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Friday, November 30, 2012

Kelara Lacquers Review and Swatches

Hello everyone! Today I am bringing to you a review of some polishes by a fairly new name in the Indie world. Kelara Lacquers is run by a very creative couple, Kellen and Tara. They are such a cute couple and they work on their line of polishes together and apparently the idea to start making polish was Kellen’s idea! How cool is that?  I was sent 3 colors for this review: Jupiter, Silver & Gold and Hooray for Boobies!  
So let’s get to it!  

Jupiter: A reddish-purple base with micro holo glitter. Part of the Planetary collection.

All photos of Jupiter show 1 coat topped with 1 coat of SV.

Jupiter, to me, has a sort of color sift and a slight undertone of taupe at certain angles and in the right lighting, which I had a hard time capturing along with the holo of the glitter since the sun was not cooperating. 

The formula was a little on the thick side, which caused it to drag towards the tips, but a few drops of thinner helped that out. Jupiter is so opaque that it was really a 1 coater!

Silver & Gold: A metallic silver base packed full of gold holo hexes. Part of the Festivus for the Rest of Us collection. 

All photos of Silver & Gold are shown as 1 coat over 1 coat Spoiled Daddy's Credit Card topped with 1 coat GF and 1 coat SV.

There is a lot, and when I say at lot I mean A LOT, of holo to the glitter in this! It shows like crazy, just not in my light box! Here is a blurred picture to show off just some of the holo.

This picture really doesn't even capture how much rainbow it really puts off, but believe me it's there.

Again a bit on the thick side, but thinner really helped out with this. This is a very different kind of polish then what I’ve used before in the sense that I never had one that was a metallic base with glitter. There is a ton of glitter in this and with just one coat you get so much on the nail. The first swatches I did looked super clumpy and even with a coat of Glitter Food it didn't look smoothed out. Therefore I decided to use undies so there was less glitter and it didn't look so clumpy, this really helped out. 

Hooray for Boobies!: A pink creme with a subtle purple shimmer. Part of the Colors for a Cause collection*

All photos of Hooray for Boobies! show 2 coats topped with 1 coat of SV.

The purple shimmer is there but pretty impossible to capture on camera. I was hoping for some sun to try and get it but no such luck. Stupid cold weather! 

Like the other 2 this was a bit on the thick side and was again taken care of with a few drops of thinner. 
*I would like to note that for each mini purchased  $1 will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, as well as $2 for each full sized bottle purchased! Kelara Lacquers has a line of 5 polishes in the Colors for a Cause collection that each have a charity connected to it and will have a portion of the proceeds donated with your purchase! 

Kelara has a very unique line of nail goodies and also some with a great cause attached!  Go check out their polishes at their etsy store here.. You can also follow them on Facebook here..

(This product was sent for review. All opinions are my own and were not influenced by Kelara Lacquers in any way.)


  1. They look FAB on you... LIKE ALWAYS! I love this HOORAY FOR BOOBIES... hip hip hooray! <3

  2. I love Jupiter and of course Hooray for Boobies!


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