Friday, June 1, 2012

Ivanka's Acid Trip to Lake Placid

First off, let's all bow our heads to lament the loss of my nails.  I had a terrible break and I was at work and had no nail fix it supplies, so I had to chop them off.  I'm so depressed over it, I've been drowning my depression in online polish ordering, it must not be working because I keep ordering...  ;-) 

Today I have a real stunner to show you, Lacquistry Lake Placid on Acid.

This is a total glitter bomb, but I had absolutely no trouble controlling it on the nail.  It went on beautifully and I never had to "rearrange" the glitter to get it to sit in a way I was happy.

This has such a beautiful green and blue glitter mix along with some gold micro glitter, it is simply swoon-worthy.  

I wanted to conserve this lovely polish, so I paired it with a base of two coasts of Zoya Ivanka, because they had such similar "shimmer" to them.  The two paired perfectly!  (Ivanka is a stunner all on her own, I will do that one alone some other time).

As with all glitter bombs, she is hungry, but nothing that can't be controlled.  I put on 2 coats of Essie Good to Go because my Seche Bottle is getting thick and I need to get a new one.   They could probably use another coat of something, but it isn't so bad that it bothers me.  

I was out shopping today and I had people complimenting me on my nails everywhere I went.  In LUSH they asked me if this was a Deborah Lippmann (which to me was a huge compliment to Lacquistry, because I think DL polishes are to die for).  I told her where to get them, I'm sure I just turned on another lady into the wonderful indie polish scene.

Enough with the babbling, onto the photos!




You can purchase Zoya at www.zoya.com or at Ulta stores.  You can purchase Lacquistry polishes at her Etsy Store, it is now closed, but hopefully will be open soon!

Now, onto the PSA portion of the blog.

I had originally ordered this polish and I noticed when I tried to put it on, that all of the glitter had sunk clean to the bottom of the bottle.  Even with shaking it up?  I could barely get any of it onto the nail.  I was so very disappointed.  I was very new to the indie polish scene and so I just thought "oh well, sucks to be me" and moved on.  Then I saw a blog had a conversation going about indie nail polishes and I mentioned how I was disappointed in this one.  Thankfully the Jenna, the owner of Lacquistry, saw my comment and asked me to contact her.

Apparently there was an issue with the base shipped to her being mislabeled.   It was labeled as a suspension base, but it wasn't (thus, why all of the glitter sunk to the bottom).  She made it right immediately.

Here is a bottle comparison so you can see what I'm talking about:


Obviously lefty was the original.  These polishes aren't that different in age!

Here is the moral of the story.  I was wrong in complaining about it online before contacting her.  I should have contacted her first.  I know that now.  Whenever you have an issue with an indie seller (be it this, taco-ing, bleeding glitter, whatever), please contact them.  The worst thing that could happen is that they blow you off, but quite honestly I learned from this that more than likely they will fix it and make it right.  I've really felt bad about the comment I made online because it wasn't her fault and she wouldn't know if no one contacted her that there was a problem.  So this is my urging to you, don't make the same mistake I did.   

Jenna from Lacquistry is a class act, all of the way, and I will be doing business with her (if I can ever get my hands on her hot polishes) again.   I encourage all of you to as well.  I wish her all of the success in the world, truly.  She is a great business woman.

I know there seems to be a firestorm surrounding a lot of indie polishes, but truly from my experience here and with a few others, many of them are great business people, professional and proud of their product.  If it isn't right, they want to fix it.  The worst that can happen if you reach out is you are stuck with what you bought, right?  So I encourage you to reach out if there is an issue.

This bottle is pure perfection, and I'm so happy she happened to find my comment and go out of her way to contact me.

/psa over.


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13 comments:

  1. Jenna is wonderful and makes amazing polishes- I stalk her relentlessly!
    This is a great combination- and relax! your nails WILL grow!

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    1. Yes, I definitely need more of her polishes in my life. That custom watermelon she made? OUTSTANDING. I hope she incorporates that into her line! I know they will grow, I just feel short they never do the pretty polishes justice!

      Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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  2. I totally agree. And I love Jenna's polishes. The best glitters I have ever used, hands down (excuse the pun).

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    1. Yes, I can't wait to get my hands on (or more on my hands) of more of her polishes.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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  3. Ah! The glitter! That is so pretty layered, loving the large hex pieces!

    I can totally commiserate about the short nails. Before I started putting tips on mine I would grow them out and it would seem as if they'd all break and peel at the same time.

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    1. Yes, this time of year is bad for me because I'm in the pool so much with my boys, so my nails just sort of give up on me!

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  4. great post :) uh, maybe i'm dense but wtf is "taco-ing"?

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    1. The large hexes warp like the shape of a taco, think CC Backstage Pass collex :)

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    2. Yes, the glitter curls up like a taco and will not lay down on the nail. Thanks for commenting!

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  5. You are right, contact the seller first! I purchased the first polish by Crowstoes and I had the same problem. The beautiful glitter was absolutely cemented to the bottom of the bottle. I contacted her and she sent me a new bottle. Problem solved!

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    1. Thanks for sharing! I think people worry about approaching the seller, but they want you to come back and buy more of their product, so they will make it right! They also want their products to be as good as they can be. :-)

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