WARNING: Image heavy! 😉 When the owner/creator of the indie polish company, Finger Lickin’ Lacquer, shared the names and descriptions of the soon-to-be-released Fall collection, Fall for FLL, I was already conjuring up ideas for how I would photograph all nine. I have to tell you, the fragrance descriptions are spot on and there are six of the nine in this set that will make you crave those Autumn flavors.
First up is Apple Tart. Two easy coats, awesome formula, smells so good, seriously good!
Next is Bonfire Night. Two coats, great formula, glossy like the rest. Very holographic!
I LOVE this juicy Cranberry Cosmos. Sounds like a sparkling drink doesn’t it? The scent is delish.
I’m so smitten with Fair Enchantress. Two coats is all you need and it even looks great with a matte topcoat like I did here on the ring finger.
Here is a bottle macro of Fair Enchantress to tempt you even more.
Harvest Moon is a warm yellow…and it’s the sheerest of the set. I used three coats here and tested it with one coat over white on the ring finger. That brightens it up but if you want the warmer look, try 3-4 coats over the bare nail. It’s easy to apply, and really sparkles in the sun.
This is not your granny’s mauve…no ma’am! Mauvelous, Dahling! is sultry yet has enough sparkle for the party.
No need to be afraid of this Poison Apple! It smells divine, and even has some spooky fun black skulls and crossbones within.
This Pumking is a glorious pumpkin shade and a great formula. Misused two coats here.
And last is the party polish of the bunch, Spoopy! And oh my gosh, it smells like a bag of Halloween candy! Opaque in 2-3 coats, or one over black. I used one coat over a coat of Bonfire Night.
Yup, you have to see it closeup! 😉
** In addition to these polishes, several new fall scents will be available for the cuticle oils we offer. These scents include Pecan Pie, White Chocolate, Pumpkin Roll, Chai Tea, Mocha Latte, Cappuccino, and Sweet Potato Pie. Cuticle oils are still $4.50 each.
The Fall for FLL collection releases on September 26, 2014 at 8 p.m. EST. Polishes are priced from $8.50 to $10 per bottle. The entire set of nine polishes will be available for $80. All Finger Lickin’ Lacquers are 5-free and are not tested on animals. Unless otherwise noted, our products are vegan-friendly as well. Finger Lickin’ Lacquer is only available on Etsy at fingerlickinlacquer.etsy.com.
I might add that Jen can also create custom polishes. Just ask her!
I’ve had the good fortune to team up with Loxa Beauty so I can share some of their extensive inventory of top quality nail lacquers and nail care products! Today I’m going to share with you the first of a two-part series of Morgan Taylor polishes, each in 3-pack full size sets.
Introducing the Morgan Taylor Fall 2014 Enchantment Collection. Escape to a magical fantasyland with this limited-edition palette of three majestic hues.
First up in the set is the moody and mysterious, Hocus Pocus. I thought it would be fun and fitting to accent this mani with it’s set mates, I’m The Good Witch and Magician’s Assistant.
I’m no stranger to Morgan Taylor lacquers and just as I expected, the formulas in this set are highly pigmented and easy to apply.
Next is a gorgeous glitter, I’m The Good Witch. It can be used as a glitter topcoat using one coat as I did here over Magician’s Assistant. Or 2-3 coats on it’s own!
I’m the Good Witch is loaded with pink and rosy toned micro glitters in a rosy jelly base.
And the third beauty in this set is Magician’s Assistant. She’s a delicate pale dusty rose, but not your grandma’s rose. Not by a long shot!
In a set like this it’s hard to decide which is your favorite because all three are fabulous. This is a well assembled set and they all compliment each other perfectly.
This set is a winner, just as the next one will be when I come back here soon to tempt you with “Do You Believe?“. I’ll see you then. And oh by the way, please comment!
Loxa explains the Morgan Taylor lacquers as…”Morgan Taylor offers the premiere, most exclusive nail lacquers developed by professionals just for you. Inspired by luminous pearls, raw gems, semi-precious stones, glimmering silvers and radiant gold all drawn from the earth. The exclusive Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer is infused with rare and precious elements. All pigments are saturated, pure and finely milled for luminous metallics, never before seen shimmers, decadent crèmes, stunning sheers and more glistening glitters. The payoff—smooth, even, long-lasting color with a gorgeous professional finish.”
In the next few days I’ll be sharing the second trio in the Enchantment series, “Do You Believe?” It’s every bit as stunning as this must-have collection.
I never thought I’d like these neutrals with my current complexion…winter blah. When I finally got over to my local Ulta store I found Zoya’s Naturel Collection in force. Luckily they had a “color spoon” set there with the whole collection painted on plastic nails. That way shoppers can hold them to their fingers to see if they like them. Admitedly, I knew the first two pale shades, Chantal and Taylor, were going to be a no-go for me. Not until at least I have a tan! It just made me look, sort of dead! LOL I am interested in Rue and Brigitte however and plan to pick them up at some point. The darkest sister, Normani? I just don’t see that one on me at all. Not even with a tan. So for starters, Odette won me over.
I’ve been neglecting buying plain Jane creams for some time but I’m branching out. I am smitten by glitters, shimmers, glass flecks, holos, duochromes, multichromes. Well you get the idea. I’m easily hypnotized by all that sparkly! But there are times a girl just wants something soft and smooth and delicate on the eyes. Zoya’s Naturel Collection fills that bill and all within the Pantone 2014 arena. I think beautiful was a perfect one to get me back on the neutral cream track.
Odette had me a tad worried on the first coat. I wasn’t expecting, or I’m not used to thinner formulas, but she evened out nicely. As is typical for Zoya brushes, they are amazing and splay perfectly for even distribution. For best effect and full coverage you’ll want two coats. Zoya claims color intensity is a 5 on a scale of 1-5 for opacity. I’m confused about the claim of being in the color family of Mauve, because in the description Zoya notes this shade to be a “sultry orchid maroon”. I’m going to go with that! 😉 I just have to say, I love it and oh by the way, she dries glossy enough to almost see yourself. An extra feather in her cap. So this is my ode to Odette. You pulled me in, you won my heart, and that my friend is just the start.