Monday, November 24, 2014

Aurora Lacquers - Sugar Plum Fantasy Collection & LE Glitter Review

When I first heard of "indie" polish a few months ago one of the first sites I started searching was Etsy to see what was out there. I happened to come across Aurora Lacquers from Hagerstown Maryland which is only about an hour away from northern Virginia where I live. Local indie polish, awesome! I was immediately drawn to the Mermaid Collection that was out and purchased Sailor Eyes (see my review here) and loved it!

Fast forward a number of months and a lot of hard work and I've been selected to review part of the new collection! Talk about coming full circle.

The Sugar Plum Fantasy Collection has 2 ultra holo polishes and 6 glitter polishes. Additionally, Aurora Lacquers will have a holiday limited edition duo - which I have for you today! All of Aurora Lacquers polishes are 5-free, handmade and cruelty free.

Royal Ballet - This glitter, scattered iridescent polish is delicate and feminine. I used 3 coats for opaque coverage. I was surprised by the formula as it was easy to evenly spread the glitters and it dried pretty smooth.

Midnight Serenade
This royal blue glitter polish has the same great formula as Royal Ballet. You can really see the beautiful scattered rainbow iridescent sparkle when the sun hits it. Shown with 3 coats and topcoat.

 (direct sunlight)

Golden Tiara
The holiday season calls for some golden sparkles and Golden Tiara delivers. This polish comes to me at a time when I have been mildly obsessing over a French indie polish that seemed to have just the right sizes and density of glitters. I wanted something that wasn't truly meant to be full coverage but could build up as you like.  This is exactly what Golden Tiara is. Its the only one in the collection that is not described as a full coverage glitter. But as you can see from my photos, I got pretty close.

(direct sunlight)

Below I show you some nail art using Golden Tiara so keep reading!

Aurora Lacquers is also releasing a festive limited edition holiday glitter duo for the season. These two polishes capture the signature colors of the holiday season perfectly.

Evergreen Dream
This emerald green glitter polish has the same easy to use formula as the other polishes. The scattered iridescent glitters gives the polish a rainbow twinkle in direct sunlight. I'm not usually a fan of green polishes but this one is perfect for the holiday season. Shown 3 coats with topcoat.

 (direct sunlight)

Ruby Angel
A beautiful ruby red slippers glitter polish.  The sunlight really makes it sparkle. This is like the perfect Christmas red. I can't wait to do some holiday inspired nail art with this polish! Shown with 3 coats and topcoat.

(direct sunlight)

So What colors do you love most? Tell me below!

The Sugar Plum Fantasy Collection and Holiday Ornament Duo will be released on Monday November 24th at 8:00 PM (est) on Aurora Lacquers website. Don't forget to follow Aurora Lacquers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date with new releases, swatches and deals!

I leave you with a little nail art with the polish that started my love of indies - Sailor Eyes, topped with Golden Tiara. I'm loving this look - its so me.

**Product provided for testing but all opinions are my own.**


  1. These colors are gorgeous. The way you showcased them is fantastic. I purchased 3 from your review. I can't wait to receive them. I love your blog and look forward to your reviews. Thank you!

    1. I'm sure you will love them! Thank you so much for your kind words - I so appreciate it!


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