Thursday, February 2, 2017

Lollipop Posse Lacquer Life, For All Its Anguish

Life For All Its Anguish was released at the beginning of October 2016 by Ohio-based indie polish maker Lollipop Posse Lacquer (LPL) as part of the Things That Can Never Be Unleashed collection for Halloween 2016. This is described by creator Karen as "an intense, bright violet linear holographic with on-tone holographic hex glitters scattered throughout." The color is a vibrant, saturated medium-dark French violet with strong indigo overtones. Finely-milled holographic pigment creates dimensionalizing, analogous hues of ultramarine, sapphire, electric indigo and grape within the base, and scattered tiny hex glitters sparkle brightly in various shades of blue and violet as light travels over them.

Application was fabulous. The consistency of Life For All Its Anguish is fluid and smooth with a medium viscosity and an easy, self-leveling slip over the nail, a user-friendly, jelly-like formula with a bit of built-in translucence to it. Glitter distribution is evenly random, with no stacking, stickups or protrusions over the free edge. Pigmentation is very good, delivering opaque coverage in two medium-to-generous coats. Cleanup is easy. Life For All Its Anguish dries naturally in very good time to a shiny, textured finish that is mostly smoothed by a single layer of topcoat. For a glassy shine, I topped it with a layer of gel-effect topcoat followed by a layer of quick-dry. 

Photos show two coats of Life For All It's Anguish over treatment and base coat, finished with a layer of Pretty Serious Plump Up the Volume and a layer of Seche Vite. 


Lollipop Posse Lacquer Life, For All Its Anguish


Lollipop Posse Lacquer Life, For All Its Anguish


Lollipop Posse Lacquer Life, For All Its Anguish


Lollipop Posse Lacquer Life, For All Its Anguish


Lollipop Posse Lacquer Life, For All Its Anguish


Lollipop Posse Lacquer Life, For All Its Anguish


Lollipop Posse Lacquer Life, For All Its Anguish


Lollipop Posse Lacquer Life, For All Its Anguish


Lollipop Posse Lacquer Life, For All Its Anguish


Lollipop Posse Lacquer Life, For All Its Anguish


Lollipop Posse Lacquer Life, For All Its Anguish

Love, love, LOVE this polish! The brilliant color is just gorgeous -- it reminds me of Elizabeth Taylor's eyes. Those tiny sparkling glitters are a fantastic accompaniment to the rich hues of violet, indigo and sapphire in the polish, amping up the bold, high-spirited nature of the look and adding a certain glamorous aspect. I can't take my eyes off it!

xo,
Liz

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    1. And the photos don't really even do justice to what it's like in person -- it's the kind of polish that actually makes you feel glad to be alive. A true source of joy.

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