The polishes in this post were provided for my honest review.
I’m back with my next Polish Con post. So far I have shared the exclusive and VIP shades from Fair Maiden, Bee’s Knees, KBShimmer, and Sassy Sauce polish with you. Today I have 4 polishes from Blush Lacquer, including an exclusive, 2 limited editions, and a gift with purchase shade. The theme for all four shades is “glamping in Minnesota”, inspired by the wilderness and wildlife of this beautiful state. Let’s start off with the show exclusive:
Caribou Crossing is the exclusive shade, which will be available at Polish Con only. If you’re not able to attend, check out the fairy service for a chance to get some of the exclusive shades shipped to you!
Caribou Crossing is a dark brown base packed with magenta to green shifting shimmer, gold microglitters, and holo. The official description is a deep espresso base with a pink to bronze to green shifting microflake shimmer, holographic pigment, holographic microflakes, bronze microflakes and small gold holographic glitters.
I’m a sucker for a good brown polish, especially one containing shifting shimmer. This is one for your shopping lists! In these images, I am showing 2 coats with top coat. This polish was opaque enough that I seriously considered stopping in one coat, but in the end I felt a little more comfortable with two. The formula was outstanding.
Next up we have the gift-with-purchase polish. This polish will be free with the purchase of 5 or more polishes at Polish Con. This is valid only for in-person con purchases and there is limited stock available, so if you know you’re going to want it, I recommend heading over to the Blush table early in the show.
The gift with purchase shade is called Doves and Does. This is the perfect name for this shade, which is a lovely dove grey.
Doves and Does is a light silvery grey filled with bronze microflakes, bronze shimmer, holographic microglitters, and holo pigment. The official description is a griege base with an orange microflake shimmer that subtly shifts to gold and green, holographic pigment, holographic microflakes, bronze microflakes and small gold holographic glitters.
I think this would be a lovely wedding shade for someone who wanted to steer away from the traditional white and silver shades, but not too far. It has both silvery and golden elements, so it could go with a variety of colour schemes.
Just look at all the goodness in that macro! I must say that the impression these polishes made on me in the bottle vs on the nail was very different. I have been seeing swatches of Blush polishes popping up lately and I was intrigued to try some, as they all seemed to be complex, glowing creations. When I saw this set in their bottles, I was disappointed at first. They seemed so heavy on microglitters and for some reason, just weren’t what I was expecting. Then I put the first one on my nails – and I took back everything I had been thinking. What looked like a crazy amount of microglitter in the bottle, turned out to be the perfect amount on the nail. And the glow I’d been hoping to see was definitely there, too! I just love complex, glowing, shimmery polishes like these.
Firstly we have Fireflies Under an Indigo Sky. This one makes me want to go camping again, to enjoy the beautiful night sky and look out for some glowing fireflies! And even if you’re not lucky enough to see fireflies, there are always the stars.
Fireflies Under an Indigo Sky is a deep blue polish with bright blue microglitters, blue and holographic microflakies, and holo. The official description is a deep indigo navy base with a blue microflake shimmer that subtly shifts to purple, holographic pigment, holographic microflakes, gold microflakes and small sapphire holographic glitters.
Here I am showing 2 coats of Fireflies Under an Indigo Sky plus top coat. The formula was excellent. I really like how the holo microflakes in this polish create an effect like stars in the night sky!
All of these polishes have microglitters, so I know some of you may be wondering about removal. For all of these shades, removal took a little longer than it would for a plain creme or light shimmer polish, but it wasn’t a problem. Removal wasn’t difficult or annoying like it can sometimes be with polishes containing large glitters, it just took slightly longer.
Thistle bouquet is such a lovely soft pink shade. I actually met up with a friend while I had this polish on from swatching, and she loved it so much that she has me picking up a bottle for her at Polish Con next weekend!
Thistle Bouquet is a lovely pale pink filled with gold microglitters, pink and holographic microflakies, and holo pigment. The official description is a mauve pink base with a pink microflake shimmer, holographic pigment, holographic microflakes, gold microflakes and small gold holographic glitters.
Caribou Crossing, Thistle Bouquet, and Fireflies Under an Indigo Sky will all be priced at $13 each during Polish Con. Doves and Does is not for purchase since it is the gift with purchase polish, but it is also valued at $13 per bottle. I will mention that Blush’s bottles are 11 ml, which is a little smaller than most indie brands. It is a little on the small side to me and I wish they could be more like 13 ml, but given the high amount of expensive and complex pigments in each bottle, I don’t think the pricing is unreasonable.
Are you planning on picking up some of these at Polish Con?