Saturday, December 17, 2016

Nibs & Nails Presents Lemming Lacquer Pools of Golden Sand (Inspired by Diamine Ink): Swatches and Giveaway!

*press sample*

Hi guys! Welcome back to another installment of Nibs & Nails. You know, the segment where I ask indie makers to dupe (or just be inspired by) popular fountain pen inks. I know it has been a hot minute since I've posted one of these, but you know...holidays. I wanted to make sure to get another giveaway started before next week so here we are. Today we are featuring a popular indie maker named Lemming Lacquer. If you aren't a part of the beauty world, you may not know what a lemming is. A lemming is something you want really bad. In all actuality, a lemming is a cute little rodent much like you see on the Lemming Lacquer label. I have no idea how the lemming rodent started to describe a highly sought-after product, but the internet, I guess. Anyway, I really started lemming Lemming Lacquer when the owner, Cassie, made a huge Archer collection. My husband is the biggest Archer fan and I think she did an awesome job with the inspiration. 

Today's fountain pen ink we are duping is from the Diamine Shimmertastic collection called Shimmering Sands. To see more pictures and a review of the ink, head over to my husband's blog Inkdependence. Make sure to stay tuned to the end of the post for a chance to win this polish!

Come on, how did Cassie do it? The polish Pools of Golden Sand is pretty much an exact dupe of the Diamine ink. You can see how the ink can take on a mustard color in more saturated areas and a lighter gold in areas with 1 pass of ink. It is harder to see the shimmer in the ink in my photos, so make sure to stop by Inkdependence for better pictures of the ink. 

Lemming Lacquer Pools of Golden Sand (3 coats)

Lemming Lacquer Pools of Golden Sand (3 coats, matte)

For once, the matte version of the polish makes it even closer to the ink. I used 3 coats for the photos above, but you could definitely get away with 2. I used the 3rd coat to add some depth and to make the shimmer really pop. I enjoy the shape of the Lemming Lacquer bottle. Most indie brands use the same cylindrical shape, so I like brands that like to step outside the box (i.e. Great Lakes Lacquer, Lemming Lacquer, Femme Fatale). The formula was quite fantastic, and I really liked the long, flat brush. If bath and body products are more your style, Cassie also has has scrubs, lotions, cuticle balm, and mani bombs available. Overall, I'm really impressed with Lemming Lacquer. 

Unfortunately Pools of Golden Sand will not be available for purchase in her store. On the bright side, I have 1 bottle (and a couple mani bombs) to give away to 1 lucky winner! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Giveaway Rules:
1. Open to the US Only 
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 Dec. 31, 2016 (EST)
5. One winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter. They will have 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.
6. Please do not immediately unfollow after the giveaway ends. :-(

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*This polish was 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*


skittles810 said...

My Favorite Polish of 2016 is Different Dimension HO3.

Christine Darling said...

Loving Kimono-over from Essie lately!

Polished Hippy said...

Gosh, not sure I could pick a favorite! Anything vampy with shimmer would do, though.

ziggy said...

This is an impossible task. I'll just go with whatever I think of first, and that's a 3-way tie: Girly Bits' What Happens in Vegas Ends Up on Twitter, Tonic's Rainbowfish and Colors by Llarowe's Lotus.