Tuesday, September 17, 2013
It's a party with Gothic Gala Lacquers!
Hi girls! I have a very special brand to show you today! I don't remember exactly how I found her, but I've been following Samantha for a while now. I've seen many of her gorgeous creations light up my screen and I'm delighted to tell you that she opened her shop on August 22nd! Gothic Gala Lacquers has a shop on Etsy and I can tell you, there are good things a-comin' to this shop soon! Today, I'll review two of her very first polishes for you.
It's a party in a box!
There's also a homemade lollipop included in every package! It might seem like a little extra but just imagine the time it takes to make these. I LOVE the extra detail, it made me feel very special and like it was still a little bit my birthday <3
The caps fit the bottle perfectly in shape and size, and the brush is the wide kind I love so much.
Just For Fun and Glacier. Actually, I received another polish in this package too, called Delilah. She was really really pretty, but she had some trouble drying. I told Samantha of the troubles I'd been having and after some tests, she decided to discontinue Delilah. At least for now, until she can figure out what's causing this problem. I thought it was only fair to leave Delilah out of my review.
Just For Fun
Just For Fun is a very smooth polish with a grey shimmery base, black shreds and hot pink hex glitters. The glitters also light up under a black light! The shreds had NO sharp edges sticking out of the polish as you might expect with shreds, although I was careful to keep them from sticking off the edge of my nail.
I must say the base suspends the larger glitter rather excellent, I didn't have to fish! That makes me a happy camper :D
The shimmer is more obvious in the bottle, but if you look closely, you can see a little bit of the shimmer on the nail as well. It gives the polish a very delicate look.
There's one more thing I have to tell you about this polish, it's very important.... I have to tell you how much I love Just For Fun! I love the contrast of colors, and the application, and I love that Samantha sent me this polish!
The shimmer is very visible in the bottle, but it takes some good detective work to find it on the nail. It's really pretty though, like tiny glass flecks that flash blue and green and even a little bit purple sometimes.
Glacier is opaque in two coats, with thin coats you might need three.
Like what you see? Then head on over to the Gothic Gala Lacquers Etsy shop and buy these pretties! You can also follow her on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with sneak peeks, discounts, releases and lots more fun stuff. She has more amazing polishes in her shop, Accio Lacquer wrote a glowing review of Lolita's Gown, Sinderella's Slipper and Welcome to the Ball. Read it, you'll love them (and the writer, too!). Lots of thanks to Samantha that I got to play with her polishes, they have become a much beloved part of my stash! Actually, they are a bit spoiled, having their own display....
I received all of the polishes in this article as a press sample for an honest review. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.