Monday, March 21, 2016

Vapid Lacquer Goddess of Spring Collection

Vapid Lacquer is on a roll. Now they have combined my love of nerdery and history with spectacular nail polish...so of course, now I have to ask Krys to marry me. Because she might be my favorite person in all of spring.

Vapid Lacquer Goddess of Spring Collection


(promotional samples ahead)

Aphrodite
Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure and procreation. The Romans called her Venus, and she has a hellish planet named for her...and also now a perfectly peaceful speckled sky-blue polish. This icy shade is filled with super-fine shining azure shimmer that gives a speckled-egg (or maybe marble) appearance. This formula was smooth and easy, and I used two coats for the photos below.


Vapid Lacquer Aphrodite

Vapid Lacquer Aphrodite
By English: Copy after Praxiteles - Marsyas (2006), CC BY 2.5,
https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=501020
Ishtar
Ishtar is the Babylonian goddess of love, war, sex, and fertility. She is also associated with the planet Venus. The polish a delicate cool pink with red shimmer. It reminds me of (american) smarties...but don't eat it. The formula was smooth and I used two coats foe the photos below.

Vapid Lacquer Ishtar

Vapid Lacquer Ishtar
By BabelStone (Own work), CC0,
 https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10862243

Ostara
Ostara is the Germanic/Celtic namesake for the festival of Easter. I totally fell into wikipedia hell reading about this one, because there is so much cross-over between Germany and the British Isles over the last few millennia. The polish is a pale, sunshiny yellow with gold mica. This formula got a little upset with the humidity (what, 90% is too high?) but I still only needed two coats for the pictures below. 

Vapid Lacquer Ostara

Vapid Lacquer Ostara
By Eduard Ade - Felix Dahn, Therese Dahn, Therese (von Droste-Hülshoff) Dahn, Frau,
 Therese von Droste-Hülshoff Dahn (1901). Walhall: Germanische Götter- und Heldensagen.
 Für Alt und Jung am deutschen Herd. Breitkopf und Härtel., Public Domain,
 https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=464347
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Persephone
Persephone is the Queen of the Underworld, daughter of Zeus and Demetre, and part-time captive of Hades. Her temporary release from the Underworld causes Demetre to rejoice and let springtime come back to the world. The polish version is a peachy neutral with pink mica. It absolutely reminds me of the softly peach-scented blush from Benefit. I used two easy coats for the pictures below.

Vapid Lacquer Persephone

Vapid Lacquer Persephone
By Wolfgang Sauber - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,
 https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6555488
Saraswati
Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, arts, wisdom and learning. The polish is a perfect rich lilac filled with violet mica. It is, by far, my favorite of the shades. I used two smooth, thin coats for the photos below.

Vapid Lacquer Saraswati

Vapid Lacquer Saraswati
By Raja Ravi Varma - http://abhisays.com/art/selected-paintings-of-raja-ravi-varma-part-3.html,
Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1338330

I don't know how this creamy pastel collection manages to be traditional and new all at the same time. Pastels for spring isn't exactly reinventing the wheel, but these simmering speckles really give these colors a fresh slant that will set these apart from the rest. Like I said, Saraswati is my favorite...which is yours?






18 comments:

  1. Beautiful colors! Perfect spring shades and I love the theme!

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  2. This is an absolutely lovely collection. Definitely perfect for spring!

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  3. Ooooh that slight dusty feel to these, it's amazing.

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  4. I love all of these!!! Aphrodite is certainly my favorite though. Great swatches!

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  5. Oh, these are really lovely! Aphrodite and Saraswati are my favorites!

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  6. Gorgeous swatches! You did this collection major justice! Krys is definitely on a roll!

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  7. Ishtar is what I've been looking for. I'm suddenly in a pale pink mood that isn't washed out.

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  8. Ostara is my favorite! Pastel yellow gets me every time. Awesome swatches!

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  9. I love those speckles, they make the pastels a little dustier than usual!

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  10. These are truly gorgeous and a lovely unique take on pastels! My fave is Persephone, but I kinda want them all ;)

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  11. The whole collection is a stunner, my favorites are Ishtar, Persephone and Saraswati!

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  12. Yeah, I think I need all of these!

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  13. I need to hurry up and finally try Vapid! I love the inspiration behind this collection :)

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  14. Ohh I love all of these! Especially the lavender one

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  15. Is Persephone taking a selfie here?

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