It has been forever and a day since I have done a Mani Monday post. Partially because my poor nails went through a horrible phase of peeling and being over all ugly little nubbies. But I have managed to get it under control with lots of moisturizing and honestly cutting the split/peel out of them when they appear. While I don't know if that was the best solution it worked for me. I also moved to an acetone with a lavender essential oil added to it so it isn't such a harsh toil on my nails when I remove my polish. But since the "girls" are on the mend I decided to do a Mani Monday post featuring one of my favorite indies, Vapid Lacquer.
Now, I know that there was a HUGE HOT MESS going on in the indie polish community with the Mentality issue. There is no need for me to rehash that drama but in case you missed it there are several posts about what happened and seriously all you have to do is look up the #mentalityburns and see what I am talking about. This issue cause a huge backlash in the indie polish community causing people to stop buying indie polishes. Now what happened with Mentality is HORRIBLE ( and down right fucked up) but that is NOT the norm and all of the lovely ladies that I have purchases my indie polishes from are wonderful and I have had NO side effects whatsoever. Well, okay the only side effect I had was FABULOUS looking nails with kick ass polish on them but that is what we want. But enough of that...
So we all know that Halloween is coming up and of course, with no surprise, it is my favorite holiday. Last year, Krys ( the talented owner of Vapid Lacquer) made an incredible Halloween collection and I managed to score not one but two of these highly coveted polishes, Witching Hour and Vampires Don't Sparkle (which always reminds me of this image which makes me laugh EVERY time I see it).
|Girl, you go that right, That is not acceptable at all...|
So I decided to do a vampy gradient of the two plus some stamping and I learned two very important things.
1. Stamping is a skill and an art. If it isn't practiced on a regular basis you WILL revert back to your craptacular stamping skills. (So please don't judge these polishes on my shitty stamping)
2. Gradients are awesome on all nail lengths however I need some practice doing it on nubs. (Again don't judge these polishes on my crappy gradient job)
I also took some polish bottle shots so you can truly see the beauty of these polishes since my nails are not a great representation. I know some of you may ask if you think that your polish job is so crappy why are you sharing it? Well honestly there are lots of people who love polish but are super polish masters or stampers right now. If I can get better seriously ANYONE can. There is hope for you. Also it is because Krys is a bad ass and makes incredible polishes. After the drama that has gone on from Mentality people need to know that there are incredible makers of kick ass polishes who aren't about the drama. (I will also be doing more Mani Mondays to feature and shout out the other awesome companies and makers so show my love)
Now while you can't get these polishes right now you CAN get them for a limited time restock for the non sparkly spooky season on October 3rd for a one time restock! Yup ladies and gents mark you calenders and get your click on to purchase these two plus Apparition and Purple Poison only on this date until they are sold out. However Kry is also releasing a Fall Collection that will around until the end of the year so you don't have to kneecap your polish friends in order to pick up a limited stock of those. Now where can you pick up these gorgeous goodies? You can pick them up here and stalk them like a ninja on October 3! Now go prepare yourself to be the Vapid Lacquer Ninja ready to stalk the ALL THE POLISH! I hope that enjoyed this installment of Mani Monday, until next time lovelies!