Saturday, February 2, 2013

White Owl Lacquers After All This Time Collection

A while ago my friend Mara from the blog Mara in Polishland asked if I could review some polishes from her new indie polish company's first collection. Her brand is called White Owl Lacquers and the first collection is called After All This Time. It's inspired by the Harry Potter universe and I'm ecstatic over them! In case you didn't know, I love HP and everything about the magical world!

First is Dwelling on Dreams, inspired by the wise words of Dumbledore to Harry when he gets wrapped up in the displays from the Mirror of Erised in The Philosopher's Stone. It has a milky white jellyish base with gold and teal glitters. I love the color combination and in three coats it turned out really beautiful.

Next is Phoenix Tears, named for the healing powers of Dumbledore's companion bird Fawkes. It has a clear base with satiny white, silver, green and purple glitters with teal microshimmer. I love the collection of glitters, except the satiny white large hexes, but overly large glitters usually don't thrill me. Otherwise I love this. This is two coats over Nicole by OPI I Sea You and Raise You.

This is called Kittens and Teacups to represent cruel and evil Professor Umbridge, who first appears in The Order of the Phoenix. This has a milky white jelly base with small black squares and satin pink hexes. The base on this was a little more sheer than Dwelling on Dreams unfortunately and seemed to not be as shiny when dry. Also I found myself wanting a little more glitter payoff. Three coats.

Here is Basilisk Venom, which represents the evil snake from Chamber of Secrets. This is a crazy mix of different types of black glitter and orange and yellow hexes with a copper shimmer in a clear base. I love this! Very nice, lots of glitter got on the nail with minimal effort. This is two coats over OPI DS Luxurious.

Pumpkin Pasties is the name of a treat that the kids snack on on their way to Hogwarts on the Hogwarts Express. They sound so yummy! This polish is a peachy pale orange milky jelly with matte hex glitter in brown, red, orange, and yellow. This is the same type of base as Kittens and Teacups, sheerish and not particularly shiny. I can see this being more exciting layered over a peach creme. This is three coats.

And last is Moony, inspired by beloved Professor Lupin, a werewolf (lycanthrope) who first appears in The Prisoner of Azkaban. This has a clear base with tons of black and silver glitter. Very blingy and beautiful! This is two coats over Nicole by OPI Feeling Grapeful.

You can learn more about White Owl Lacquers on their Facebook page. They are sold in their online shop for $9 each. So how much do you love these? Are you a Potterhead like me? I always said I would be a great Ravenclaw!

Products provided for review.

8 comments :

  1. Dwelling On Dreams is so pretty!

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  2. These are really pretty!

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  3. Kittens and Teacups is such a sweet colour , but appearances can be deceiving ;)

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  4. Dwelling on Dreams is my favorite for sure!! Love!

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  5. Thank You Kellie!!! I love your swatches soooo much!!!!I'm dying!!!!!
    PS, I changed the supplier of the white base, I think the issues you had with Kittens & Teacups and Pumpkin Pasties are solved now :-)

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  6. I absolutely LOVE the first one! I have to admit to knowing nothing about Harry Potter. Which is odd, since I love fantasy. Just couldn't get into HP though.

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