I’ve got an exciting post for y’all today! One of my favorite indie brands, Philly Loves Lacquer has teamed up with Gloss48 to offer some exclusive shades! I talked a bit more in-depth about Gloss48 in my last post I did working with them, but to summarize, they are a beauty flash sale site who works mainly with indie brands.
Philly Loves Lacquer created six beautiful shades that are available now in the Gloss48 shop- Annoying Orange, Song Stuck In My Head, Center Of Attention, Autumn Soiree, Rocky Scintillations and Bold Whispers. A different member of the Gloss48 team came up with the idea for each polish, which will be listed underneath in italics.
The formula on these was all very similar- nice and thin but not so much that you’re flooding your cuticles. I used Out The Door top coat for the below photos. Let’s take a look!
Philly Loves Lacquer Annoying Orange is described as a bright orange-y red with a subtle linear holo, and large gold holo geometric pigment. Two coats.
Jill: I wanted the perfect burnt orange nail polish ever since I saw a model rocking a pair of burnt orange soft pants. Soft pants are my obsession, but I knew this particular cut wouldn’t work for me so I chose to mourn the loss of this pair by wearing the color on my nails instead. I named it Annoying Orange after my kids’ favorite TV show, but let’s be real, this shade is anything but annoying.
Philly Loves Lacquer Song Stuck In My Head is described as a rosy pink crelly with a gold flash and gold shimmer. Three coats, although it probably could have used a fourth for total opacity. My second favorite!
Guisell: Well, on a daily basis when I wake up there is always a little beat of a song in my mind, and it doesn’t stop there, it last ALL DAY. Maybe that DJ phase I had affected my brain. The color I would like to design is a Rose Gold hue in the name of those golden hits of my past, thinking and listening to those songs inside my head brings me to happy places. What’s the song stuck in your head?
Philly Loves Lacquer Center Of Attention is described as a linear holo that shifts from blue to purple. Two coats. This was easily my favorite shade!
Laura: My shade is cobalt blue with an iridescent purple holo. I grew up as a middle child and became an expert at becoming the center of attention. This shade is reminiscent of the glorious dress that I chose for Bar/Bat Mitzvah season when I was 13 – black on top (shoulder pads – obvi), a-symmetric waist, poufy, iridescent skirt, and finished with a flower made from the same iridescent material and a big, chunky rhinestone as the centerpiece. There was nothing subtle about this dress – or my personality.
Philly Loves Lacquer Autumn Soiree is described as a deep berry jelly base with a red and gold shimmer. Two coats.
Brittany: I am a total autumn lover, and when I was designing this polish I imagined myself sharing a crisp bottle of Chianti with friends, snuggled up near a bonfire on a chilly fall night, encapsulated in the aroma of crunchy leaves and smoldering wood. I wanted a burgundy that was more ruby red than brown–and one that had a little bit of copper shimmer to it, as if I were to hold my wine glass up to the fire to see the flames flickering and sparkling through the vivid crimson. So, I went with a striking berry red with a subtle copper shimmer only visible in certain lights. It’s truly the perfect fall shade!
Philly Loves Lacquer Rocky Scintillations is described as a medium to light grey creme with violet glass flecks and shimmer. Two coats.
Mara: I love grey- there is something about this velvety hue that makes it intoxicatingly smoky, sultry and divine. My bedroom has fallen victim to my obsession. I am always rocking a little bit of grey and I am never afraid to spice things up and add my own “accent” to a look. Rocky Scintillations embodies that dark and sassy grey with subtle glistening hints of rich purple. It is the perfect amount of edge that compliments a feminine flare.
Philly Loves Lacquer Bold Whispers is described as a sheer white crelly with a pink/red shimmer. One coat over OPI Alpine Snow (which itself was a little streaky, bah). This is quite sheer on it’s own so I wouldn’t recommend wearing it by itself, I still had VNL at five coats when I tested it out on my thumb. White never looks great on me so I wasn’t in love with this one, but I think it’d look better on someone with a darker skintone.
Kellie: Although you won’t see me snuggled up near a bonfire on a chilly fall night, encapsulated in the aroma of crunchy leaves and smoldering wood, you might catch me elegantly hopping through a field of flowers on a fresh spring day while holding a bouquet of peonies. Excuse me, white peonies with the slightest hint of pink, that is. I am fairly obsessed with white (with just a hint of pink hue) b/c to me, it symbolizes femininity (imagine white lace), boldness (think white brick walls), elegance (hello white chandeliers), and most of all … Perfection (have you seen an all-white room?!). White with the slightest tinge of pink captures everything a woman is and should be: chic, powerful, and at the same time–delicate.
Overall, a fun collection from a great brand and I’m so excited that she’s on Gloss48! These polishes are all on sale now and will be on sale the from 09/10-09/17 ($10 each, shipping is a flat $5.95 for orders up to $50, after that it’s free), so definitely make sure to check them out at the link below! They will still be available after the 17th but at a higher price.
Which of these is your favorite? Have you ever shopped at Gloss48 before? Let me know in the comments!
|Mugen is…playing around in photobooth!|