Philly Loves Lacquer - Springtime in Philly

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Hiya guys. TGIF and just like that my vacation week is official over. I do have another coming up soon, so I'm not too bummed out about it. Another thing that has me in a great mood is the polish I'm wearing. Today I have three polishes from the Springtime in Philly Collection by Philly Loves Lacquer that I purchased a few weeks ago. I have been dying to have some free time to swatch these and that finally happened this week.

Philly Loves Lacquer - Springtime in Philly

I'm so incredibly thrilled that I was able to get these. Initially I was bummed out because I frankly had no money for polishes, but on the day of release I got a surprise Visa gift card from a friend. I was literally happy dancing around the house for hours, haha.

Schuylkill Banks
Philly Loves Lacquer - Schuylkill Banks

Schuylkill Banks is a full coverage polish filled with aquamarine blue and gold micro glitter. It should come as no surprise that the first one I picked out was this aqua/teal beauty. It's even brighter in person, if you can believe that! Because of all the glitters, this is a textured polish but can easily be dulled down with a thick topcoat. You do have to build up yours layers for an opaque finish, but the glitters apply very easily without clumping. Shown here is three thin coats sealed in with two coats of Seche Vite topcoat.

Philly Loves Lacquer - Schuylkill Banks
Philly Loves Lacquer - Schuylkill Banks

Sakura Sunday
Philly Loves Lacquer - Sakura Sunday

Sakura Sunday is a full coverage glitter polish filled with pastel pink and peach micro glitter, hot pink micro flakies. Sakura flowers are my absolutely favorite, so it was a no-brainer that I had to own this one.  The glitter combination is so subtle and delicate, it captures the essence of Spring flawlessly. I was initially afraid the lighter shade might require more coats, but it was a pleasant surprise to have it opaque in three thin coats. Each layer applied smoothly and had a great consistency throughout. Shown here is three thin coats sealed in with two coats of Seche Vite topcoat.

Philly Loves Lacquer - Sakura Sunday
Philly Loves Lacquer - Sakura Sunday


Sister Cities
Philly Loves Lacquer - Sister Cities

Sister Cities is a full coverage glitter polish filled with two shades of pastel pink micro glitter, black micro glitter, and hot pink micro flakies. Do these remind you of like cookies and cream or is it just me? I know it makes me think of chocolate so I had to have it, haha. Identical application and consistency to the other two. I had no issues layering for an opaque finish, the glitters glide off the brush with ease. Shown here is two thin coats sealed in with two coats of Seche Vite topcoat. I'd also like to note the fairly quick dry time with these considering I'm applying three layers in most cases.

Philly Loves Lacquer - Sister Cities
Philly Loves Lacquer - Sister Cities

Overall I'm really impressed with my first purchase from Philly Loves Lacquer. I was hesitate to try out their mini bottles, but I have to say these are probably the best minis I have tried in all my time swatching. Great size bottle and brushes that don't comprise quality! I cannot say enough good things about the polishes themselves, I only wish I was able to purchase the rest of the collection. I can't even pick a must-have among the three because they are all equality drop-dead gorgeous. The tinge of holo micro glitters in the finish really seal the deal for me. Fantastic formula all around and that truly speaks for itself and has made me want to be a lifetime customer for this indie.

So tell me guys, how do you guys feel about these polishes? What's your favorite polish from Philly Loves Lacquer?

57 comments

  1. I love nail polishes with sparkles or even just a little bit of texture like these. I think all of those colors are so pretty!

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  2. I LOVE that lacquer. I love the look of it, and I love that the look is built in, so I don't have to do any creative nail work. Thanks!

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  3. That lacquer looks amazing. I love the look of it, and I love that it's easy apply. I don't need any sort of top coat or a odd finish. I just put it on and go.

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  4. You have beautifully shaped nails!!! I love these new colours! The combination of colour and sparkle is so in this spring! I can't wait to get the blue one!

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  5. I really like the little flashes of metallic glitter amongst the pastels.

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  6. All three of these are very pretty! I really like Sakura Sunday. :0)

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  7. Omgosh they're all so fab! I think Schuylkill Banks might be my favorite. Great swatches!

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  8. I really love all of the colors but especially the blue. I bet the girls would want to wear a different color every day if I bought them some. And I should!

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  9. How do you remove your glitter nail polish easily? I love Schuylkill Banks but I feel like it'd be a B to remove.

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  10. These colors are gorgeous! <3 I love sparkly nail polish! :P

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  11. It's good to know that the glitter doesn't clump as you apply it. I really love the blue Schuylkill Banks polish.

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  12. Hot mama I love Schuylkill Banks!! That is just gorgeous !

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  13. I am in love with these! They look so unique, I need to get my hands on it.

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  14. I think I love all of these! I also like their names especially the Schuylkill Banks .

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  15. These are all so pretty! Schuylkill Banks is my favorite!

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  16. I really like all 3 of these...they are exactly something I would buy, so now I have to see if they're available! The gift from your friend worked out perfectly! :)

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  17. These are the prettiest polishes I have seen...maybe ever! I love the teal one too!

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  18. These are all so pretty! I've never seen anything quite like them either.

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  19. I like both shades of the Sister Cities polish. I can't even pick a favorite. That's a cool look.

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  20. I like the finish of all of them but especially the blue!

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  21. Beautiful swatches, I'm loving Sakura Sunday.

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  22. I LOVE this nail polish! I usually do not like glitter in nail polish because it is so hard to remove! These color look so awesome tho it would be worth it! I really love the teal color and the pink as well!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  23. Super pretty, I didn't think I would love these, but you changed my mind.

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  24. I love how bright and beautiful these are. I'm normally not a pink person, but that Sister Cities looks gorgeous.

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  25. Wow these are all gorgeous. I absolutely love Schuylkill Banks.. Thay is one absolutely stunning Polish. I wish I did my nails more, I would get these instantly!

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  26. These are awesome colors and your nails look like colored Easter eggs. The colors make great Spring colors indeed. I will have check more out. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. I am loving this polish! Who can say no to sparkles?? Not this girl! I'm a fan of the blue and how bright it is!

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  28. I don't own any PLL polishes yet, but being from Philly myself I am definitely drawn to them! I really like how these glitters come together to form a really unique effect on the nail!

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  29. I love the way the light hits the blue and makes it sparkle. That is my favorite of the colors you showed.

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  30. This is a fantastic microglitter collection. So delicate and unique.

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  31. Minis with great formula and brush?! That's amazing just there lol! The aqua one is beautiful!

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  32. seriously addicted to these polish colors!!! I love how it kind of looks like tiny flowers!

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  33. I love that teal color! So beautiful! I wish I had more nail polishes for sure.

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  34. Those are some awesome looking colors! I think I would wear all those colors. Great pics!

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  35. I love these full coverage micro glitters! Beautiful swatches!!!

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  36. These are awesome! Adding to my wish list!

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  37. OMG these are insane and gorgeous and WANT!

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  38. I've never heard of these but they are GORGEOUS!!!

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  39. Ooooo what pretty nail polishes!!!! I like them all so much I can't really decide on a favorite;-)

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  40. You picked some great ones from this collection to try! They remind me a little of floam as far as the speckled aspect goes which I love!

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  41. These are beautiful! I love a good micro glitter.

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  42. These types of polishes aren't for me, but they look fantastic on you!

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  43. I love Sakura Sunday and Sister Cities! So pretty! I need some new nail polishes actually. Gotta grab some soon!

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  44. These polishes are amazing, especially Sakura Sunday, it's just so pretty!!! And I love your swatches!

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  45. I am loving those colors. I will have to go get those very soon.

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  46. Wow! All these polishes look fabulous and definitely perfect for Spring! My favorite would have to be Sakura Sunday. Just love that peachy color! :)

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  47. I love that these are full coverage, and it's really helpful to hear the mini bottles are a good amount! I'll definitely keep that in mind for future purchases. :) I don't know how I feel about the speckle-y look of these from a distance, but they all look great on you.

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  48. These remind me of that Floam look. Love!

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  49. I'm loving all three polishes! They would look great on my girls! Thank you for sharing.

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  50. I agree with you, these are gorgeous and I cannot pick a favorite either. I know my 3-year-old girl would love them. We do our nails all the time. :-)

    Diana

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