Today I have my largest post EVER!!…and it’s all for a little brand with big brains and lots of talent behind it. I’m talking about Nerd Lacquer!
Nerd Lacquer was created by an awesome lady named Amanda, she’s a self proclaimed sci-fi nerd that can mix up a mean batch of nail polish. Her creations can be purchased through her Etsy shop as well as Harlow & Co. I discovered Nerd Lacquer when I saw it featured on a few blogs I was browsing through…The moment I saw a swatch of All of Time and Space I frantically rushed over to Etsy to see what else Nerd Lacquer had to offer. There I found soooooo many amazing bottles of polish. I don’t know how long…(but I’m sure it was too long) I spent on her Etsy shop trying to narrow down my favorite colors. Since I’m always a fan of minis and completely indecisive I chose a mini quad set that I could customize with whatever 4 colors my heart desired. This was seriously difficult, but I somehow managed. The four colors I chose are: Don’t Blink, Of Time and Space, Exterminate, and Entirely Unlike Tea. Since there was a delay in getting my order out, Amanda was kind enough to send me two extra minis for the extra wait..how freaking nice of her was that?? My extra minis are Cold & Calculating and ≠C. Oh and that fuzzy black thing in the picture above…its a super cute fuzz ball ring that arrived with my order.
All of the following swatches are of two to three coats plus a clear top coat (Except All of Time and Space…I forgot to put on a top coat..oops!). Although these can be used to layer over other polishes, I wanted to swatch them on their own for my first go at Nerd Lacquer.
Exterminate: Bronzey-brown base with small shimmery gold and blue glitter, black glitter and large gold hex glitter. Applied pretty sheer for the first coat, but was completely opaque after two coats. This is sooooo pretty and without a doubt my favorite. I have a few bronze and brown polishes, but none like this. The color combinations of this glitter is simply amazing.
Entirely Unlike Tea: I’m having a hard time pining down an accurate enough description of this one so I’m just going to refer to what Nerd Lacquer describes it as- “opalescent warm pinky-tan base packed with iridescent glitter plus small and medium silver hexagonal glitter (and boasting a violet-pink opaline sheen), it’s almost, but not quite, precisely like tea from outer space.” I applied 3 coats to achieve my desired opaqueness although I could have gotten away with 2. The only issue I had with this one is that I had to do a little bit of fishing for hex glitter since very few were sticking to my brush. Other than that I’m am very pleased with this one, it makes me want to buy more nudes. I do not own many nudes because most of them seem so blah to me, but this is without a doubt the prettiest and most unique nude I’ve come across.
≠C: Sheer blue green base with shimmery blue and gold glitter and small blue, green, and black square glitter. I love love love this one, such a pleasant surprise. The first coat is very sheer, I applied 2 coats to get it opaque but you can even go for a third if you wish. I wasn’t sure what the name of this one was called…”not equal to C?” I didn’t quite get it so Amanda was kind enough to give me an explanation: “ quasi-scientific notation for “not equal to c” (c being the standard representation for the speed of light [in a vacuum]). in other words… not extremely fast. or… slow.” haha..I love how nerdy she actually is
Cold & Calculating: Opaque royal purple with shimmery silver and purple glitter, small silver hex glitter and medium silver hex glitter. This polish is perfectly opaque after 2 coats and applied like a dream I’m a huge fan of purples so I especially like this one.
Don’t Blink: Creamy grey base with mini gunmetal and silver hex glitter, larger silver hex glitter and a shimmer of fine silver glitter. The glitter in this formula is not entirely suspended in the creamy base so you will not get much of a sparkle from the glitter, which I don’t mind really. I like how the glitter is kind of muted by the creamy base, but still very visible.
All of Time and Space: Sheer minty green with shimmery fuchsia and silver glitter, medium fuchsia glitter, and larger silver hex glitter. 1 coat was very sheer, 2 coats was almost opaque, but still some visible nail, 3 coats was completely opaque. I could have gotten away with 2 coats, but I don’t like to see my nails very much. The color and glitter combo in this one is very unique which makes it amaaaazing
The formula for all of these polishes was great, no real problems. My only regret is that I wish I purchased them in full size now that I really know how great they are. Nerd Lacquer has quickly become my “gotta have” polish….
If only I could be the Nerd Lacquer spokesperson, but I severely lack in the sci-fi department At least I can always enjoy wearing this polish!
So have I convinced you in trying out some Nerd Lacquer??
* Currently Harlow & Co is sold out of Nerd Lacquer and the Etsy shop is almost sold out with only a few bottles of select colors remaining,
Some extra pics featuring the fuzz ball ring. Can you tell I love this ring? ….