Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Lynnderella Gingerbread Hearts Nail Lacquer
Lynnderella Gingerbread Hearts Nail Lacquer

A Slice of Gingerbread for Your Nails

Lynnderella Gingerbread Hearts Nail Lacquer ($22.50 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as containing “metallic gingerbread coloured glitter decorated with flat colour red, white, blue, pink and green glitter in a clear base.” It has small, medium, and large square gold glitters, plus large diamond-shaped white glitter, along with multi-sized orange and green hexagons. All of the glitters are suspended in a clear base.

Two coats of this alone yielded some coverage but still a lot of base nail came through, so it’s best as a layering shade (I used it over Chanel Emprise), as I can’t see opaque results forthcoming even after three coats. The concept was cute, but I wasn’t able to get all of the glitter sizes and shapes to come out. After doing three layering coats (one coat over a base color) and then two coats on two other nails (pinky and thumb) of this alone, I couldn’t manage to get a single heart-shaped glitter to come out. I also wasn’t seeing a lot of pink or blue pieces coming out–I was getting primarily the gold particles. This polish did require some dabbing, pushing, and pulling to maneuver the glitter into place so it didn’t all get bunched up in one place. The consistency of the clear polish itself was thin, which made it easy to apply, and it is definitely easier to get away with multiple coats with the thinner formula. I typically get a week of wear out of Lynnderella’s formula with no peeling or chipping, just minor tip wear.

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Lynnderella Gingerbread Hearts Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

B
The concept was cute, but I wasn't able to get a lot of the glitter sizes and shapes to come out, so it was something that looked more interesting and more gingerbread-like in the bottle than applied.

Product

8/10

Pigmentation

8/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

3.5/5

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Monday, January 7th, 2013

Lynnderella Connect the Dots Nail Lacquer
Lynnderella Connect the Dots Nail Lacquer

It’s Part of History: Lynnderella Connect the Dots

Lynnderella Connect the Dots Nail Lacquer ($22.50 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is–to me–one of the big deal lacquers in indie polish history. It contains a mix of black and white glitter an assortment of sizes that range from small, medium, large, and shapes that range from bar, circular, hexagonal, and square. This was the shade that made me sit up and take notice of niche polish, and it was as impressive in person as it was in photos after I received it. But I remember how in demand it was; how hard it was to get it; and it’s amazing to think how far indie nail polish has come since then.

I applied one coat of it over Essie Navigate Her, and then two coats of it alone on my thumb nail to show opacity of the glitter. One coat has good coverage as a layering shade, and I was able to get all of the different shapes, colors, and sizes out of the bottle without having to play go fish or dab or push the pieces into place. This is one of my favorite Lynnderellas, though at this time, there are more than few dupes and alternatives (including Sticks ‘n Stones by Ninja Polish, Sephora Chaotic, and China Glaze Whirled Away–some are closer than others).  The consistency is thin, quick to dry, and doesn’t feel too bumpy, though a thick top coat is highly recommended to lock the glitter into place.

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Lynnderella Connect the Dots Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

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One coat has good coverage as a layering shade, and I was able to get all of the different shapes, colors, and sizes out of the bottle without having to play go fish or dab or push the pieces into place.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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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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