Thursday, July 31, 2014
These swatches of the Gothic Gala Lacquers Rave collection set me a-glow!
Heyyy my babes! By now you might know about my deep love and devotion for anything neon & glow in the dark... So when I was asked to swatch the Gothic Gala Lacquers Rave collection, I almost DIED I tell ya! They are absolute stunners and I had a blast working on these swatches & the review for you guys. Go, go have a look!
Gothic Gala Lacquers has managed to provide us with one of the best formulas around, making application all the easier due to the long caps and soft brushes that give the bottles their long feminine expression! Let's take a look at each of these!
Has there ever been a more flashing neon pink polish? This one POPS, believe me! The color is a bright mix of red and magenta and the shimmer, ahhh the shimmer. It's just gorgeous!
I know plenty of people who like the contrasting shimmers, so don't take it as a general rule for everyone. It's just my personal taste that I'm sharing here on, you know, MY blog :-p
This is three coats of Blushing Bodies and one top coat. I didn't use white undies for any of these, but can you imagine the color brightness if you would?!
This gorgeousness is a pink leaning purple shimmer that glows violet in the dark. I LOVE how these polishes all glow differently in the dark! You will want to store your glow in the dark polishes in a place with minimum light exposure (i.e. a drawer, closed box or something similar) for the longest glow life of your polish.
In the mean time, LOOK at this shimmer. Can't you just drool over that?
How's this for blue? The shimmer in this one is just too freaking perfect, and it reminds me of deep seas and dusk. You know, that moment when the street lights are coming on, but it's not really dark yet... I love that moment, that perfect in between time. That's what this polish represents for me!
I needed two coats to get to the result you're seeing here, which is really great for a neon :D
Go Go Juice
My bottle of Go Go Juice came with pigment clumps, which is what you're seeing in these swatches. I've spoken to Samantha about this and she has pulled this polish from the shop for now, I'm really sorry about the inconvenience, you guys. But it's for a good cause, because she's waiting on a shipment of liquid pigment and it should solve this problem perfectly. Watch this space because I'll update you when it's available again!
EDIT: It's available NAO! Check out the shop to purchase your bottle of pigment clump free Go Go Juice!
It's funny how some of these polishes have a speckled glow effect, while others get this smooth overall glow like you're seeing here. No clue what causes this! Maybe it's the particle size of the glow pigment???
I also use a UV flashlight from eBay (those things are ridiculously cheap!) so charge my glow polishes. Just 30 seconds of charging and my mani lights right up! The glow effect is strongest right after charging, then diminishes a bit but it holds for a long while :D
Do me a favor, scroll back to the glow picture again. Yeah? Pretty, right?!
This is such a bright glow! So gorgeous in the dark, I swear, you will want to see this with your own eyes. In your own bed, if you're a freak like me, haha! Also, our downstairs toilet doesn't have a window so I like to turn off the lights and admire the glow for a bit. It makes a visit to the toilet just that much more fun!
RASPBERRIES!!! Hmmm maybe I should dub this collction Summer Fruits in my head. My mind makes weird connections between food and polish, you know. One of these days, you might find me munching away on a super scrumptious looking brown polish, just because it reminded me of chocolate.... naaahhhhh don't do that, crazy lady!
Anyways, this really does remind me of raspberries, the way the glow looks. At first I thought I had the wrong settings on my camera, but then I looked past the camera with my 'real life' eyes, and yes, it actually does look like this in the dark!
I used three coats, three smooth coats, three dreamy coats. Did I mention I used three coats?
my review of the Burlesque Girls collection too :D
Did I make you drool? You can get your hands on these beauties yourself on the Gothic Gala Lacquers Etsy website. Also, be sure to check out her Facebook page and her Instagram profile!
Thanks so much for reading and don't forget to share!
I received the complete Gothic Gala Lacquers Rave collection 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.