Alchemy: What does it even mean?
Look at the bright burritos, and the cute little babies, all lined up in a row…these are the lab samples that I got from Rebecca in my last shipment. Aren’t they PRETTY??
She sent me lab samples of two that are already in the shop and available for purchase, Foxfire and Argon, from the Noble Biolum collection:
ARE THESE FREAKING GORGEOUS OR WHAT? I can’t say enough about these. These were applied over bare nail (no base coat). I usually swatch over bare nails … makes for an easier “quick change” situation, when I’m doing multiples in one sitting. Foxfire is three thin coats; Argon is two. Both have one coat of HK Girl over the top. And, in case you can’t tell? Both. Are. STUNNING.
(The next four are still in the development and testing phase - release date pending and formula subject to change.)
Forsythia is a creamy, buttery pastel yellow with some shimmer and flakes - three thin coats over bare nail, with one coat of HK Girl.
Delphinium is FULL of bling - two thicker coats on the bare nail, with a coat of Glitter Food to smooth it out, topped with a coat of HK Girl. This had gorgeous depth and color.
HELLO, Hot Stuff! Night Fire was two regular (not real thin but not thick, either) coats on the bare nail, and one coat of HK Girl … and then, I took a cold shower, because this one was AH-MAY-ZING!
Gilded Lagoon is just gorgeous…it’s the golden sun glinting off the turquoise water, somewhere tropical, with the reflection of the blue sky (work with me - I never claimed to be a poet). Two coats, bare nail - one coat of HK Girl. You could use this as a topper with undies; I chose not to do that, so you could see the ability of the polish to build. It’s almost opaque with these two coats - and would be at three.
Alchemy kind of has a “thing” with the “gilded” polishes - it’s her signature. I have a couple, including Gilded Shamrocks and Gilded Rose Hip - and still have a couple on my wish list that I missed when they were released. Remember that the act of alchemy is all about turning the plain and ordinary metals into gold…so when something becomes “gilded,” it becomes “goldified.” These polishes? Yep. She nailed it.
And then, there’s this…
Rebecca does some lovely, understated glisteny creme polishes that remain in the core line - they work well for coordinating with other things, for undies, to be stamped on … and yet, they’re beautiful and elegant on their own! Valerian is one of my personal favorites.
I can’t say enough about Alchemy Lacquers…the polish is just lovely. And the best part? You CAN accuse her of gilding the lily…as well as the shamrock, the patriot, the rose hip, the lagoon - hell, she’ll gild anything if it sits still long enough! She’s an ALCHEMIST - it’s what she does!
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Do a little alchemy of your own…transform YOUR nails with Alchemy Lacquers!!