Thursday, May 15, 2014

Vapid Lacquer Review & Swatches




Vapid Lacquer Swatches & Review

The heat has been sweltering, and it feels a lot more like Summer than Spring today.  And what goes perfectly with Summer weather?  Well holos, duh :)  Today I have 5 different Vapid Lacquer polishes and Vapid Lacquer top coat to review for all you beautiful ladies!  If you are interested in purchasing any of the polishes mentioned in this post you can find Krys' shop here.  On to the goodies! 


**Disclaimer: I purchased the majority of the products reviewed here, but some were sent for reviewing purposes.  All opinions expressed therein are honest and of my own accord**

Vapid Lacquer Bottle Shot

Obligatory bottle shot.  I may have mentioned this before, but if not, I have a thing for minis.  It's not just the swatching/blogging aspect of it.  I absolutely adore minis!  I find them adorable.  I have buy minis as often as possible.  So these little babies fit perfectly in my "mini" drawer in my Helmer.  

Also, I do not think I have mentioned this before either, I love the label for Vapid Lacquer.  The gas mask is cute and edgy.  A+ for labeling for sure.  Also, the shape of the bottles is perfect.  

First up:

Vapid Lacquer Problem Child

"Problem Child" by Vapid Lacquer is a lush, opal, brown/lavender.  This shade is so difficult to put into words because it is just that pretty!  This is definitely a color I would not normally go for, but I am beyond pleased with the results.  The above picture was taken in my light box.  You can really see the gorgeous sheen and shine of "Problem Child".

Vapid Lacquer Problem Child

Sun shot of "Problem Child" from Vapid Lacquer.  In the sun, this polish lights up!  The gorgeous holo that breaks through is stunning.

To create this look, I started with two coats of "Problem Child" from Vapid Lacquer.  I then placed water decals that I purchased from eBay.  I finished with a coat of Vapid Lacquer Top Coat.  Krys did a very, very, bad thing by sending me this top coat.  I.  Love.  It.  It's perfection in a bottle.  I'm not going to do a comparison in this post against other top coats, but later on down the line I definitely think that I should.

However, what I will say, is that Vapid Lacquer's Top Coat dries in record time.  I am a very impatient person when it comes to dry time.  I typically paint my nails, shellac some top coat, oil, and pictures are taken within 10 mins and removal typically follows.  Ain't nobody got time for that!!!  Anyway, I need a top coat that makes it possible for me to run around doing all the crazy things I do.  So in terms of dry time, this top coat is a winner.

Shine is incredibly important to me.  I have encountered top coats in the past that are too shiny, too dull, too streaky, just not what I need or want.  Vapid Lacquer's Top Coat applies seamlessly with no dragging, or smearing.  Also, it has the right amount of shine.  

I definitely am going to continue to use Vapid Lacquer Top Coat and keep all you beauties updated on the perfection in a bottle.

Vapid Lacquer Problem Child

Macro of "Problem Child" with light box lighting.

Vapid Lacquer Problem Child

Macro of "Problem Child" in direct sunlight.  I cannot get over the holo in this polish.  I love how a rainbow just lights up when you move around in the sun.  I definitely should start taking videos of these to show all of you.  Videos?  Any takers?

Next up:

Vapid Lacquer Stiletto

"Stiletto" by Vapid Lacquer is a sexy red with micro glitter throughout.  I created this look by starting with two coats of "Stiletto" and then topping with Vapid Lacquer Top Coat.  Another thing that I adore about this top coat, is that it is not "gloopy".  What I mean by that, is it doesn't feel like a glue.  I've encountered top coats in the past that are so thick it's literally like shellacking your nails.  This is not the case with Vapid Lacquer.

I accented this fierce red with round, black studs from eBay and water decals from a local beauty supply store.

Vapid Lacquer Stiletto

"Stiletto" in direct sunlight.

Vapid Lacquer Stiletto

Macro of "Stiletto" in the light-box.  In this macro you can truly see the gorgeous gold micro glitter that truly makes this polish ooze of sex appeal.  I definitely think this would make a fantastic pedicure color as well!  Who doesn't love red toes?!

Onwards and Upwards:
Vapid Lacquer Grape Stomp

"Grape Stomp" is a beautiful purple holo by Vapid Lacquer.  When I first applied this shade, I was expecting it to be "louder", if that makes sense?  The color was not nearly as bold as I expected, however, I really love how it ended up being.  The purple is delicate without being overwhelming, and shockingly, it wasn't that bad to photograph! (For a purple).  I would definitely describe this shade more lilac than purple.  Love lilac.

Anyways, the above shot was taken with light box lighting.  I created this manicure by starting with two coats of "Grape Stomp".  I then topped the whole mani with Vapid Lacquer Top Coat.  My accent nail is a water marble (WM), and the dots on top of the WM are "Grape Stomp" to tie the whole look together.

Vapid Lacquer Grape Stomp

Direct sunlight photo of "Grape Stomp" by Vapid Lacquer.

Vapid Lacquer Grape Stomp

Macro in direct sunlight of "Grape Stomp".  Holy.  Holo.  Goodness.  DO YOU SEE THAT RAINBOW?!  Sorry for shouting, I'm just that excited.  I could stand in the sun all day just staring  at this beautiful polish.  I would never get anything done, but it would all be worth it!

Moseying on down the line:
Vapid Lacquer Violet Femme

"Violet Femme" is an edgy purplish blue with beautiful micro glitters that make this punk rock polish glam rock.  Pictured above is "Violet Femme" in a light-box with water decal accents from eBay and steam punk watch parts from She Shells Seashells, a U.K. based nail accessory brand.

Vapid Lacquer Violet Femme

Shade shot of "Violet Femme" from Vapid Lacquer.  I created this manicure by starting with three coats of "Violet Femme".  You can definitely achieve opacity within two coats, but I wanted to experiment with three.  I like how dark it got, but I would definitely play with two next time.

I topped everything with a coat of Vapid Lacquer Top Coat.

Vapid Lacquer Violet Femme

Macro shot of "Violet Femme" with lighting from the light box.

Vapid Lacquer Violet Femme

Macro shot of "Violet Femme" in direct sunlight.  Hold on, let me just pick me jaw up before we move on.  The micro glitters in this polish are just insane!  I love how the more light there is, the more purple this polish looks.  


Last, but definitely not least:

Vapid Lacquer Whatzherface

"Whatzherface"  is a beautifully deep plum red polish.  The holo-mazingness doesn't stop here.  I created this mani by starting with two coats of "Whatzherface" from Vapid Lacquer.  The accent charms I purchased from Hex Nail Jewelry.  I topped everything with Vapid Lacquer top coat.

Vapid Lacquer Whatzherface

Shade shot of "Whatzherface" from Vapid Lacquer.  I don't know why, but every time I see the name of this polish I think of Paris Hilton.  I'm not quite sure, her and Marilyn Monroe for some reason?  My brain is strange.  

In the above photo, you can really see how special Vapid Lacquer top coat is.  The shine is impeccable, but not overwhelming, and the application of it is seamless.

Vapid Lacquer Whatzherface

Macro shot of "Whatzherface" in the light box

Vapid Lacquer Whatzherface

Macro shot of "Whatzherface" direct sunlight.  This might be my favorite shade from this entire review because of the plumish, red, beautifulness of this color.  Also, it doesn't look too shabby in direct sunlight either.


Another obligatory bottle shot.  Here are the name sides of the bottles.

Overall, I am beyond pleased with these polishes and shades.  The application of every single shade was easy.  Opacity can easily be reached in two coats, sometimes even one!  "Whatzherface"  can easily cover in one.  Also, removal was even easier.  There were obviously no large glitter pieces, but still, it was breeze.  

If you are interested in purchasing the above reviews polishes or any other of Krys' gorgeous shades you can find Vapid Lacquer's shop here. I hope you all have a beautiful weekend! <3

**Disclaimer: I purchased the majority of the products reviewed here, but some were sent for reviewing purposes.  All opinions expressed therein are honest and of my own accord**

 
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