Sunday, July 21, 2013

Indie Review: The Lady Varnishes A Tree's Love & Nail Art

*Polishes provided at a discount for review

So...I have been very bad. A reader posted this tutorial to my wall by the Lacquerologist on how to make tree nail art. A lightbulb went on in my head and I thought that no other polish except A Tree's Love by The Lady Varnishes would be acceptable. Then my heart sank as I realized I never posted these swatches after I received these polishes weeks ago. 
So many apologies to Kirsten!

First up is A Tree's Love, a bright grape purple with large shimmer flecks, holo microglitter and various sized perwinkle, fuchsi (!) and violet hexes. My kind of color!

Gah, I love this color. This is definitely my favorite out of the 3 I picked up. Each one of The Lady Varnishes polishes, come with a cute dangling bottle charm!

A Tree's Love went on a little patchy with the first coat, but it evened out nicely with the second. I stored this polish upside down and I gave it a good shake and roll before swatching. I didn't have any trouble getting a good amount of glitter on the nail.

I wanted to do the Tree nail art I mentioned above, so I followed The Lacquerologists tutorial here. I started with a base of Revlon Sheer Cotton, and sponged Essie The More the Merrier and Confetti Moonstruck onto the base to start my tree. Using a striping polish, I created the base. I used Layla Ceramic Effect 44 for the pink dots. I love how this came out!

A Tree's love in the shade. Here the polish looks a little vampy. I love vampy purples -- which is probably why I love this shade so much!

Bottle shot! 
o.O check out those fuchsia hexes.

You can find The Lady Varnishes on facebook HERE and her Etsy shop HERE. She has dozens of polishes for every single one of your moods and I would be surprised if you couldn't find a color you'll love! You can also choose to have your polishes scented!!

**Disclosure: The product(s) in this post were provided to me at a discount by their manufacturer for my unbiased review. Please see my Disclaimer page for more info**

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