Initial Lacquer is back on the blog today with her Winter 2013 Collection!
I fell in love with a few of these shades and a few even have spots in my collection as being unique (which at some point becomes harder and harder!)
Red steel is a shimmer red base mixed with mirco fine red,black holo & red circle glitters. This is a slightly more difficult polish to work with, but not impossible. I do recommend very thin coats in order to not get a lumpy effect to the polish. I used 3 thin coats for this photo.
First Day Of Winter
First Day of Winter is a medium light blue, almost periwinkle base with matte white, yellow and pink glitter in hex, rectangle and circle shapes. I used 2 coats for this photo.
Counting Star is a black jelly base with random color flakes. Probably my favorite of the collection. I used 3 thin coats for this photo.
LWP (which stands for little white polish)is a crelly white base with fine gold and silver holo glitters and small iridescent glitters. I used 3 thin coats for this photo.
Golden Glow is a glitter top coat with silver, gold, and black holo glitters in various sizes of hex and circle glitter. I used 1 coat of Golden Glow over a light purple creme.
Frozen Rainbow is a glitter top coat with matte white, pastel pink, pastel purple, and yellow glitters. I used 1 coat over a light blue creme for this photo. The clear base in this is a little thicker and caused the glitters to slide around a bit, so I did have to manipulate just a little to get some glitters to stay in the middle of the nail. Nothing horrible, and I like the glitter combo.
Nocturne is deep grey with silver shimmer plus micro holographic glitters. I used 2 coats for this photo.
Star Align is a deep blurple base with red shimmer mixed with holo glitters. I used 3 thin coats for this photo. Again, much like Red Steel, I would suggest using thin coats with this polish to avoid a lumpy finish.
Overall it’s a very pretty collection with some unique mixes in it. A couple of the shades needed to be applied very thinly but they were easier to work with so applying thin coats really wasn’t difficult.
My Top Picks: Counting Stars, LWP and First Day Of Winter
Where to Buy: Initial Lacquer Etsy Shop
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