Saturday, January 19, 2013

White Owl Lacquer....and a lot of Mama Slapping!

Hi kids, I'm super excited about today's post!  It's from a friend and it's pretty damn amazing!!  I always get a little nervous when reviewing polishes for a friend because I am brutally honest but I don't want to hurt peoples feelings.  Luckily this collection is so good the only person crying is gonna be the momma I slap into next week as soon as I'm done with this post!

Enough talk....allow me to introduce you all to White Owl Lacquer, the brilliant line released by my fellow blogger and friend Mara.  Let me tell ya what, she really did a kick ass job with this line. I can always tell when a line is great when I put one on and say, "wait, wait, THIS one is my favorite, definitely" and then as soon as I swatch the next one, "oh no THIS one, this one is my favorite". I must have showed my husband 4 different favorites before I finally made my mind up.

The name of the line is "After all this Time", and is inspired by the world of Harry Potter.  Super fun, let's get right into it...

Pumpkins and Pasties:

Perfect for Fall and Winter!

I honestly didn't think I would like this one on, but I ended up loving it! Reminds me of falling leaves and the changing colors of fall!  Mara nailed this one perfectly! (See what I did there).  PnP starts off with a tan jelly base which applied very smooth and even.  Glitters in red, yellow and brown give this baby it's kick! Such a great color if you want something neutral but still super fun! This is 3 coats and Seche Vite.

Kittens and Teacups:

Sweet and innocent, just like me....if you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you!  Seriously though, how cute is this polish?  KAT is a white jelly base with teeny tiny black square glitter and baby pink hexes. This one stole my heart as soon as I put it on.  The formula was perfect.  Usually with glitters this tiny, the payoff is very slim.  I didn't have any problems, the way you see my nail is how the polish applied.  I didn't have to do any glitter placement and that my friends is a reason to slap your mammy! 

If you're not a fan of visible nail line (VNL) then you probably will want to use white undies with this.  I don't mind it, and I actually think in this case, the VNL keeps the look super sweet and delicate.

3 coats and Seche Vite.

Basilisk Venom

I am ashamed to say I wasn't super excited about this one and it ended up being one of my favorites.  The different shaped chunky black glitter looks so good layered over anything.  And the red and orange hex glitter just adds such a fun little pop of color.  Perfect formula, again I didn't do any fishing for glitter.  I am over the moon for this baby!

My undies from pinky to index are:
Selena Gomez for NOPI- Love Song
Julie G My Private Palace
Essence Snow White Collection- Sneezy
China Glaze Def Defying

I think my favorite layering combo would have to be Def Defying but I also really loved it over the sparkly My Private Palace.  This glitter topper is so much more versatile than I initially gave it credit for.  I almost slapped my kids over this one, it was so damn good!

1 coat of BV and Seche Vite.

Dwelling on Dreams:

Isn't she a beaut? DOD is a white jelly base with baby teal and brighter teal hex glitters and an array of micro gold glitter dancing all over the nail!  My pictures are making the glitter appear much bluer than they are.  This is definitely much more teal than it is showing and oh so gorgeous!  I was worried I should have used white undies with this one but 3 easy coats and I was good to go.  You could use a white base if you want a brighter finish but I was quite happy with the squishy jelly all on it's own.

3 coats and Seche Vite.


Oh yeah mama better be wearing a freaking helmet cause I am in love!  Easily my favorite of the bunch.  The silver and black glitters were so abundant in this baby that I couldn't contain myself.  I think I did a little dance as I applied this.  Application was a dream, I didn't have to wrestle with the bottle to get the larger glitters out and that makes me one happy girl!  And should we even bother discussing how amazingly perfect the silver micro glitter makes everything?  I mean, take a look, it speaks for itself!

I layered this little lady over Zoya Charisma and I loved it so much I still have it on.  I can't bear to take it off!

1 coat with Seche Vite.

Phoenix Tears:

I know I showed this one the other day, but come on, it's so good who would be upset about having to see it again?  I absolutely love this glitter.  It is very unique and fun!  I've always said I am a square in a world of circles, so this polish is very fitting for me! Definitely cracking some heads over this one!  Mamas of the world, take cover! The blue shimmer that runs through this is such a great addition.  It takes this baby from "great glitter" to "someone get behind me, this ho is about to faint"

1 coat and Seche Vite.

You guys have to go check out this line, it is so much fun!  After all this Time can be purchased on Big Cartel.  Polishes are $9 individually (full size) and $27 for the set (mini's).

I am so proud of Mara for realizing her dream and making it happen!  Not only did she release her own polish line but she released a kick ass, mama's in a coma kinda line. There are definitely a few that I must have in a full size bottle!  Basilisk Venom, Moony and Phoenix Tears are my faves and I will be placing my order very soon!  Will you?

Let me know what you guys think of White Owl Lacquer!  Which one is your favorite?

Happy Polishing loves!


  1. Mara did an awesome job with these!!! They look great on you Nicole!

  2. Ooh I love all of them but especially kittens and teacups and dwelling on dreams *swoons* they are so perfect! x