I was a huge fan of this show back when it started. For the first two seasons I was absolutely HOOKED (I'm sure this had nothing to do with Alexander Skaarsgard being incredibly hot). But unfortunately after that I feel like the plots got too messy, the cast too crowded, and the whole thing became a bit of a mess. I hear it's still going, but I haven't watched it for some time now. BUT I have fond enough memories of the first two seasons that I was quite excited to get my hands on these polishes.
First up is V, from Loki's Lacquer. You might remember my post about her Futurama collection a while ago, and Tara has been busily putting out so many geektacular polishes since then I can barely keep up! As a result, V is relatively old, but one you don't want to miss. These swatches are two coats over black.
|LOVE the bright red sparkles in this.|
|This picture is probably the most true to real life colour.|
|Cookies if you can pick the prop I used.|
Lilypad Lacquer are a very new indie maker, and at the moment they are largely specialising in holographic polishes of all colours of the rainbow. I picked out True Blood because anything vampy is more or less a must have for me. I took all these pictures in sunlight, because under lamp light it pretty much just looks like a nice, shiny burgundy.
Lilypad Lacquers are a touch more expensive than some of the other Aussie indies, most likely because of the huge amount of Spectraflair required to make them shine so nicely. They are sold in quite a big bottle though, and the formula is just beautiful. This was two coats with nothing underneath, and it's totally opaque. You could probably get away with one thin coat if you wanted, which makes this pretty awesome value for money.
Out of these two I think I like V a little better, just because it's more complex, but it's hard to turn down a gorgeous burgundy holo. What do you think of these? Do you think they captured the spirit of the show?