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Hare Swanky Soiree Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

Hare Swanky Soiree Nail Lacquer
Hare Swanky Soiree Nail Lacquer

Will You Be Attending a Swanky Soiree?

Hare Swanky Soiree Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “medium grey jelly with a mixture of red [and gunmetal] hexes and squares and silver shimmer.” It is a mid-tone gray (that leans perhaps just slightly cool-toned, but it has a very cement-like coloring) with metallic gray square and hexagonal glitter along with bright red square and hexagonal glitter; the red definitely stands out against the gray base more so than the gray bits and bobs. Finally, there is a healthy dose of silver shimmer to fill in the rest of the polish.

Swanky Soiree is semi-opaque after two coats–it typifies the jelly finish, which tends to be just slightly translucent and has a squishy appearance. It has a lush thickness to it that reads “squish me.” Hare recommended using a gray polish (like China Glaze Recycle) to boost opacity if desired. I layered one coat over Illamasqua Boosh, which is a pure black, for contrast over my middle finger, and then two layers of Swanky Soiree on its own on my index and ring fingers. There is a good dispersion of the glitters, and I didn’t have to pull or play with them to get them into place or to look “even.” Each coat yielded a good amount of glitter, too, so it did not seem like an endless layering process. The consistency was on the thicker side, about as thick as most jelly finishes and less thick than some of the really thick glitter polishes I’ve come across, but it didn’t pool along the edges. The glitter laid fairly flat across each nail, so it wasn’t too bumpy, though a thicker top coat is still recommended.

Now, I’ve heard a lot of great things about Hare Polish, so I started to follow them on Facebook, which is typically the best way to find out about upcoming restocks, shipments, and the like. I kid you not, but 100 bottles of Swanky Soiree sold out in ten minutes or less in their Etsy shop. Like other indie polishes I’ve reviewed, you may or may not be able to purchase a particular shade, but I hope to “introduce” brands as I can and hopefully help you decide whether it’s a brand that interests you and worth following. I had a good experience ordering from Hare via Etsy–I received my order lightning fast (I think two or three days after I ordered, they arrived).

Oh, and check back in a bit, because I have a giveaway for a set of their limited edition holiday shades (this one and Holiday Hoopla, which I’ll have a review up for shortly).

Hare Swanky Soiree Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

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Pigmentation
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Longevity
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Application
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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Very interesting, but (again) I don’t want to have to “stalk” a site to buy something. While it’s great to support small businesses & indie brands, it seems they’re doing fine without my business, so I’ll just stick with the large manufacturers.

A lot of us do it for major brands (not saying you do, but I know I have and do!), though, so I mind a whole lot less for an indie brand than I do for big ones!

My Hares should be arriving on Wednesday – I can’t wait! It’s hard to choose, but I think Hare is my favorite of the indie brands. Her polishes are amazing and Nikole’s CS is top notch! Swanky Soiree was such an unexpected combination, I had to have it the second I saw it! 😀

I know everyone was crazy for Swanky Soiree (judging by how quickly it sold out), but I loveeee Holiday Hoopla. Did you just grab the two holiday shades?

I like this one even better than the Holiday Hoopla. I’ve been really into grey polishes lately and the combination of red and grey is something I really love. I haven’t been crazy though about jelly nail polishes. I find the texture to be a bit weird. I much prefer a cream finish or even the traditional glitter polishes.

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