Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Philly Love Lacquer - Baltimore Ave Burgundy, The Green Line and Activist Amethyst

      Today I have for you 3 polishes released this fall from Philly Loves Lacquer's West Philly Collection. Sadly just after this collection was released the announcement was made that she was closing up shop. I'd already swatched these polishes and hemmed and hawed about actually featuring them on the blog. In the end, I decided they were too pretty not to share and I was able to purchase them with a blogger discount with the intent that I blogged them and needed to keep my word. Because they are no longer available for purchase and I have a lot of pictures I'm going to keep things short and sweet. Enjoy!

     *I've opted to show all 3 polishes as 2 coats plus top coat and photographed in my lightbox and outside in full sun.*

Baltimore Ave Burgundy

     Color: Copper colored linear holographic nail polish. While in Direct lighting this polish leans a slightly more pink and pulls more orange in indirect lighting. 

     Finish: Dries to a glossy finish with just a hint of texture.

     Application: Smooth even coverage with a slight VNL after 1 coat. Builds up nicely after 2 coats.

      Overall this polishes has a nice sparkle to it, but only a subtle holo flare. And I have to say I really like it.

The Green Line

     Color: Bright grass green scattered holographic nail polish.

     Finish: Dries to a smooth glossy finish.

     Application: Smooth even coverage but a little sheer. Still shows slight VNL after 2 coats.

     Overall I expected this polish to be more opaque base off how it looks in the bottle. I do like that it has a stronger holographic flash than Baltimore Ave Burgundy, but it's still not as sparkly or as flashy as other nail polishes in my collection. I'd say it's a  suitably understated holo. Also, I'm not really a big fan of green nail polish but I do like the color of this one, and just might wear it again.

Activist Amethyst

     Color: Deep purple scattered holographic nail polish with a sprinkling of golden shimmer.

     Finish: Dries to a smooth glossy finish.

     Application: A tad streaky and sheer on the first coat. Built up nice and evenly after 2 coats.

     Application issues aside I like the deep vampy feel to this color and feel it transitions nicely from fall to winter. When looking at my nails I saw more of the golden shimmer than the holo. And it does have the least amount of holographic flash of the 3 polishes shown here today but it's still a gorgeous color. I hope you enjoyed today's post. If you picked up any nail polishes from this collection let me know which ones in the comments. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!

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