Hello to all of you out there in polishland. I bring you tidy greeting from a gloomy Sunday in So Cal…and I have no idea why I started my post out like this since I sound a little psychotic. Oh well. I don’t normally work on Sundays so I was really bummed that I had to come in at 6 am. Isn’t Sunday supposed to be the day of rest? Apparently not where I work. Ha! Since I only had Saturday off this past week, I was feeling really bummed because I basically spent my whole Saturday either cleaning or swatching. I think I ended up swatching around 12 polishes and then I had to take a break because my skin was spazing out. It seriously started peeling and getting crazy dry even though I was applying cuticle oil and hand crème after every single polish application and removal.
While I was typing up this post, I had to deal with two horrible customers. Without getting into too many details about my job and what I do, these people were being completely unreasonable even though the issue they were having was completely of their doing. There is a reason why products have labels. READ THE LABEL, PEOPLE. I can admit that I am one of those dumbasses who does not read labels, but I would never think of calling the company that made the product to blame them for product issues. If I don’t read the label and I fuck up my project, who do I have to blame? Apparently, we live in a culture where we always have to find someone to blame and not take responsibility for our own actions. BLARGHHHH! I hate people sometimes.
Anyway, let’s move away from stupid people and back to pretty polish. YAAAAAAAAAY! Today I have 2 polishes from the inaugural collection from Charme Lacquers called Los Angeles. I am a Southern California gal born and raised so I was happy to see this although I’m not from LA but OC.
The Los Angeles collection from Charme Lacquers is made of 6 different polishes and today I have Melrose and Mulholland to share with you. Let’s take a look at them.
When I first saw Melrose, I kept thinking of pink cupcakes with sprinkles. It’s definitely a very girlie color which I surprisingly really liked. Unfortunately, I found the application very challenging. The polish was very goopy and thick—so much so, that I didn’t want to apply it without adding some thinner. Even after adding thinner, it was difficult to work with. I applied 3 coats for the swatches above but think that this polish might be better as a layering topcoat over an opaque base color. I did contact the maker and she was very open to hearing about my experience with the polish and said she would take my comments into account when making future batches. A+ for responsiveness and customer service! I think this is one of the HUGE benefits of purchasing from an indie brand: they actually listen to their customers!
Mulholland is a purple jelly—the stuff purple lover’s dreams are made of. While this polish was also a tad thicker than I am used to (but nowhere near as thick as Melrose), I added a few drops of thinner and that fixed it right up. I am not usually a huge fan of jellies in general, but this one is so vibrant that it just won me over. I applied 3 coats for the swatches above, but I probably could have gotten away with two. I didn’t have much trouble with the placement of the glitter except for the large circle glitters which I will try to fish out next time because I’m a circle glitter fiend.
Overall, I was happy with my polish choices and I am looking forward to what else Charme Lacquers puts out. Make sure that you check out Charme Lacquers at their various social media sites to keep up with swatches and news:
Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
16 thoughts on “Charme Lacquers Los Angeles Collection”
Never heard of this company but these two colors look so pretty! I especially like Melrose.
Lisa N. recently posted..Oh Mon Dieu! 31 Day Challenge Day 21 – Stamping
It’s a a pretty new indie maker. I hope to see lots of awesome stuff from them in the future.
You totally crack me up. I love Mulholland – it’s so freakin’ gorgeous! I can’t wait to see more!
Jessica Dymphna-Rose recently posted..Orly Miss Conduct Pedicure
That one really is my favorite. Ugh! Bright purple jelly with gold glitter…dying!
I’m a big fan of Melrose – it’s a shame it applied so poorly!! You look like you still did a fabulous job with it – it’s so sugary sweet!
Bailey recently posted..Golden Starfish Nails
That’s the perfect way to describe it: sugary sweet!
i loved both colors TBH.
the pink look so girly, makes me wanna wear cute dresses (pink of course) and bake a bunch of cupcakes!
mariaemmafaria recently posted..Back to business
Wow both colours are really pretty +.+
I’m glad you like them! 🙂
Love Mulholland. Went to the Etsy site and am considering Westwood. Very cute mix of glitters. 🙂
Jeanatte recently posted..MAYBELLINE COLOR SHOW HOLOGRAPHIC / MYSTIC GREEN (25)
I saw that one recently too! Ugh…it’s so pretty!
These are really pretty! I love the flicks in the pink.
amanda (mae) recently posted..NOTD 153 – Elevation Lace
I don’t know why but now I keep thinking of freckled strawberry lemonade.
BOTH are stunning!!!
Yes, very pretty!
The pink one is just not my style, but I do like the purple, even though I’m not much of a jelly fan. It’s just such a pretty color!