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Smokey Mountain Lacquers - Sweet and Sexy Duo


Hiya guys! I've been a little on the quiet side this week because I ended up hurting my back again. And no it wasn't playing with my dogs this time. Though I did sit on the floor to roughhouse with them a few days ago. So like... maybe... But not the point, I went to the doctor and the pain killers seem to be doing the trick. Thankfully. But enough of that, we are here for all things sparkly and I have some stunners here. Today I'm sharing swatches for the Sweet and Sexy Duo by Smokey Mountain Lacquers, which are perfect to celebrate Valentine's Day with. I know the holiday can be a little on the cheesy side, but I actually can't help loving it. I just simply love love, haha. Plus I mean any excuse to have more polish is a no-brainer. Now let's go ahead and jump right into the swatches!

Smokey Mountain Lacquers - Sweet and Sexy Duo

The Sweet and Sexy Duo by Smokey Mountain Lacquers will be available for pre-order from January 12th at 7pm CST through January 15th at 11:59pm CST. The duo will only be available as a full-size set and will retail for $24. 

Smokey Mountain Lacquers - Sweet
Smokey Mountain Lacquers - Sweet

Sweet can be described as a mauve linear holo with a sprinkle of pink holo micro glitter. I'll be honest, I was not expecting to like this shade. But I ended up completely falling in love with it! It's a really unique tone as you don't see too many mauve polishes. Whenever you think mauve it tends to feel boring, a very granny kind of color. But here it's like the complete opposite of all that. The hints of pink really give it that wow factor and add a great layer of depth to the base. Photos don't do the holo sparkle any justice, it's incredibly strong under direct sunlight.

The formula has great opacity, which I was not expecting from such a soft color. It's not quite a one coater, but still plenty opaque for easy layering. The consistency is nicely balanced, not too thick or too thin. It dries down to a minimal gritty finish with some visible brush strokes, but both blend out after topcoat. Shown in two coats and sealed with a glossy topcoat.

Smokey Mountain Lacquers - Sweet
Smokey Mountain Lacquers - Sweet

Smokey Mountain Lacquers - Sexy
Smokey Mountain Lacquers - Sexy

Sexy can be described as a black jelly with blue to green color shifting shimmer and pink to purple to blue to gold UCC flakies. A name has never been more appropriate for a polish then this. Truly a stunner and drool-worthy shade. It's hard to believe it's a black base because the shimmer reflection is so strong. I talk about shimmer and glitter sometimes giving a polish depth, but the level of complexity here is phenomenal. Hands my favorite polish to date from SML.

The formula has a sheer application, but builds-up evenly for full coverage. The consistency is again well balanced and easy to work with. It dries down to a minimal gritty, but high shine finish that smooths out after topcoat. I experienced no staining to either my nail bed or cuticles on removal. Shown in two coats and sealed with a glossy topcoat.

Smokey Mountain Lacquers - Sexy
Smokey Mountain Lacquers - Sexy

Overall Kim is coming into 2018 swinging strong with these two. Over the past year I've had the pleasure of seeing her formula grow and become truly excellent quality. These are both a perfect example, they were equally easy to work with and look gorgeous. If you haven't tried the brand before, then this duo has your name on it. Plus I can't help but love the whole sweet and sexy theme. Definitely nailed it - pun intended. 

To recap, Sweet and Sexy Duo by Smokey Mountain Lacquers will be available for pre-order from January 12th at 7pm CST through January 15th at 11:59pm CST. The duo will only be available as a full-size set and will retail for $24.

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