The A - Z of Untried: Lilypads and Leaves

Hi lovelies!

This post has been sitting in my back pocket for a couple weeks solely because I'd been too lazy to edit the pictures. Today was a public holiday, which meant it was either stay in and clean the house or stay in and edit all my photos (I'd already decided it would be a pyjama day), and I somehow managed to do a little of both!

I hope you're ready, because this instalment has some serious beauties!


LILYPAD LACQUER Molten Minx

LILYPAD LACQUER Molten Minx

It's not often I fall in love with a holo (there are exceptions), so I don't really buy into the Lilypad Lacquer hype. Unless we're talking about Vanellope (hello one of my first swatches on the internet), which is one of the most glorious things ever made.

Anyway, Molten Minx! This gets a fervent thumbs up from me for being a total chameleon that lets the linear holo enhance the finish rather than drown it out (which is my main issue with most holos). It's a grey toned nude, then a rosy metallic brown, then hints of olive show themselves and it's entirely impossible to pinpoint exactly what colour this is.

Swatch is two coats and top coat.

LILYPAD LACQUER Molten Minx

LILYPAD LACQUER Molten Minx



CONTRARY POLISH Last Leaves

CONTRARY POLISH Last Leaves

So I may have had a frenzied autumn of buying all the browns but it means my collection now has some sensational shades like this. 

My swatch shows three coats with top coat, and despite being very sheer on the first coat it built up easily. The squishy brown jelly is filled with bright red and gold flecks and hints of green. Truly unique and a welcome addition to my collection.

CONTRARY POLISH Last Leaves

But wait, there's matte! I adore this with a matte top coat, the flecks become a little more defined than the shining stars they are when glossy. 

CONTRARY POLISH Last Leaves



 POWDER PERFECT Lorelei

POWDER PERFECT Lorelei

I couldn't get away with all neutrals, so here's a bit of a colour injection from Powder Perfect! Lorelei is a gorgeous lavender creme brought to life with fuchsia and teal flakes. I try and deny my purple addiction but it's impossible with a polish like this. 

Formula wise this is excellent, I did three thin breezy coats and found the flakes brush on the nail nice a smoothly. In some lights it seems almost pastel, and there's a definite pastel nature to the colour despite it being more of a mid-purple.

POWDER PERFECT Lorelei

Naturally I had to matte it up, because flakes! The finish looks even smoother with the matte top coat and it transforms into a serene and soft finish - almost cloudlike. Way to be perfect, Powder Perfect!

POWDER PERFECT Lorelei

POWDER PERFECT Lorelei


Three more down, plenty more to go! Catch you next time x

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