Thursday, July 14, 2016

Vapid Lacquer Summer Shimmers Collection

Vapid Lacquer Summer Shimmers Collection
(promotional samples ahead)


Catamaran
This is a ghostly lilac with a green shimmer. It is, by far, one of my favorite shades in forever...and I really like these pale, ethereal purples. Hell, my wedding dress was this color (shut up it was 1999). It applied nice and smooth, though you will get pronounced brushstrokes with most of this collection...which I kinda don't mind. It brings that greenish flash right up to the front. I used to average coats plus a layer of Seche Vite.

Vapid Lacquer Catamaran | Summer Shimmers Collection

Vapid Lacquer Catamaran | Summer Shimmers Collection

Cheap Sunglasses
If you don't start singing a certain song, then I dunno if we can be friends anymore. This is crazy-bright coral with a gold/copper shimmer. It is the creamiest of the collection, and I only used two normal coats plus Seche Vite here. One note: this stained my nails faintly. I was using my Powder Perfect Base, some art, and two layers of topper. I will qualify this by saying that saturated corals like this tend to stain me more often than not...so I wasn't completely surprised. If you are stain-prone like me, a thicker base/double base might be worth trying.

Vapid Lacquer Cheap Sunglasses | Summer Shimmers Collection

Vapid Lacquer Cheap Sunglasses | Summer Shimmers Collection

Tidal
This is a dusty teal-aqua with a greenish shimmer. It is another creamy shade, though not as creamy as Cheap Sunglasses. It applied like magic, and was a lot more forgiving when it came to the brush-strokes. I used two coats plus a layer of Seche Vite for this pictures.

Vapid Lacquer Tidal | Summer Shimmers Collection

Vapid Lacquer Tidal | Summer Shimmers Collection

Wanderlust
Holy shit. You guys...you guys. If you can only get one of these...make it this one.  This soft, pale periwinkle is filled with an unrealisitc bright baby pink shimmer. It is brush strokey, but I give no fucks. It reminds me, even in person, of what my manicures look like after tinkering with them in Photoshop. It applied like silk...but honestly even if I needed six people, eleven pounds of acetone, and a prayer circle...I would still love this color. The fact that it applied nicely is just a bonus. These pictures are two colors plus Seche Vite.

Vapid Lacquer Wanderlust | Summer Shimmers Collection

Vapid Lacquer Wanderlust | Summer Shimmers Collection

Watercolor Octopus
Finally, the most peaceful shade. This pale aqua has a delicate electric violet shimmer peeking out below the squishy finish. It is a bit sheer, but I bet another coat would have made it look weird on my very-square nails. I'm funny about that...it is known. I used two coats plus Seche Vite for these pictures, and I felt like I should have been in a cabana somewhere with blowy curtains.

Vapid Lacquer Watercolor Octopus | Summer Shimmers Collection

Vapid Lacquer Watercolor Octopus | Summer Shimmers Collection

And here is my favorite thing:



Get yourself over to the Vapid shop! Gogogo! Put down that Pokemon game and go! Honestly, if you can only get one thing this month...you might want to drop a few of these into your pool of possibilities.

18 comments:

  1. I feel like I should have Summer Breeze playing in the background as I read this post.

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  2. I discovered your blog recently after I followed you on Instagram, and I just want to say how mind-blowingly awesome it is that you had a metallic lavender wedding dress! Catamaran reminds me of NYX Round Lipstick in Castle, a frosty lavender that I don't wear enough.

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    1. I have SO many lavender lipsticks...and they all look terrible on me!

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  3. I want these all so badly. They make my shimmery heart happy.

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  4. I love the opalescence throughout the collection even though they can be tricky to wear. Gorgeous colors, though

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  5. I wonder if these would benefit from dabbing on the last coat with a makeup sponge to minimize brush strokes. I love the colors but the brush strokes turn me off.

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  6. Such pretty shades and you manage to capture the shimmer so beautifully! I love Watercolor Octopus and Wanderlust and Catamaran most of all. They are unique.

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  7. These are all really pretty! I think Tidal is my favorite :)

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  8. Cheap Sunglasses!! YAS!!! That color is the only good thing about summer.

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  9. I'm really feeling shimmer polishes this summer! Normally I'm not a big fan, but they are just doing it for me this year! These are all gorrrrgeous!

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  10. I love the beautiful sheen on Catamaran. And Wanderlust is so pretty that I wouldn't mind brush strokes either.

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  11. I got these but checked the site too late for the other launches. Derp.

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  12. Watercolor Octopus is gorgeous! Wish I could get in on her stocks!

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  13. This collection is incredible! There are so many gorgeous shades!

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  14. These are so amazing. I am so excited for mine to get here.

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