Wednesday, June 19, 2013

***New Indie Polish Alert***

*All products were provided for an honest review

I happened to be on the blogosphere at just the right moment. Leesha of Leesha's Laquer was looking for bloggers to review her new polish line. I jumped at the offer. New indie brands are popping up all the time and who wouldn't want to have the first crack at swatching them?

Leesha sent the cutest package of goodies with a lovely handwritten note along with two super cute minis.

The polishes, Mille Lacs Lake and Pow Wow Pow, are two out of a collection of five total polishes (the others will be called Lady Slipper, Butterfly Dancer and Four Directions). The collection is based on a Native American theme.

The first polish I tried was Mille Lacs Lake. The name of this polish came from the name of the lake, Mille Lacs Lake, on the reservation in Minnesota where Leesha's tribe, the Mille Lacs band of Ojilawe is located. This glitter polish is suspended in a clear base and is jam packed with blue holo glitters, blue hexes, squares and tons of tiny blue glitters.

I started off with two coats of a baby blue polish and one coat of Mille Lacs Lake with an accent nail having two coats. After doing the accent nail I couldn't resist and finished off the rest of the mani with two coats.  

The application was wonderful!! It was smooth and didn't drag or get clumpy, even on the second coat. I was really pleased with the formula of this polish. I wish every glitter was this easy to apply!!


Next up is Pow Wow Pow, named after the explosion of color that is seen on the regalia of the pow wow dancers. If there's one thing that this polish does not lack, it's color. It has every color glitter of the rainbow in a sheer pinkish base. 

I layered two coats of Pow Wow Pow over a mustard yellow base color. The formula of this glitter polish was not as easy to work with as Mille Lacs Lake. It was slightly goopy and dragged just a bit. These are the kinds of things I expect from a pure glitter polish. A bit of dabbing in the application is needed.

I give Leesha a lot of credit as well as all indie polish makers. I don't know how you all do it, but I'm glad you do because I love your products. Leesha's Lacquer polishes will be available towards the end of July on Etsy and will retail for $8.00. Only 5 units of each polish will initially be available, so be sure to snatch them up while they are available.

You can follow Leesha on her blog (she is currently having a giveaway and hosting a nail art competition) HERE!

*All products were provided for an honest review