Wednesday, April 17, 2019

California Lovin' Indies Duo April 2019 featuring Static Lacquer and Moonshine Mani

*press sample*

Hi guys! I'm really loving these short work weeks, so I'm going to be very disappointed next week. Tonight I've got the next installment of the California Lovin' Indies Collaboration box where Stacy from Static Lacquer works with other indie brands in the great state of California. I've noticed how many brands come from California, so I think this is a wonderful way for brands to join forces. This month features Phoebe from Moonshine Mani and her popular YouTube channel. The duo goes on pre-order Friday, April 19th at 8 AM PST through Monday, April 22nd at 11:59 PM PST in the Static Lacquer website. The duo will retail for $22 + shipping and will also include a holo vinyl sticker and a 4-piece set of magnets (shown below). 

Stacy and Phoebe took inspiration from the blooming poppy field reserve in Antelope Valley. They discovered in their talking of inspiration that they actually lived in the same place just at different times in California. It's such a small world, isn't it? 

The California state flower is the poppy, and I've been lucky enough to visit the state many times to enjoy these beauties. I grew up used to the red poppies, and was pleasantly surprised at the orange variety in California. Did you know that there are over 120 different varieties of poppies? Antelope Valley Reserve contains over 1700-acres of land and is part of the Mojave Desert. Has anyone been there? 


Each duo purchased will come with 4 mini magnet cabochons painted with the 2 polishes (2 of each kind). They are smaller than a penny, and perfect for your Helmer or refrigerator. 

 Moonshine Mani Antelope Valley Gold (3 coats)

Up first from Moonshine Mani is Antelope Valley Gold which is an orange jelly base with gold shimmer and orange/yellow/green iridescent flakies and red/bronze/copper ucc flakies. It fully covered in 3 thin coats since it's a jelly, and it had a perfect formula. If you use thicker coats, you may be able to get away with 2 coats. It dried to a semi-glossy finish with no discernible texture. I love orange, so I knew this duo was going to be right up my alley. 

Static Lacquer Poppy Fields (2 coats)

I love a good white crelly polish, and Stacy gave us a beauty. Poppy Fields is a white crelly base with different sizes of orange and green hexagonal holo glitter. I'm used to polishes like this needing 3 coats, but this one was very opaque and needed just 2 of them. It dried with a satin finish with minimal texture despite the abundance of glitter. 

Don't forget, this set goes on pre-order Friday, April 19th at 8 AM PST through Monday, April 22nd at 11:59 PM PST in the Static Lacquer website. I really appreciate that Phoebe and Stacy took 2 very different finishes to make this duo, and the mini magnets really adds a personal touch. You can check out Static Lacquer on their websiteFacebookGroup, and Instagram pages while you can learn more about Moonshine Mani on their websiteFacebook Group, and Instagram pages. 

*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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