Back in April I received a huge shipment of polish from Anni at Vivid Lacquer.  I had been having her put bottles aside for me for months and when it finally came (I was waiting for the monies to afford it all!) this beauty had been thrown in as a bonus. It doesn’t have an official name, but I like The Unknown, it seems fitting for a Halloween polish or even something meant to use as a galaxy mani base color. This is a black base with purple and green micro glitter in it. Nearly impossible to photograph and super subtle on the nail, it dried almost matte so I added SV to help the glitter pop a bit. I don’t know why I waited so long to try this one out!

Base coats are Orly Nailtrition and Bonder. Top coat is Seche Vite.


What I’ve been wearing lately, vol. II

Vivid Lacquer - Theoretical Rockstar (new version)
Lac Attack - Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes (over Illamasqua Noble)
Lac Attack - Holidays in Hogsmeade (over Essie Stylenomics)
Layla - Coffee Love (direct light) 
Cult Nails - Flushed
Lush Lacquer - Mr. Bubble (over Essie Play Date)
Sonoma Nail Art - I <3 Chowdie (custom gift, not for sale)

If you’ve never heard of an indie brand called Vivid Lacquer, get thee over there NAO. Anni’s polish is amazing, and her stamping plates have fabulous images (plate review to follow after the memorial service for my Stepdad next week), and Anni herself is just awesome. I’ve been working with her on a bulk order since around Halloween, and it arrived yesterday just when I needed a little boost. 28 bottles of polish and 7 stamping plates later…

I called this picture I think I need a 12 Step Program. LOL. It’s a lot, I know, so let me break it down a bit.

All the lists are from Left to Right.

Your Princess Is In Another Castle, Have Fun Storming The Castle. From the Thankful For My Console Collection there is: Spaaaace!, In The House Of Upside Down, The Test Subject’s Companion, and Woo! Tangent.

From the Evil League Of Evil Collection: We Do The Weird Stuff, You Are NOT My Nemesis, Evil League Of Evil, A Real Audible Connection, and Shiny New Australia.


Sketchbook, Composition, Notebook Paper, and from the Winter 2012 Collection: Snowjob, Step Away From The Tinsel, and I Deglaze With Wine.

Theoretical Rockstar, Moonlit Cheshire, Wish Upon A Star, Assemble, Fairy Bread, The Harlequin’s Adoration, Daisy, Hivemind and Waltraud.

So if you’re counting along, that’s 26 polishes. Anni also sent me two polishes that haven’t been released yet!

This one is called The Long Wait. It’s amazing cobalt blue with shimmer, bar glitter and large round glitters.


This color has no name yet. It’s got purple and green glass flecks in a black base. The closest polish currently out that I can think of is Hard Candy Beetle or Wet N’ Wild Night Prowl. It’s beautiful.

Thank you again, Anni for everything.

Everyone else, go to Vivid Lacquer’s shop. You won’t regret it.

UNF. I LOVE this! The pink just makes all the colors in the glitter pop. The Ragdoll’s Soliloquy is crammed full of color and sparkle and hearts and moons and love and UNF. LURVE. Ragdoll is inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas, and if you could see my house you’d know that’s SO me. I have so much Nightmare stuff it’s not even funny. LOL.

EZ 30 Day Challenge, Day 4 - A Polish That’s “So You.”

Pure Ice Gossip!

Vivid Lacquer The Ragdoll’s Soliloquy