Friday, July 1, 2016

Nibs & Nails Presents the BLUSH Lacquers Polish in Red Lustre Lips (inspired by Diamine Red Lustre Ink) | Swatches and Giveaway!

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Nibs & Nails is back and better than ever! Some of you may not remember, but way back in 2014 my husband and I had a Wordless Wednesday Nibs and Nails segment highlighting some of my nail polishes and his fountain pens. My husband also just-so-happens to have a popular ink and fountain pen blog called Inkdependence. We decided to join forces again to have indie brands dupe or just be "inspired by" popular inks made for fountain pens. This is just the beginning of many other great brands who have jumped on board to showcase their incredible talents. Many have also been gracious enough to include a polish to give away to a lucky winner! You will also be able to purchase your very own ink-inspired nail polish from a few brands (including the one I'm showing today). Some polishes will be one-of-a-kinds, while some will be for sale in the brand's store. I'm focusing more on the nail polish while my husband will be posting his review of the ink of the same day. Check out his blog post to supplement my post here. 

Without further ado, I would like to present this week's participant, BLUSH Lacquers. They are a new indie brand on the scene (the debut collection was released at the end of May), but they started off with a bang! There are several colors in the store I need to check out (their BLUSH box was released just today). The first ink I wanted to dupe was a Diamine Shimmertastic ink. Yup, there are inks with gold and silver shimmer in them! The more you know! 

BLUSH Lacquers Red Lustre Lips (2 coats with topcoat)

Working with Victoria from BLUSH Lacquers was so seamless. She's a newer brand, but don't think that means she doesn't know what she's doing. I am so imprssed with her version of the ink. It's a brick red (less brown and more red) with tons of gold shimmer. When comparing the polish to the original ink, it's slightly more pink and the shimmer shows up differently. There's nothing you can really do about the shimmer because the 2 bases are so vastly different. The brush on the bottle is long and thin and made it easy to apply in just 2 coats. If you take away the fact that this is inspired by a polish I like, I'd still love the polish on its own. I'm so used to applying topcoat that I didn't even think to mattify it at first. Here it is with a matte topcoat:

Now's the time to stop over to Inkdependence to see what's going on with the ink. Red Lustre Lips will be available in the BLUSH Lacquer Etsy site starting July 15th. I also have 1 bottle to give away to a lucky winner!

Giveaway Rules:

1. Open to the US Only (I'm so sorry my lovely international readers...I hope to have a non-polish giveaway for everyone so it will be easier to ship)
2. Please do not use giveaway or empty accounts. Winners will be checked for verification.
3. You must be at least 18 years old to enter
4. The giveaway will end on July 15th at midnight (EST)
5. A winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter. They will have 48 hrs to respond before new winners are chosen.
6. Please do not immediately unfollow after the giveaway ends. :-(

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*These polishes were provided by the company or PR representative. All reviews are based solely on my opinion. For more information, please see my full disclosure at the bottom of the site*


TropicalChrome said...

Gorgeous red! I hope there's a purple ink-inspired polish coming up because I love purple ink as much as I love purple polish!

Anonymous said...

This is such a cool post! I look forward to a blue-silver ink!!

Alice B said...

Wow!!! That is such a very pretty red nail polish. I love the richness of color and amazing finish too. A must try!!!!

Unknown said...

I'd use a green fountain pen! I love writing with green because it's calming.

Kiernan. said...

Oh man. Purple or green or blue. For sure.

Aprilinda said...

My favorite ink is a bright pinkish purple... But I can't remember the name. Blue with silver sounds fantastic, too!

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