Lush Lacquer First Impressions




Happy Monday! Not. I hope you had a nice weekend, though. I ended up doing pretty much nothing on Sunday except for some cleaning, laundry and just general laziness. It actually felt pretty good and now I’m just mentally preparing myself for another horrible work week. I switched my days off for the next few weeks so now I’ll be working M-F and will have the weekends off. I can’t even explain how great it feels to have two days off in a row. Unfortunately, that means that now I will have to work 5 days in a row. I also agreed to work some overtime which I normally wouldn’t, but since I missed 3 days of work the other week when I got the flu, I really should make up those hours somehow. How else am I going to be able to buy all the pretty polishes I want?!?!?! More on my impending polish moratorium at the end of this post. Anywho, today I have some Lush Lacquer babies to share with you, and I’m kind of excited about them because I had never tried the brand before. Let’s take a look at these three new pretties below…

Blurple 1

Blurple 2

Blurple 3

Lush Lacquer Blurple layered over Cacee BFF Nail Lacquer Kim


Freckles 1

Freckles 2

Freckles 3

Lush Lacquer Freckles layered over Cacee BFF Nail Lacquer Daisy


Splish Splash 1

Splish Splash 2

Splish Splash 3

Lush Lacquer Splish Splash layered over Morgan Taylor Lacquer Supreme In Green

These are pretty cool layering polishes, and I love how many interesting combinations I could possibly come up with. Would I buy these in full size? Probably not. I think the mini sizes suit me just fine. They were all very easy to apply and the formula was pretty smooth, but I did feel that it was incredibly hard to get the bigger pieces of glitter to come out of the bottle. In fact, I barely even got any of the big hexes on my nails at all! That made me kind of sad, but I really didn’t want to go all nuts trying to fish out the big glitter.

So my news today is that my car finally kicked the bucket. It was diagnosed as terminal about a year ago, and I was refusing to part with it. I was convinced that I would ride it until its death and that death came today. Being carless in Southern California is a pox. I don’t know how people do it, but I just can’t function without a car. I wouldn’t be so concerned if we had decent public transportation, but the bus is a joke in Orange County and I start work at 5am. I do not want to be walking to the bus stop at 4am. Does the bus even run at 4 am? So now I am in a financial shit-house of my own making. If I could stop buying polish, I’d probably have more than enough money for a good down payment by now. Let’s see if I can ride my melmers to work…can I pay the car dealership in Chanel, Tom Ford, Dior or YSL nail polish? A lot of the excuses I made for buying crazy amounts of polish (and a lot of expensive polish) revolved around the facts that:

1) I am single.

2) I have no kids.

3) I don’t buy a lot of clothes or shoes

4) I can do whatever I want since I only have to worry about myself

Well, Cynthia, the polish gravy train has come to an abrupt and semi-permanent stop. By the way, I initially typed “gravy boat” and then I made the horrid decision to google gravy boat. All I have to say is do not look it up on urban dictionary because you will probably throw up a little. Anyway, since I now have to buy a new car, I really won’t be able to spend money on nail polish which makes me sad but also forces me to take a look at my polish obsession.  I don’t know what to think about it because, while I love my nail polish, I also realize I’m spending way too much money on it when I could be saving for my future or for an emergency! This situation is going to force me to prioritize my spending. I will probably have to come up with a budget so I can know exactly where my money is going and where I can cut back. There may be times when I have to choose between food and polish. I’m not going to lie: polish may win from time to time–besides, I really do need to lose some weight.

I’ll let you guys know how things go with my car/transportation situation. I’m trying not to get all bummed out about it, and so far it’s going pretty well. I’m having an amusing time on twitter with the hashtag #thingstomakemyselffeelbetter. One thing I’m super happy about is that I am able to handle this calmly without spazing out to the max which wouldn’t have been possible even a year ago–this would have crushed me! Please send me good thoughts; they will be very much appreciated!


P.S. You looked up “gravy boat” didn’t you?

P.P.S. I’m probably going to start up another massive blog sale to raise some cash. Anyone want to by my Jessica polishes from the Bright Wings Collection? Look at my review here. Swatched once and $4.00 each. Just adding this here for the peeps who read my whole posts. LOL Send me an email if you want them.

18 thoughts on “Lush Lacquer First Impressions

  1. Well, you know when you start selling polishes, I’ll probably be emailing you! LOL

    I love these combos you’ve put together. 🙂 But to be honest, I’m getting a bit tired of glitter toppers! I want some great cremes or duochromes from indie brands. Or hell, even a good creamy glitter that’s full coverage! Suggestions?
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    1. Jessica Dymphna-Rose, have you tried Elevation polish? She has some amazing and unique cremes and shimmers!

  2. I always say I’m on a no-buy so I can save for a car and increase my student loan payments and then I always make excuses as to why I need to break my no-buy. It’s so hard!
    I’m trying really hard not to look up gravy boat…

  3. polish: you know i’m not into glitter that much.. i really, these ones are beautiful TBH. another idea is polish swap, instead of a blog sale, if you want new different polishes, maybe swapping could be a better idea.

    car thing: OMG, i would die without a car, you can’t live in panama wihout a car, but sadly, i’m thinking on selling my car, my husband has been without a job since april, he’s trying to start his own thing, but having 2 cars right now is a luxury we can’t afford right now (i rather keep eating like the fat-inside person I am)

    gravy boat: i needed to look for that, fortunately, a lot of gravy jars appeared, not happy with the results i looked upon PLEASE DO NOT LOOK GRAVY BOAT. DONT.
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  4. I love Lush Lacquer, they were my first indie polish love! I do not buy bar glitter a rule, so luckily this saves me from buying ALL the Lush Lacquer. I’ve been tending to buy glitter toppers in minis lately myself, because really, will I get through a whole bottle before it dries into a glitter turd? Probably not. The neon satin glitter just kills me though so I had to get full sizes of those non-bar ones–they are awesome over nudes.

    Your first three polish reasons are also 3 of my polish reasons! I’m married so I can’t count four. However my husband and I have this unspoken rule of not saying anything about my polish, because then his guitars and car parts can come into question and we are both just not willing to go there 😉

    Gravy boat–you crack me up! The only reason I did not look it up is because I am at work. I will do it when I get home though because I am now insanely curious.

  5. Oh that sucks. The car, not the polish!

    And yes, I did google gravy boat. In retaliation, I suggest you do not look up ‘santorum’ on urban dictionary.

  6. Seeing as I’m working, I could afford it BUT I don’t have paypal so I can’t even help you out a bit by buying on the blog sale 🙁 THAT makes ME sad.

    I liked freckles and splish splash the most by the way.

  7. I did NOT look up gravy boat but I’m kinda tempted. I’m definitely going to try to resist. I’m really sorry about your car. I can’t imagine being carless and I have to second the “no” on waiting for the bus at 4 am. You know that dude you give a ride to work all the time?? He should get a damn car and come pick you up now. How’s he getting to work these days? Maybe his ride can be your ride too! ?? I’m guessing you’d already have thought of that if it was possible. Sorry. Good thoughts going out to you!
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  8. Love your swatches. So pretty.

    Sorry to hear about your car. That must suck. My car is almost ten years old and I now about financial shit-house so I’m always afraid that something would go wrong and it will need it’s first trip to the mechanic. I also know that it would suck to not have a car in Southern California. My car is my family’s only transportation. Crossing my fingers that it will keep working great for at least another five years. I really hope everything turns out good for you. I know that with that great attitude it sure will 🙂 Computer hug ^_^

  9. I love all of these swatches, I have a lot of mini toppers from them and love them all. These three are really pretty! And I am so far behind on commenting on blogs that I already knew about the car situation and how you already got a new one… smh I realized I haven’t commented on anyones blog almost the whole month.. wow 🙁 ::hangs head::

    1. Pffttt…you know I’m the same way. I need to make a couple of days a week where I don’t post and just catch up on all my fav blogs.

  10. I literally LOL-ed at “gravy boat.” I have not heard of this used in slang terminology and I DO NOT want to know.
    I like your Freckles combo the best. 🙂

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