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Monday, 14 April 2014

Superficially Colorful Lacquer - My Favourite Things Collection - Swatches & Review

Press Sample/Review

Hi everyone! Today I have swatches of the upcoming collection from Superficially Colorful Lacquer. After the most amazing thermal polishes ever, Jin has created a collection of jelly glitters!

This is her description:
"This collection is inspired by bits and pieces of stories and jokes and funny moments with my besties!" 

How cute is that concept? I love it! 

So here goes... You'll find Jin's descriptions for each colour in bold text and useful links at the end of this post. I used one coat of topcoat for the photos below.

Imaginary Narwhals - Silver holographic micro glitter with occasional silver stars in a clear base

2 coats. You could use 3 coats for more coverage but I found it pretty at 2. The visible nail line you see in the photo was a lot less visible in real life. This is a clear based polish rather than a tinted base like most of the others. I think this would also be pretty layered over different colours. The formula was a little thick but easy to apply.

Superficially Colorful Lacquer - Imaginary Narwhals

All The Purple In The World - purple holographic micro glitter in a purple jelly base
2 coats. This one is very squishy! The holographic glitter reflects various shades of purple. This one is stunning and one of my favourites from the collection. The formula is on the thicker side but easy to work with. 

Superficially Colorful Lacquer - All The Purple In The World

Pickelfarts!!! - deep berry pink holographic micro glitter in a berry jelly base
2 coats. This is another favourite. It is so vibrant and I love the rainbow of reflections and the rich jelly base. This one was similar in consistency and application to All The Purple In The World. I saw no visible nail line with 2 coats.

Superficially Colorful Lacquer - Pickelfarts!!!

Make Up Me Beautiful - neon fuchsia micro glitter in a bright pink jelly base
2 coats. A very sweet and vibrant girly pink. I I think this would be a lovely pedi colour. Formula was great and I had no issues. 

Superficially Colorful Lacquer - Make Me Up Beautiful

Twitter Licker - Erase your dirty thoughts! Twitter Licker is a name for those addicted lacquerheads like myself who drool over the gorgeous manicures people post!
A medium - light blue glitter with light holographic qualities in very light blue, almost clear base. In this one I hope the glitter will bleed a little and enrich it's jelly base.
2 coats. This is one of the less opaque polishes in the collection as the base is very light and almost clear. I liked this with 2 coats but you might want to wear 3 or apply over a coloured base polish. I imagine this would look nice with a variety of shades. Again the formula was easy to work with. 

Superficially Colorful Lacquer - Twitter Licker

I've Never Been Ginger - Tardis blue and holographic glitter in a dark blue jelly base
2 coats. A favourite of mine in terms of formula, which seemed a little thinner than some of the others. I love blue polishes and this is no exception. 

Superficially Colorful Lacquer - I've Never Been Ginger!

The Search Tempest - Emerald green and holographic glitter in a medium green jelly base 
2 coats. A nice rich green glitter. This one is particularly unique in my stash, along with the greens and yellow shades from the collection. I found this to have a little less coverage than some of the others but 2 coats was still enough for me. 

Superficially Colorful Lacquer - The Search Tempest

Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey...Stuff - Peridot green micro glitter and silver holographic hexes in an acidic green jelly base
2 coats. The larger hex glitter in this makes it a little bit different. Another unique colour glitter in my collection. I had no issues with formula or application. 

Superficially Colorful Lacquer - Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey...Stuff

Yous Dearhearts- Holographic gold micro glitter and sparse golden hearts in an amber jelly base
2 coats. I love the name of this one, it's adorable. This one immediately made me think of light coloured amber and the pieces captured in it, even before Jin had created her descriptions. A very unique polish.

Superficially Colorful Lacquer - Yous Dearhearts

British Chocs - Orange holographic glitter in orange jelly base
2 coats. This is a vibrant orange. It hardly surprises me that Jin came up with a lovely orange for this collection as it is her favourite colour. Orange is not generally a favourite of mine but I love this! 

Superficially Colorful Lacquer - British Chocs

Hot Italian Lady - Fiery red holographic glitter, golden stars and dots in hot red jelly base 
2 coats. Fiery is definitely a perfect description for this one! It is so bright and the dots and stars are fun. 

Superficially Colorful Lacquer - Hot Italian Lady

On Hilly Grounds - Chocolate brown holographic glitter and golden dots in a red-brown jelly base.
2 coats. This is another really original shade in my opinion. I do like a good brown polish and brown glitter is a lovely change.

Superficially Colorful Lacquer - On Hilly Grounds

Overall, I think this is a well thought out collection. Its a rainbow of micro glitter and there's something for everybody. Like I mentioned above the formulas are on the thicker side as they can be with glitter but are easy to work with and require around 2 coats depending on how you prefer to wear them. I will definitely be trying them out over some different base colours too! 

The My Favourite Things collection will be releasing soon and will be available for purchase from the Superficially Colorful site. You can like Superficially Colorful Lacquer on Facebook to keep up with releases, info and sneak peeks! 

The products in this post were provided for my honest review.  


  1. What pretty sparkly shades!

    1. Thanks for commenting! I agree they are so pretty!

  2. Beautiful! I love glitter polishes and these are stunning, esp Make Up Me Beautiful!

    1. Make Me Up Beautiful is one of my favourites too! With Pickelfarts and All The Purple In The World!

  3. These all look amazing on you! Beautiful swatches!