Hello everyone! Hope everyone is recovering from a fun Thanksgiving weekend. My weekend was nice! I was in a wedding on Saturday and it was beautiful...congratulations to Noelle and Greg! <3 On to the polish! Today I have the BDay Collection from Aphrodite Lacquers to share! This is a super fun, non-holiday collection that was just released to celebrate Rebecca's birthday...she the creator of Aphrodite Lacquers and she has been super sweet to work with! This collection is very diverse and has something for everyone! Let's take a look =)
In some of the following swatches, I have shown Aphrodite Lacquers The Icing On The Cake on the ring finger. This is a glitter topper, which will be discussed at the end of the post!
First up we have Aphrodite Lacquers It's My Party, a bright neon pink polish packed with shimmer. The formula was a bit sheer, so I've used three coats (with NYC top coat) for the images below, but I still have a bit of visible nail line. However, if your nails aren't as long as mine, you probably wouldn't have much of an issue. If you do have longer nails with lots of free-edge like me, then perhaps layering this one over a white or light pink polish would help! Overall, I love the shade! It felt so great to have a bright pink on my nails! The Icing On The Cake looks phenomenal on my ring finger!!
Next we have Aphrodite Lacquers Wrapping. Ribbons. Bows. which is a purple polish packed with purple shimmer and microglitter. It has a sheer jelly formula but built up to opacity quite nicely in three thin coats. I'd suggest wrapping your tips, as you can see I did have a bit of pulling away from the free edge (though maybe that was my NYC top coat causing it?). This polish was glowy and bright, and I really enjoyed it. Again, The Icing On The Cake looks great as an accent...it really pops over the darker color!
Aphrodite Lacquers Never Too Old is a matte satin black with silver and purple shimmer throughout. It had quite a sheer formula, so I layered it over a black creme. This is one coat of Milani High Speed Fast Dry Black Swift followed by two coats of Never Too Old with no top coat. Allow it to dry fully, and the satin matte finish develops! I really like this!! Not a chalky matte...definitely more of a rubbery satin, and the shimmer in it makes it special and unique!
Next I added NYC top coat to Aphrodite Lacquers Never Too Old and The Icing On The Cake on the ring finger. The shimmer in the polish really comes out and it is really pretty! It's hard to decide if I like this one better with or without top coat!!
Aphrodite Lacquers Make A Wish is really a magical shade. This is a milky white base with small silver hex glitters and a beautiful shimmer. Milky white glitters are all the rage right now, and I feel like we've seen just about every glitter combination possible with a milky white base, but this is unique to me! So simple, yet so perfect! Due to my visible nail line issues, I layered two coats of Make A Wish over Milani High Speed Fast Dry White On The Spot. You can see the silver glitters in my first coat floating in the milky goodness....love it! I'd like to try this one over Essie Marshmallow and see how jelly and milky I can get it without terrible VNL! Honestly, I loved this one way more than I thought I would =)
Finally we have the super fun Aphrodite Lacquers The Icing On The Cake, a glitter top coat full of soft see-through white glitters and a subtle shimmer in a clear base. I want to layer this over everything!! Really, the possibilities are endless...I actually think this polish could be very holiday appropriate if you wanted it to be. Here I have layered one coat of The Icing On The Cake over the following polishes and finished with NYC (from pointer to pinky): Milani High Speed Fast Dry Black Swift, Zoya Kristen, OPI Casino Royale, and Milani High Speed Fast Dry White On The Spot! The effect is different over dark vs light colors, but it is special over either =)
So there you have it: the birthday colors from Aphrodite Lacquers! I think my favorites are Wrappings. Ribbons. Bows. and The Icing On The Cake, with Make A Wish close behind...honestly difficult to chose because they are all so unique and interesting, yet classics that would be nice in any collection. Nothing crazy here, but good quality polishes with nice formulas =) Aphrodite Lacquers are available in Rebecca's etsy shop [HERE] for $8 each! You can also check out the Aphrodite Lacquers Facebook page [here] for more info and updates!
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