The debut Tori Amos themed Dancing Girls collection Lollipop Posse Lacquer really impressed me and when the maker hinted that she had darker shades (my personal favorite) on the way in her next collection, I was dying to check it out.
The Lollipop Posse Lacquer Midsummer Midnights collection consists of six vampy shades inspired by memories of hot summer nights filled with endless possibilities and a lot of self-discovery and will be released in her shop on July 13th at noon EDT. The holographic shades will be $11, the others are $9.50 and you can purchase the entire collection for a discounted price of $57 + free shipping. I used Out The Door top coat for the photos below. I was working with some weak peeking-out-between-the-clouds-for-30-seconds sun the day I swatched these but I did catch both linear holos in the direct sun and in the bottles when it came out later:
Lollipop Posse Lacquer Backwards And Inside Out is described as a linear holographic with a dark green base that will show a subtle, sometimes hidden, shift to navy blue. Three coats. The formula was great, on the first coat I thought it was going to be sheer but it built up quickly. Absolutely breathtaking shade- I can’t wait to see it in full sun! The maker’s inspiration will be in italics with each shade:
“Do I stress you out? My sweater’s on backwards and inside out, and you say how appropriate.” ~Alanis Morissette, “All I Really Want”
Backwards and Inside Out is the girl who is always just a bit off-balance in one way or another. Her sweater’s on backwards and inside out; she’s buzzing on caffeine and lack of sleep; time flies for her and she wonders where it went. Why can’t she just find some patience? Will her heartbeat ever slow? If she ever finds this peace, this justice, will she finally be satisfied?
Lollipop Posse Lacquer This Fruit Was Bruised is described as a deep, bruised burgundy/purple linear holographic. Two coats. The formula was great, perfect consistency and easy to apply.
“This fruit was bruised, dropped off and blue. Out of season, happy I’m bleeding. Long overdue. Too early and it’s late too.” ~PJ Harvey, “Happy and Bleeding”
This Fruit Was Bruised is the girl who gave too much of herself and now must use the stillness of a midsummer midnight to try and heal. Love (is it ever really?) never comes at the right time for her. In the end, she’s content to bruise and bleed; at least it’s evidence that there once was… a possibility.
Lollipop Posse Lacquer But I Haven’t Met You Yet is described as a deep red, pink-leaning crelly with pink micro flakies to create depth. Three coats. The formula was great, thick in the good way that makes it easy to control.
“I miss you, but I haven’t met you yet. So special, but it hasn’t happened yet. You are gorgeous, but I haven’t met you yet. I remember, but it hasn’t happened yet.” ~Bjork, “I Miss You”
But I Haven’t Met You Yet is our wild optimistic. She knows that something is going to happen, and teetering on the precipice is almost as delicious as the payoff. She pushes through the heat of a midsummer night to find that one thing, that one person, who has been promised to her in her dreams. She knows that when they finally meet, they’ll remember one another from a life before.
Lollipop Posse Lacquer That’s How Witch Babies Are is described as a vivid blurple crelly base with neon purple flakies and a scattered holographic effect. Two coats. The formula was great, not too thick or thin but it does need a little extra dry time in between coats. Super pretty shade- it has this gorgeous subtle twinkling effect. This is going to get a lot of rewear time! Being a blurple, this wanted to photograph as more blue than it is- I slightly edited the full hand swatch to make it more accurate, but I’d say the nail macro is the most accurate.
“Pulling heads off Barbies, sticking them on the TV antenna and ruining the reception. But that’s how witch babies are.” ~Francesca Lia Block, from her novel “Weetzie Bat”
Witch Baby looks around at her eccentric family and wonders why she feels so out of place and disjointed. She was raised by a Secret Agent Lover Man and a Weetzie Bat and lots of love, but where does she really fit in? There must be someone who can still the rattling of her insides, who can pull her fingers from the snarls of her hair. But… Until she can find that person, she’ll stay invisible in the corner, snapping pictures of her slinkster cool family and papering her walls with news clippings that you would rather not read.
Lollipop Posse Lacquer Inside My Head is described as a black jelly base that suspends a dusting of micro holographic gold glitter and multiple sizes of gold flakes. Three coats. The formula was great, not too thick or thin and starts off sheer but builds easily. This is definitely the standout of the collection for me. A must-must-must-have!
“I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my lids and all is born again. (I think I made you up inside my head.)” ~Sylvia Plath, from her poem “Mad Girl’s Love Song”
Inside My Head is a girl similar to our bruised fruit, although she sings her mad love song to someone fleeting and maybe even unknown. It’s well past midnight and the heat still hangs oppressively in the air; she’s sitting alone at the diner, nursing her coffee, staring through the window at the flickering lights outside. She’ll stay here, inside her head, and try to remember that name that floats just on the edge of her grasp.
Lollipop Posse Lacquer Slipping Out Of Time is described as a navy crelly base that suspends blue-gold shifting flakies and sparkling silver holographic glitters. Two coats. The formula was great, a little on the thick side but still easy to apply. GORGEOUS. Definitely another must-have from this collection.
“The looking glass, so shiny and new. How quickly the glamour fades. I start spinning, slipping out of time. Was that the wrong pill to take?” ~Florence and the Machine, “Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)”
Slipping Out Of Time is our girl who likes to float on the breeze, but has landed in a place where she needs to finally make a decision – will she sacrifice her sense of self for the possibility of more? She needs to steel her heart and her mind against those who would take, take, take from her. The time for change is at hand, but still, she’s going to slip away for a bit… Maybe when she comes back, she’ll know which sacrifice to make.
Overall, whenever a new brand has a strong first collection, I’m always holding my breath that it wasn’t a fluke and the second collection is just as great. Lollipop Posse Lacquer totally blew her first collection away with this release! Every single shade is moody and beautiful with a little something extra. I highly recommend picking up your favorite from it (or the whole thing)! Again, this collection will be released on July 13th in her shop if you’d like to make any of these your own!
What do you think of this collection? Which shade is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!