Superficially Colorful Happy Hour Collection Swatches & Review

by Lisa Heath

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Now this collection is speaking my language!  While I’m not one to drink often, I can always appreciate a good cocktail… especially at Happy Hour!

Superficially Colorful has come up with 4 textured thermal polishes that are named after yummy cocktails, and to go with the polish, she’s also included drink recipes!

Cupid’s Cup

Cupids Cup hot


Changes from a dark to light pink, inspired by a juicy pink cocktail



2 oz Hpnotiq Harmonie

1 oz vodka

½ oz Cointreau

½ oz lime juice

How to:

Shake all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker.

Strain into a chilled Martini glass.

Garnish with candy lips.

I used 2 easy coats for all photos, no top coat to keep the textured look. The photos below will show the transition from hot to cold!

Cupids Cup hot

Cupids Cup hot macro

Cupids Cup transition

Cupids Cup transition macro

Cupids Cup cold

Cupids Cup cold macro

Great Raspberry Flute

Great Raspberry Flute hot


Changes from medium blue to light green, inspired by this lemon-y cocktail



2 oz Raspberry Vodka (UV Blue)

½ oz Triple Sec

1 oz lime juice

How to:

Shake all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker.

Strain into a chilled Martini glass.

Garnish with a lime wedge.

I used 2 easy coats for these photos and no top coat.  Probably my favorite of the 4 shades!

Great Raspberry Flute hot

Great Raspberry Flute hot macro

Great Raspberry Flute transition

Great Raspberry Flute transition macro

Great Raspberry Flute cold

Great Raspberry Flute cold macro

Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise hot


Changes from red to orange, inspired by this beautiful cocktail



1-1½ oz Grand Marnier

¾ oz Tequila – Silver

4 oz Orange Juice

2 tsp Grenadine

How to:

Shake Grand Marnier, tequila and orange juice with ice in a cocktail shaker.

Strain into a chilled collins or highball glass.

Top with grenadine and serve without stirring.

I used another 2 easy coats for this textured beauty!  No top coat.

Tequila Sunrise hot

Tequila Sunrise hot macro

Tequila Sunrise transition

Tequila Sunrise transition macro

Tequila Sunrise cold

Tequila Sunrise cold macro

Steamy Affair

Steamy Affair Hot


A metallic dark brown that changes to silver with a little bit of holographic glitter, inspired by this black coffee cocktail



1 oz Irish Cream

1 oz Coffee Liqueur (Kahlua)

Sugar to taste

Hot coffee

Light Cream

How to:

Add Kahlua and Irish cream to a coffee glass and stir.

Fill with hot coffee and sugar to taste.

Float light cream or half & half on top.

This is another that I loved when I put on!  I used 2 coats for these photos, no top coat.

Steamy Affair Hot

Steamy Affair Hot macro

Steamy Affair transition macro

Steamy Affair cold

Steamy Affair cold macro


Overall I found this to be a fun collection.  I’ve always been a texture polish lover and each shade has a nice thermal transition and just a bit of glitter.  Steamy Affair has the highest glitter content for more sparkle if you prefer that look.  I had no application issues and each polish needed just 2 coats for full opacity and a nice texture without being overly gritty.

This is a limited edition collection, so get them while you can!

Price: $9.00 Each

Where To Buy: Superficially Colorful Lacquer Site

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Release Date: April 26, 2015

So what did you think of this collection?  Any winners for you?  I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

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1 comment

Charity April 26, 2015 - 1:54 pm

Love your swatches Lisa! I didn’t realize that you swatched for Jin too lol. I LOVED this collection too! I’m going to try a gradient tonight with my two favorites Great Raspberry Flute and Steamy Affair! Awesome job!


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