Lynnderella Sweet Somethings For A Summer Solstice Collection – Swatches and Review
Well I’ve been hanging onto this post for… a LONG time. I was provided with this collection by both Lynnderella and Leah Ann, and then… er… well… Some events took place that made me shelf this review for a month. And if you don’t know what happened, then count yourself as lucky because it was a bit of a clusterf*ck.
Anyway, I decided to finally share these swatches with everyone because when it comes down to it the polishes are really quite gorgeous. And for those that are still interested in the Lynnderella Sweet Somethings Collection, I wanted to show you how the polishes look and how they applied. This post is HUGE. There are 13 polishes in this collection and this will be picture heavy, so you’ve been warned!!
I used Models Own 3-In-1 as my basecoat and Lynnderella Glitter Tamer and China Glaze Fast Forward as my topcoat for all the swatches shown here today. Now let’s get started!
Pentimento is dense and has great coverage at one coat. There’s about 8,000,000.5 things going on in this polish. Hex, small, bar, multi-colored glitter. Definitely one of my favorites in the bunch because you can layer it over virtually anything!
This one reminds me a lot of Lynnderella’s I Can Afford It (swatched [HERE]) but with more colored glitter. I think I like Salad Days a bit more because the green in it is broken up a bit more.
The Garden of Even
This one was a problem child for me. Gritty, even with Glitter Tamer and a thick coat of top coat and it’s still a little bumpy. You can see some lumpy-ness on my middle finger above. This is one of the polishes with intentionally bleeding glitter. ಠ_ಠ
When The Moon Was A Star
I effin’ LOVE this one! Something about the little stars and moons and the luminescent blue-violet glitter layered over black just makes me swoon. ♥ Dabbing method works well with this one, I didn’t have too hard of a time grabbing the larger glitters.
50 Shades of May-Be
I LOVE this one too! I can even get over the fact that it’s named after something that makes the Twilight series look like a literary masterpiece. But Lynn’s Connect The Dots has always been one of my favorites so I knew this one would make me happy.
Here’s bottle shots of Connect The Dots vs. 50 Shades of May-Be. You can enlarge this image by clicking it. The main difference between the two is the silver and grey glitter in 50 Shades of May-Be that is missing in Connect The Dots. 50 Shades of May-Be is also much more densely packed.
A Neutral Party
Another love for me! In the great sea of glitter packed indie polishes, A Neutral Party is the first time I’ve come across a neutral toned glitter-bomb! I love the bar glitter and the golden micro-shimmer in this one too.
This one is quite pretty too! The mix of copper and pink glitter is beautiful, and what looks like micro copper flakies is beautiful! This one is another topcoat eater, so you’ve been warned.
Deep Blue Seeing
I DIE!! Deep Blue Seeing is absolutely stunning!! I love all the different shapes and sizes of the blue glitter, I think my favorite are the ones that look like blue striped squares (you can see it in the macro). It makes me want to be in Bali vacationing in one of their gorgeous glass bottom huts. *sigh* A girl can dream.
O.M.F.G. You guys know how I feel about orange! I absolutely LOVE this one! The different shades of orange mixed with the blue and violet luminescent glitter is to die for!! Apparently this one is limited edition, so hopefully it hasn’t sold out yet for those that want to snag it! Just. Look. At. That. MACRO.
I LOOOOOOVE this one! But I love gold glitter errrrrythang so this comes as no surprise. Ignore the bubbling in the macro shot, that was my fault being impatient with my coats of polish and not letting them dry enough between layers. All of the glitter is golden AND holographic depending on the lighting! Lynn said that Golden Rules is like a golden version of ShapeShifter.
I Don’t Mean Rhinestones
Another limited edition polish in this collection. I love the diamond blue-green opalescent glitter in this one, and it’s a beautiful shade of turquoise.
Inner Space is like the kid sister to Pentimento. It’s filled with multi-colored bar, hex, square and holo glitter. Another great one for layering over ALL the nail polishes!
This one has a warning about possible curling glitters. It’s also the other polish in the collection with intentionally bleeding glitter. I could definitely tell it was bleeding because the suspension base was tinted red. I’m assuming it’ll get darker as the glitter continues to bleed? And once again, ಠ_ಠ. Red bar glitter, multi-colored holo hexes. I like the color combo on this one when it’s layered with Thinking of Blue but it’s not my favorite in the bunch.
The application on almost all of these was fairly easy. I think dabbing worked beset with Golden Rules and When The Moon Was A Star. As for the two polishes with possible curling and intentional bleeding glitters (Kabbalah Bracelet, and The Garden of Even)… Yeaaaahhh.. I’m not really feeling that. Honestly the idea of someone trying to say that curling and bleeding are okay is preposterous to me, especially at Lynnderella’s price point! And if Lynn says it’s okay then that means that anyone can sell faulty indie polishes and it’s alright, right?! WRONG. It makes me worry about the precedent that sets for other polish creators out there.
With that said, I didn’t experience any troubling curling on any of these. The only ones that were a bit gritty were Garden of Even and Common Sense. If I had to pick my favorites, they would be Glass Houses, Golden Rules, A Neutral Party, When The Moon Was A Star and Pentimento.
I believe the only place to purchase Lynnderella polishes at this point in time is on EvilBay. There are a lot of other people selling her polishes on eBay, but http://myworld.ebay.com/lynnderella-lynnderella/ is the one that is actually run by the real Lynnderella. She has a mix of Buy-It-Now (your best option through her) which’ll run you at $20.00 per bottle of polish, ridiculously overpriced bids (who the hell is spending $700 on a bottle of polish?!), and she sells a mix of her older collections and new things that she puts up regularly.
Sooo… you can try your luck through Lynnderella’s eBay shop, or you can just search for Lynnderella on eBay and buy from some other seller. That’s pretty much the way the cookie crumbles right now.
Lynnderella occasionally posts on her blog – http://lynnderella-lynnderella.blogspot.com/ - so you can stay somewhat updated there too.
* The product(s) in this post were sent to me for unbiased review consideration.