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Friday, May 22, 2015

Introducing Ladybug Lacquer!




 Introducing Ladybug Lacquer!

I feel like its "new to you indie week" this week! Today I'd like to introduce you to Ladybug Lacquer, specializing in unique, hand mixed, 5 free, artisan nail polish. The first full collection is called Desert Days and features five polishes in a mix of colors and finishes including a cream, a duochrome, a jelly and two holo polishes.Before we jump into the good stuff, how cute is the logo and the mini polishes?! Like a little army of beautiful ladybugs marching in a row! But I digress... Be sure to read to the bottom for some special promo codes!
Sunset Popsicles is a vibrant orange creme polish. "A bright creamy orange. Inspired by my two year old daughters favorite color and memories of eating sticky popsicles on sunny days."


As the collection's only creme I used 3 coats because I still have a little streakyness after two. Not a ton but as a perfectionist I needed just a tad more and then it was perfect. Good dry time, easy formula to work with.

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 Wildflower Bouquet is a lovely purple scattered holo. This one is described as: "A dusty purple with a scattered holo. Opaque in 2 coats and shown with Out the Door topcoat. Inspired by soft beauty wildlfowers bring to the harsh desert." This was my favorite polish of the collection. Its such a lovely shade of purple and the holo gives off a beautiful gold shimmer. Really great formula on this, very easy to work with.



Triple Digit Temps is a red linear holo which had an undertone of coral to me & is a perfect summer shade. It is described as: "A red linear holo with slight jelly formula. Inspired by the blazing red heat of the Mojave Desert." Opaque in 2 coats and shown with Out the Door topcoat. One word - Stunning!


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 Cactus Juice is a squishy green jelly with holo glitter. Described as "A fun green jelly filled with micro holographic glitters. This color inspired by what we think the inside of a cactus should look like."Jelly formula was easy to build color and the glitters spread nice and abundantly. Like any jelly its on the sheer side but the glitter gives good coverage. Be sure to allow time to dry between coats. I used 3 coats and Out the Door topcoat. With all the glitter in this one I suggest a peel able base coat for easy removal (I like Glitter-a-peel).

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Before The Sunrise, described as "A beautiful duochrome that shifts between purple, magenta, and blue. This color is reminiscent of the quietest and coolest time of day, just before the sun beings to rise."This is a really cool duochrome as the formula is jelly-like to me. I used a solid 4 coats for these photos as the first two were thin and streaky, but it does build nicely and the pay off is that beautiful color shift you get! Like Cactus Juice be sure to allow dry time between coats.



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 In addition to making your digits look pretty these polishes also serve a higher purpose. Twenty five cents from each polish purchased will be donated to help stop human trafficking. A dear friend of mine is on the board of an amazing non-profit group called Higgins Hope. This group is working with Congress to bring awareness to the issue of human sex trafficking and working to open a safe house for victims and survivors. Please take a moment to check out their website and consider an additional contribution to their cause.

So there you have it! A lovely new indie with a big heart. What do YOU think? What is your favorite color from this collection?  I'd love to hear from you! Be sure to follow Ladybug Lacquer on Facebook and Instagram for more swatches and updates!

Preorder opens TODAY May 22nd with full launch on the 25th. Visit http://www.ladybuglacquer.com/ to order.  The mini's are priced at $4.50 and full size is $10 with the exception of Before the Sunrise and Triple Digit Temps which will be $10.50.

There are two promo codes running from 5/22/15 until 5/26/15. The first one is 20% off everything with code "PREORDER" and the second one is free shipping on orders over $30 with code "FREESHIP30".

*Press Samples provided for my honest review and feedback. Because lying makes you ugly*

16 comments:

  1. Wildflower bouquet is so pretty! I can't get over how adorable the labels are for this brand. :0)

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  2. I'm dying inside a little over Sunset Popsicle. But do I really need 200 orange polishes? I think so, yes. :)
    Nice review!!

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  3. I like Cactus Juice! And I the logo is so cute!

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  4. Such pretty colours, hard to choose a fav as I like them all xx

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  5. Before the Sunrise is my absolute favourite,

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  6. Before the Sunrise is my absolute favourite,

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  7. Lovely swatches! I loved Before the Sunrise and Wildflower Bouquets sooo much!

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  8. Cactus juice is my fav I must get my hands on this one!

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  9. Wildflower Bouquet will stay forever my favorite purple scattered !

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  10. Nice review! Before the sunrise is so pretty

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  11. Beautiful swatches, their logo is so adorable.

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  12. Very nice swatches and review. I loved this collection, such a strong debut.

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  13. Nice review! Triple Digit Temps looks beautiful!!

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