Pick of the Week: Mod Lacquer
I had to make one of my picks this month nail polish as it’s one of my summer essentials, so today’s pick is Mod Lacquer a store dedicated to just that! One of the reasons I decided to pick up nail polish from them over all the nail polish stores on Etsy is because they offer sample sizes which are perfect if you like to have a lot of choice or if you simply want to try a shade out. Buying nail polish on Etsy also is one of those things that make me very nervous since I’m the girl at the store who always tests it first so the smaller sizes are perfect for me because I know I’m not going to waste money and end up with a big bottle of nail polish I will never want to use. Overall each polish lasted a long time and the glitter had good coverage. My one note is that the ones with shaped glitter are super hard to remove; you have to practically scratch the glitter off instead of just using polish removal. I would definitely buy again from these guys though and I love all the variance of polish they over from unique glitter to holographic. I picked 5 different shades and thought I’d give my thoughts on each below with a picture of it on my nails as well…
Technicolor noise: My fav out of the 5– this is a clear base with neon sparkles so you can wear it over any shade of color but I love it with black – it’s awesome. I’ve worn it tons and the neon just pops. I also managed to lose this guy somewhere in my house so no photo but in their business card above you can see it.
Sideshow Review: I do love the combo of the blue with the pop of yellow but I find that the blue is too clear even after three coats . I wear it with a light shade of blue underneath to help with this issue.
Breaking Mod: I loved this polish because it looks like mermaid scales. I wish it was a clear polish however, it’s like the other blue and it goes on the nail too light even after 3 coats. It would probably be fine on fake nails but I’m wearing it with a metalic blue behind it.
Hairy Fairy: Great for when you want to bling up your nails, it’s super reflective which is hard to see in my photo. Again works great on top of any darker polish. I’m wearing it with 2 coats but a little less cluttered with 1 coat.
a few other favourite polishs from their shop: