Hi guys. I've been talking a lot about Fall recently, but it wasn't until today that the change in season kind of hit me. The air has that little chill factor to it and it feels so amazingly nice. I could live in this climate all year round! It even manages to help me through my anxiety and stress. I wasn't expecting to feel so overwhelmingly sad, so I've been taking it slow and distracting myself with video games mostly. Don't worry, I'm not going on a break or anything like that. What it does mean is that I'll be digging through my stash for untried beauties instead of doing nail art. I think that's pretty fair, right? Haha.
Today I'll be sharing swatches for Coffee on the Stoop from Philly Loves Lacquer. I purchased this polish a few months ago and it has been sitting on my desk taunting me ever since. Can you guess the inspiration behind this beauty?
If you guessed Starbucks then you m'dear have guessed correctly! Esther, maker of Philly Loves Lacquer, created this polish as a LE group custom to celebrate her new improvement at the coffee house. I, for one, am a huge Starbucks drinker so I knew right away I had to get this one.
Coffee on the Stoop can be described as a green jelly filled with black hexes and stars, white hexes and bars, and holo micro glitters. The tone of the green is spot on with the Starbucks logo! I really love how much glitter is jam-packed into one polish. Unfortunately it does come at a slight cost because the formula is a little on the thick side. Because this is a jelly and it has that extra thickness to the formula, it causes some issues when layering. The glitters can tend to clump in one spot easily so it was better to dab this on after the first coat. Shown here is three coats sealed with a glossy topcoat.
So while I am not as in love with the formula as I hoped, it's still an incredibly unique polish that I am thrilled to have in my collection. If you're not part of the fan group on Facebook, then I definitely suggest joining up. I love it when makers create special group customs like this, don't you?