You know how I said I had a couple days off and I’ll be at my parents house and can’t wait to have all this time to spend on blogging? Well, she did not have all this time to spend on blogging. I can’t be mad, I’ve been busy seeing family and helping out with my cousin’s wedding yesterday! It was so much fun, and I’m so glad she asked me to be in it.
I’m finally back in Chicago, and ready to catch up on swatching and posting! After a lovely train delay of 2.5 hours and then falling asleep in my chair once I finally got home, I’ve got a Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew (I get the love for these now) and I’m ready and LET’S DO IT.
Since I mentioned pumpkin, y’all know that means MORE FALL COLLECTIONS. Today we’re looking at the new fall collection from Sista Chic Lacquer. This is ‘The Legend of Lizzie Borden’ collection and it’s a 5 piece collection based on TRUE CRIME. NAIL POLISH AND TRUE CRIME, TWO OF MY LOVES. What more could I need. (There’s supposed to be a movie coming out with a more fictionalized version of this story coming out with Chloe Sevigny and Kristen Stewart and I need that like yesterday).
The polishes will be released TOMORROW, OCTOBER 1st, on the Sista Chic Lacquer website! They’ll be $10 each, except for the holo polish which will be $12. And as always, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Project Rescue, an organization who supports women and children rescued from sex trafficking.
Now onto the polishes!
Up first, my little eye went immediately to this polish when I opened the package, and I knew it was the first one I had to try on. This is ‘The House in Fall River’, and it’s an absolutely STUNNING mossy green shimmer.
It was a little uneven on the 1st coat, with some nail line showing through. But a 2nd coat easily evened it out and it was opaque and just beautiful.
Just look at that shimmer, she’s perfect for fall and the spooky seasons coming up, and I think my favorite of the collection.
The namesake of this collection, ‘The Legend of Lizzie Borden’ is a gorgeous copper linear holo polish. This will need a 2nd coat to build up the color and shimmer to full intensity, but it’s smooth and was easily good with a 2nd thicker coat. That holo is so shimmery and bright, and really just shines through.
Now, one thing I will mention because I will always be honest when reviewing polishes, whether or not they’ve been gifted. As you can see around my cuticles, there is some staining after cleanup and after removal. It’ll stain a little pink, so I definitely recommend being careful with application, and putting down a solid layer or two of base coat. It wasn’t super stained, and I was able to remove it with a couple cotton balls of acetone (I’ve also heard of baking and hydrogen peroxide mixed together and scrubbed on will get em off) so it’s not a permanent stain. (You can see in the next swatches after this that it’s pretty well gone).
If you wear polish all the time like I do, it’s not something I worry about as much, since my nails are always covered. But it is something to know ahead of time before using this polish. And it’s a gorgeous color, so I’ll suffer a little for the polish.
My favorite name of the collection goes to this polish with ‘Whacking Relatives and Other Pastimes’. It just made me laugh out loud reading it.
This is a gray-toned cooler purple base with green shimmer, and larger iridescent pieces and bar glitters. It had another easy 2 coat formula, and was smooth painting onto the nails. I was able to pick up the bigger pieces easily just dipping my brush in, and they laid down well on the nails.
It’s a different fun look, and I always love a new glitter combination. Those glitters can add a few bumps, so a good coat of top coat will help smooth it out. I do wish that green shimmer peeked through just a touch more, but it’s a fun little flash whenever you see it.
‘When She Saw What She Had Done’ is a bright metallic blue base with tons of different sized pieces and metallic glitters. (This also reminds me a great polish for winter. I know, I don’t want to say that dreaded word yet but it’s literally 85 here in Chicago as I’m writing this).
This was another easy formula that was opaque with a 2nd thicker coat. The pieces pick up easily just dipping the brush in, and distribute nicely on the nails.
I love how shimmery and shiny the base is, and all those pieces give it a fun unique look. Again, it might be a little bumpy because of the glitters and pieces, but a good top coat will smooth it all out.
Come on, you gotta see what I mean with a great winter polish, that blue and the sparkles. But I do love a good bright blue for the fall as well.
Last but least, we have the spookiest polish of the collection. This is ‘Lizzie Borden Took an Ax’ and the name is very fitting with the polish. This is a deep blood red cream, with lots of black shards and silver metallic glitters.
Again, easily opaque in 2 coats. The color and the base deepens up on the 2nd coat, and the pieces layer up on themselves to give a lovely dimensional look to it.
As you can see with the ring finger, if you do thinner coats it can be a little lighter. I did a 3rd coat on my pinky and it’s much deeper, so you can alter the color based on the thickness of coats.
But I think this is so fitting for a true crime collection – and perfect for the upcoming Halloween season!
That’s the ‘Lizzie Borden’ collection from Sista Chic Lacquer! As always with this indie brand, you get some lovely combinations of glitters and pieces that you might not see with mainstream brands.
My favorites from this collection were ‘The House in Fall River’ and ‘Lizzie Borden Took an Ax’. They’re so perfect for fall and Halloween coming up and had stellar formulas. ‘The Legend of Lizzie Borden’ is also beautiful, even with the mild staining problem. I did enjoy the others, even though I know that chunkier glitters might not be for everyone. But overall, there were some good formulas in here and nothing to be disappointed about!
As mentioned above, these will be available on the Sista Chic Lacquer website starting tomorrow! They’re $10 except for the holo which runs for $12.
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