Saturday, May 23, 2015

Doctor Lacquer- Something Spatial: Stars Collection Review


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Hi there lovelies! As some of you may already know, I ventured back into the word of working a few months ago. I am the Assistant Director of a Residential Facility for Adolescents up here in New Hampshire. I absolutely LOVE my job! Not only am I working in the field associated with all three of my degrees, but I am working with the population (adolescents) that I love to work with. It is challenging, yet very rewarding. Tonight, I had the opportunity to help one of our girls get ready for her senior prom! Soooo exciting! She looked absolutely beautiful! Anyway...let's take a look at the Something Spatial: Stars Collection from Doctor Lacquer.

This collection consists of four trip-color flake thermal nail polishes! Whoa, right?! LOL! Well...these are created to transition between three different colors at varying temperatures. I was able to capture the transition of some better than others, as you will see below. All of these had good formulas and required three tofu coats for opacity. There were no issues with any of them, with the exception of one (noted below), appearing to react somewhat strangely with my topcoat (KBShimmer Clearly on Top). Regardless, these are all wins in my book!

According to the brand, "Fomalhaut has purple-gold shifting flakes with a jelly base that transitions from an olive green at its coldest, yellow when cold, and a soft lilac when warm." This is one that was fairly easy to capture in the three different states. I never saw a true yellow tone come out, but  more of a pale gold color during the cold state. I used four coats, as this was one of the sheerer formulas of the collection. I love the lilac with the olive undertones state the most!
Doctor Lacquer Fomalhaut

Doctor Lacquer Fomalhaut

Doctor Lacquer Fomalhaut

Doctor Lacquer Fomalhaut

"Antares has yellow-gold shifting flakes with a jelly base that smoothly and subtly transitions from a red orange hue at its coldest, yellow orange when cold, and a dainty chiffon yellow when warm." The formula on this one was good and reached opacity in three coats. This is the one that appeared to react to my topcoat. I don't know...it was weird. It seemed to wrinkle up after I applied the topcoat. I didn't have that issue with any of the others. Other than that minor mishap, there were no real issues with this polish. 

Doctor Lacquer Antares

Doctor Lacquer Antares

Doctor Lacquer Antares

Doctor Lacquer Antares

Doctor Lacquer describes Betelgeuse in the following way: "Betelgeuse has reddish-gold flakes with a jelly base that transitions from a deep red at its coldest, red when cold, and light pink when warm." This is one of my favorites from this collection! The formula was GREAT and was one of the more opaque polishes in the collection. I used two coats and topcoat here. I LOVE the colors of this one!
Doctor Lacquer Betelgeuse

Doctor Lacquer Betelgeuse

Doctor Lacquer Betelgeuse

Doctor Lacquer Betelgeuse

The last polish I have is Vega. "Vega has pinkish-blue flakes with a jelly base that softly transitions from a deep eggplant purple at its coldest, bluish violet when cold, and magenta pink when warm." This is my absolute favorite from this collection! I just love the colors and the formula is perfect! I used three thin coats here. Ahhh....I love it!
Doctor Lacquer Vega

Doctor Lacquer Vega

Doctor Lacquer Vega

Doctor Lacquer Vega

Overall, I really like this collection! I wish I was able to capture all three colors better than I was, but I guess my body temperature wasn't having it! LOL! Anyway, the Something Special: Stars Collection is available as a set in medium (10.5ml) for $27 and full size (16.5 ml) for $38. They are also sold individually. Full sizes are $9.99 and medium sizes are $6.99 each. Be sure to check out the important info listed below! Have a great weekend!




16 comments:

  1. ohh I love that olive to lilac! Very unique

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  2. I love the shimmer in this collection, so pretty! Antares is one of my favorites, your swatch is divine! I already have Betelgeuse and am thinking I may need more!!!

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  3. I haven't tried this brand yet. Despite it doing weird tbings with your top coat I really love the color change and gold shimmer in Antares!

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  4. Amanda LovesPolishMay 23, 2015 at 11:51 PM

    I have yet to venture into this brand. I may have to give them another look. Beautiful swatches.

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  5. How pretty these are! I like that they all seem to have this glow from within look to them.

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  6. So glad you are loving the new job! It sounds really rewarding. I just happened to order these yesterday since they are having a sale. I love that she offers smaller bottles.

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  7. I love Vega, such a pretty colour but the shift in colours on Formalhaut is crazy!

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  8. Vega is so pretty! It's so strange how some polishes just react with top coats. Congrats on the new job!

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  9. PolishedtoPrecisionMay 25, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    It is! Thanks!

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  10. PolishedtoPrecisionMay 25, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    Thanks!! The shimmer makes them stand out so much!

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  11. PolishedtoPrecisionMay 25, 2015 at 5:06 PM

    Thank you! I don't know what is up with that! It didn't happen in the others.

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  12. PolishedtoPrecisionMay 25, 2015 at 5:06 PM

    Thank you dear!

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  13. PolishedtoPrecisionMay 25, 2015 at 5:06 PM

    Thank you Lisa!

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  14. PolishedtoPrecisionMay 25, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    Thanks hun!! I forgot about the sale! I should've mentioned that in the post. Oops!

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  15. PolishedtoPrecisionMay 25, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    Thank you! It's my favorite for sure!

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  16. PolishedtoPrecisionMay 25, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    Thanks! It is really strange how that works. I love the job! Thank you again!

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