Friday, November 25, 2011

guest post: A Nerd and her Lacquer

Hi everyone! I have a special guest post today from my friend Marcy. Marcy doesn't have a blog, and she really wanted to show off her new Nerdlaquer polishes! Me and some other friends have let her take the reins on our blogs for a day to show off all she wants! Enjoy :)

Hello Rebecca Likes Nails followers! My name is Marcy the Blogless and I’m very happy to be posting here and sharing this amazing polish with you.

Today I am showing Argentum by Nerdlacquer. Nerdlacquer’s are available from Amanda on her Etsy shop. Amanda combines two of my loves -- nail polish and all things geeky -- into one amazing package. She has a line of glitter polishes all based on “sci-fi faves and other geekery.” For me it was love at first sight.

Argentum is part of the Alchemist series of polishes inspired by heavy metals. For the non-nerds Argentum is the Latin term for silver. Nerdlacquer describes Argentum as “multiple sizes of square and hexagonal silver glitter in a glistening foil-spiked base” and I’d call that accurate. It’s not a true silver base but more of a pewter foil loaded with tiny hexagonal and square silver glitter as well as large hexagonal glitter.

Argentum applied easily and was opaque in 2 coats. The glitter spread out nicely on the nail and the large pieces didn’t have to be individually placed as they often do in these types of polishes.

This is Argentum taken in the shade, base coat, 2 coats of Argentum and one coat of Seche Vite. Despite all the glitter my nails feel perfectly smooth with just one coat of Seche Vite on top. There is no pink in Argentum. It is so shiny that it actually reflected my bright pink camera on my nails!

Here is Argentum in full sun. You get a hint of how sparkly and reflective this is here. I had a hard time getting a picture where the polish wasn’t just a big silver reflection.

And finally Argentum in indoor lighting.

Here is a close-up so you can see the various kinds of glitter. I reiterate that this was completely smooth with one coat of Seche Vite. The three dimensional look is the glitter suspended in the two different coats. It doesn’t protrude at all. Again the pink is my pink camera reflected in the polish.

This is the contents of my package from Nerdlacquer. It is a lousy phone picture as I wasn’t planning to write a blog post about the polishes when I opened the package. I just wanted to share the Nerdy goodness with my polish buddies. Everything was nicely wrapped and tied with a cute ribbon. Amanda included a nerdy flashing ring that my 3-year-old is enjoying.

These are all the polishes I ordered from Nerdlacquer.

Argentum, Don’t Blink, Outed by a Probot, 500, Event Horizon, I Think You Call Me … Sexy, Cold & Calculating, Pinin’ for the Fjords, All of Time and Space and Crunchy Frog. I got 500 because I bought Nerdlacquer’s 500th bottle of polish! It is a custom bottle she made for me on the spot and included for free.

Just to make you jealous here is a picture of 500, in all its magnificence. Sadly you can’t order it. It’s all mine.

Nerdlacquers are available at bystringtheory and are $8 for a full-size 15ml bottle or $12 for a set of four mini 5ml bottles, including a little gift box. If you like glittery polishes you won’t be disappointed in these. And if you are a nail polish geek who revels in Doctor Who, Monty Python and the like in addition to polish you'll be thrilled. Nerdlacquer has a brand new HOLOday collection you should check out as well!



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  2. I love NerdLacquer! I have about 8 in my collection, so far. She makes gorgeous frankens!

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  4. Hi Marcy! So glad you shared those with us! I stumbled across NerdLacquer a few days ago and I am fascinated with the polishes! I sense a big order on the horizon =)

  5. Yay! I am glad I have this one. I ordered like 8 of hers about two weeks ago! I haven't had time to wear them yet though!

  6. NerdLacquer is genius. Being an aspiring scientist these are right up my alley! Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. Wow! These polishes are amaaaazing!! You dont have to be "blogless" though, I hope you can make a blog, I'd definitely check it out!

  8. SO pretty! Thanks for the new lemmings ;)

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