Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Philly Love's Lacquer/All Holo's Eve Collection

Hello and Welcome!!!
Im going to go ahead and jump the gun here, only because I'm so excited to show you this collection of polish. This collection is called "All Holo's Eve Collection", created by the wonderful and creative Esther of Philly Love's Lacquer. This collection has 8 stunning colors, seven holographic colors and 1 glitter topper. Each polish is named after a haunted landmark in Philadelphia which is very spooky and gets gets my blood flowing, incredibly spooky stories behind each of them.
****NOTE****The Holo's Eve Collection will be available for
 pre-order on September 25th, and for purchase on October 10th.
Each holo will be $12.00, and Pere Lachaise will be $11.00. The Full 15ml collection will be $85.00 and the 8ml full collection will be $42.50.Individual bottles will only be available in 15ml bottles.
***Disclaimer*** I was sent this collection by Philly Love's Lacquer to review. All opinions are my own.

Lets check out these holo's that stole my sole..
Get ready for ALOT of swatches!!!
Names of the polish from left to right......
Eastern State, Pere Lachaise, Byberry, Grumblethorpe, 
The Hag of Pine Street, Nevermore, Elfreth's Ally and City Tavern
The Historic Site is the only of Poe's Philadelphia homes which still stands and is located in the now defunct Spring Garden district on the northern edge of Philadelphia. Poe rented the house early in 1843 and is believed to have lived there for about a year or less along with his wife Virginia and his aunt/mother-in-law Maria Clemm. It is uncertain when the family moved into the home, which was then at the corner of Seventh Street and Brandywine Alley (no longer extant) though believed to be some time before June.
This is "Nevermore"
Its a beautiful dark mysterious blue holographic polish. I used 2 coats to get it opaque. The formula was so easy to apply and clean up.I used 1 coat of my favorite topcoat.

"Eastern State"
Eastern State Penitentiary has become a favorite destination for ghost hunters as well as the public at large since it has been opened to tours.
Built in 1829, the imposing Gothic structure was originally designed to hold 250 inmates in solitary confinement. At the height of its use, however, as many as 1,700 prisoners were crammed into the cells. Like many such places of high emotional stress, misery and death, the prison has become haunted.
This is "Eastern State"
A fierce bright blue holo that glistens in the sun. I applied 3 light coats. This color sure does catch my eye. This has to be the most beautiful blue I have ever seen. I applied top coat

"Elfreth's Ally"
 — popularly known as "Our nation’s oldest residential street" -dates back to the first days of the eighteenth century. Twenty years after William Penn founded Pennsylvania and established Philadelphia as its capital, the town had grown into a thriving, prosperous mercantile center on the banks of the Delaware River. During the Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth century, the Alley became a neighborhood of immigrants from Germany, Ireland, and other parts of Europe who sought new opportunities in America.
This is "Elfreth's Ally"
This is a soft brown holographic polish. A very beautiful fall color but could be worn for any season. I applied 3 light coats with a topcoat.

Built in 1744 as a country summer home by wine importer John Wister, Grumblethorpe was originally known as "John Wister's Big House" because it had multiple stories. Built from stone 
quarried on and oak cut from the Wisters' extensive property, the house is a prime example of domestic Pennsylvania German architecture of the period. Intended as a summer retreat, the 
house was occupied also in winter in the year 1793 when the Wister family sought refuge from the yellow fever epidemic raging in Philadelphia. In the early 19th century, Charles Jones Wister I, grandson of John, made it his year-round residence. The family retained ownership until the 1950's. 
This is "Grumblethorpe"
This is the most stunning hunter green holo I have ever seen. Its a very bold color. I applied 3 coats but 2 is defiantly enough to get it opaque. I also applied a top coat.

"City Tavern"
The present structure is a reconstruction of the original structure, which was destroyed in a fire in 1834. The fire not only claimed the City Tavern, but a young bride and several members of her bridal party. The City Tavern was, and still is, a popular location for wedding parties.In 1834, the bridal party had taken over the upstairs for their preparations. At that time, light was provided by candles and fireplaces.No one noticed the fire creeping across the rug towards the party. In 
fact, this happened so quickly that I strongly suspect that it was not a candle that tipped over but an oil lamp. The flames moved across the rug and caught the train of the bride's dress. The groom and his attendants attempted to save the bridal party, but were largely unsuccessful. The bride and many of her attendants perished, and the City Tavern had to be demolished.Over the years members of parties, particularly wedding parties, have noticed the face of an unknown woman 
in photos taken upstairs. In the photos she wear what looks like a bridal gown. Some patrons have even seen the apparition of the phantom bride in the halls and rooms of the tavern.
This is "City Tavern"
This is a wicked red holographic polish. This color is breathtaking and takes 2 coats to get it opaque but I used 3 coats to get it a tad darker. I also used a topcoat.

"Pere Lachaise"
The story begins again at 15th and Montgomery in North Philadelphia, on the astroturf field where Temple University’s lacrosse and field hockey teams play. For 119 years this was a cemetery, home to the remains of nearly 28,000 Philadelphians–Civil War veterans, scientists, textile workers among them.After the Second World War, as Philadelphia reformers made an ambitious push to modernize neighborhoods, old cemeteries became easy targets for planners seeking new amenities like parking lots, playgrounds, stadiums and supermarkets.Families of the dead were told they could relocate the remains and monuments; the unclaimed dead were moved to a court-appointed site, their monuments often destroyed. In the case of Monument Cemetery, the unclaimed gravestones were destined for a second life.University officials contacted 748 families; 400 responded and 300 bodies and grave markers were moved to Lawnview Cemetery, in Montgomery County, and reinterred. Most of the rest were dumped into a mass grave at Lawnview, while the monuments themselves were sold to 
developers to serve as rip rap (foundation material) for the Betsy Ross Bridge. Though many remain submerged, several are still visible from the river bank, especially at low tide.
"Pere Lachaise"
This is a sparkly mind blowing glitterbomb. This is a clear base with a mixture of micro iridescent glitter, Black bars, rectangles and small black hexes. Also there is a mixture of sizes of white colored glitter. I applied 1 coat of "Pere Lachaise" over 2 coats of Julep/Julianne. I applied top coat also.

Byberry Mental Hospital is located on the outskirts of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Byberry was first constructed in 1906 and opened its doors to its first patient in 1907. It began its humble beginnings as a work farm for the mentally ill but between 1910 and 1920 construction of a large asylum was begun and completed. As asylum popularity grew through out the country by 
the mid 1930′s, Byberry’s population quickly expanded and with it came tales of patient abuse and neglect. Insufficient funds left the asylum in disrepair and patients wound up unclothed, starved, and sleeping in raw sewage filled hallways. Many patients were forced to live huddled in decrepit, dingy rooms with no socialization or supervision. Every mental institution 
nightmare you can imagine came true. “Padded cells, restraining devices, solitary confinement, beatings by brutal warders and violent inmates, lobotomies and electric shock ” were just 
some of the horrid treatments used. Byberry became known as a “real life house of horrors” as murder , suicide, and brutality reigned.
A Lovely pink holographic polish. Fit for every occasion. Stunning!Stunning!Stunning! I applied 2 light coats and a topcoat.

"The Hag of Pine Street"
As urban legend has it, the Hag of Pine Street was an elderly lady who died at her home, located between 6th and 7th streets in Philadelphia. Her ghost is said to appear in the area to glare out her former home’s window or to yell and brandish her cane at those of the younger generation.
"The Hag on Pine Street"
This little lady is my favorite. It is a soft lavender purple holographic polish. I applied 3 coats but 2 coats is enough. This has some major shine in the sunlight. Its really hard not to wear it everyday. ****Use Caution When Driving*** LOL Its a very distracting color.
The "All Holo's Eve Collection" will blow your mind. I know because mine in officially blown. I have never seen a collection this size where I loved every color of polish. This is HOLO HEAVEN!!!

****Note**** The "All Holo's Eve Collection" will be available for pre-order on September 25th, and for purchase on October 10th.

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Because Esther is a big supporter of cruelty-free cosmetics, one dollar of each full size bottle of PhLL polish sold will be donated to a local non-profit organization called 
Forgotten Cats. Forgotten Cats (www.forgottencats.org) helps to provide homes for adoptable cats and kittens in the PA/NJ/DE areas, as well as finding foster parents for feral cat colonies.

I am curious which color was your favorite?

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    1. I couldn't agree more! This collection is perfection <3

  2. BEAUTIFUL swatches of a beautiful collection!!!

  3. Oh my goodness, they all look AMAZING! Thank you for that comprehensive review. :D

    1. Your very welcome Beth!! Im glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for reading!!!!