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Simply Amazing: Charme Lacquers

13 August 2013

I first saw Charme Lacquers the day the annouced their polish line on Instagram, and fell instantly in love. Particularly with Mulholland. It’s purple, and glittery, and jelly – how could I resist? Well, then my attempt at No-Buy-July (which failed), and eventually I just couldn’t take it anymore… I ordered it! I also scored Wilshire and Melrose, as they were the next two I was most interested in (and simply couldn’t afford the whole collection).

Before I bury the lead, let me just say: I’ve never been more happy with a nail polish than I have with Mulholland. Furthermore I’ve never been more surprised/impressed with one that I am with Wilshire.

First up – the polish that I have renamed “Chantelle in a Bottle” – Mulholland.
You have to be patient with this one, gels notorioiusly don’t go on evenly, and glitters are tricky too – this is both, so you should set aside the proper amount of time to fuss over it – because it’ll will be way worth it. My tips for this GORGEOUS polish is as follows: THICK COATS and SECHE VITE top coat.

Here you’ll see my progress from coats one to three:
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And finally, without top coat (which I think looks a bit dull and ‘plastic’y), and with:

I can’t even describe how much I love these! Next up is another polish that Blew My Socks Off!

I don’t know what I was expecting from Wilshire, honestly, it looks glistsy, and a bit festive – but what I wasn’t expecting was for it to be unbelievably beautiful, these photos don’t to it justice. It’s like having a fairy tale on your fingernails.

What’s more is I couldn’t believe how different it looked over different polishes – check out the Black & White comparison!

Two Coats itself, One Coat over Nude Colour, One Coat over Black, One Coat over White.

Finally, we have Melrose. Which, after all that glitz, is a nice demure change. It goes on barely-pink, which looks best (in my opinion) over a nude colour, although I’ve swatched it here with itself (two coats), nude, over white and red. Very romantic.

So, my first experience with Charme Lacquers was … Simply Amazing. I don’t know if I’ve ever been this impressed with a polish, and I can’t wait till I can stock up on the rest of the collection (not to mention any future releases!). Check their polish blog here, or visit the Etsy Shop here. In the meantime, I’ll have to play around with the silver & gold studs I also got – more nail art to come!