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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Superficially Colorful Lacquer Shamrockin' Collection for St Patrick's Day

Press Sample/Review

Hi everyone! Today I have a the upcoming Shamrockin' Collection from Superficially Colorful Lacquer to show you! As you might expect for a St Patrick's Day collection, this is a collection based on the colour green in a variety of shades and finishes. 

Here is Jin's description of her collection:
As you know, shamrocks are the young sprigs of clover that symbolize St. Patrick’s Day. In Irish slang, a Sham is a friend, mate, dude.. And according to the Urban Dictionary Shamrocking has several meanings but my favorite is yelling out loud and crying when you lose at a game you suck horribly at.

So this is my collection: a play on shades, finishes and words based on Irish slang. (definitions were taken from several Irish slang dictionaries). 

So here goes! You'll find Jin's description in green with each swatch. 

Definition: the action of drinking Stout (a term that covers the range of drinks such as Guinness, Beamish, Murphy's...) and getting very drunk. 
Very dark forest green holographic polish that is as dark as the Irish beer.

Superficially Colorful Lacquer - Stouting

2 coats plus topcoat. This is my favourite of the collection and it was almost a one-coater for me! I love this shade of green. So deep and luxurious. Formula and application were really great.

Boxing the Fox
Definition: Robbing an orchard.  
A silvery green holographic polish that is like an orchard worth robbing. 

Superficially Colorful Lacquer -Boxing the Fox

2 coats plus topcoat. This is a lovely delicate holo and I can see myself wearing it a lot this summer. Formula and application were good. Nothing to report.

Stop the Lights! 
Definition: An expression of incredulity or astonishment. 
A base of golden green flakies with green hex glitter in different sizes. It can be a topper but it can also be worn in 2-3 coats on its own - stop the lights! Really? - Yup! 

Superficially Colorful Lacquer -Stop the Lights!

1 coat over Stouting plus topcoat. I chose to layer this to really bring out the gold flakies. I love this combination. Formula and application were great. I didn't need to fish at all and it is packed full of gold flakes! I think this would look great over a large variety of base colours.

Acting the Maggot
Definition: Playing the fool, acting annoyingly stupid. 
A squishy medium green jelly polish with holographic microglitter. The glitter is actually turquoise but the green makes it reflect more green and silver. 

Superficially Colorful Lacquer -Acting the Maggot

2 coats plus topcoat. Application and formula were good. This is so squishy and juicy looking!  

This is a really fun collection for St Patrick's Day. I think with the variety of shades and finishes there is something for everyone. I'm already planning to wear Stouting again very soon! 

Superficially Colorful Lacquer - Shamrockin' Collection

Superficially Colorful Lacquer - Shamrockin' Collection

Release date: Saturday February 28 at 12pm EST/5pm UTC on the Superficially Colorful site with worldwide shipping! 
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The products in this post were provided for my honest review.