Saturday, April 20, 2013

Lush Lacquer - Clowning Around

          A few weeks ago, I won a Lush Lacquer giveaway on Facebook. I very rarely win anything, and was pretty excited about it. I won a polish of my choice from the new neon collections. There were some great glitter combos in milky bases, but I went with Clowning Around. I figured a clear base would give me more versatility. 

Lush Lacquer Clowning Around
bases used from thumb to pinky:
Essie Tart Deco
Essie Off The Shoulder
Essie Play Date
Essie Where's My Chauffeur
Essie Navigate Her

two coats Clowning Around
two coats Seche Vite

Check out the full review and more details under the cut...

     Clowning Around is a mix of semi transparent hexes of varying sizes in a clear base: large neon yellow/green, blue, and pink, medium pink, orange, blue, yellow/green, and purple, smaller blue, and tiny purple and pink. In the bottle, this polish reminds me of neon fish food or Fruity Pebbles. 


    The formula on this was a bit wonky for my taste. The base seemed too thick and made application tricky. I applied one thin coat, let it dry completely, and then dabbed on the second coat. After letting it dry most of the way, I added two coats of Seche Vite. I'm not sure why it bubbled so much. I swatched it on nail wheels after  this and it did the same thing. I think it could be the thick base.

     I really loved the overall effect of this polish. I prefer it over the purple and blue bases, though. If it didn't bubble on me, it would have been perfect. I don't have any prior experience with these neon glitters. Is there a trick to them I don't know about?

Lush Lacquers can be purchased on Etsy


  1. I got that a lot too with my clowning around. I just thought I was doing something wrong. Good to know it wasn't me. The color from this collection Neon Lights bubbled a lot too.

    1. I was surprised by the bubbling. I always let my glitters dry before adding top coat to help prevent that from happening. I'm not sure what went wrong. -shrugs-

  2. This looks really pretty. Very summery reminds me of a rainbow :)

    Kate - Sparkle Dust x

  3. i love this! too bad you had such a hard time with it, or else i would totally snatch it up.

    1. I'm hoping to find a similar polish without the large glitters. If you want to try this, I could send you a decant mini of it. I'll never use the whole bottle.

    2. oh wow, that would be awesome! :)


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