Sunday, January 12, 2014

Indie Spotlight: Shirley Ann Nail Lacquer Valentine's Day Duo

*Shirley Ann Nail Lacquers products provided for honest and unbiased review.  All other products mentioned were purchased by me.*

Hello everyone!  Are you all ready to check out some Golden Globes fashion this evening?  I'll be hanging with my girlfriends, eating some turkey chili and flicking back and forth between the GG's and the NFL playoff game...should be a fun evening!

Today I have a brand new Valentine's Day duo to show you from Shirley Ann Nail Lacquer!  Now I have to say, V-Day is my least favorite holiday.  In fact, I usually refer to it as SAD, Single's Awareness Day.  The fact that I actually have a boyfriend this year changes nothing.  IMHO, V-Day is good for one thing and that's new nail polish collections!  Thankfully, indie makers are stepping up to the plate in droves for it this year.  Cherish from Shirley Ann Nail Lacquer is no exception!

Icing On My Heart is the first half of the duo.  This is a pretty pink to gold shimmer polish in a sheer white base.  I actually liked this a lot more than I thought I would when seeing it in the bottle.  On the nail it just comes to life!

For whatever reason and despite my best efforts, IOMH wanted to photograph a lot more of the gold than the pink shimmer.  I tried a bunch of different lighting and camera settings but that pink, though I could see it in real life, just didn't want to show up.  So just be aware, IOMH does have a bit more pink in it than is showing here.

The formula is sheer but very smooth.  I'm showing 3 coats here with one coat of Seche Vite as a top coat.  You could definitely layer this over white or any other color to get more of the shimmer to show and get a more opaque finish. 

Forever Yours is the second half of the duo and it's a pretty glitter topper with a clear base and packed with grey and fuchsia holographic dots, adorable little pink bows, and pink micro glitters.  Definitely Valentine's worthy!  I also like that there aren't hearts in this glitter's nice to see something representative of the holiday without being in your face about it.

The formula was nice, I'm showing 1 coat with some extra placement for the glitters.  You will have a to fish a bit for some of these, but Cherish is including a little extra bag of the bow glitters with each order to make placement easier.  I did a quick gradient here to show the glitters over different colors.  The gradient is Essie's Blanc with Deborah Lippmann's Edge of Glory and then I layered 2 coats of Icing On My Heart over top of it.  I love the shimmer in IOMH and I think it just adds an extra pop to the glitter mix of Forever Yours.

*Shirley Ann Nail Lacquers products provided for honest and unbiased review.  All other products mentioned were purchased by me.*

This duo will be available starting tomorrow (Monday, Jan. 13th) on Shirley Ann Nail Lacquer's Etsy shop.  They will be sold as a duo and retail for $10 for the set, you'll also get the little bag of bow glitters I mentioned earlier.  Cherish has some other great polishes listed on Etsy as well and her prices are so reasonable, you should definitely check them out!  You can follow her on Facebook to keep up with new releases, naming contests, and other fun stuff as well.

Thanks so much for reading!

1 comment:

  1. Icing on my Heart is very pretty! I may have to pick that one up. I'm not usually a Valentine's Day shopper, but I've been in a red/pink mood, and I'm shopping.


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