Friday, June 14, 2013

Wear Test: Alchemist Lacquer's Electric

It's sooo late!  I got caught up watching Breaking Amish with the hubs, so I got to my editing super late...  You guys may notice that my watermarks have changed.  I finally got a new program that will let me curve my watermarks!  I'm still a novice at the program, so bear with me as I figure it all out.  Also, I still have a ton of photos that I edited a few months back (I'm that back logged, yes) with the old watermark.  I promise I'm not that indecisive.  I'm just lazy.  I'm not sure which is worse?!  Anyway, let's take a look at this week's wear test!  Prepare yourselves, this will be very picture heavy!  The photos throughout the review portion are from day one.  I will start with day two after the review.  Let's take a looksee!

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Color: Blue with red and blue glitters
Finish: Glitter Jelly – glitter in a colored jelly base.

Bottle / Brush: Round bottle – the brush and wand are the standard width and length.  Easy to control and manipulate.
Opacity: Medium – achieves opacity at three coats, which is what I used here.
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: Electric was so easy to apply.  The glitters came out easily, the polish dried smoothly, and it didn't stain on my right hand where I got a little sloppy around my cuticles.  The red glitter sometimes looks purple within the layers of the polish, which gives it an extra surprise and added sparkle.  I love this royal blue, too.  I was most excited to get this polish when Alchemist Lacquer asked me to swatch for her.  It seriously didn't disappoint, that's for sure!  You can purchase Alchemist Lacquers at her Etsy store here.  Follow her on her siteFacebook and Instagram for news and updates.

Ok, let's get to the wear test!

Items Used for Wear Test:
  • 1 thin coat of Duri Rejuvacote
  • 1 thin coat of Orly Bonder on top of the Duri
  • 3 coats of Electric
  • 1 coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top
Day Two
As you can see, there's a little bit of tip wear, but nothing major.  Still looking great despite doing some dishes and other house work.

Day Three
Sadly, I had some weakness in my index and thumb nails which caused my polish to flake off.  Then, I went crazy, as per my usual, and started picking...  Yeah.  So this is the result of that.  What went from some small flakes off of my nail turned into half of my polish missing from those two nails.  D'oh!  As you can see from the other three nails, there's still only minimal tip wear and a tiny chip on my middle finger.  I wonder what would have happened if my nails weren't so weak!

There you have it!  So, what do you think about Alchemist Lacquers so far?  Go give her some love!

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