Today I want to introduce you to Superficially Colorful Lacquers. SC Lacquers are 5-free, meaning they’re made without dibutyl phthalate (DBP), camphor, formaldehyde resin, formaldehyde or toluene. They’re also cruelty free and vegan.
Superficially Colorful Lacquers
Superficially Colorful is a small indie company run by Jin, a spunky redhead from Israel. She’s a talented programmer by day and a nail polish lover at night.
I was sent several shades from the Giving Thanks holiday collection released on Nov. 27, 2014 and two from the summer collection Life on Pandora released on August 1, 2014. Life on Pandora is a set of neon holographic polishes inspired by the awesome movie Avatar.
Superficially Colorful Lacquers
I took my swatch pictures inside my light box under daylight bulbs. I also applied a shiny top coat to the swatches. 2 coats of each color.
The name is translated (in the Na’vi language) into Blue Flute Clan. It is a medium bright blue holographic polish inspired by the nationality of the people living on Pandora.
a beautiful teal blue holo
means in the Na’vi language Tree Of Voices. A red leaning purple holographic polish inspired by the special tree where the Omaticaya people can hear the voices of their ancestors.
a gorgeous red-toned neon purple
warm and homey gold holographic
warm honey gold holo polish. Gorgeous!
Pass the Beans
dark rich green with gold and holographic shimmer
Stunning deep green holo
Peas & Thanks
light green with a golden sheen and subtle holographic finish
light, not-quite-sage, green with hints of gold and holographic sparkle.
cranberry red polish with light holographic shimmer
pretty cranberry red with a hint of holo
L to R – Omaticaya – Utral Aymokriyä – Cornucopia- Pass the Beans – Peas and Thanks – Cranberry Sauce – New World
While the swatch pictures were taken in my lightbox under daylight bulbs, the mani photos below were taken under direct bright sunlight outside.
Cornucopia is a gorgeous golden shade. I can see Pass the Beans having a lot of appeal to green polish lovers. Peas & Thanks is an interesting light green that you don’t see very often. If you’re a red fan, you will love Cranberry Sauce. New World is a very rich rusty orange.
Utral Aymokriyä is my favorite of all of these. It’s that PERFECT sort of loud pinky-purple and the holo shimmer pushes it over the top.
Omaticaya is also a favorite of mine, since it’s such a stunning blue.
I found the formula very easy to work with. The formula is thin but doesn’t gloop at the cuticles, so it’s easy to control and get it on the nail.
Superficially Colorful Lacquers currently has 7 collections available. You may want to check out the Mood Swings collection which has thermochromic polishes. I’m currently lusting after Giggly (pinky purple to purple), Meditative (green to dark teal blue), and Fascinated (cornflower blue to deep cold purple).
They also have the Faeries & Sprites (pastels), In Autumn Mood (thermals), My Favorite Things (jellies), Remnants of Winter ( dark colors with a touch of holo micro glitter).
Have you heard of Superficially Colorful Lacquers? What are your favorite shades?