Ello!

Look whose back again! Me! I’m like 99.5% positive that I’ve gotten my blogging mojo back in the past couple of days, because all I’ve been wanting to do is paint my nails and write up posts for you guys (the editing photos part hasn’t been so bad either.) So yay! I figured since I’m on a roll right now that I would wrap up my MidWest Lacquer swatches for you guys (Part 1 & 2.) Let’s get to the polish!

*All swatches shown with one coat of Rica’s Glossy Glam.

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The first polish that I’ll show you guys today is I’m An Evil Hordak! This polish has a dark purple, jelly base that is filled with pink, fuchsia, teal, and silver glitters in various shapes (some are holo too!) My swatches are three coats plus topcoat. The formula of this felt a little thick, but I think it helped suspend the glitters pretty well so it wasn’t an issue.

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Is it sad that the thing I’m most excited about right now is that this polish photographed color accurately (for the most part, the glitters got a little blown out but the base color is pretty stinking close.) My camera hates purple, but I’m so happy it made an exception for this one because I love this shade of purple! If I wanted to be knit-picky, I’d say that I prefer a little bit more glitter but this polish is really gorgeous the way it is.

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Next up is Where Bluebirds Fly!

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This lovely cobalt blue polish is packed full of shimmer and iridescent glitters. The base of this leans more towards a jelly, but I was able to reach this opacity in just two easy, fast drying coats which I’m super stoked out about! When I saw this one in the bottle, I was expecting it to be pretty sheer but it wasn’t and it’s great.

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Now this polish we didn’t get so lucky with my camera, but I tried guys, I really did D: This polish is truly stunning and I suggest you guys go check out the swatches on her website, because they show this off so much better than my photos. But as much as I love this polish, it’s unfortunately the one that has given me a bunch of grief. For some reason this polish will not stay on my nails. I decided to wear this as a full manicure once I finished swatching, but I had some pretty bad chips before I even finished getting ready for work the following morning. I even tried patching up the chips and adding a new layer of topcoat, but the same thing happened the next day. I’m really hoping that I did something wrong because I really want to be able to rock this one!

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The last polish I have to share with you guys today is Not-So Emerald City!

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Not-So Emerald City is described as teal, linear holo and that is exactly what it is haha! This polish only took two coats to reach full opacity, dried quickly, and didn’t leave any staining. Are you sold yet? 😛

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I feel like every time I show a holo on the blog I say, “I’m usually not a fan of holos, but this one is absolutely stunning!” But yeah, that statement is true….again….and it’s kind of weird to quote yourself. I really loved that this polish looked different in almost every light. Sometimes it was super teal and then sometimes it was more blue leaning, and then sometimes it was super holo and sometimes it was more shimmer-y (and sometimes run-on sentences are totally okay…maybe?) It was pretty cool, I’m glad I bought this!

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Now it’s time for some nail art!nail art, i'm an evil hordak, purple, midwest lacquer, polish those nails, indie polish, nails, nail polish

First up is this kind of 80s (?) inspired design using I’m An Evil Hordak! The print was inspired by this wallpaper by Liv Corday.nail art, i'm an evil hordak, purple, midwest lacquer, polish those nails, indie polish, nails, nail polish

  1. Start with three coats of I’m An Evil Hordak.
  2. Apply a layer of Glossy Glam.
  3. Paint the design on using acrylic paint and a detail brush.
  4. Clean up.
  5. Add another layer of Glossy Glam.

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Next up is a design done with Where Bluebirds Fly!nail art, where bluebirds fly, blue, glitter, midwest lacquer, polish those nails, indie polish, nails, nail polish

This manicure is the reason I’m so bummed that this polish hates me! I could have worn this for days, but it lasted less than 24 hours before it started chipping off /: Anywho, I can’t actually find the inspiration photo for these…..so until I do that, just keep staring at the pretty polish!nail art, where bluebirds fly, blue, glitter, midwest lacquer, polish those nails, indie polish, nails, nail polish

  1. Start with two coats of Where Bluebirds Fly.
  2. Apply a layer of Glossy Glam.
  3. Add the design on with acrylic paint and a detail brush.
  4. Clean up.
  5. Finish with another layer of Glossy Glam.

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Last up is a design done with Not-So Emerald City!

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Random lines seems to be my go-to, but I’m totally digging this look so I don’t mind haha. These were inspired by this photo by Luigi Masella.

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  1. Start with two coats of Not-So Emerald City.
  2. Apply a layer of Glossy Glam.
  3. Paint your lines on with acrylic paint and a detail brush.
  4. Clean up.
  5. Add another layer of topcoat.

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All three of these polishes are currently available in the MidWest Lacquer shop! I’m An Evil Hordak and Where Bluebirds Fly both retail at $5.25 for a 8mL bottle and $8.50 for a 15mL bottle. Not-So Emerald City retails at $5.75 for the 8mL bottle and $9.50 for a 15mL bottle. Overall, I’ve been really happy with this brand! The polishes have all been easy to work with (minus my issues with Where Bluebirds Fly,) they’re all gorgeous, and the logo is adorable! I would definitely check this brand out if I were you! I’ve added following links so you guys can go shop:

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