Posted on March 06, 2015
On Friday a received an amazing box from Esther of Philly Loves Lacquer. I received the entire Springtime in Philly Collection as well as the Saint Patrick's Day trio. Today I have a review and swatches of the Saint Patrick's Day trio.
This is the package I received. Look how pretty! The packaging and care for this box was amazing. And all the cards?!?! All of Esther's links and info, how to get involved in her FB group as well as how to care for your Philly Loves Lacquer polishes (and other indies) are included.
The first polish I have for swatch is Fearbhirigh. Fearbhirigh is a full coverage polish full of green, silver, and silver holo micro glitter. It as listed as an opaque in 2 coats polish however, I used thinner coats and did 3 on my ring finger and 1 coat over Gilded Shamrock on the other two fingers. In addition, I used some clover and shamrock decals (made by yours truly) that are included when you purchase the trio.
Swatches taken outside in full sun.
Look at that micro glitter! This macro is 3 thin coats.
Next is Gilded Shamrock. Gilded Shamrock is a creamy kelly green linear holographic and is pack in 2 to 3 coats. I tend to paint a little thicker with cremes and holo than I do with glitters so all my swatches are two coats with no topcoat and taken outside in the sun.
In real life this polish is more holo than my pictures show. For some reason I just couldn't capture it. I was also blinded by the 9" of snow we received the day before.
Here is a blurry picture to try to capture the holographicness.
And last but not least, my favorite of the collection, Claddagh Dust. A beautiful full coverage polish filled with light gold, bright gold, and gold holo micro glitter, as well as gold micro flakies.
Claddagh Dust is described as a 2 coat to opaque polish but again, since I am a thin glitter painter as I Iike to build up with them, I used 3 coats on my ring finger and one coat over Zoya Severine on the other two fingers.
Here, I included some nail art I did with these polishes and some using the clover and shamrock decals. The chevrons were created using the YouPolish small chevrons.
You can pick up these polishes and more at Esther's shop: https://phillyloveslacquer.com/shop/
Visit her Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/PhillyLovesLacquer
And join her group on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/phllcollective/
You can also find Philly Loves Lacquer on Instagram @PhillyLovesLacquer and Pinterest under PHLovesLacquer.
I hope you enjoyed my swatches. Which were your favorites? Do you have or plan on getting any?