Saturday, March 23, 2013

Holiday Week: Mardi Gras!

I'm sorry I've been neglecting you, dear readers!  I've been working over 60 billable hours a week for the past month, which has me passing out early almost every night.  This project is almost over, though, and I suspect that I'll be back to my normal hours soon.  Today's entry for Holiday Week is Mardi Gras!  I wore Nail-Venturous Lacquer Joker over Color Club Glitter Wonderland.

Color: Purple jelly with chartreuse, white, blue, and gold hexes.

Finish: Glitter Jelly – glitter in a colored jelly base.

Bottle / Brush: Round bottle brush (i.e. Seche Vite) – standard width and length.  The cap has a ridge at the bottom, which for me, made it easier to control and manipulate.

Opacity: Medium – achieves opacity at three to four coats.  Although, I wore this as one coat over Color Club Glitter Wonderland.

Glitter Application: Easy – Spreads evenly without much manipulation.
Consistency: Medium – applies easily and doesn’t flood the cuticles.

Overall Ease of Application: Easy – applies well without pooling, dragging, streaking, or balding.  Spreads evenly and smoothly.
Stampability: Not designed for stamping.

Dry Time: Medium – dry to the touch with minimal smudging in 3-8 minutes.

Overall Thoughts: Holy crap.  I absolutely freaking love this polish.  It makes me so sad that Amy of I'm Feeling Nail-Venturous is no longer making polish, but I do understand the need for a break or to stop when it gets overwhelming or loses its enjoyment-factor.  Joker is extremely pigmented, so it looked great at just one coat over undies.  Plus, the glitters were so easy to get out with the perfect glitter to base ratio that I didn't need to dig or manipulate the glitters.  This is a seriously well made polish, and I'm so glad I found someone selling it.

Unfortunately, you can't purchase Nail-Venturous Lacquers from the source anymore.  You can, however, occasionally find them on blog sales or sales pages.  If you do see them, grab them as quickly as you can and don't look back.

Did you do your nails for Mardi Gras?  If yes, what did you use?

*I was not financially compensated for this post.  All items in this review were purchased by me for my own use.  The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.  For more information, please see my Disclosure Policy in the tab above.*