A few weeks ago, I came across swatches of the fantastic Harry Potter themed Magical Musings collection from L.A. indie polish maker Lac Attack. The collection was a collaboration between Anastasia of Lac Attack and Kristen of Glitta Gloves - and it's amazing!
There are ten polishes in the collection, and you can see Kristen's fabulous swatches on the post that caught my eye HERE. The one I decided on was "The Horcrux of It" - I'm a sucker for a dark glitter and this one looked amazing. Shipping to Ireland was inexpensive and fast - polish plus shipping came in under e11, and I ordered on the 1st of December (launch day) and received it yesterday (December 11th).
Here's a close up of the bottle:
"The Horcrux of It" is a sheer black polish with green & orange/mustard small glitters and larger green hex glitters. When I used this first, I swatched it over a clear basecoat and it built up nicely, but it wasn't as opaque as I wanted it. This time, I used two coats of Barry M black under it, and it turned out exactly how I'd hoped!
|Two coats of Barry M Black and Two coats of The Horcrux of It|
Even though it was absolutely stunning as it was, I have a current obsession with matte nail polish so I added an Essence matte topcoat over the top and it was gorgeous.
I love it matte, and I'll definitely wear this combination again. I'll also definitely return to Lac Attack for another purchase - this was my first indie polish and it definitely won't be my last!