Hello Nail Artists! I recently decided to treat myself to a monthly subscription to Llarowe’s “A Box, Indied”. I love indie polishes and thought this would be a great way to broaden my horizons and try brands and/or polishes I may not have chosen myself. The one I’d like to share with you today is Black Cat Lacquer’s Cosmic Cranberry.
Black Cat Lacquer is a new brand for me and I knew I was going to love this polish from the moment I set eyes on the bottle! It’s a raspberry/burgundy jelly loaded with small multicolor glitter. Application was a bit challenging, perhaps due to my base coat choice or me over-working the polish, I’m not sure. But it was fully opaque in 2 coats and oh so pretty. This color is exclusive to the indie box, but I encourage you to try their other glitter polishes, as I will be doing too!
I was really excited when I tried pairing it up with Dance Legend’s Rich Black 924 and they worked great together! You know I just can’t have matchy-matchy nails! The idea for the design came from the weekly challenge theme in one of my nail art groups: Geometric. Of course I completely missed posting them on challenge day, but better late than never, right?
I started with a base of Picture Polish Revolution then applied 2 coats of Cosmic Cranberry to my index, middle and pinky fingers. My thumb and ring finger received 2 coats of the Rich Black 924. Both polishes dried to a somewhat matte, bumpy finish due to all of the glitter, but that was easily ratified with 2 coats of HK Girl Fast Dry Topcoat.
To create a geometric look I chose 2 designs from MoYou London’s Fashionista 04 XL plate and one design from Vivid Lacquer’s VL006 to accent my thumb and ring fingers. I stamped using Mundo de Unas Light Gold #40.
These gorgeous polishes needed no further embellishments. I simply finished off this easy nail art design with more topcoat to seal the stamping and bring out the shine in the glitters.
Basecoat & Topcoat: Picture Polish Revolution and HK Girl Fast Drying Topcoat
Polishes: Black Cat Lacquer “Cosmic Cranberry” and Dance Legend “Rich Black 924”
Stamping plates: MoYou London Fashionista 04 XL and Vivid Lacquer VL006
Stamping polish: Mundo de Unas Light Gold #40
I’d love to hear your thoughts about this design! It was truly magical in person and I tried my best to capture the magic in my photos.
Thanks for reading! I’ll see you at the next post.