Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sparkle Factor Lacquer Swatches and Review

Hey guys! I've got a new indie brand I'm excited to share with you today! Sparkle Factor Lacquer has a wide variety of different types of pretty polishes, and I recently was sent five of the pretties to review. Enjoy!

L to R, top to bottom: I've Got the Blues, Something Unexpected, Whimsical,
Sugar Mama, and Purple Haze
I've Got The Blues is a tinted blue base with various shades and sizes of holo blue glitter, including tons of blue and silvery microglitter and large blue hexes. The glitter is very dense in this one, so coupled with the tinted base, this one reaches pretty decent opacity in just two easily applied coats! It definitely sucked up topcoat, but super pretty, vibrant color!

On my nails:
1 coat Innisfree Eco Peel-off Base coat
2 coats Sparkle Factor Lacquer
2 coats KB Shimmer Clearly On Top

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Something Unexpected is a clear base full of mostly small pastel hexes in various shades like pink, lavender, and pale green, small silver bars and some medium and large holo hexes in pastel shades as well. Very springy, this one! I really like the color mix, it is very delicate. And even though there are bars (which I know aren't for everyone) they are very small and unobtrusive, and go with the glitter well. I layered it over Orly Lollipop, a pinkish lavender creme (and probably my favorite Orly ever). Obviously not as dense as I've Got The Blues since it is clearly a glitter topper, but application was really nice and glitter spread across the nail nice and even.

On my nails:
2 coats Orly Lollipop
1 coat Sparkle Factor Lacquer Something Unexpected
1 coat OPI Topcoat

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Whimsical is a clear base full of magenta, turquoise, and silver glitters, mostly in small squares and microglitter but some diamonds and larger squares in the mix also. I super-adore these shades of pink and blue together, so this is probably my favorite of the bunch. I layered it over Orly Frisky, a delightful light aqua creme. Application was just as like Something Unexpected, nice and easy.

On my nails:
2 coats Orly Frisky
1 coat Sparkle Factor Lacquer Whimsical
1 coat OPI Topcoat

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Sugar Mama is a clear base full of tons of silver holo glitter, mostly tons of microglitter with some small bars, squares, and hexes and some large hexes. While it is definitely supposed to be a glitter topper, the microglitter is very, very dense in this one, so lots of of coverage! Application was still the same as the other two glitter toppers. To show off the silver sparkle, I layered it over Cult Nails Nevermore, my favorite black creme.

On my nails:
1 coat Cult Nails Nevermore
1 coat Sparkle Factor Lacquer Sugar Mama
1 coat OPI Topcoat

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Lastly, Purple Haze is a clear-base with various pink and purple glitters, mostly microglitter, some small and large hexes and squares, some very tiny thin bars, and black microglitter. I was at first under the impression this one was closer to the consistency of I've Got The Blues, but I tested it on three coats by itself and it still wasn't quite full coverage. Great as a glitter topper though! I layered it over U-Neek Polish Chiari Awareness, a pretty purple shimmer (that I will be reviewing soon in its own post!).

On my nails:
3 coats U-Neek Polish Chiari Awareness
1 coat Sparkle Factor Lacquer Chiari Awareness
1 coat OPI Topcoat

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I was really pleased with all of these polishes! The mix of glitters all went together really well, and I like that there was a variety of different types, like glitter toppers vs. more densely opaque ones like I've Got The Blues. Overall they were all really nice, with nice application, so I definitely recommend them! Super pretty :)

To check out Sparkle Factor Lacquer be sure to visit their Etsy and Facebook~

Also be sure to enter my giveaway~

Have a great day! ♥

~This polish was provided by Sparkle Factor Lacquers for an honest review~

6 comments:

  1. What a fun collection. Hard to choose a favorite.

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  2. Ooooo I like, I especially like the combo of sugar mama and nevermore!

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  3. I like Sparkle Factor Lacquer

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  4. Gorgeous swatches as always. I'm lovin' Chiari Awareness most of all <3

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