I haven’t forgotten about my blogger spotlights and today I am very happy to have Tami, from Polished Dreams And Life Things, share an awesome review for you.
Hey Peeps! I’m very excited to be writing a guest post for Of Life And Lacquer, I feel honored too. Wow, there are people out there that actually think my content is worth reading. Thank you ladies. Besides my first ever guest post, this is also my first post with my new camera and laptop. I’m lucky to have a hubs that is supportive (he’s an enabler) of my hobbies (my addictions). You may notice by my swatch photos that I had to cut my nails down to stubby little nubbins. Lame! At least I have pretty polish.
Today I am stoked to share 2 gorgeous Kunimitsu Nail Potions with you! The talented owner, Jessica has been sharing her awesome hand-mixed and frankened nail potions since late 2011. All of her polish is made with a 3-free base too. She has many gorgeous polishes listed on her Etsy store, with lots of new potions just released! I can’t wait to get my hands on them, but for now I’m going to show you Nice Planet!
Awesome Sauce is what this is, I love those colors. This polish kinda reminds me of a speckled jelly bean…Nice Planet! is inspired by our home planet Earth. Jessica describes it as “What I imagine space travelers would exclaim once laying eyes on the jewel we all live and breathe on, Earth. A white polish with subtle green shimmer with glitters of green, teal and gold.” The green shimmer doesn’t really show on my photos, but trust me it’s in there. Even without the green shimmer showing it’s still pretty. Here’s a close-up for good measure…
There’s small gold, light green, and teal glitters mixed in with the larger green and teal circles. It’s so friggin cute, my photos do NOT do this polish justice. Nice Planet is unique but versatile, a must-have for any polish obsessed chick. I’d totally rock it for St Patty’s Day or any other time for that matter. It has the perfect consistency and dry time is good. The finish is smooth enough that one thin topcoat is all you really need. I had no issues with glitter placement either, the formula is very easy to work with. I love those circles! Very planetary.
The next Kunimitsu nail potion is Eclipsed, inspired by Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of The Moon. It’s a holo/glitter top coat containing spectra-flare, black bars, medium black matte squares, and small multi-colored hex glitters that totally set it off. Spectra-flare isn’t cheap, so obviously Eclipsed costs a bit more than the other KNPs. You can get a full size bottle for $10, but it’s so worth it! It’s perfect, seriously. Very psychedelic. I think Mr. Floyd would be proud. I only purchased the mini, and as soon as I used it I knew I screwed up. I really need to get the full size bottle, I love this stuff! I decided to swatch it with a few different colors. Here’s a shot of Sinful Colors Happy Ending with 3 coats of Eclipsed and a coat of Seche Vite…
The formula of Eclipsed is awesome. It goes on smooth, I had no issues with the bar or square glitters. The polish consistency makes it so easy to arrange the glitters where you want them. I like being able to easily add or remove the bars and squares without jacking up my finish. I was curious to see what Eclipse looked like over yellow, so I decided to swatch it over Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Lightening. The swatch shows 3 coats of Eclipsed with a coat of Seche Vite.
Ok, my photography skills are obviously lacking in this photo. I’ve been experimenting with different backgrounds, I think the black background works better. I’m very pale too, so yellow really isn’t the best color for me. I also did not realize I had overdone the cuticle oil. Sorry about that! To make up for it, I saved the best for last. Here’s a swatch of Eclipsed over Spoiled Checkin’ Into Rehab…I left out the black squares and only used a few bars for this swatch. I thought that would be the best way to do it over a dark purple. No bottle in this shot. I find it ridiculously hard to include my thumb in the bottle shots and I really wanted you to see it. This one was a very distracting combo for me, I couldn’t quit staring at my fingers.
So, the verdict on Kunimitsu Nail Potions…I love ’em! They are unique and easy to work with, reasonably priced for the quality too. I can’t wait to order more. If you have not tried Kunimitsu yet, you really should. Click here to be directed to the KNP Esty shop. The polish is gorgeous and the prices are very reasonable. I had a very hard time deciding which ones to try first! I want all of them. To stay on top of KNP happenings and new releases, like her Facebook here. Now I’m going to close my review with some awesome news. I’m having a mini-giveaway on my blog! Yay! It’s my first time doing a giveaway, so I’m really excited about it. Please click here to enter. Good luck!
A big thank you to Tami for sharing yet another awesome indie brand with me and all of you. I hope you have enjoyed Tami’s post–she cracks me up and I’m glad I’ve gotten the chance to meet her. She actually won one of my giveaways (check out her awesome swatches of the Sation polishes she won here.) Don’t forget to enter her giveaway! Just click on the picture below if you didn’t follow the link in her blog post.
If you’re interested in being featured in a future blogger spotlight, don’t hesitate to contact me!