I am wearing today Stressed Out because I am. LOL But oh my this is just wonderful purple holo. It is the color lavender. I did not remember what the color was when I put it on so I was really surprised and wowed by it last night. Anyway here is a picture on my nails done right after top coat. This is two coats only and it went on real smooth.
Oh my what a difference in my manicure. I put an order in with Vapid But I also was able to get some Dream Polish Top Coat in one of the summer scents not being sold anymore.
So my order from Vapid was 4 items total. One was their base coat All About That Base, I have heard lots of good about it and I am backing it up now. It works I was having peeling issues with my CVS Pop base which is a 3 in 1. My polish was peeling off. Not anymore I am happy to say. This mani has now lasted 6 days no peeling or chipping and no fixing.
Polishes I bought were three from Vapids Fall release. Spider and the Fly which is the picture and Weaponized. Those were full size. Vapid also has a smeduim size and I bought Stressed Out. Heads up restock planned for end of Oct.
It is fall and I needed some new polishes for the season. I got two new ones from Exotic Lacquers the one I tried first is called Fantasy Harvest. This is the first for me once again for it is listed as a jelly copper base with green glitter and silver mircos. I can not remember what the correct listing description is but that is very close. It is coppery orange and yes you see the glitter green in it. It is a bit more textured than the other polishes I have but for one old one which is from Milan and is a glitter polish. The other is another thermal and I will do another post when I try it out.
For fall this is a great color and will go with lots of outfits. It is a first in this color spectrum for me too. I will be buying it again or another like it to replace it. My top coat this time is Sally Hansen Insta Dry. My old top coat was just not cutting it so I bought a fast fix. It works real well. I have Dream Polish top coat coming in from another person who did not want her summer scents. So Hawaiian Orchid will be here by end of week. I am not a fan of fruit scent but love my citrus fruit scents and with a mix of floral i am sure it will be just right. Unfortunately they are not carrying it right now which is why I had to wait on someone else to sell overstock from summer.
On another note I also bought Sally Hansen No More Mistakes Manicure Clean up Pen. I really like it and it comes with extra tips. I just need better lighting and better space to do my nails. Picture shows how bad a job this was with new polish. It was taken outside right after top coat applied. I have done some clean up not but need fixing since I has to work my animals and it was still damp under top coat. That Insta Dry really saved me this time.
I have another order coming in from Vapid too. Two of their Fall release and their base coat. Just a note I have had an issue with Vapid staying on my Pop arrizzi base coat. I do not blame the polish but i do blame the base coat. It is a 3 in 1 which means it really does not do any of them that well. I have not had problems with Exotic Lacquers sticking to it but every other polish I have they just peel off after a few day in one sheet. Base coat and all. So I have have on order Vapids ALL About That Base which I have heard nothing but great reviews on.
Remember this is not a good picture of this polish. Like most Indie polishes they do not truely show their beauty in photos. This was afternoon sun and before clean up.
Is it not lovely. It goes on nice and easy. This was just one coat no top coat I was waiting to do next coat. Since I was trying to figure out if I wanted to do an accent finger or not. This is dry it was right before I did next coat.
Something I have learned is room fan causes some bubbles for me. Every Mani I have done in the past month I have had bubble issues with at least one finger. Always a different one too never the same one. So I asked and was answered on one of my facebook nail groups. I have a stand room fan always going and Yes I was using it to help dry my nails some. Just as I past in in room but it was enough to cause problem. One this mani it turned out to be the thumb in this picture. It does not bubble up till next day on me. So this is after all coats are on and top coat. I still have to buy new top coat and another type of base. That is on the list for another Vapid Lacquers order at end of month.
I think next order for me will be a Nail Art mat, stamping plate and stamper. Ali express has a Fairy mat set that looks like a good start for me. My goal is Uber Chic Beauty mats , plates and stamper the XL. But that will have to wait till bills are paid I think who knows I might just splurge a little and buy a plate because I need it for work. Remember I am a pro pet groomer and so I am searching for dog nail stamp plates. I know they have one but would like a bit cheaper right now since money so tight.
There are a few thing I need to buy to do a clean manicure. Need clean up brush, more acetone plus want a dispenser in stead of bottle that way no spills. Need a cotton claw and more cotton for clean up. Right now a have scissor forceps which works OK but since it’s only hold a cotton ball in one small area you can’t scrub real well with it and don’t have good control. More on this later. Here is another picture on Wine O’Clock.
Got some new polish from Vapid, again down in Tx. Hmm those ladies down their make some real nice polish.
First a little update on Exotic manicure. I still have it on and it is still looking good. I have had a couple of chips that I repaired But I run a farm so I expected that. But nothing like the old days with salon polish. Now on to review.
Heads up they are releasing a New Fall line on Sept 25. You can find information on their facebook sell page here Vapid Lacquer on facebook
My order was for 3 polishes a white Optimist, a black Pessimist and a red Wine O’Clock. Plus their version of latex called Cat Suit. I used both Optimist and Pessimist in a manicure and I really like them. Pessimist does not need a top coat it is that Shiny. I have a picture of it with Cat Suit on a nail. I ended up topping it with Exotic Lacquers Dragon Breath to set the thermal change to green. It is so lovely those two together. No chips at on on that as it was a ring finger.
I really like the Cat Suit. Goes on grey and dries black. No guessing there when ready. She has another Latex too in another color in case you do not like black. For me it was a cat thing LOL. But I have never used latex before that is all new to me and feels like cheating. But it is so nice to have now and make clean up easy. Watch some videos on it for if you do multiple coats you will need to change it between coats so you don’t have more taken off. Videos cover that for you.
Vapid line covers a few areas. Base and top coats and bath products too as well as nail care products. If you are like me and oil is an issue, I spill it with animals around, she has a cuticle product that is not a liquid oil called Nail Sauce. I will be getting that and some of her fall line when it comes out plus base and top coats. Base does not yellow and top does not shrink.
Packaging is really nice and you get a few gifts too. One is a small package of candy the other a little animal. I also got the angry Unicorn sticker as a first time order. She sells those on her site. Shipping this time did not take a detour so was fast. Love the way polish was packed in bubble wrap. Polish is very smooth and does coat in one coat for me. Picture of Pessimist is one coat there. One below that shows bottles which are square. Brushes are nice and tops are easy to handle.
Well, I am off to play with Wine O’clock now. Have a great day all.