*Press SamplesHi everyone, welcome to Monday. I won't go into my typical Monday blues but let's just say hopefully the week will go by quickly :) I have eight very pretty polishes to show you today, so that makes it a little better I think! I was kindly sent these polishes from Philly Loves Lacquer and this collection is made up of four holographic polishes, three glitter toppers, and one glitter crelly.
One of the things I love about these polishes, besides the polish themselves, is the story behind them. I'll go into each one when I discuss each polish. So without further ado, here is the Holo-day on Broad Collection.
Fancy BrigadeFancy Brigade is a deep teal holographic polish which is based off of the Philadelphia Mummers Parade which features vibrant costumes, music, and pageantry. Each year has a theme and costumes are judged. The parade has been celebrated since the 1800's as a way to celebrate the New Year.
Below is a picture with flash to show off the holo. Now that we are into fall, we pretty much won't have sun for the next six months!
Star BarnStar Barn is a polish consisting of gold microflakies, gold holo stars, gold glitter, and white stars in a clear base. Its inspiration is The Star Barn which is a historic barn listed as a National Historic Landmark. Originally built in 1872, the stars stood for hope and good fortune for the farm and land.
Christmas VillageChristmas Village is a deep raspberry holographic polish. This polish is named for the annual German Christmas Village in the LOVE Park in Philadelphia. Every year, vendors sell European food and drink, ornaments, and crafts. I want to go! :)
UPDATE: Esther, the maker of Philly Loves Lacquer, contacted me regarding the formula of Christmas Village. She told me that the formula issue was solely related to the blogger samples because they were made in a small batch. The formula on all regular Christmas Village polishes will be made in larger batches and the formula should be nice just like all the other holos :)
Below is another photo with flash to show off the holo goodness.
Chag Urim Sameach! (Happy Holiday of Lights)This polish is a representation of Hanukkah and is a stunning mix of blue, white, and silver glitters in a white crelly base. This polish had all sorts of glitter shapes in it, but my favorite were the shards of glitter, they had so much visual interest.
Festivus for the Rest of UsThis polish is named for a well-celebrated parody, which occurs on December 23rd, as a secular holiday that serves as the alternative to participating in the pressures and commercialism of Christmas. Festivus for the Rest of Us is a light violet holographic polish with a dark violet flash.
This polish is very pretty and I enjoyed wearing it. The formula was on the sheer side at first, but built up nicely with three coats. The consistency of the formula was really good and I used three coats with topcoat below. You can see a little bit of the dark violet flash on the left sides of the nails.
Photo below taken with flash.
Meet Me at the EagleMeet Me at the Eagle is a glitter topper consisting of shades of green and red in various sizes in a clear base. This polish was named for the historical annual Christmas light show at Wanamaker's Department Store, now run by Macy's. The phrase "Meet Me at the Eagle" comes from a 2,500 lb bronze bird statue that came to America during the Louisiana purchase.
River RinkI want to be at the picture below :) Doesn't it look so pretty next to the water? River Rink is a light sky blue holographic polish inspired by the Blue Cross Riverrink located at the Delaware River Waterfront. Hot chocolate, ice skating, and Christmas lights...yes, please!
Photo below with flash.
Snow on Broad StreetLast by not least is my absolute favorite of the collection, Snow on Broad Street. This polish is a glitter topper with iridescent flakies, iridescent glitters, and white snowflakes in a clear base. This polish is inspired by glittery snow during the winter on Broad Street.
Ahhh! This is so stunning! I mean, snowflake glitters....snowflake glitters! I used one coat of Snow on Broad Street over Zoya Noot. I didn't dig for the snowflakes, photos below are one swipe of polish, with topcoat to finish.
This is my first experience with Philly Loves Lacquer and it was a great one! The polishes are such high quality and I love the inspiration for each and the thought put into each and every polish. I really can appreciate that! My favorites from the collection are Fancy Brigade, Star Barn, Chag Urim Sameach!, and Snow on Broad Street. Now for some specifics on these polishes:
The Holo-day on Broad Collection is available for pre-order on November 15th (this Friday) and for full purchase on December 1st. Pricing is as follows: Full-size collection ($85), Mini size collection ($42.50), Full size holos ($12), and full size glitters ($11). You can find Philly Loves Lacquer here.
*Polishes in this post were provided in exchange for my honest review.