Saturday, March 29, 2014

B Squared Lacquer Colorful Music Collection Review

Press Sample
Happy Saturday Polished Babes! Today is my Granny's 80th Birthday! I'm so excited! We have a wonderful surprise celebration planned for this evening. My Granny is an awesome woman and she has always been one of my biggest supporters. She has believed in me, when I didn't believe in myself. Her humble, gentle, and caring spirit always had a way to get to me. She could reach me in ways that no other person has ever been able to. For these things, and so much more, I love her to LIFE!

Today's review is of a new collection from the awesome indie brand, B Squared Lacquer. The Colorful Music Collection was inspired by some of Mia's favorite artists and songs. I also have am Easter themed limited edition polish, a matte topcoat, and quick dry topcoat to show you as well. Let me just say that the quality, variety, and creativity in these polishes is absolutely impeccable. Mia is really making herself known!

*Shine B-Right topcoat was used for each of these photos*

Let's get started with Easter Basket (LE), a white crelly with an assortment of matte pastel glitters. I used two coats and topcoat for these photos. The formula was amazing, very smooth, and the glitters dispersed nicely across the nail. There was no dragging or clumping of the glitters at all. Isn't this adorable? So cute!


Body Electric is the first polish in the Colorful Music Collection. It is a white crelly with multiple sizes of blueish/purpleish and neon pink hex glitters. Again, another outstanding formula with a perfect color combination. Adding to it's glory, it dries to a really glossy finish, even without topcoat. I used three thin coats and topcoat for these photos. At first glance, I thought I would likely have something fairly similar to this one in my collection (you know I hoard white crellies...hehe!), but I do not. This is absolutely unique and I love everything about it.


Tennis Court is a super densely packed holo and metallic turquoise microglitter polish. I used three coats and topcoat for these photos. The formula was great, not too thick or thin, allowing for the perfect amount of glitters onto the nail with each coat. Do I really need to say more about this one? I mean, it is so shiny, I can't even stand it. This is one that you don't need to wear if you have to focus. It is DISTRACTING...yeah...in a good way!


Macro...

Sail, a beautiful scattered holographic glow-in-the-dark thermal polish. Whew...that was a mouthful! This one definitely has a lot going on. Sounds like a lot, eh? Well, the more the merrier, especially when keeping a good formula and holo finish. I used two coats and topcoat here. I really love the transitions in this one, as it is blue when warm and purple when cold. I must say, the purple was really blue toned and never really got to a completely darkened purple. Anyway, still a very pretty polish. Unfortunately, my brain has been in shambles and I completely forgot to take the GITD pictures to show you. I sowwy. I will take them ASAP and edit this post when done.

Warm State

Cold State

Crystallize is the only glitter topper in this collection. It has a clear base and holo shreds in purple, silver, and teal. O.M.G...I freakin LOVE this polish! I used ONE coat over a black creme polish and it looks absolutely amazing! Once topcoat was added, it seriously looked like some sort of artwork! The formula was nice on this one. It has the perfect balance of suspension base (I think that's what it is, but don't quote me on that) and glitters. It picks up just enough to give excellent coverage in one coat or you can continue to add coats to your liking. I think it dispersed perfectly in one coat, as shown here. I just love this look! <insert googly eyes here>


After picking my jaw up off the floor, I decided to add B Matte Topcoat to create a different look. Oh my...I think I may like this better than the glossy version! This matte topcoat worked really well. It has a nice consistency and only took one coat to achieve a fully matte look. That's great to me, because I have often found that I need a few coats of a matte topcoat to really have a distinguished matte look. I can't be the only one, right? Even if you are too shy to admit it, I think you would really appreciate less coats. *Hint Hint*


Lastly, is the one I was looking forward to the most. Royals. Some of you may recall the frenzy of excited polish addicts when Mia showed a picture of this one a few weeks ago. She left us all wide eyed and yearning for this beauty and she has delivered! First off, I LOVE the song and I'm pretty sure I could wear this polish everyday for the rest of my life and be a very happy woman. No, really. I am so serious. Anyway, Royals is a blurple jelly with holo microglitters and pink and teal flashes of color. This is two coats and topcoat. Now watch her shine!


Macro...

Shine B-Right Topcoat was a very nice topcoat. It dried rather quickly, although it isn't the fastest drying topcoat I have tried. Nonetheless, it is a very good quality, super shiny, and has a great price! I used it for each of these photos (where topcoat is indicated) and I have also used it along with other indie and mainstream brand polishes. I am really pleased with the results. I did not experience any shrinkage, chipping, and my manis stayed really shiny until they were removed. At $6 for a full sized (15 ml) bottle, I think this is a really good product.

Overall, Mia has not failed me yet! As a new indie brand, she really stepped onto the scene and made a MAJOR statement. I think that statement is loud and clear. Each of her collections have been amazing, with great creativity and excellent formulas. This Colorful Music Collection is no exception.

This collection, Easter Basket, and the topcoats will be released today (March 29th) at 8PM CDT.

B Squared Lacquer's Online Store can be found HERE. Be sure to follow the brand on Instagram and Facebook.

**Don't forget to enter the giveaway. B Squared Lacquer has donated a prize.**

Happy Saturday!


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