Monday, February 4, 2019

MLF Lacquer Lovers Collection February 2019 Swatches and Reviews

*press samples*

Hi guys! I meant to have this post up yesterday, but I'm afraid I've caught a bug. I'm still hopeful that I'm not "sick" and it's just my body fighting off infection. That said, there's no rest for the wicked, so onward and upward. Tonight I am so excited to show you the debut collection from the new brand, MLF Lacquer. The shop just opened last night, so these are currently available for purchase. MLF Lacquer stands for Much Love Forever and was inspired by a love for colors, creativity, and nail polish. The initials are also a tribute to Jessica's daughter, Makayla, as they are her initials. I'm sad to report that she passed away from kidney cancer in 2017. What a touching tribute to her daughter. šŸ˜¢Here is some more information about Jessica and the company:

"My name is Jessica Bumgardner. I currently work full-time as a nurse, but I am putting a lot of time and energy into launching my new business. I have a passion for helping others, especially in times of trouble. I also love helping others find the beauty in themselves, and, of course, nail polish. I will strive to release a quality product with reasonable prices and innovative colors. My goal is always to provide top notch customer service. MLF Lacquer is a brand new small business ran by one person."

The debut collection, The Lovers Collection, is a 4-piece set with names inspired by the Taylor Swift song, "You Are in Love." Each polish is vegan and 5-Free, and retails for $9 each, or $35 for the set. These pictures are hot off the presses, so let's get a closer look.

MLF Lacquer Dancing in a Snowglobe (3 coats)

Wow, she really started off with a bang! Dancing in a Snowglobe is a purple grape jelly base with purple holographic microglitter. Even in the shade this one sparkles. Being a jelly polish, it's no surprise that it needed 3 thin coats to be full coverage. The glitter makes this one dry with a bit of texture, so make sure to use a thick topcoat to smooth everything out. This one was the hardest to remove, so either use a peel-off basecoat, or the foil method with 100% acetone to make life easier. 

  MLF Lacquer See It With the Lights Out (2 coats)

Up next is See It With the Lights Out which is a deep navy blue base with tiny purple microflakes, and a scattered holo finish. Despite being dark, it never looks black, even in low light. It applied flawlessly in 2 coats, and dried with no texture (of course, add that topcoat for longevity and a shiny finish). 

MLF Lacquer True Love (2 coats)

I was instantly drawn to True Love because of its multichrome look. It's a dark crimson base that shifts from pink/orange/purple with a fine sprinkling of ultrafine holographic glitter. The orange shows up best in low light at extreme angles. I feel like a broken record saying this, but it applied easily in just 2 coats. It dried quickly and was easy to remove, too. 

MLF Lacquer You're in Love (3 coats)

Last, but not least, we have You're in Love which is a cool-toned hot pink base with tons of fine purple microflakes. This one was certainly popular with my co-workers and friends! When you look at this one from afar, it looks like the purple glow is from shimmer, but it is in fact flakes. This one was a bit sheerer than the others (likely to let those flakes really shine through!) and I used 3 medium coats for the photos above. It dried with no texture and was easy to remove.

There you have it, the first collection from MLF Lacquer! Which one was your favorite? I loved all of them, but if you're forcing me to pick my top recommendations, I would have to say Dancing in a Snowglobe and True Love were my favorites. As with any new brand, how they apply will be an unknown. I'm happy to report that all 4 had a smooth application in just 2-3 coats. You can find out more information about MLF Lacquer on their website and Facebook page (more social media links will be posted as they are available).

*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*

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