Good afternoon! I have a new to me brand to share today - Firecracker Lacquer! I perused her shop and was really impressed with the array of different colors and finishes I saw. Definitely more than a few I am adding to my wish list! The 3 I received from the new collection, Everyone I Love is Dead were all lovely in appearance and on my nails. Everyone I Love Is Dead is set to launch on 4/2 at 6pm MST. There are 7 polishes total in the collection and each will be $9-$10. Kendahl also has tons of nail gems and rhinestones in her shop in addition to previously released polish. Be sure to check it out. So, are you ready to jump in and find out about the inspiration behind these polishes and see loads of pictures? Ok then let's go!
First up is Can Your Sword Cut Cold?, a "milky blue creme with bright blue glitters, and it glows blue in the dark." Inspired by a "creature who is stuck somewhere between life and death; traversing the mountainside capturing souls as it goes, and turning them into zombie-like creatures with ice cold stares." Creepy right? Can Your Sword Cut Cold? is truly a stunning but delicate icy blue color with a shimmer that can stop you in your tracks. But it definitely makes gives you the feeling of being frozen to the bone! The formula was sheer but it was easy to work with and applied nicely. It built up ok on it's own in 4 coats. I still have some visible nail line so if that bothers you I'd suggest starting with a similar colored base coat. Can Your Sword Cut Cold? did dry matte and a but gritty from the glow in the dark pigment so I finished with a layer of topcoat and everything was nice and smooth to the touch.
Look how amazing Can Your Sword Cut Cold? is in the dark! It glows so bright and lasts for a good while! I was staring at my nails in awe at the gorgeous blue glow.
Next up is Water Black As Night, a "bright green crelly scattered with different types of green glitters, and it glows in the dark." This one is inspired by "an incredible potion; extremely dangerous and absolutely terrible, but incredible." Sounds like a very interesting potion and one that I definitely don't want to find in my own cup of beer/wine. Water Black As Night really stood out to me because I am drawn to brighter colors. I love wearing them and this one was really a perfect neon green shade! The formula was easy to work with, applied nice and almost full coverage in 3 coats. Water Black As Night did dry matte and with a gritty texture. You'll need a thick topcoat or Gelous to smooth it out.
Here is another totally awesome glow in the dark polish! Water Black As Night has a fabulous green glow that lasted a long time. It didn't take much light to charge this baby up either! I'd suggest if your drink is glowing like this, don't drink it!
The last polish I received from this collection is A Crown Well Deserved. This is a "sparkly gold holo glitter topper...varying sizes of glitter." It's inspired by "a character who doesn't know when to shut his mouth and gets gilded because of it." Ouch. Not the way I want to wear my gold. But I do want to wear this gold polish on my nails! A Crown Well Deserved is indeed sparkly and blingy, just how I want it to be. The formula was good, nice base/glitter suspension, plenty of glitter came out with each brush dip. You can wear this alone or over a base color but I wanted you to see A Crown Well Deserved on it's own so this is 3 coats. You can see there is still a bit of my nail line showing but direct sunlight over exaggerates things a bit, it wasn't that noticeable to my naked eye. 1 layer of topcoat and my nails were smooth to the touch.