Friday, September 13, 2013

Classic Films Nail Lacquer Swatches and Review

Hello lovelies! Today I have several pretties from a new-to-me indie brand on the blog! Classic Films Nail Lacquer is a fairly new Etsy shop that opened up this summer, and I was lucky enough to receive seven polishes to share with you guys!

left to right, up to down: Spellbound, Sunset Boulevard, They Live By Night,
Lured, Impact, D.O.A., Lady of the Lake

Lured is a shimmery olive green base full of sky blue and gold hexes, squares, and microglitter. I layered it over China Glaze Rare & Radiant, a gold/green duochrome. This combo is perfect I think, so if you have R&R or any of the other Chanel Peridot dupes, definitely try this pairing out! Application was lovely, really easy to spread across the nail, and I love the color combo.

outdoors, sun
outdoors, shade
On my nails:
2 coats China Glaze Rare & Radiant
1 coat Classic Films Lacquer Lured
1 coat HK Girl Top Coat

They Live By Night is a blue-tinted base full of sapphire blue microglitter, and silver small hexes, moons and stars. I layered it over Color Club Blue-topia, a dark blue jelly. Application was great here as well, didn't even have trouble getting the fun glitters out. This was so pretty and sparkly! I am always a sucker for "night-sky" type glitter polishes, so this was a favorite of mine from the start :)

outdoors, sun
outdoors, shade
On my nails:
1 coat Innisfree Eco Peel-off Base coat
2 coats Color Club Blue-topia
1 coat Classic Films Nail Lacquer They Live By Night
1 coat HK Girl Topcoat

Lady of the Lake is a periwinkle blue base with an aqua shimmer and full of baby-pink microglitter and small hexes. I layered it over Essie Smooth Sailing, a periwinkle blue with silver shimmer. Again, application was fantastic, no issues at all. I really like the aqua shimmer here, it was totally unexpected and a really nice surprise when I stepped out into the sun!

outdoors, sun
outdoors, shade
On my nails:
2 coat Essie Smooth Sailing
1 coat Classic Films Nail Lacquer
1 coat HK Girl Topcoat

Impact is a shimmery white base base with pink and red small shards/hexes and black bars/diamonds/circles. I layered it over OPI My Vampire Is Buff, a white creme. Application was a little tougher here than the others, in that it was hard to snag the circle glitters on the brush (and to a lesser extent the diamond glitters as well). Still not that bad, not much fishing was done for what you see here, and I think it turned out pretty good! I really like how sparkly the base is also.

outdoors, sun
outdoors, shade
On my nails:
3 coats OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls
2 coats Classic Films Nail Lacquer Impact
1 coat HK Girl Topcoat

D.O.A. is a gray base full of satiny lavender, pink and pale green hexes, iridescent shimmery microglitters and tiny holo bars. I layered it over China Glaze Sea Spray, pale gray-blue creme. No issues with application here either! This one is super subtle; I like how there is actually quite a bit going on but it all blends so well together to create such a classy look.

outdoors, sun
outdoors, shade
On my nails:
2 coats China Glaze Sea Spray
1 coat Classic Films Nail Lacquer D.O.A.
1 coat HK Girl Topcoat

Sunset Boulevard is a clear base full of gold and brown hexes, tons of holo gold microshimmery glitter, and the occasional lavender hex as well. I layered it over China Glaze I Herd That, a coppery gold glitter. Again, application was great. I love this one so, so much! The warm cast to the gold makes it really flattering - I don't care much for yellow, almost green-leaning golds, but this one is right up my alley. I especially like the sparks of purple, which make it really special. And this one is so sparkly too! Definitely one of my favorites.

outdoors, sun
outdoors, shade
On my nails:
2 coats China Glaze I Herd That
2 coats Classic Films Nail Lacquer Sunset Boulevard
1 coat HK Girl Topcoat

Lastly, Spellbound is a shimmery pink base full of various satin light pink and yellow hexes, iridescent shards, and red hearts. I layered it over Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Fae, a shimmery fuschia. I had the slightest trouble getting glitter on the brush, but it wasn't that tough - and other than that no issues. This is a super pretty color, and I love how the glitters blend together with the base.

outdoors, sun
outdoors, shade
On my nails:
1 coat Innisfree Eco Peel-off Base coat
2 coats Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Fae
2 coats Classic Films Nail Lacquer Spellbound
1 coat HK Girl Topcoat

So I layered all of them over matching base colors initially, but as I was applying I noticed some of them seemed like they would have no trouble reaching opacity, so I thought it would be helpful to all to check how they looked on their own! They all ended up with decent coverage, some more sheer than others but it's really up to how you feel about sheer polish in the end. Below you will find skittle swatches, all at 3 coats each:

outdoors, sun - left to right: Lady of the Lake, Impact,
Spellbound, They Live By Night
outdoors, shade - left to right: Lady of the Lake, Impact,
Spellbound, They Live By Night
outdoors, sun - left to right: D.O.A., Sunset Boulevard,
Lured, They Live By Night
outdoors, shade - left to right: D.O.A., Sunset Boulevard,
Lured, They Live By Night

And there you have it! I was incredibly impressed with these pretties from Classic Films; with each and every one of them I was just the teensiest touch sad every time I had to take them off. Application was great and the color combos were all super sparkly and beautiful. I have been taking a bit of a glitter break recently (kind of been all holo, all the time) but these definitely rekindled my life for all things sparkly :)

If you'd like to check out Classic Films Nail Lacquer be sure to visit their Etsy and Facebook!

Have a great day! ♥

~This polish was provided by Classic Films Nail Lacquer  for an honest review~

1 comment:

  1. So lovely. How could you ever pick a favorite!!

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