Disclosure: Contains press samples
Today I’ve got Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Fragments and Chaos collection. The inspiration for this collection is the Japanese anime film studio, Studio Ghibli. My only foray into anime was back in the mid-90s…Sailor Moon, y’all! This is also Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer’s Halloween collection, something I noted from the witch’s hat icon on the labels.
I Could See Them Too (three coats with topcoat): Black metallic and holographic microglitters, silver holographic dust, silver reflective beads, & copper/gold/fuchsia UCC flakies
I Have Known You Since You Were Very Small (three coats with topcoat): Green-teal jelly with rainbow iridescent and aqua microglitters
The Best Blaze (three coats): Bright light blue jelly with a blue shimmer and silver holographic dust
We Fly With Our Spirit (three coats with topcoat): Deep indigo jelly with red/orange glass flecks
We Fly With Our Spirit (with flash)
The most unique of the collection is I Could See Them Too. I love the combination of black glitter and iridescent flakes due to the contrast. A big warning, though: they don’t call glitter the herpes of the craft world for nothing. I still have black glitter lurking around my cuticles, despite the deep clean with cotton pads and acetone. Despite it being in a clear base, it builds up nicely in three coats.
I love the base colors for both I Have Known You Since You Were Very Small and The Best Blaze. They’re a bit unconventional for a Halloween collection, but I find it refreshing from the typical blacks and oranges. The glitter on I Have Known You Since You Were Very Small dries a bit gritty, but one application of top coat is enough to smooth it out.
Despite what you see in the non-flash photo, We Fly With Our Spirit’s base color is actually indigo purple. It dries semi-matte, so I added top coat to make the glass-flecks pop. If you have shorter nails, you can probably get away with two coats.
Overall, my favorites are I Have Known You Since You Were Very Small (isn’t this the longest polish name ever?) and We Fly With Our Spirit.