Friday, 17 February 2012

Lacey Lou's Nail Stockpile - Frolic - Naked In The Garden

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Hey guys,

I know I said I'd be posting swatches from the vault because my nails are recovering from gross abuse right now; but when I arrived at my flat nail mail from Lacey was waiting for me!!!

I talked about Lacey Lou's Nail Stockpile last week HERE. She has a store on Etsy by the same name with a really unique take on nail polish.

Lacey makes here own nail polish line and instead of packaging the polish in a bottle like everyone else... she uses makeup palettes! Her reasoning is that way you can use every last drop of polish rather than the wastage that usually happens when you get about 3/4s of the way through a normal bottle of polish and have a really hard time getting any onto the brush.

Frolic & Liquid Fusion

The concept really intrigued me so I ordered a couple of her polishes to try them out. Today I'm going to show you Frolic.

Frolic - 2 coats - indirect sunlight
This is what the underside of the pottle looks like (that's what I call the palette, pottles). FYI ignore the bubbles on my nails - I added 1 layer of Poshe Fast Drying BaseCoat just before I took these photos and it cased the bubbling. Lacey includes a mixing stick with every polish too to help stir up the glitters/pigments or you can use the polish brush, but I found the mixing stick more effective.

Liquid Fusion

The Liquid Fusion is a clear polish that you can add to Frolic to make it sheerer and also use as a glossy top coat. Each of Lacey's polishes comes with a bottle, as you are supposed to use the Liquid Fusion brush to apply the actual polish. So you end up with a special bottle of top coat for each of Lacey's lacquers and getting the brush covered in Frolic doesn't matter because you only use it for that particular polish.  I really love the LF because it helps to smooth the glitter (not as thick as Seche Vite but thicker than INM Out the Door), dry pretty darn fast and gives a great shine! I didn't mix any of the LE into Frolic because I liked the level of opacity.

Frolic - 2 coats - sunshine
So now onto FROLIC! It is a neutral nude creme base, slightly sheer - sort of fleshy with a hint of pink and peach, so I think it would suit most skin tones. Set into the base are irregular chunky pieces of pink, orange, turquoise and green mylar flakes - like shredded confetti!! There is also fine regular glitter in the same turquoise and orange. 

Frolic - 2 coats - sunshine

Frolic is just amazing! 100% unique! Two coats gave great coverage & I used 2 coats of LF as a top coat to help smooth out the chunkier flakes. It dried quickly (Frolic itself) and it didn't take more than 15 minutes for the whole manicure to set fully.

Frolic - 2 coats - sunlight

Closeup - indirect sunlight

Now on to what I didn't love about Frolic:

It's messier/more time consuming to apply than regular polish because you have to unscrew the cap of the pottle, mix it up with the stick, get your LE brush and then finally apply it.

I can't help but love Frolic though! Te result s just gorgeous. Next time I wear it  I will layer one coat over a base though, because the semi-sheer base covers up a little of the confetti - which is good for people who don't shout their love of glitter polish from the rooftops, or want to wear Frolic to work - because I really love it at its brightest!!

So, if you can deal with the slightly longer application time, I seriously recommend you check out Lacey's store. Lacey Lou's Nail Stockpile

What are your thoughts on Frolic? Have you heard of Lacey Lou's Nail Stockpile before? Have you got any of Lacey's line? Pray tell!!!!



  1. Very pretty and I think it's unique! I ordered it and another one. I just hope it doesn't dry out due to the polish being in a jar.

    1. Yay! I love it when something I feature gets someone business!!! I went back to order some more myself and the ones I really wanted were sold out!!!! Judging from the 3 I got, they are really quite liquid-y and leaving the lid off for a couple of minutes didn't change that, so fingers crossed! You have to tell me what you think of the other one you ordered!

    2. Okay, I will be soing a post on them :)

    3. I haven't swatched them yet. I know it's a whole year. My pottles are all dry up and thick and changed colors :(


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