When I announced my my giveaway with InDecisive Nail Lacquer yesterday (What? You missed it? Check it out clicking here!), I mentioned I'd be reviewing the new additions to her line over the next few days (and maybe one or two of her classics). Because there are so many gorgeous polishes to review and I want to do them all justice, I'll be doing this over four posts, and I'm kickig things off today with two of her stunning toppers, Mermaid (provided for review), and Antique (purchased by me).
First up is Mermaid, a glitter topper made with different shades and shapes of turquoise and blue glitters in a clear base. The different shapes in the glitter (hexes, circles, and squares, all small but also varied in size) give visual interest and texture to the polish, so that they eye is drawn across the nail. The different colors are well-chosen to give depth to the monochromatic color scheme in a very pleasing way--it reminds me of the way the ocean looks when light sparkles across it:
|InDecisive Nail Lacquer Mermaid over Zoya Midori|
This is one coat of of Mermaid brushed evenly over Zoya Midori; I didn't dab or make any special efforts to place the glitter. Application was excellent; if you're like me and don't want to have to fuss to get a light, even coat of glitter, you'll have no complaints here. If you want MOAR glitter--and who could blame you with a glitter this pretty--you can dab it on or put on another coat; you can see the polish applied this way on Aleksandra's Etsy shop here.
One of the color combos I love these days is turquoise or teal over purple, so I had to also try this out over a rich purple base; here is one slightly heavier coat of Mermaid over Misa Breakaway:
|InDecisive Nail Lacquer Mermaid over Misa Breakaway|
|In direct sunlight|
I could seriously stare at the color combination for hours. It's like some sort of awesome cosmic blueberry-grape jelly explosion. :)
The second of today's polishes is Antique, and I'm gonna show you a um...few... pictures because I love it so much I had a horrible time paring them down. You know how real gold topcoats have been all the rage lately? Antique is the next phase in the evolution of this trend--a topcoat made with real sterling silver flakes, in a clear base. It's not quite as simple as that sounds, however...this polish is called Antique because the silver reacts a bit with the air in the polish and gets an antique-patina feel to it, which gives a silver-gold duochrome effect on the nail, depending on how the light hits it:
|InDecisive Nail Lacquer Antique over Misa Bourbon On The Rocks|
This effect will deepen with time so that in some lights the polish will look almost copperish; you can see the final effect on the InDecisive site (my bottle hasn't reached full maturity yet, lol). Here I have one coat of Antique over Misa Bourbon On The Rocks, finished off with a coat of Seche Vite. The formula was great, the flakes spread evenly and without a problem. Where the light reflects off of my topcoat it looks like there are patches with no flakes, but that's just a visual illusion--they're there if you look closely. :)
This polish is elegant, classy, sparkly, feminine. I can't image any holiday manicure that wouldn't be spectacular with this topper on it. Please don't make me take it off...Please...Please?
You can find both of these beauties in the InDecisive Nail Lacquer Etsy shop, by clicking here. They both sell for $9.50 for full-sized bottles, and $5.75 for minis. Of course her polish is big-3 free, and not tested on animals. :)
I'll be back tomorrow with three more InDecisive polishes for your viewing pleasure! Thanks for reading. :)
Hugs and love,
(Mermaid was provided for my honest review. I purchased Antique with my own money).