Friday, July 22, 2016


Hello and welcome to The Lacquer Ring's first prompt for July - purple!! Purple is one of my favorite colors, so I'll jump right in and show the latest addition to my collection. Bonus - there are multiple nail art looks with this one, I got carried away!

If the bottle and label are not familiar - it's because this is a pretty new brand. Tonic Polish launched just at the end of June on Etsy (shop here) It's pretty exciting to be able to catch a brand right as it's launching, and observe the behind the scenes bits. When the maker, Lindsey, started showing prototypes for the debut collection, this sparkly purple is the one that caught my eye right away.

" is a blue-purple base with strong red shimmer and silver holo micro glitters."

Formula was on the thicker side and I used 2 coats for complete opacity. Top coat is recommended to bring back the shine.

It was hard to capture it in the sun, but it sparkled so much!! While in the car with my husband, I kept sliding my hand over to his side to make the nails catch the sun and make sure he sees how pretty they are, haha.

I got too excited about this gorgeous purple and quickly started practicing drag marbling with it and a neon green China Glaze I'm With The Lifeguard. I love the color combination!

This one was totally an accident, I tried so hard to replicate it for all the nails and just couldn't do it...I need more practice, but with basic polish. I ended up using quite a bit of Huckleberry Sparkle in my attempts, and nearly got a heart attack when I saw the huge fill line appear. I almost rushed over to buy a backup bottle but stopped myself - it's kind of nice to realize I like a polish so much to put it through so much use. Great job, Tonic Polish!

For the last art, I made flower decals. I'm not too thrilled with how they turned out, but it happens!

Whew. that was a lot for purple! Next week's prompt is chevrons, I'll try to be on time for Thursday's post!