Road to Polish Con Spring 2018 | Week 8 - Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish & Great Lakes Lacquer

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Hiya guys! Oh what's this? The rare weekend post makes an appearance because the week was jam-packed with Polish Pickup. It's like a combination of not wanting to post twice in a day and also not wanting to overwhelm you. Is that weird? Haha, I feel like the answer to that is always yes when it comes to me. Anyway the weeks seem to be flying by and we are one month away from Polish Con. Oh my gosh, I had a flare of butterflies in my tummy even writing that. Moving on before I freak out, haha. For today I'm sharing swatches for Week 8 of the Road to Polish Con series, which features Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish and Great Lakes Lacquer. Both of these shades are bringing some strong floral spring vibes and I am loving it. Let's go ahead and get to the swatches!

Road to Polish Con Spring 2018 | Week 8 - Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish & Great Lakes Lacquer

Week 8 of the Road to Polish Con series will be available for purchase Sunday, May 6th through May 12th at midnight EST. Each full-size bottle retails for $11, plus $3.50 flat rate shipping domestic or $11 flat shipping international. All orders can be held until the end of the series and be priced/invoiced for a lump shipping charge.

Be sure to use and share my coupon code MANIMARVELOUS to receive a free gift with your purchase! If you're holding your shipments until Week 11 you can use code MANIMARVELOUSHOLD to receive no shipping charge and the bonus gift.

Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish - Cupid is a Knavish Lad
Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish - Cupid is a Knavish Lad

Cupid is a Knavish Lad can be described as a sweet bubblegum pink packed with red-green and green-gold shifting aurora pigments, blue pearl micro flakies, purple pearl micro flakies, and green pearl micro flakies. Isn't this such a dainty magical dream?! I feel like I say this all the time (especially this time of year), but I'm not normally a fan of pink. But there are always exceptions and this is one of those times, you best believe I am here for it. You can see some of the gold shift in the macro, but otherwise it was pretty hard to capture. Even in person though it's all very subtle, which to me helps capture the magical essence of it. That said, this is definitely one of my favorites from the RTPC series so far! The tone of the base brings out warmth from my skin, but I don't mind it at all since it doesn't clash.

The formula has a very sheer application that builds-up well for full coverage. I was pleasantly surprised by that actually considering how sheer it felt on the initial coat. Consistency wise it leans a little on the thick side for my personal preference. I ended up adding a few drops of thinner and it helped with a lot the layering. Smooth sailing after that! It dries down pretty smooth and to a high-shine finish on its own. Shown in three coats and sealed with a glossy topcoat.

Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish

Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish - Cupid is a Knavish Lad
Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish - Cupid is a Knavish Lad

Great Lakes Lacquer - WTF Puck
Great Lakes Lacquer - WTF Puck

WTF Puck can be described as a grass green jelly with shifting green to gold to blue shimmer, iridescent flake that goes from orange to gold to green and finished with a slight scattered holo. There is so much going on with this gorgeous finish, my goodness! I barely know what to focus on, I don't know how my camera didn't lose it's mind haha. And it's another shade that I normally wouldn't stand, but here it is rocking my socks off. I love the color shifting flakes against the finish, it feels like forward against grass. Spring perfection! The color even manages to look great against my skin tone, which is not an easy feat for greens.

The formula has a sheer application as expected for a jelly finish. It does however build up extremely well for complete coverage. The consistency is well balanced, not too thick or too thin. It's so seamless that it makes the layering that much easier. Plenty of flakes per brush stroke, but they don't clump on the nail whatsoever. It dries down to a minimal gritty finish that smooths out perfectly after topcoat. Shown here in three coats and sealed with a glossy topcoat.

Great Lakes Lacquer

Great Lakes Lacquer - WTF Puck
Great Lakes Lacquer - WTF Puck

To recap, Week 8 of the Road to Polish Con series will be available for purchase Sunday, May 6th through May 12th at midnight EST. Each full-size bottle retails for $11, plus $3.50 flat rate shipping domestic or $11 flat shipping international. All orders can be held until the end of the series and be priced/invoiced for a lump shipping charge.

Be sure to use and share my coupon code MANIMARVELOUS to receive a free gift with your purchase! If you're holding your shipments until Week 11 you can use code MANIMARVELOUSHOLD to receive no shipping charge and the bonus gift.

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