Friday, January 23, 2015

Philly Loves Lacquer:VIX Emporium Swatches and Review Part 2

Hello and Welcome!!

I am back with 6 more VIX Emporium exclusives made by Philly Loves Lacquer.These shades will only be available in VIX Emporium's shop.There is a total of 18 shades in this collection and 3 new shades will be coming soon.Yesterday I reviewed 6 shades,if you missed Part 1 you can read it here. Lets go ahead and take a look at these beauties below.


Kingsessing Crimson


Description:
Kingsessing Crimson is described as a classic cool red with subtle color shifting holo flecks.
Application:
I applied 2 light coats followed by a quick dry top coat.
My Opinion:
This is a beautiful shade of red with amazing formula.I did not have any issues with it.This shade would be perfect to wear during Valentines Day.I absolutely love it.
Inspiration:
The Kingsessing neighborhood is just south of Spruce Hill and Cedar Park. Its name comes from the Delaware Indian word for "place where there is a meadow". There is still a naturally-growing meadow at Bartram's Garden nearby, the pre-revolutionary home of botanist John Bartram.

The Gold Standard


Description:
The Gold Standard is described as a sparkly metallic gold with tiny gold and color shifting glitters.
Application:
I applied 2 easy coats followed by a quick drying top coat.
My Opinion:
This applied nicely with no issues. It is sheer,but if you would like a more opaque finish you can apply a third coat.Personally I like the sheer finish.
Inspiration:
The Gold Standard is a lovely little cafe, restaurant and brunch spot at 48th & Baltimore. Its owners have been in business at various West Philly locations since the original Gold Standard on Chester Avenue in the 1970s. They now have a second location at 20th & Fitzwater in South Philly.

Mariposa Rosa


Description:
Mariposa Rosa is described as a soft pink crelly with a gold flash and gold microglitter shimmer.
Application:
I applied 2 light coats followed by a quick dry topcoat.
My Opinion:
It's a very pretty shade of pink.This is also a perfect shade to wear during Valentines Day.No issues to report.I don't see this shade in her shop at the moment. 

Cedar Park Jazz


Description:
Cedar Park Jazz is described as a clear base dotted with multicolor round and hex glitter, great alone or layered over another color.
Application:
I applied 2 coats of Cedar Park Jazz over 2 coats of Mariposa Rosa,followed by a quick dry top coat.
My Opinion:
I am so in love with this glitter polish.This polish does not apply clumpy. All of the glitters lay really flat.I think it looks perfect over Mariposa Rosa.No issues to report.
Inspiration:
Cedar Park, a small but friendly space at 50th & Baltimore (right across from VIX) traditionally hosts free Friday night jazz concerts in the summertime. There's also a lovely little garden and a children's playground, a perfect breath of fresh air in the middle of the city.

Baltimore Avenue Burgundy 


Description:
Baltimore Avenue Burgundy is described as a burgundy crelly filled with red and violet micro shimmer and a subtle holo.
Application:
I applied 2 easy coats followed by a quick drying top coat.
My Opinion:
This shade is absolutely stunning!!! I would wear this shade every single day if I could.The formula is perfection.I didn't have a single issue with it.I also do not see this shade in her shop right now.

Satellite Silver


Description:
Satellite Silver is described as a super metallic glittery silver with some subtle color shifting flecks.
Application:
I applied 2 easy coats followed by a quick drying top coat.
My Opinion:
This is a flashy polish.I wanted to do some nail art over it. I wish I would have.It applied with no issues.
Inspiration:
The Satellite Cafe, in the Firehouse at 50th & Baltimore, is known for sweet vegan treats, black bean wraps, Bike Shop bagels, and blended drinks like the Kale Smoothie, the Nudge, and the Kick In The Pants. Visit for a cup of the best coffee around.

For more information on these beautiful lacquers,be sure to check out VIX Emporium and Philly Loves Lacquers social media sites. The links are posted for you below.

Have you seen any colors you have to have?



Thanks for Reading!!!
Stay Polished!!!


















25 comments:

  1. Great swatches! Mariposa Rosa just speaks to me...LOVE!

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  2. Great swatches! I like the crimson and burgundy ones best!

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  3. Kingsessing Crimson is definitely my fave!

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    1. It is one of my favorites too. It's a stunning color and polish.

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  4. Kingsessing is my absolute favorite, gorgeous swatches!

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  5. I love the shimmer in Mariposa Rosa - so pretty!

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  6. Thanks Jennifer for your thoughtful reviews and the amazing swatches, they are really lovely! It's true, some of the shades are out of stock at the moment. I am out of Rosa as well as 2 others not yet on this blog. I do sell a lot of these in person at my brick & mortar shop. At this moment I have 1 Crimson and 1 Burgundy in stock. Before I started working with Esther of PhillyLovesLacquer I had no idea there was such an huge and enthusiastic indie nail polish community - it is hard to keep up sometimes! It has been SO fun to work with Esther on these, thinking of different color ideas as tributes to my friends and neighborhood. We've come up with 21 shades in all. 21 is when you stop saying "hit me" right? So I will stop there, difficult as it may be, but I will keep ordering them as long as they keep selling. She is working on restocking all of these beautifully crafted colors for me. I will update my social media when the restock comes in, hopefully within a week or two. Meanwhile thanks for all of your enthusiasm and support! Cheers, Emily

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    1. Thank you Emily! It's been a pleasure to work with you. Esther is a polish making genius. She has been really good to me and it's been fun working with her also.

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  7. After seeing yesterday's post I went to the website to check the others out... OMG are they amazing. And your swatches are perfect!

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  8. I love Baltimore Burgundy! But all of them are beautiful :) Great pics!

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  9. Oh wow, these are gorgeous! I'm loving Baltimore Avenue Burgundy and Kingsessing Crimson!

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  10. Mariposa Rosa is my favorite but I have to say Im impressed that the Gold and Silver seem to have very few brushstrokes in the finish. You don't see that too often with metallic finishes.

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    1. They were so easy to apply. I'm glad you like them.

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  11. Cedar Park Jazz indeed looks superfun against the pink base!

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    1. Thank you! They belong together for sure.

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    2. Thank you! They belong together for sure.

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