Saturday, January 5, 2013

Day 5 of 31 Day Challenge:
Voodoo Lacquer "Mulberry Spice"
XOXO Nails "Spring Fling"

I hope you all have been having a great weekend so far. Here I present you with the following indie combination:
Mulberry Spice by Voodoo Lacquer and Spring Fling by XOXO Nails

Mulberry Spice is a described as being between a "cardinal and chestnut red." I would probably describe is as more of a burgundy/maroon-ish color. No matter how you describe it, it's very pretty on the nails. It also contains small silver holographic glitters which gives it that subtle shimmer that always gives a polish that little extra something. It was also opaque after 2 coats:
Spring Fling is a glitter topper containing very pretty pastel glitters in pink, yellow, and green. I'm a sucker for pastel glitters, especially because pastel colored cremes don't really cooperate with my skin tone. Pastel glitters was my compromise. As much as I liked the combination of Spring Fling with Mulberry Spice, this glitter topper was somewhat difficult to work with. In order for me to get a sufficient amount of glitter onto the brush, I needed to tilt the bottle a bit and swish the brush around. That aside, application was fine for the most part, and a thick coat of a good top coat helps to prevent the resulting bumpiness associated with glitter toppers. The following swatch shows Spring Fling over Mulberry Spice:
I used:
Sephora by OPI Base Coat
2 coats Voodoo Lacquer Mulberry Spice
2 coats XOXO Nails Spring Fling
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

Mulberry Spice is currently in stock at the Voodoo Lacquer Etsy shop, and you can purchase XOXO Nails polishes at Electra's Etsy shop. Spring Fling is not currently in stock, but check out the XOXO Nails Facebook page to stay up to date on restocks and new collections. You can also access the Voodoo lacquer Facebook page for updates, new collections, coupon codes and specials.

NOTE: The polishes discussed in this post were purchased by me. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.

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