Monday, August 15, 2016

Dreamland Mauka

Mauka was released last month by Missouri-based indie polish maker Dreamland Artisan Nail Lacquer as a limited edition July 2016 custom polish exclusively for members of the Hella Holo Customs (HHC) Facebook group. Officially described as a forest green holo, the base color is a beautiful dark skobeloff or pine green, a cool-toned variation of dark spring green. It is enriched and dimensionalized by holographically-nuanced shades of teal, sea green and viridian in ambient light. In direct sun there's a dazzling linear prismatic display surrounding a shimmering blaze of semi-metallic pine green, featuring slender sparkling ribbons of indigo, bright azure, spring green and olive edged by a trailing corona of orange and red sparks. Gorgeous!

Application was lovely. The consistency of Mauka is fluid, light and smooth with a medium viscosity and an easy, fluent, self-leveling glide over the nail. Pigmentation is very good, dispatching completely even opaque coverage in two coats. Cleanup is straightfoward with a little pigment travel and residual staining. Mauka dries naturally in very good time to a beautiful smooth and shiny finish. 

Photos show two coats of Mauka over treatment and basecoat with a topcoat of Seche Vite.


Dreamland Mauka


Dreamland Mauka


Dreamland Mauka


Dreamland Mauka


Dreamland Mauka


Dreamland Mauka


Dreamland Mauka


Dreamland Mauka


Dreamland Mauka


Dreamland Mauka


Dreamland Mauka


Dreamland Mauka


Dreamland Mauka


Dreamland Mauka


Dreamland Mauka

Noelie always rises to the occasion beautifully with her HHC creations and she has certainly done so here. In case you're wondering, mauka is a Hawaiian word that means "toward the mountains," often used when giving directions. Perfect!

xo,
Liz

2 comments:

  1. This is such a pretty polish. I especially like it on your skintone. And those photos - Wow!

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