As mentioned before, I’ve enjoyed adding a couple smaller brands to my list to regularly review. And today we’re looking at a newer release from one of those such brands!
This is the Loud Lacquer collection titled ‘Aqua Tofana’. It’s in collaboration with Bailey Sarian, a makeup YouTuber. I absolutely love Bailey, and her series of “Murder, Mystery and Makeup Mondays”, where she recounts a true crime case while doing her makeup. (She does her makeup just to have something to do with her hands, she doesn’t stop to talk about products or techniques – it’s just focused on the case as an fyi). There was one specific night when I worked late and just had on a playlist of those videos to pass the time, so they’ll always have a place in my heart.
The name ‘Aqua Tofana’, as well as the shade names of the polishes, are in relation to Bailey’s video about Giulia Tofana, a woman from the 1600s who was a “professional poisoner”. That’s right, we’re combining two interests, nail polish and true crime today.
I grabbed this off the Loud website. The full bundle retails for $55 for the 4 polishes, otherwise they range from $12.50-$14.50 each. The bundle came with a fun look booklet, showing the promotional photos of Bailey, as well as these 2 stickers containing references from her videos! (I say “suspish” far too often). Overall it was so fun, and I enjoyed the little extras! They’re currently out of stock on the website, but I highly recommend following Loud on Instagram, as they notify when restocks happen.
As mentioned we have 4 polishes in the set – one cream, 2 shimmery metallics, and one topper. Let’s get into the swatches.
Heyooooo, we got another post! We’re still finishing up a couple fall posts, and then we’re going straight on into Holiday reviews already. Scary, right?
SPEAKING OF SCARY, today we’re looking at the China Glaze Halloween release. (Seamless transition). Listen, I know it’s November 1st, Halloween was yesterday, blah blah blah I DON’T CARE. Since I’m celebrating this weekend, Halloween continues until this weekend, thank you.
And come on, we can all be spooky all winter. It’s spooky enough that it was snowing yesterday on Halloween.
So let’s talk about this China Glaze collection! This is a 6 polish collection called ‘To Catch a Color’ and it has a variety of true-crime inspired names. So of course, while swatching, I pulled up my trusty 21 streaming seasons of Law & Order: SVU. I know y’all love Benson & Stabler as much as I do. Again, combining my two loves of nail polish and true crime. LET’S GET INTO IT. DUN DUN.
I picked this whole collection up off polishpick.com (if you purchase anything from there, you can put in my name as who sent you – I don’t get any commission off this, it just helps the website to see where people come from). Now into the swatches!
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.