquer | Papillon
Papillon is a cool toned cornflower blue creme leaning crelly base with pink to orange shifting shimmer and silver holographic flakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Ethereal Lacquer | Monarch Collection
Okay so… first off I was surprised that aside from the mega flake polishes, all the other shades were 2 coat polishes. I’m used to Ethereal’s formula being more 3 thin coats for my preference. The flake shades (Dido and Flutter) could be 2 coats (especially with blurring base) but the depth looks better to me with 3 thin coats.
I will be showing the mystery shade in another post… probably tomorrow. But there is one more shade to share. I already posted the Customer Appreciation shades – so you can head HERE if you haven’t seen them. They all release on the same day.
Price: $12.50 – $13.00 Each for Monarch Collection | $10.00 Each for Blurring Base Coats | $12.50 Butterfly Bauble (Mystery Polish will also be $12.50)
Shop Opens: June 17th at 9pm Eastern
Where To Buy: Ethereal Lacquer Shop | Rainbow Connection UK | Girly Bits Cosmetics
Ethereal Lacquer Social Media: Facebook | Facebook Fan Group | Instagram
Hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend – and I’ll post the mystery either late tonight or tomorrow… depends on how long Nick intends on staying up I think.