Monday, January 26, 2015

Philly Loves Lacquer:VIX Emporium Swatches and Review Part 3

Hello and Welcome!!

How's your weekend going?I took my puppy Diesel to the vet today to get his shots and his nails clipped.Let me just say,that boy hates being on a leash.He was squirming around like he was being tortured. LOL He was not having it. He weighs 17 and a half pounds now and he's only 11 weeks old,well he'll be 11 weeks old tomorrow.He's getting so big!!
Anyway let's talk polish.I have the last 6 polishes that are VIX Emporium exclusives,made by Philly Loves Lacquer to show you.Emily of VIX Emporium actually helped name all 18 shades for her shop.If you see a polish you like and it's not in her shop,that means they are sold out.BUT the polishes will be restocked again in about two weeks or so.To see the last 12 shades of polish you can check out Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Oh,these shades will only be sold in VIX Emporium's shop.Now lets look at some polish,shall we?


Talking Headz Teal


Description:
Talking Headz Teal is described as a medium creamy blue-green teal with blue-violet micro glitter.
Application:
I applied 3 light coats followed by a quick drying top coat.
My Opinion:
This is a very pretty polish. It is a little sheer with 3 coats.A fourth coat will make it completely opaque.I think it looks beautiful with the sheer finish.
Inspiration:
Talking Headz is a punk-inspired hair salon on Baltimore Avenue, specializing in dry-cut styles from ordinary to outrageous. Their first location's interior was painted a rich teal color.

Clark Park Turtle Taupe


Description:
Clark Park Turtle Taupe is described as a tan taupe crelly with gold shimmer and holo micro glitter.
Application:
I applied 3 easy coats followed by a quick drying top coat.
My Opinion:
Love this shade and that shimmer.It's just gorgeous. I did not have any issues with the polish.(This shade is currently out of stock.)

Fiumé Fuschia


Description:
Fiumé Fuchsia is described as a medium coral pink with soft pearlescence and subtle golden shimmers. 
Application:
I applied 2 light coats followed by a quick drying top coat.
My Opinion:
I did not have any issues with this polish. It is a little sheer.For a more opaque finish I recommend applying a third coat.
I also did some nail art over Fiumé Fuchsia. I also used another polish from this collection. I used Activist Amethyst and sponged a little bit of it onto my nails.Then I stamped over it using Mundo de Unas 12 Cream stamping polish and a image from my Pueen 79 plate.I love how it turned out.
Inspiration:  
Fiumé, dive of your dreams. Top-notch beer & whiskey selection, amazing live music, eclectic clientele, size of your living room.

Fu Wah Blue Wah


Description:
Fu Wah Blue Wah is described as a bright blue crelly with gold flecks and holo micro glitter.
Application: 
I applied 3 easy coats followed by a quick drying top coat.
My Opinion:
This polish applied to my nails evenly with no issues.It's a lovely shade of blue,and I am obsessed with those gold flecks!! Beautiful!! (This shade is currently out of stock.)

Activist Amethyst 


Description:
Activist Amethyst is described as a medium-dark violet with shimmers of indigo and rose gold.
Application:
I applied 3 easy coats followed by a quick drying top coat.
My Opinion:
This shade is my favorite out of this half of the collection.I love the color and the way it sparkles when the light hits it. It's truly amazing.No issues to report.
Inspiration: 
West Philly is home to many diverse communities of activists, anarchists, free thinkers and freedom fighters. This color celebrates them and all they stand for.

Mantua Mint


Description:
Mantua Mint is described as a pale creamy mint green (think mint chocolate chip ice cream) with tiny, shimmery aqua glitter.
Application:
I applied 3 coats followed by a quick drying top coat.
My Opinion:
I did not have any issues with this polish. It applied nicely. It is sheer and I wouldn't have it any other way.It's fabulous! 
I did some stamping over it using Konad Black stamping polish and a image from my Pueen 75 plate. I did not wait long enough for the stamping polish to dry.So of course it smeared. Errrr!! I also added a flakie top coat.
Inspiration:
Mantua is the neighborhood between Powelton/Drexel and the area around the Philadelphia Zoo. Though this neighborhood has seen many troubles due to poverty, drugs, gangs and violence, one recent triumph was that prominent artist James Dupree was able to save his long-standing Mantua warehouse/studio space from eminent domain. That means it was legally decided that the city couldn't buy his hard-earned property for pennies on the dollar. Ah Philly...

Well that's it folks!! I hope you enjoyed all of the VIX Emporium exclusives.They sure are pretty and I had a lot of fun reviewing them. If you see a shade you want and it's out of stock,check back in about 2 weeks or so.
For more information on these beauties be sure to check out VIX Emporium's and Philly Loves Lacquer's social media sites.The links are posted for you below.

If you're ever in the West Philly area stop by and check out their store.They have a lot of amazing items.They are located at.....
5009 Baltimore Avenue
Phila.PA,19143



Thanks for Reading!!
Stay Polished!!















22 comments:

  1. Activist Amethyst is my favorite, love how it looks!

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  2. I love Activist Amethyst. Super pretty!

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  3. They are some amazingly pretty polishes.

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  4. These are all so beautiful!!! Great swatches! My pup hates the vet with a passion. She had one really traumatic expierence and idc what anyone says she's remembers so Just for a regular check up she has to go under anesthesia. But she's 120lbs of pure muscle so when she gets scared that's a lot of dog to try and control haha otherwise she's great and a giant cuddle bug!<3

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    1. Thank you! What kind of dog do you have? I couldn't imagine trying to get her into the vets office. Haha

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  5. I love Activist Amethyst! Beautiful swatches :)

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  6. Talking Headz Teal and Activist Amethyst are my favourites, but all your swatches are gorgeous and your nail art is superb!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you liked the nail art!

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  7. Mantua Mint is totally my kinda shade! Gorgeous photos!

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  8. Holy moly...18 polishes! That's quite the collection. All of them are very pretty. Beautiful photos!

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    1. Yes,18 polishes and they are all amazing. Thank you Jenna!

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  9. Great swatches! I love Activist Amethyst. Love the stamping you did too!

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  10. Oh my wow! I love the first two shades as well as Amethyst. This was a fantastic collection all together!

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  11. OMG!! The taupe is my favorite. THAT STAMPING THOUGH...LOVE!

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  12. They all look so squishy and pretty! The nail arts you did are stunning as well.

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  13. Wow, these are all really gorgeous!! I love Activist Amethyst and Talking Headz Teal!

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  14. I love them all but I'm really drawn to Clark Park Turtle. I like the neutral color with the subtle pop of holo. And your stamping..... Ahh-Maze-Ing!!!!

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