PHILLY LOVES LACQUER Fancy Winter Wench Part I--Avenuers, Golden Crown, Saturnalian and Shooting Stars : Review and Swatches

Hi my darlings!! For those who have been with me for awhile, you know that nothing gives me greater pleasure than discovering new indie brands and/or reviewing brands that are new to me! So it's with great pleasure that I present today's review of an indie brand that is completely new to me! Until this review, I didn't own a single polish from this brand and, going by this collection alone, it sure looks like I've been missing out! Without further ado, I present to you, Philly Loves Lacquer and her newest collection, the Fancy Winter Wench collection!

The maker, Esther and I were formally introduced to each other when she graciously contacted me when I sent out a call for makers who wanted to join in my upcoming first blogaversary giveaway. As we discussed details about the giveaway, we realized that I had never reviewed for her and Esther was kind enough to send me the entire new collection in order to remedy just that! And I'm SO glad she did!

The Fancy Winter Wench collection consists of 8 gorgeous polishes--one glitter topcoat, 3 scattered holographic with shimmer/added microglitter and 4 holographic polishes. Each of these polishes was named after a group in either the Fancy Brigade or the Wench Brigade in the Philadelphia Mummers' Brigade. Now, when I read this description in my blogger email, I was totally stumped! I had no idea what or who the Mummers' were! Well, after following the link kindly provided and doing a little reading up, I've discovered that the Mummers' are "costumed entertainers that welcome in the New Year". If you, like me, would like more information, you can find it on the Mummers' site HERE.

The first part of my review deals then with the polishes named after the groups in the Fancy Brigade--Avenuers, Golden Crown, Saturnalian and Shooting Stars. The second part of my review will present to you polishes named after groups in the Wench Brigade. So, ready for swatches? =)

First up, I have for you Avenuers--a slate gray creme-based polish with the lightest smattering of holographic and rainbow microglitter. Both the application and formula on this was fabulous--smooth and easy. The swatches below show 2 coats, topped with one thin coat of G&G's HK Girl to finish the look. If you're looking for a beautiful gray, like I was, look no further! This one is perfect!

Next, I have for you Golden Crown--an ivory white cream with light scattered holograhic finish and intense gold shimmer. I did find this polish a little on the thicker side and it tended to apply a little bit patchy on me so I recommend using generous coats and waiting til each coat dries completely before applying the next one. The effect will be well worth it! The swatches below show 3 coats, topped with one generous coat of G&G's HK Girl to finish the look. Look at that gorgeous shimmer!

The third polish in this set is Saturnalian--a rich indigo blue scattered holographic polish. Great formula and application on this one, no streaking or dragging that can be the bane of holos. The swatches below show 2 coats by itself. I absolutely loved the richness and depth of this polish! And since my mother's favorite planet is Saturn, I bet she would love it too!

With flash!

Last but definitely not the least, I have for you Shooting Stars--a clear topcoat packed full of silver glitters in various shapes and sizes, including medium silver circles and added silver microglitter. No complaints with either formula or application and the glitters came out with nothing but a little swirling of the brush in the polish. The swatches below show 1 thin coat, over 2 coats of Saturnalian, topped with one generous coat of G&G's HK Girl to bring it all together. Isn't this just gorgeous? Reminds me of a clear night's sky!

So, there you have it my darlings!! My very first review of Philly Loves Lacquer! You can find these and many other gorgeous polishes at Philly Loves Lacquer's site HERE for the price of $12.00 for a full-size, 0.5 oz bottle!

Which of these polishes is YOUR favorite? I always love to hear from you in the comments section below!

Stay tuned for 4 more beautiful polishes from this collection in the second part of my review!

Until next time,

****Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.****

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