Looking at the swatches in my backlog to decide what to post for today, I saw a lot of my favorite thing, glitter, so decided since I'd already started with the Milani yesterday, this will be glitter week. Those of you of a creme and shimmer persuasion may want to take a break until next week.
I don't remember where I first heard aboug NerdLacquer. I do know that what turned me into a customer was finding out that she'd created a trio of custom-blended polishes inspired by Monty Python. I watched that show with my mom when I was an impressionable youth and later with my husband—we still quote lines from the show to each other from time to time. I just couldn't resist getting polishes with names like the one I have to share today, Crunchy Frog.
The NerdLacquer stores describes this as a "...revoltingly gorgeous milk chocolate shimmer base with emerald glitter, small and medium grass green hexagonal glitter, olive microglitter, and you might also notice some large chunks of silvery white. The bones, obviously. If we took the bones out it wouldn’t be crunchy, would it?" The bones—I love it!
I used three coats of Crunchy Frog plus topcoat for these swatches.
I couldn't resist seeing how this would look layered, so pulled some greens and a brown to try it with. Left to right below, it's Crunchy Frog, OPI Who the Shrek Are You, Zoya Shawn, and Essie Lady Godiva.
Above, top to bottom: three coats of Who the Shrek Are You plus one of Crunchy Frog, two coats of Shawn plus one of Crunchy Frog, three coats of Crunchy Frog by itself, and two coats of Lady Godiva plus one of Crunchy Frog. I think Shrek might be a bit too light and bright to make a nice base for this; I liked it better over Shawn and Lady Godiva, with Shawn being my favorite (most frog-like, I suppose).
Above, close up of Shawn plus Crunchy Frog in the foreground, with Shrek plus Frog twinkling in the background.
I'll have the other two polishes in the Python trio later this week, and based on how much I like them, I expect more NerdLacquer will join my stash soon.