I was able to pick up the initial release of seven colors and I am told that in January, there will be an addititon of 78 different selections. Coming in summer are all kinds of nail products such as nail hardener, cuticle oil, superior shine top coat and a fast drying top coat. I can't wait to see the shine top coat!!! I'm all about the bling.
Before we get into pictures, I have to tell you that when you apply this polish, you will notice immediately that it is different. It is rich looking in a way that I can't even describe. But the look is something that people notice and will ask what kind of polish it is. My husband noticed and complimented me on my nails asking what kind of polish it was and why did it look different and nicer than other polishes. Read that sentance again. My husband noticed!!!!
This post could feel like picture overload to you as we get into it because the polish is so interesting that I took over a thousand pictures to try and give it justice. I don't have a superhero camera but I'll show you what I've got. Let's look at the color polishes first.
The colors, from left to right are: Blue Suede Shoes, Skating On Thin Ice, Runway Sparkle, Stylish Spectator, and B-Ceen-B-Gorgeous. Blue Suede Shoes is a dusty denim color with micro-shimmers in it that are tone on tone. Skating On Thin Ice is a dusty light purple with tone-on-tone micro shimmers. Runway Sparkle is a deep red jelly with red glitter floating within. Stylish Spectator is a medium tone grey with micro shimmers. B-Seen-B-Gorgeous is a dusty medium pink with tone-on-tone microshimmers. The microshimmers in the colors give a gorgeous sheen and the super macro pictures almost betray the true beauty of the shine of these polishes.
And then there's two glitters, one of which is so different than any I've seen before that I swatched it as soon as I purchased so I could see what it looked like. Left to right they are Twinkling Snow and Twinkling Glitter.
Look at how milky looking Twinkling Snow is. Isn't that wild? I couldn't imagine what it was going to look like but the milkiness is actually little teeny glitters that mix in with the holographic hex glitters you see. It is totally crazy awesome! Twinkling Glitter is full on Holographic glitter. Both glitters are pure silver glitters that reflect every color of the rainbow.
Here's a super close-up of Twinkling Glitter since I've shown you close-ups of Twinkling Snow.
I initially swatched all the colors and had planned to wear B-Ceen-B-Gorgeous with Twinkling Glitter on top as my test manicure. I had purchased those in a set and thought I should try them together. Then, when I swatched Blue Suede Shoes, I immediately knew it would be an exact match to the color I was wearing for my anniversary so I applied that instead. More about that in a minute.
Let me quickly tell you a few things about this polish. It applies with perfection with NO streaking. The only reason you see streaking in the purple is because I dripped an extra drop on it and smeared it some. The streaking is completely operator error and not at all due to the polish itself. They are completely smooth as satin, or dare I say...silk. The glitters are lightly bumpy but nothing a good top coat can't smooth. I did find that Runway Sparkle was completely holographic when wet but as it dried, it's harder to see the glitter within. I imagine it's something about how the Sil-Tek fibers dry.
All swatches were done with two coats. Most colors could be one coaters, except for Stylish Spectator, Twinkling Snow and Twinkling Glitter, but I two coated everything because that's just how I roll.
As I spoke of above, I changed my decision on what color to wear first when I saw the dusty denim blue of Blue Suede Shoes. I had a top I was going to wear for our anniversary dinner and I just knew these would match perfectly. At dinner, my husband marveled over how perfectly my nails matched my outfit. I couldn't have planned it if I'd tried. He normally hates blue on my nails but he loved this one and the richness of the finish. He noticed it and asked why it was different so I gave him a sales pitch. :)
Here is my Anniversary manicure and a comparison with my top:
I know, right? Blue Suede Shoes was made for me!!! A few days later, I applied Twinkling Snow over it because I loved how it looked when I swatched it that way.
I have received many compliments as I wore Blue Suede Shoes alone and as I wear it with Twinkling Snow over it. People have asked me what brand I'm wearing because it looks different and somehow a bit "fancier" than the average polish. Venique Nail Lacquer will be carried in salons, not mass markets, and the suggested retail price is $7.50. I would urge you to ask at your salon for them to carry the brand so that you might try it. It really is cool!
I have a ton of pictures showing off the colors, and you'll be likely to see more as I complete manicures with the other colors. I am going on six days at the time of this writing with ZERO tip wear. I put Seche Vite on top on my right hand to see if it affected the glitter, (which it didn't), but it did cause some shrinkage. Always wrap your tips people!!!
Please let me know any questions you might have that I haven't covered here or if you need to see more pictures, just let me know. Good to see everyone!!!