|Smokey Mountain Lacquers Winter 2015 collection Swatches and Review by Aggies Do It Better|
First of all, how cute is this packaging! The polishes were wrapped in bubble wrap and then put in these little cloth pouches. I love it! Indie brands put such effort and thought into every detail :)
Let's get in to the swatches! For all these I used OPI Ridgefiller base coat and Seche Vite Topcoat. I vary what I use as bases and tops, this is just what I used this day!
First up is "Sub Zero" which is a (hot-cold) thermal polish which changes from white/pale icy blue when room temp/warm/hot to a medium blue when cold. It's so fun playing with this type of polishes! It applies pretty much white and I felt like it needed 3 coats, but it would probably be ok with 2 when its blue, haha! Good news, topcoat doesn't affect the thermal-ness of the polish!
|Sub Zero (room temp/warm)|
This is what it looks like in transition...I found that once I played with it a little it never really went back to the most white color...it stayed mostly really light blue.
|Sub Zero (transition)|
Here it is in the cold state. Pretty!
|Sub Zero (cold)|
Check out this little video I made of the transition!
Next is "I Pine for You" is a mossy green shimmery cream. This is 3 coats, but I think you could get away with 2. There's some brush strokes so you want to wrap your tips on the first coats and not the last! They aren't as visible in real life as they are in this picture. This is definitely different than any other greens I have!
|I Pine for You|
"Cozy Inside" is an orangy red jelly with copper and red glitters. For those like that me that aren't so great at creating "jelly sandwiches" this is a Jelly-sandwich-in-a-bottle! The coverage was way better that I was expecting, its more opaque than a lot of jellies. Totally opaque in 2 coats! This would look great matte also.
Lastly my favorite of the bunch I was sent, "Cuddling with Cocoa" is a gorgeous brown scattered holo crème. This is so opaque it could almost be a one coater! I did 2 just to even it out a little because I wasn't expecting it to be so opaque. I would say this is one and a half coats, haha. Totally gorgeous, a must have for fall! Heart eyes!
|Cuddling with Cocoa|
That holo though....
|Cuddling with Cocoa|
In case you guys aren't as familiar with Kim's brand, here's a look at the brushes. Flat wide brushes, just like I prefer! Yippee!!
|wide, flat brush|
Here's the pricing info:
Sub Zero and Cuddling with Cocoa will be $10 for full size and $6 for minis
Cozy Inside will be $9 for full size and $6 for mini
I Pine for You will be $8 for full size and $6 for mini.
This collection launches on November 20th! Which one is your favorite?