*Press SamplesHi everyone, TGIF! Man am I glad it's Friday :) I'm in an exceptionally good mood for a few reasons. First, I feel like my health has really turned around in the past few days. I realized that I had a severe magnesium deficiency (due to my big dietary restrictions from my food allergies) and once I started taking the supplements I feel so different. I'm really happy about it. I also decided that this weekend I'm going to start my youtube channel. I have so many ideas floating around in my head and I think tomorrow will be the first day I give filming a try. Third, I have three awesome polishes to show you today :)
Today is my very first experience with Smokey Mountain Lacquers (love the name), and it is a very good one. I have three brand new polishes including a cream, a holo, and a glitter topper. Let's get right into the swatches.
First up, Island Dreams. Love the name! This polish is a dusty medium seafoam green cream. I absolutely love the color of this polish. I like how it leans dusty, but is still really fresh looking. It reminds me of tidal pools, algae, and sea life...and now that I typed that I did mean it in a good way ;) It feels earthy and I really liked that. I found this polish to be slightly on the sheer side, but it did build up nicely in three thin coats. It dries a little bit dull so I did add topcoat to make it really shiny below.
Second up, Placid Blue. This polish is the holo and I will say that the holo effect is subtle. However, when I went in my light box and saw the subtle gorgeous holo to this polish I thought....whoa, that is pretty. This polish is a medium bright blue holo. It's a very classic blue, bright but not neon, and I think the color is perfect. It's just a gorgeous color. Like the first polish, it was on the sheer side and it built up in three coats. I did use topcoat below as well.
Last up, Hawaiian Ice. I am very happy to say that I did design this polish and I love how it turned out. I started out with wanting a fun glitter topper that could be worn over a ton of different base colors and look just as good with each one. I think this could go with blues, coral, orange, yellow, white, pale pink...the options are very open for this one. I was born in Hawaii so that was my starting point, and one of my favorite things there is authentic Hawaiian shave ice (not a snow cone). This polish contains a mix of bright snow cone colors including coral, pale pink, white, aqua, and yellow in a mix of different glitter shapes. I really love how this one came out and I think it's so punchy for Spring and Summer. I used one dabbed coat over Placid Blue. I had no problems with fishing out glitters.
Overall I am completely happy and impressed with my first Smokey Mountain Lacquers. I love all three of the polishes and would highly recommend all three because they are so darn pretty. The prices of each polish are down below:
You can find Smokey Mountain Lacquers on her website here as well as on Etsy here. Which one of these pretties is your favorite? Happy Friday everyone!
*Polishes were sent for review in exchange for my honest opinion.