Sunday, December 22, 2013

B Squared #instafamily collection

Hello all! Today I have the fun #instafamily collection from B Squared Lacquer. I was really impressed by this collection, and therefore ended up getting the whole caboodle. And since I liked it so much, I figured I'd share my swatches and reviews with you (please forgive my scarred hands)! All formulas were excellent, with smooth application (photos are without topcoat).

Change the Game - Emerald green holographic crelly. As a lover of green, this was the polish that won my heart. I had been searching for a gorgeous emerald for quite some time, and this polish exceeded my wildest dreams. The holo is so intense, and yet it's still soft at the same time. Swatches show 3 thin coats, although this could easily be opaque with two.
#instafamily - Glitter topper with blue, green, and violet holo dot glitter, silver holo square glitter, and silver and blue holo hex glitter in a clear base. I really love the varying sizes of glitter in this topper. I'm also surprised to say, the circular glitter (usually something I don't care for) is stunning! Also, the glitter in this pulls together all of the colors in the collection, making them easy to mix and match together. Swatches show two coats over Purple Unicorns (below).
Purple Unicorns - Scattered holographic purple crelly with a magical green shimmer. I really like the combination of the lilac base and light green flakie shimmer, which makes me think of a mermaid (still mythical and magical). I would say this polish leans more towards jelly in the crelly spectrum. Truly beautiful! Swatches show three coats.
With all of my Heart - Fuchsia jelly with a golden red flakie shimmer. For me the flakie shimmer appears to lean more orange, which I suspect is due to the fuchsia base. Although I'm not a big fan of pink, I do enjoy the shimmer accents in the base and I could see myself wearing it again. If you like pinks, this is a real hit and would work great for jelly sandwiches and pond manicures. Swatches show three coats.
All Aboard - Scattered holographic teal crelly. This is a subtle, but oh so gorgeous linear holo. The blue is a very soft teal, with sky blue notes. At first I was a little saddened this was a crelly, leaning towards jelly; and then I had an inspiration for the perfect wintery, snowflake pond manicure. I've always been a lover of creams, and definitely still am, but this polish may have given me a shove into the wonderful world of jellies and crellies. Swatches show three coats.
Keep your eyes peeled, because I have a fun distress manicure featuring this collection to share with you. Overall, I was really impressed by the #instafamily collection. Every polish has something unique, while maintaining a cohesive collection. Do you have a favorite? B Squared Lacquers can be in their Big Cartel shop; plus you can follow them on Facebook. Please, feel free to  leave me you're feedback or any questions you might have. In addition, let me know if you have any requests/ideas you would like to see. All my polishes are purchased by me (or a gift from a friend, not supplier) unless otherwise stated.

2 comments:

  1. I love all the colours! Great swatches :)

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    1. I know, they're all so beautiful. Thank you! :)

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