Monday, January 11, 2016

Top Shelf Lacquer: Valentine’s Day Collection (part)

The Valentine's day collection is made up of beautiful Valentine-y shades! I've not tried Top Shelf Lacquers before, so I was happy for the opportunity to review these. The packaging is cute - little bottles all bundled up in a satin drawstring bag along with wine glass charms, a business card and handwritten holiday card. I was sent several of the shades, but not all of them so do look around other blogs or join the facebook fan group to see them all! These shades will be available only at The Top Shelf shop on January 15, at 7:00pm Central time.

xoxoJen's swatch of Top Shelf package

The French Kiss - An ivory white crème with a gold shift and gold micro flakes
I was pleasantly surprised at how well behaved this white polish was! Super creamy not streaky at all and quite opaque. I wore this for nearly a week with no chips or tipwear.

xoxoJen's swatch of Top Shelf The French Kiss
xoxoJen's swatch of Top Shelf The French Kiss

Cupid's Float - A cotton candy pink crème that dries to a glossy smooth finish
The thicker of this group, but not unmanageable. A coat of QDTC helped smooth it right up.

xoxoJen's swatch of Top Shelf Cupid's Float
xoxoJen's swatch of Top Shelf Cupid's Float

Love Potion Punch - A rose pink crème that dries to a glossy smooth finish
Heh, puch is a good name for it, so bright it packs a punch! A fun color and quite squishy almost a jelly but too opaque to be called one.

xoxoJen's swatch of Top Shelf Love Potion Punch
xoxoJen's swatch of Top Shelf Love Potion Punch

Red Hot Valentine - A candy apple red crème that dries to a glossy smooth finish
I couldn't decide if this was a warm or cool toned red it looked like both depending on lighting!

xoxoJen's swatch of Top Shelf Red Hot Valentine
xoxoJen's swatch of Top Shelf Red Hot Valentine

Lady In Red Cocktail - A port wine crème that dries to a glossy smooth finish
A nice purple-ish berry red. I love this type of shade when wearing red-ish. :)

xoxoJen's swatch of Top Shelf Lady In Red Cocktail
xoxoJen's swatch of Top Shelf Lady In Red Cocktail

Shrinking Violet Cocktail - A deep eggplant purple linear holo.
What a grape color and my fave of the bunch! (see what I did there?) Still wearing it today and planning to wear it for a few more!

xoxoJen's swatch of Top Shelf Shrinking Violet Cocktail
xoxoJen's swatch of Top Shelf Shrinking Violet Cocktail

I wore two coats of each polish and found the formulas on all of them were easy to apply and streak free - yes even the creamy white shade, The French Kiss! Cupid's Float (pale pink) was the thicker of the bunch but it wasn't unmanageable. The other pinks and reds are squishy and apply like a dream and that purple! But you guys know me, I always love the purple!


The creams stamp well, except for the Cupid's Float (pinky nail) which is very sheer when stamped and difficult to see over creamy white. (Plate is Born Pretty BPL-024)

xoxoJen's swatch of Top Shelf Valentine stamping

I also did some nail art over Cupid's Float! (polish is mdu 20 & 23, plate is Flowers-16)

xoxoJen's swatch of Top Shelf Flowers stamping

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19 comments

  1. Those are some pretty colors for Valentine's Day. I like the nail art designs you created with them a lot too.

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    1. Thank you! I had fun doing the nail art.

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  2. Beautiful colors! I haven't tried this brand yet.

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    1. I'm happy with it, although I think I would get full size if making a purchase. The minis brush stem is pretty short and I had a little difficulty painting. Probably because I don't ever use / buy minis so this was new to me.

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  3. I really, really like the red creme. I am a sucker for a good red creme, this looks amazing. Top Shelf has been putting out some excellent colors lately!

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    1. Definitely an awesome red cream! I will be watching Top Shelf launches more closely now!

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  4. Gorgeous colors, your swatches are perfection!!

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  5. Awesome swatches loved pinks n purple. Your manis are perfect

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  6. Awesome swatches loved pinks n purple. Your manis are perfect

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  7. Flawless swatches of some gorgeous colours ♡

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  8. I love it when cremes end up stamping as well! Def a plus in my book.

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    1. Right!? It's exciting to discover those!

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    1. Isn't it though? I am not much of a red lover but I love that one!

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  10. Lady In Red Cocktail and Violet Shrinking Cocktail are my absolute favorites!

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