Saturday, January 5th, 2013

Lynnderella Angel Food Nail Lacquer
Lynnderella Angel Food Nail Lacquer

Would You Wear Sheer Glitter By Itself?

Lynnderella Angel Food Nail Lacquer ($22.50 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as containing “semi-sheer white squares and hexagonal glitter with iridescent blue glitter, pink shimmer, and fuchsia micro-glitter in a translucent lavender-pink base.” It’s a pale lilac-pink with larger white squares, medium hexagonal glitters, small pink shimmer, and some fuchsia micro-glitter. I don’t have any dupes for this shade, but the base color did remind me of Cult Nails Enticing and Essie French Affair.

I tried layering this over a darker pink (Chanel Fracas), and it ended up looking really milky and uneven when applied over a pink. I thought it worked better on its own, where it was semi-sheer after two coats with a fair amount of glitter. There was good dispersion of the glitter/shimmer across the nail when applied normally (no dabbing or pulling necessary). The formula wasn’t too thick or too thin, though it was a bit thicker than a lot of Lynnderellas I’ve tried.  I’ve worn five or so of Lynnderella’s glitters for wear now, and all five have lasted for a full seven days with no chipping or peeling.

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Lynnderella Angel Food Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

B+
This polish is milky, so it doesn't always look even when applied (which is something that is true with a lot of milky colors, not just polishes, but still a problem/area for improvement). There was good glitter dispersion, though, and I didn't have trouble getting all the different shapes in a single coat.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

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Lynnderella Angel Food Nail Lacquer
Lynnderella Angel Food Nail Lacquer

Lynnderella Angel Food Nail Lacquer
Lynnderella Angel Food Nail Lacquer

Lynnderella Angel Food Nail Lacquer
Lynnderella Angel Food Nail Lacquer

Lynnderella Angel Food Nail Lacquer
Lynnderella Angel Food Nail Lacquer

Lynnderella Angel Food Nail Lacquer
Lynnderella Angel Food Nail Lacquer

Lynnderella Angel Food Nail Lacquer
Lynnderella Angel Food Nail Lacquer

Lynnderella Angel Food Nail Lacquer
Lynnderella Angel Food Nail Lacquer

Lynnderella Angel Food Nail Lacquer
Lynnderella Angel Food Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Lynnderella, $22.50.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

None that have both the base color + glitter. The base color did remind me of Cult Nails Enticing and Essie French Affair.

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74 thoughts on “Lynnderella Angel Food Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Rachel

    How do they justify that price?! Ridiculous.

    • Avatar of Veronica Veronica

      Because there are plenty of people out there willing to pay it. (Her polishes have been known to sell on Ebay for hundreds. I am not kidding.) Personally, I don’t mind paying a little extra for indie brands as long as their quality, but nail polish isn’t high enough on my interest list to justify it.

  2. KarKar

    for $22.50, that’ll be a skip. I would only spend that much on an amazing nail polish.

  3. Amy

    I have this polish and love it! It’s very feminine and delicate.

  4. lee

    Lynnderella’s prices are so ridiculous. Some of her polishes are nice, but that whole drama left a bad taste in my mouth.

  5. Danielle

    I own the polish it is beautiful. It is very pretty and girlie. It’s definitely one to own!

  6. Sarah

    Love this polish. People really shouldn’t be complaining about te price, if you can’t justify it, don’t buy it. It’s the same reason I don’t abuse people who drive a Ferrari whilst I drive a Ford. Don’t be so petty.

    • Avatar of Amy xamyx

      I’m not “complaining” about the price (it is, after all, a free market, and anyone can charge whatever they feel they’ll get); however, I still think the price is a bit steep. At least with a Ferrari, it has capabilities a Ford doesn’t, and when you drive it, people will know-with it comes prestige. With nail polish, noone knows, and if you wait it out a bit, a less expensive dupe will come along.

    • It is of course okay for people to have an opinion on whether something is reasonably priced.

    • Rachel

      At least Ferrari is quality. This looks like low quality polish that cost nothing to make. It’s MY opinion and thankfully I’m allowed to share.

    • Avatar of Emily 18thCenturyFox

      I believe voicing an opinion on perceived value isn’t petty. However,I’ve also never been jealous of Corvette owners either. A Hemi Cuda? Maybe…

  7. Obscene pricing for a polish that looks like my child frankened it…

  8. Susan Metcalf

    I have this polish and it is a sheer and delicate shade. It applies well and is best over other pale color.

  9. Avatar of Jae Julene

    I want to love Lynnderella, but her prices are nuts and I just can’t forget the drama she caused. Thankfully there are a LOT of other Indie polishes out there.

    I consider Lynnderella in the same boat as couture polishes I just will never buy due to price. For those who can afford it, I live vicariously through you but not in a creepy way lol

  10. personally, I’m just not a fan of milky polishes. I’m sure it’s pretty to someone else, though.

  11. Tatiana

    I love this polish. I like it better with pale colors, though.

  12. Mary F.

    LOVE this!!!!! <3 so pretty!!!

  13. McKenzie

    I absolutely love this polish! The hidden shimmer is gorgeous. I think a lighter base is more appropriate for the color, though.

  14. Valerie

    I love this polish for the name alone! The fact that it’s so beautiful only makes it better. It is so delicate and pretty for days you want a soft, lustrous shimmer.

  15. Avatar of Dominique Dominique

    It reminds me of the Zoya fleck texture in a way.

  16. I agree that I dont really like how it looks over a base color but without one, I almost feel like it’s missing something…maybe that’s just me though

  17. Avatar of Barbie Barbie

    22 dollars? she’s cray cray

  18. Lisa

    I have this, and LOVE it. I wear it over a pale pink and apply gelous on top. It looks like cotton candy! <3 I don't mind the price, because I pay around that much for Chanel, Dior and Lippmanns.

    • cocochanelno1

      I agree with you. I own this and over 100 other Lynnderella’s. I am totally addicted to her polishes. She is pure Genius! The formula alone is like no other Indie, I have yet to try. I am a polish-aholic too!! I buy from all indie brands and she stands out for originality and best formula. This polish is made to be used over a lighter pink, in my opinion. With Gelous and Seche Vite on top, it’s freaking Drop Dead Gorgeous!!
      I also buy store brands, Chanel, Dior, Estee Lauder. I pay alot more for those brands too. Lynn’s polishes are worth every penny and more!! Most all of Lynn’s polishes are made to be layered. You just gotta play with colors and see what you like the best. But putting a milky pinky color over a dark pink is a definite no-no with colors in general, I feel.

  19. Kate

    $22.50 for nail polish is absolutely insane and this looks like nothing special.

  20. Avatar of _An_ An

    Ooh I love milky glitter polishes and this is a pretty, delicate-looking one.

    I like how it looks on its own, but I wouldn’t get this because of the price. :/

  21. LOVE this one! So feminine and pretty, and great for those who think some glitter can be too “out there” for them (or work).

  22. Carrie

    Pretty on its own…but not at that price.

    • Avatar of Abbey Abbey

      I have to agree! But I’m pretty cheap when it comes to nail polishes, and I don’t really care for sheer nail colors either.

  23. RealityGreene

    This polish is absolutely gorgeous! I don’t know how I feel about that price though. I would love to find a good dupe though.

  24. Rachel

    love Angel Food! I want to try it over something like OPI Panda-Monium Pink!

  25. Hailee

    Angel Food is gorgeous! I’m a huge fan of Lynn’s work :)

  26. NancyB

    I really like how this looks on its own! I think you would just need to try a base that is a similar shade of pink and it would look great! Love it!

  27. kisha

    i dont understand why anybody pays that much for nail polish no matter what the brand!!

  28. nalee

    I have zero problems paying for the items I want & enjoy using! Lynnderella polishes fall into that category and I dont feel there is a need to justify anything :). Everyone is of course entitled to their opinions, and mine is a positive one! I love this polish, as it is very feminine and soft, and if worn with the right base colors its simply gorgeous. Thats just my $.22 cents! LOL

  29. Tina

    Great to see such creative nail polish shades! I’m such a sucker for glitter nail polishes and i’m loving the reviews :D Keep them coming

  30. Avatar of Dinitchka Dinitchka

    Lynnderella was on the forefront of Indie polishes. Seemed so many have followed after her with their own glitter-tastic polishes … But I don’t think I will ever buy one. Also the scandal/drama put me off. It always makes me wonder why some of these ladies in the cosmetic industry can’t get their act together?

    With all that being said, I think it’s a pretty polish. Even with it’s milkyness and unevenness, I’d wear it alone or layered. I even dig her bleeding polishes but I don’t think I’d ever buy one.

    I don’t think $22.50 is out of range (have you seen the ebay prices??) esp when I have paid more for other brands. I am assuming these are set at that for a few reason – 1) These are handmade ‘Indie’ polishes, 2) Her hardcore followers collect her polishes (esp the LE) and will pay the cost to get the newest creation 3) Nail polish junkies collect her polishes (esp the LE) and once again will pay that price, 4) Most of her polishes have no dupes and lastly 5) She knows how to create a beautiful polish.

    • Avatar of Emily 18thCenturyFox

      Amen to being put off by all the ridiculousness. Lynnderella, while being original and innovative, is now in the Out Basket with Lime Crime.

      • Avatar of Dinitchka Dinitchka

        @ Fox … OMG don’t get me started on Lime Crime. I’d never buy any of her stuff as well. WTF is wrong with these woman??? It just irks me to no end!

    • Avatar of Vicke Vick

      You dare refer to the Great and Powerful Lynderella as Indie?! (joking) but yeah I agree. I saw the outrageous ebay prices and the scandal within that. I would never pay that much for a polish and I am so turned off by that company that I would never purchase. I wish indie companies would come with something outside of a typical glitterbomb to be honest.

      • Avatar of Dinitchka Dinitchka

        @ Vick … As I write this my fingers are wrapped in foil soaking off Revlons Glitz and Glam. I love me some glitter! My collection is prob 70% glitter-tastic and growing with each purchase. I think for most Indie companies glitterbombs are the way to go because most handmade glitters are not dupeable. Plus any plain colour is just your average Franken that most likely can be duped.

        As beautiful as her polishes are, they are a no-go for. What cosmetic OWNER/CREATOR sells their OWN stuff on Ebay? Or allows her family member to sell jacked up prices of her polishes on Ebay? She is causing the price to soar and she knows people will pay. If she was on lets say, Etsy or her own site (like she used to have, WITH the waiting list) I’d be more intune to buy some.

  31. Love the polish but it’s pricey. Any good alternatives?

  32. Jacqui

    Love this one so much, one of my faves!

  33. VickyM

    It´s pretty, looks cute but nothing spectacular. I´m not sure why people like this so much, cute for sure but not amazing. When it comes to nail polish I´m forever doomed to wish that Chanel will repromote Graphite and make it permanent. Now, that is a spectacular nail polish. Some indie brand could try to make a Chanel Graphite dupe, now something like that would be nice :D

  34. Avatar of Lisa Lisa

    I would never pay $22 for any nail polish!

  35. I think it looks pretty cool–esp how the different glitters give a multi-dimensional effect. I agree that it would probably look best over a baby pink base similar to the base color of the polish.
    But yeah, I would never pay so much for nail polish, so it’s moot point.

  36. Kelly

    This polish is so delicate and girly, definitely going on my ever growing Lynn wishlist! I love her polishes and I really don’t think they are over priced at all. Here, in the UK, we’re around $18 for OPI! So yes, I’ll happily pay alittle more for a unique brand that I love. As for no one knowing you’re wearing a Lynn, I’m not wearing it for anyone else! I’m wearing it for me 

  37. It’s cute but that price…yikes!

  38. ID

    product/packaging is cute

  39. Autumn

    $22.50 for a nail polish?! I don’t think so!

  40. Bridget

    I have this polish and it’s much prettier in person! Since the base is a pale cool pink there’s no way you could expect it to look pretty over this darker shade. Essie ‘French Affair’ would have been a more appropriate match for sure!

  41. Kira

    I have this polish on right now and it is absolutely stunning, I used a base very similar in colour with a good coat of Gelous and topcoat on top and it’s beautiful, very complex and well worth the money to me.

  42. Beck

    never heard of this polish until now. I would be interested if the cost was about half of what it is now.
    For a homemade polish to cost that much is ridiculous to me. I’m sure the cost of production is
    Fairly inexpensive.The bottles they are using are very cheap. I looked the company up and they sold
    Numerous bottles at 800.00 on up…wow…insane! For a bottle of clear nail polish filled with assorted glitter.
    Baffling…

    • Pamela

      But you do realize that the high price is not because is home made? Like you say, the nail polish isn’t worth that neither the packaging. And I agree, so what is the reason the prices for this nail polishes are so high is because people are willing to pay, and she has notice it, so now she is just taking advantage and people are going with it by paying this ridiculous amounts of money. I’ve been on the hunt for Connect the Dots, but everytime there would b a betting some1 else would bet me off. An d this is funny but today when I saw the swatch of Angel Food I went to ebay and check if there was any Connect the Dots for sale for a cheap bet, or or for sale no higher then $30 and actually found it for $22.50, couldn’t believe it. I don’t wish her nothing bad, but I don’t think is right what she is doing. An this could only stop if people would stop buying any of those nail polishes. Then she would have to put them in a regular website and people would be able to purchase and buy this nail polishes for a decent price.

  43. Avatar of Quinctia Quinctia

    In my opinion, this appears to be very close to Revlon Starry Pink/Popular. The differences being in the glitter (Lynnderella- more color variation, shape is smaller glitter and larger squares/Revlon – silver glitter, smaller glitter and larger hexes), and that the Revlon’s base is evenly sheer in one coat, and builds to opaque by 2-3.

    I really like the formula of the Revlon, and if I craved more glitter variety, I’d probably just sandwich in a layer of holo glitter/spectraflair topcoat between two of the Revlon rather than buy this color.

    Long post is long, and YMMV, but if you want a milky pink with glitter, I’d get the Revlon first, especially if you can get it on promo. Then if I couldn’t get enough, I’d think about this shade–I wouldn’t judge anyone who did, I compulsively buy any non-cream purple shades I find.

  44. CMJ

    I actually don’t have a problem with a price – I have a problem with Lynderella’s business practices and the tirade she went on in her blog. It was totally unprofessional and left a bad taste in my mouth. So, while I can spend $22 on nail polish, I have no desire to jump through a gahzillion hoops or sit around on eBay to get it.

  45. You know, the uneven milkiness actually looks kind of cool for once, like pink, fluffy clouds.

  46. Avatar of Emily 18thCenturyFox

    Yes, I am all for entrepreneurship, but this is not a matter of a shrewd businesswoman, it is unadulterated greed. While it is her right to be as grossly opportunistic as she wishes, it is equally my right not to waste one cent of my hard earned money supporting her in that endeavor.

  47. Talia

    I don’t love the colour, but I am having a good time laughing at everyone complaining about the price. In Australia OPI is $20, chanel is about $40 and I have multiples of each

  48. I have this (and many other Lynnderellas) and I must say it’s absolutely sensational! The pictures really don’t show the complexity of the polish.

  49. Brittany

    I use to not care for her polish when they were on Llarowe cause to many people were demanding it. When finally decided to give her polishes shot and get on the list, that’s when everything hit the fan. There no longer impossible to get their now just impossible to buy, her polish are good but they aren’t worth 22.50. No polish is. Of 22.50 is hell of lot more reasonably NOW compared to the prices that sky rocketed to 200-800 a auction. I still have my eyes set on some of her polishes but i know they will never be in my possession. However, I am thankful for the swatches.

  50. Brittany

    I use to not care for her polish when they were on Llarowe cause to many people were demanding it. When I finally decided to give her polishes a shot and got on the list, that’s when everything hit the fan. There no longer impossible to get their now just impossible to buy, her polish are good but they aren’t worth 22.50. No polish is. Of course 22.50 is hell of lot more reasonably NOW compared to the prices that sky rocketed to 200-800 a auction. I still have my eyes set on some of her polishes but i know they will never be in my possession. However, I am thankful for the swatches.