Wednesday, September 16, 2020

New Shades from Soothing Soul Nail Lacquer: September 2020 Swatches and Reviews

 *press samples*


Hi folks! I hope your week has been going well. Can you believe it's the middle of September and Daylight Savings Time will be starting very soon. I hate driving to and from work in the dark ­čś× Other than that, I've basically been going to work and staying home as much as possible. Very exciting stuff as we all know too well. Tonight I have 5 shades from Soothing Soul Nail Lacquer to share with you. These will be released this Friday, September 18th on their website for just $9.50 each. They are all different shimmer shades, but they're not part of any specific collection. Shall we get a better look at these beauties? 

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The Charity Box Fall Festival September 2020: Static Lacquer Swatches and Review

*press sample*


Hi folks! I hope you had a great Labor Day weekend. Honestly, I did the same thing I've done every weekend since March (not much). I'd say there was a bit more eating than usual though. Tonight I have one of the shades from this month's Charity Box. New to The Charity Box? Here's what they have to say about it: 

We are a monthly indie collaboration box hosted by JReine Cosmetics that donates a portion of each box to charity.  There is a new theme each month that is voted on in our Facebook group – help us shape future boxes and suggest your own favorite charitable organizations to be sponsored!  
Each month, the box contains at least 3 items created by indie makers, and the designated portion of proceeds from sales is donated to that month’s sponsored nonprofit organization.
This month's theme is Fall Festival and actually has a whopping 10 items instead of 3 and my wishlist definitely has a few items on it. From what I can gather, there will now be at least 10 different makers as they've grown over the past few months. The pre-order starts at 10 AM EST on Sept. 10th and goes through 11 PM EST on Sept. 19th. This month's charity is the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation and a percentage from each bottle sold will go toward Alzheimer's research at leading research institutes. Shall we get a close look at some swatches?








Static Lacquer Serenity (3 coats)
Price: $12
Cap: 75 bottles





Static Lacquer's shade for The Charity Box is Serenity which is a deep denim blue holo base with loads of red/copper/gold UCC flakes and copper shimmer. I'm super happy that the linear holographic  finish didn't overpower the flakes which sometimes happens. The formula was perfect, and I ended up using 3 thin coats to really build up the flakes. Sometimes blues and teals can stain the nails, and I had no issues with it. It dried with no texture, and was a breeze to remove. There's just so much to love with this one! 
Make sure to set your alarms for the sale tomorrow morning. What do you think? Which ones are you picking up? If you want to see photos of other shades that will be available, make sure to join The Charity Box Facebook Group before the box opens. Stay safe out there! 

*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*