28 May 2014

Philly Loves Lacquer - Summer Down The Shore Collection

Hello everyone! Today I have a fab new collection from Philly Loves Lacquer to show you (the polishes were sent to me for review). I had been waiting patiently for these to arrive only to find out that they had been held up in Customs (grrrrr!). But they finally arrived at the weekend so I could get swatching! 

Starting with the glitter bomb that is Meet Me At Morey's. This has so many different kinds of glitter in it I wouldn't know where to start. Its shown here as two coats over Love Those Wildwood Days (more on that one later!) and with one coat of top coat.

Next we have the colour I used for the base above, Love Those Wildwood Days. Its a beautiful light sky blue scattered holo. I loooove the tone of this blue. Its poictured here with two coats and no top coat.

Wildwoods By The Sea is next and I love this sea green, teal-esque (yay, new word!) scattered holo. I rarely find polishes that I'd be happy to wear on their own without nail art, but this is one of them. The pictures show two coats and no top coat.

Next up is the champagne frosty goodness of Island Beach, another fab scattered holo. This one needed three coats, but the finish was excellent.

This next polish, On The Way To Cape May, is my favourite of the bunch (along with Wildwoods By The Sea). This surprises me as I'm not usually a huge fan of reds. But this red is full of strawberry-toned, juicy awesomeness and comes with a side of red and silver shimmer. This again was three coats and no top coat.

Last but not least from my selection, we have Watch The Tram Car Please. A fun yellow crelly with blue and green glitters. Shown here is three coats and one coat of top coat. I usually get annoyed applying this kind of polish, but this one was surprisingly easy.

Overall I love the collection, and the only reason I wouldn't wear the crelly is that yellow is not a fan of my skin tone! The stand out shades for me are On The Way To Cape May and Wildwoods By The Sea, plus there is another colour in the collection called Under The Boardwalk that I think would probably have been my absolute favourite (a charcoal grey with a purple shimmer). I'll be stalking the shop until the collection is released for that one!

The Summer Down the Shore collection will be available from 1st June at the Philly Loves Lacquer shop. Full size bottles will retail at $11-12. The entire collection will be available at $85 for full size bottles or $42.50 for the mini size bottles. You can also buy a "4 pack" (your choice of any four from the collection) for $42.50 for full size, or $21.25 for minis.

Sam xx