Saturday, February 4, 2012

NOTD: Lacquistry Tepes

Hello again lovelies! Can you believe I am back already? 2 posts in less than 2 days, I am good! In all seriousness I would love to be able to post everyday, but life gets in the way. I promise I am trying to get better at it though! :)

I am so excited to share this mani with you! As you saw in my last haul post I placed an order from Jenna at Lacquistry. There were so many amazing glitters to choose from but Tepes stood out to me the most. Jenna's Etsy shop has just been restocked but act fast because her polishes will fly off the shelves! She has become well known in the polish world for a good reason!

Read about her inspiration for this Tepes:
"I am reading The Historian right now which incorporates much of the true history of Vlad Tepes, or Vlad the Impaler. Bram Stoker loosely based his novel Dracula off of Vlad Tepes who ruled the Romanian city of Wallachia in the 1400's. His preferred method of punishment was impaling his victims so that they died a slow, agonizing death- many times from exposure to the elements rather than bleeding to death. A rather morbid subject matter for a pretty nail polish!"

The description:
Tepes starts with a blackened berry base which is swirled with iridescent mica giving a slight color shift, topped with amber sparks grounded by a berry shimmer
This is vamp with depth and an inner spark.

Tepes is definitely one of a kind in my collection! So much beauty and depth! I had a super hard time trying to narrow down pictures, so you get to see several!

This is before cleanup, I am getting better at staying in the lines! ;)


So freaking gorgeous!

Jenna, you are a genious!

Look at all the glittery goodness in the bottle!


Slightly blurred so you can see the different glitters.

This stayed on my nails for almost an entire week. I used Cult Nails' Get It On base coat, 2 coats of Tepes and Cult Nails' Wicked Fast top coat. I was very impressed how easy removal was considering all the glitter goodness!

Have you tried any of Jenna's creations? What indie brands do you love? What ones do you want to try?

Hope you all have a great weekend! 

Brittany Raquel