Friday, November 16, 2012

Nostalgic Lacquer Bitchcraft Over Sation Weed Out The Wimps Swatch and Review

For all you bag addicts out there, it's the beginning of pre-sale season, so get on the phone and start calling your SAs to reserve your sale handbags!  Barney's is in progress now for cardholder's for 40% off fall season sale selection.  Nordstrom is also 40% off, whereas Saks and Neiman Marcus will be 30%-33% off.  By pre-sale-ing now you'll beat the Black Friday crowds and get first dibs.  I did a little big of damage at Barney's, and all I need now are my elusive boots from Nordies.  Every season I tell myself not to go overboard but somehow I always do.

Today I'm going with some green polishes - I'll warn you now that green is my all time favorite nail polish color so I obsessively collect whatever green polishes I come across.  I have a layered mani for you of Sation Weed Out The Wimps as my base color and as my glitter topper Nostalgic Lacquer's Bitchcraft from her Halloween 2012 collection.  Both brands are new to me and overall I found both of them to be up to par.

Sation's Weed Out The Wimps is a murky khaki green cream that was practically a one coater.  I did two out of habit and found I had no issues at all with the application.  It went on smooth like buttah.  It had a great shine on it's own and I took some pics of it sans Poshe topcoat for you to see.  The brushes on the Sation bottles are wider than standard brushes but not as wide as Dior.  I still had trouble coloring in the lines - I need more practice!  Overall I look forward to using more of their colors, as I've noticed that they seem to have some unique colors and glitters.

Sation Weed Out The Wimps

Sation Weed Out The Wimps

Sation Weed Out The Wimps

Next I layered over it two coats of Nostalgic Lacquer's Bitchcraft, a murky sheer green glitter polish.  It's a brighter less khaki version of the Sation color but I don't think this would play well on it's own due to the sheerness and needs a base color.  There's a great variety of glitter inside - large black hex glitter followed by smaller teal blue hex glitter mixed together with tiny fuchsia and teal blue hex glitter.  Two coats seem to be the right amount of glitter for me as one seemed to be too sparse with some glitter balding here and there.  I didn't have to fish any glitters out with two layers either.  The formula wasn't thick and easily workable.  It dried to a good shine on it's own, as you can see here in the pics.

Nostalgic Bitchcraft

Nostalgic Bitchcraft

Nostalgic Bitchcraft

And here it is with a layer of Poshe.  Not really a big difference from what I can see.

Nostalgic Bitchcraft

Nostalgic Bitchcraft

Nostalgic Bitchcraft
My only gripe with Nostalgic is that shipping is high: she charges approximately $6 for shipping using a USPS Priority Flat Rate Small box.  I don't mind her shipping that way but I ordered only two polishes which could have shipped first class for much cheaper.  Perhaps it's to save on her costs of packaging supplies, but it is a pain for the buyer to have to cover higher shipping rates as a consequence.  Not to mention, I stabbed my thumb in the process of opening the tightly taped box.  How about you, does high shipping deter you from purchasing some indie brands?

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow, Weed Out the Wimps is a really nice green! I completely agree about the high shipping costs. I understand there are reasons why that might be more viable for a seller, but as a customer, it's definitely a turn-off for me.

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