Sunday, 12 May 2013

Arcane Lacquer

I promised this blog post on IG two days ago so I'm really sorry it took so darn long to get here. I am so busy with exams and I feel like I can't quite keep up with my blogging responsibilities. To make up for it I have an exciting post about a new indie line called Arcane Lacquer! Now if you've been around the blog scene for awhile then it would be near impossible for you not to have stumbled upon the swatches of the fabulous Bec from Nail Gun XS. Well this polish I am showing you today is made by her! Unfortunately the first release of this polish has closed but stay tuned to her blog because she has a new release of gorgeous polishes coming up!

First up lets have a look at all the pretty bottles I ordered! The first release of Arcane has ten different polishes in the collection.

Now for some polish! This is Dreary Days, a gorgeous deep blue with little black and purple hexes, black microglitter and a hint of holo sparkle. I am obsessed with this polish. This is two coats with a top coat of seche vite. I found this polish was really easy to apply but as is always the way with me, not easy to photograph! I can honestly say though that this would be up there in my top favourite polishes!

After I was done with Dreary Days, I opted for this gorgeous polish! This one is called "The Power, The Passion" and it's a deep purple base jam packed with gorgeous micro holographic sparkly glitter. This polish just glimmers in sunlight. I found that I had to use quite a thick coat to get two good coats on ( I was rushing). Three thin coats would have probably worked just as well.

Finally, I have a bit of a guest swatch appearance. This next pic is of my Mum who always gets excited when I get new polish in. Today is Mother's Day here in Australia and honestly, I couldn't be more grateful for my Mum. I love that she and I can bond over my Helmer! So here's a swatch by Mum! Wearing Arcane Lacquer " Willow".

So there are three out of ten amazing polishes that Bec has created! Finally, I have one last picture. Today I went over to the home of the wonderful Cathy who runs the blog More Nail Polish along with the awesome Hayley creator of EmilydeMolly and Sylvia IG: @lilyandjinks. We had a fantastic afternoon pawing over Cathy's incredible nail polish collection and each of these lovely ladies had brought presents for everyone! I feel really lucky that I have found some women in my hometown who share my polish obsession. So here's a picture of our nails combined!

So I think I'm going to take a brief hiatus from official blogging until my uni exams finish. I will however, be posting pics on instagram, so go check out @katersnails and I'll blog again as soon as all this stress is over!


  1. Thank you for your wonderful post hun, love it!
    I'm so glad both you and your mother enjoyed my polishes.

    1. You're most welcome :) Your collection is fabulous Bec. I can't wait till your next release!!