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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Liquid Sky Stalker

My name is April, and I am obsessed with Liquid Sky Lacquer.

 
I'm not exactly sure when it began, a little less than a year ago would be my guess. Through the wonderful world of Instagram; I found the "IG Nail Community". I had previously always been a big fan of nail polish and nail art but this opened a new world to me; the world of INDIE nail polish. It was love at first sight.

Colors, never before seen, textures, thermals, glow in the dark, foils, glitters, toppers, undies and the list goes on.... Heaven. Then - HOLOs! OMG, that was when I stopped looking at a distance (whilst claiming "I'd never spend that much for one bottle of polish") and started my QUEST TO OWN ALL THE INDIES! Well, to be honest at the time, that wasn't my goal but you'll soon see how quickly my plot unhatched.

I'm pretty sure my first order was from Stardust Polish - but that's for another post.

Liquid Sky Lacquer was actually my second indie purchase. I ordered minis, three of them - but let's focus on which started all of this; Sugared Berries. A light lilac holo. First, I noticed the formula - much smoother than a regular nail polish I thought. It didn't go on thick or gloppy - it truly flowed. Then, of course, the color and mostly the HOLO.

What can I say? I'm a sucker. Done. Soon I was back on the site ordering more.


Today, as I type this, I am wearing Wink ;) and all I can say is it IS Holo. There are simply too many colors in this polish to call it one. Blue grey tones, silver, pink purple, green....it's beautiful. When the sun peeks out, I grab a holo, especially on these freezing cold days I need something bright and sparkly. It's a girl thing.

I am also anticipating my most recent purchase, Mystical Peacock. I've been yearning for her multichromes but because of holidays etc, put off the purchase. (Hey, reality sucks sometimes) I don't know how many posts I will write about Liquid Sky because I have come to grips with my obsession and it would be hard for me to criticize anything she does; a bit biased I believe. I guess if I had to say a negative about her is that I don't live next door to her, and endless funds to support my habit. I once and ONLY once recieved my order a bit mixed up, but a simple email fixed that and she was more than gracious. She even agreed to answer some questions I had about making nail polish, again graciously.

So, this has been my undoing...a slippery downward spiral into the indie nail polish world. I go willingly allowing myself to be sucked in by each new lovely.

Talented ladies, great customer service with pride in what they do - I salute you.

Liquid Sky Lacquer, I stalk you because I am....Liquid Sky Stalker!

If you want to join me in my craziness, please visit:

http://liquidskylacquer.bigcartel.com/products





Nail Polish for your sweet tooth.

Shit! I've done it again!
It's not my fault though! I had been off IG most of the day but whilst making a nutritious meal and preparing a sweet dessert for game time (sounds noble right?); I turned on IG and then....

AAAAAHHHHHHHH!

Bellskandi!!!!!!!!!!!! Frig YES!!!!!! And here we go with another April freaks out about polish story.

Bellskandi, an indie I discovered early in my obsession. Thermal QUEEN, I swear, and her polishes smell....like candy. Not a perfumed polish mind you, it just smells pleasant out of the bottle.

 
Purple Dead Nettle
Purple Dead Nettle - this is a TRI thermal that is green when warm, purple and blue in transition to cold. I opted for the textured version of this polish. It's a dream - it has a nice sensitivity so you really DO get to experience all three of the colors.

Red Shimmer Coat
Red Shimmer Coat - I swear I think I could wear this every day, over just about any polish. I've paired it with a Sinful Colors leatherette in dark blue and wow. I've also paired it with pink polishes, white polishes....it adds just a hint of beautiful shimmer.

1961 - Thermal, amazing green....and she offers different options for this one as well. A pearly 1961, a HOLO 1961 and the one I just recently swooned over which seems like a combination of holo, sparkle and the original 1961 (- so yes, had to add that to my impulse ordering). This one I love to top with Ethereal Lacquer's Absinthe, it's like they were made for each other and I love to make "indie sandwiches" using more than one indie polish.

Grains of Paradise - Thermal, turquoise blue with sparkly girly stuff that I just die for. Damn.

So, of course I buy, I fall in love, I order more and then .... quiet. Like we're hunting wabbits. Granted, I had to leash myself over the holidays and tried to put indies out of my mind but as soon as new years came and went; I continued my QUEST TO OWN ALL THE INDIES! So I searched, not too hard as OF COURSE she's saved into my favorites - like everywhere. So, wha??? Her store isn't there? Crap. Ugh. Well, I'll keep my eyes open - I had read posts on her IG from her personal account basically saying she was just on hiatus and would be back....

Then BAM ...Bellskandi all up in my IG feed....Sweet Jesus help me! Nope, no saving the wicked like me - and then I email....and post, and like, and post and email.
Right now as I write this we are texting.

Now, keep in mind, I don't KNOW Natalie personally. But she doesn't care - or at least seem to. She talks to me like we're old buddies, that spoke yesterday. I know I'm old and crap but dammit, that means a lot to me. Too many don't give a flying friggadeedoodah about you, your business, or customer service in general.

On this particular unauthorized shopping spree;


Bluesy Blues - Thermal with irredescent glitters throughout that dries to a satin like finish and is this elegant blue, lighter when warm, darker when cold but just beautiful.

Red - keep in mind I don't like a lot of reds, some stain and some are just....typical, so generally I don't pursue them. But this red is just too good to pass up. Again sparkly and smooth and just brilliant. Not a thermal but it doesn't need to be one!

Mauve/Purple HOLO THERMAL - Um yes please! Don't know if this one has a name or not but Nat, you can call it April's love because it's beautiful darnit! If this is a prototype my vote is frig yes.

Back to what I was saying....hmmm....oh yeah, shit! I did it again....well, I ended up spending more than my budget, although I'm not sorry (totally worth it!) - I'll never ever learn, I swear!

Keep your eyes on her, ladies...I think you can expect more sparkly, thermally, sweet smelling lovelies!!