Initial Lacquer Fall 2013 Collection Swatches and Review

by Lisa Heath

Initial Lacquer is setting up to release a new collection!  I knew from looking at the bottles that I would be pleased with all of the glitter combos, but when I put them on I was blown away!

Let’s just dive right in!

Galaxy Dream


Galaxy Dream is my favorite from this collection!  It is absolutely STUNNING!  Galaxy Dream is a black jelly base with silver holographic hexes and shreds and micro glitter as well as sapphire blue iridescent hex glitters.  I used 3 layers for this photo and the depth is just perfect.

Mint Girl


Mint Girl is another favorite.  This is a medium mint creme base with silver and violet micro shimmer.  I used 2 coats for this photo.

Autumn Tone


Autumn Tone is the only glitter top coat in the collection.  It has an interesting mix of yellow, lilac and orange medium matte hex glitters, dusty blue bar glitters, white matte hex, square and large circles, silver “mirror like” large circles, and lilac square glitter.  I used 1 coat of Autumn Tone over Mint Girl, so all the fine shimmer you see is from Mint Girl – Autumn Tone doesn’t have any micro glitter in it.

Violent Purple


Violent Purple is a very vibrant violet jelly base with medium and large white and silver circle glitter, small white and purple hex glitter and small iridescent blue green hex glitters.  I used 3 coats for this photo.

Dark Flame


Dark Flame is a deep purple creme with pink and silver holographic micro glitter within.  I was expecting some minor bumps from the glitters, but it all applied smooth to the touch!  I used 2 coats for this photo.

Hint Of Gold


Hint of Gold was so hard to truly capture!  This is a white crelly base with intense gold shimmer throughout the base (if you enlarge the photo, you can see it a bit better).  Within the base is silver holographic hexes and purple hexes in different sizes, as well as small blue glitter particles.  I used 2 coats for this photo.

Last Summer


Last Summer is a off white crelly base with different sized neon matte glitters mixed in.  I liked that the glitters weren’t packed in so you got a good mix on the nail without looking too crazy (although I also love me some crazy).  I used 2 coats for this photo.

My Top Picks:  Galaxy Dream, Hint Of Gold and Mint Girl

Price: $9.00

Where To Buy:  Initial Lacquer Etsy Shop

Release Date: September 9th

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Jess Scull September 6, 2013 - 8:39 am

Oh I love Mint Girl!!

Lizzy O. The DIYLady. September 6, 2013 - 12:07 pm

Autumn tone over mint girl is perfection! Such a pretty combo. And then I also love last summer, but each one has something beautiful to offer.

Doria September 6, 2013 - 12:07 pm

Oooh it’s a tough call but I think Violent Puprle may be my favorite! Lovely as always ;)

SoFlaJo September 6, 2013 - 2:18 pm

Oh these are all beautiful. You are so right!

Kelly September 6, 2013 - 2:52 pm

Oh, these look great on you! I love Dark Flame!

Shipra September 6, 2013 - 5:03 pm

Lady, you are costing me! Now, I want ALL of these. Beautiful swatches! <3

Michelle Rouhier September 6, 2013 - 5:25 pm

Loving Mint Girl!

Toria Mason September 8, 2013 - 5:49 am

Love Hint of Gold and Dark Flame! Lovely colors! :)

Jennacat September 15, 2013 - 6:36 pm

ooh, myyy gawd, last summer and violent purple! *drool* the whole collection is mouthwatering, really.


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