Teal It Like It Is

I’m going to start this post with a bit of a rant! I’ve been loaded with cold for the past couple of days, so I was looking forward to my ASOS delivery – two of the Barry M Royal Glitter collection. Unfortunately, as soon as I retrieved the box from the safe place the courier had left it, I knew at least one of the bottles had smashed as it had leaked through the box. I opened it to find both of the bottles smashed, and polish everywhere, and it stank! Unbelievably, ASOS had put both bottles in a reasonably large box, with just a piece of those large plastic air bubble things (I have no idea what it’s called.) So because the bottles had no protection around them individually, they’d smashed against each other and broken. Surely common sense would tell you that two glass bottles, in a box, would move around a bit, and would smash against each other! The same thing happened with the last polish I bought from ASOS too, Ladbroke Grove, but because it was the only one in the box, it survived. When ASOS sent the replacements, they were also unwrapped, so I’m amazed it didn’t happen again.

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Anyway! On to my nails. I was looking forward to talking about the Barry M Royal Glitters, but they’ll have to wait! So here is another from Rainbow Connection, Teal It Like It Is, by Liquid Sky Lacquer. Teal It Like It Is is a thermal scattered holo polish, which is teal when it’s cold,  and light blue when it’s warm. So for me, who usually has freezing cold hands, they were almost always bright teal.  To show off the change I had to stick my hands under the hot tap, and then dip the tips into cold water.

The formula was great, my pictures show three coats, with one coat of HK Girl top coat.

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Lyndsey 🙂

The Dark Defender

For weeks, I have been excited about the opening of Rainbow Connection, UK’s premier stockist of top international independent nail lacquer brands, including Dollish Polish, Lush Lacquer, Polished by KPT, Lacquer Lust, Cadillacquer and Pahlish. I’ve been selling a lot of stuff on eBay recently, so every time I’d save a little to put towards some indie polish! Annette opened the store last weekend, and the first brands to go live were CadillacquerCrowsToesLiquid Sky Lacquer, and a pre-order for Polished by KPT. I’ve mentioned a few times that I’ve been lusting after some Polished by KPT thermals, so I ordered a couple of those, as well as a couple of Cadillacquer polishes, and one Liquid Sky Lacquer. I’ve also ordered the Glisten and Go HK Girl Top Coat, because I’ve heard rave reviews about it!

My first order arrived three days after I placed it, and even came with a sweet! I love people who send sweets when I order things! (truffleshuffle do it too)

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Liquid Sky Lacquer even came in a cute organza bag!

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The two Cadillacquer polishes I chose were from the Dexter collection (I missed out on Have A Killer Day.) I love Dexter, and I’m gutted it’s finished, but pretty polish makes it a little better! The Dark Defender is my favourite of the two. It’s amazing, I’m in love with it! (I also had a fan girl moment when Cadillacquer liked my photo on instagram and followed me!

The Dark Defender is a flakie teal jelly polish, with hints of purple and green. Did I mention that I love it? The formula was great, I used three thin coats, but you could get away with two thick coats. My pictures show 3 coats with no top coat.

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Cadillacquer also have a Breaking Bad collection, so I’m hoping Rainbow Connection have that soon!

You can get 10% off at Rainbow Connection using the code OPEN until 6th October.

Lyndsey 🙂