Sunday, March 15, 2015

Doctor Lacquer - Something Spacial: Galaxies

I'm back with a very spacial post today. (See what I did there? Haha.) Today I have for you part of the Something Spacial collection from Doctor Lacquer. These four lacquers are the Galaxy portion of this collection and let me tell you, they do not disappoint! These four polishes are both color shifting and thermal and all are absolutely perfect.

I'm going to get right into the photos cause I really can't explain them. First up is the beautiful Cartwheel.

Cartwheel is a mostly teal green toned lacquer with a ton of shimmer. This baby changed from a deep beautiful teal lacquer when cold to a light almost grey with a gorgeous aqua shimmer when warm.

Shown here is the transitional state of the lacquer from warm near my cuticles to cold at the tips.

 I painted two coats of Cartwheel on over my favorite base coat for these images then I added one coat of topcoat. All four of the Galaxy lacquers dry to a matte finish, but I wanted to show you all on at least one of them how shimmery they are when shiny.

I found the formula to be on the thin side, but pretty easy to work with. I suggest not going over one spot too many times as it can cause some dragging, but that could have been my base as I only had that issue on my first coat.

Next up, and my favorite of this collection, is Milky Way.

Milky Way is a deep blackened purple shimmer that leans magenta in some lights. When warmed up, it shifts to a pearly greyed out white with a beautiful purple or magenta shimmer.

Shown in these images is the warm state with the cold state on my tips. The transition here is harsher than in the other photos because my apartment was so cold that night, I had a hard time getting it to change!

I again, used two coats of Milky Way for these images. I did not use topcoat as I fell in love with the matte finish of these and didn't feel they needed any additional shine to be beautiful.

The formula was thin, but easy to work with and built up nicely.

Whirlpool is another beauty.

Whirlpool is almost the darker meaner cousin of Cartwheel. It has that teal shimmer, but it is blackened and greyed out more. It is really really lovely in person, though I think a little was lost in translation in the photos.

I used two coats of Whirlpool on my nails for these swatches. The formula was the same as the others and dried quickly. 

These images show the transitional state of the lacquer from warm at my cuticles to cold at the tips. For some reason my middle finger did not want to warm up for these swatches, so that one is mostly the cold state of the polish.

Last up (insert sad face here) is another of my favorites. This is Andromeda.

Andromeda is a beautiful deep blue toned lacquer with bright blue shimmer and a greyed out base.

This gorgeous polish shifts from a greyed out blue when warm to a deep blackened blue when cold. Shown here is the transition between the two.

I found the formula on this one to be the best, though similar. I used two coats of Andromeda with no topcoat for these images.

What do you think of the Something Spacial Galaxies?

You can find these and other Doctor Lacquer polishes in their shop either on Storenvy or Etsy. Don't forget to follow Angelyn on social media so you can keep up to date with collections, releases, sales and restocks as well as see other swatches of her lacquers!

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