Lilypad Lacquer Exclusives for Rainbow Connection UK

April 21, 2016

I’m back today with two new polishes by Australian brand, Lilypad Lacquer. These two are store exclusives for UK retailer Rainbow Connection and they are absolutely beautiful!

Lilypad really pulls out all the stops on creating polishes that are outstandingly unique and generally unlike anything else I come across, and these two are no exception to that.

Both of these polishes have similar characteristics in that they both have a very strong holographic effect, a duochrome effect, and colour-changing flakies. They are really quite outstanding and despite all the attributes, are not too over-the-top.

Lilypad Lacquer Icemist

Lilypad Lacquer
Icemist

First up is Icemist. This one has a silver-blue-green duochrome effect with very strong holographic in the sunlight and those flakies! This one also has a pink turn to it in some lighting, however my camera did not want to show you that!
I wore this one for a couple of days and never tired of wearing it! It’s so fabulously unique and pleasing on!

My swatches show two coats and no topcoat. The polish glides on easily and evenly, those flakes not causing any issue. I’ll also mention here that the polish was no problem when it came time for removal. It came of just like any old creme polish!

Lilypad Lacquer Icemist

Lilypad Lacquer
Icemist

Lilypad Lacquer Icemist

Lilypad Lacquer
Icemist

Lilypad Lacquer Icemist

Lilypad Lacquer
Icemist

Lilypad Lacquer Icemist

Lilypad Lacquer
Icemist

Lilypad Lacquer Glistening Rosebud

Lilypad Lacquer
Glistening Rosebud

Next up is Glistening Rosebud. She has a pink-strong gold shift. I would say that the golden shift is really quite strong. With most duochromes that have a traditional pink to gold shift, the gold is quite subtle and you have to really work to see it well. That was not the case here. Glistening Rosebud also has color shifting flakes and holo, just like Icemist. And with both these polishes too, the holo is so strong, it’s visible, even out of direct sunlight.

Again, this one is two coats and no topcoat for my swatches.

Lilypad Lacquer Glistening Rosebud

Lilypad Lacquer
Glistening Rosebud

Lilypad Lacquer Glistening Rosebud

Lilypad Lacquer
Glistening Rosebud

Lilypad Lacquer Glistening Rosebud

Lilypad Lacquer
Glistening Rosebud

Lilypad Lacquer Glistening Rosebud

Lilypad Lacquer
Glistening Rosebud

Personally I CANNOT wait to have the time to use one of these polishes, probably Glistening Rosebud, in some super cool nail art over a black or something. I can feel it’s going to be unreal!

You can purchase both of these polishes now from Rainbow Connection UK  who ship to most countries worldwide.

Chris xx

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  • Oh wow, Icemist is amazing! So unique and right up my alley 😀 Beautiful swatches as always x

  • These aren’t my cup of tea but I adore your swatches, they really show off all the dimensions of these polishes!

  • Tanya Payne

    Your swatches are lovely, these are a smidge busy for me. I quite like the effect of Glistening Rosebud, hurry and wear it over black! I bet it would be stellar.

    • Haha, thanks Tanya! I certainly will do something very soon 😉

  • You’re right! They’re amazing without being over the top, Icemist, specially. It is my favourite – such a beauty!!

  • These are really outstanding. I love Icemist…so unique!

    • Thanks Emily. I really love it too and have nothing else like it!

  • These are so complex! Both look terrific on you!

  • They are both beautiful and incredibly unique! Glistening Rosebud looks so adorable on you Christine 🙂

  • Glistening Rosebud! Swoon! Such a pretty and complex shade!

  • I’ve been over flakie polishes for a while now but your beautiful swatches could make me want anything!

    • Yeah I agree. I am certainly over toppers etc, but I enjoyed these because they are different to other flakies polishes I have used 🙂

  • Wonderful swatches Christine! These are both very unique.