Thursday, November 3, 2011

Nerd Lacquer: Warrior Ethos!

Good morning Zombies!

I have special post today! We ALL know, I'm not a nail polish blogger, but when I was contacted by Amanda from byStringTheory to review a few of her new "Ner Lacquer" nail polishes, I thought I'd give it a go. Especailly when I saw the "hexagonal" glitter in most of them. SOLD!

(click banner to be directed to Etsy store)

So, today, I bring you #1 of a 3 part swatch fest.

Up first is Warrior Ethos!

Per the Etsy store:

Where No Lacquer Has Gone Before series - "Warrior Ethos" is a bright blood red with black, iridescent, copper, and red glitter, plus medium black hexagonal glitter and large copper hexagonal glitter. Opaque in two coats, or great as a top coat over your favorite crimson.

(ChG Fast Forward top coat was used)

All polishes come in a standard full-sized 15ml / .5oz bottle, not a mini. All are blended from existing colors, and combine anywhere from 6 to a dozen (or more!) different shades and components. The vast majority of component polishes are 3-free, but some are not. They ARE all cruelty-free, however. I don't buy any lacquers from brands who test on animals.

My thoughts:

When I first opened the bottle, the smell was reminiscent of the play nail polishes I had as a kid. It wasn't overbearing, but it was there. This polish is also pretty thin in one coat, so I did two. I think this would look awesome over a black or red base. I was complemented on the color already today, and that doesn't really happen often when I am out, so that was a plus. I love the shimmer and the black glitter.

I think $8.00 may be a *little* high, but considering each nail polish has several different colors and glitters (frankened) within, I can kind of forgive the price.

I am excited to try the other two I received! 

*product sent for consideration