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Monday, 18 March 2013

lush lacquer birthday cake

LUSH LACQUER BIRTHDAY CAKE review swatch photo

I loooove me some Indie nail polishes. I'll put my hands up and admit I'm always on the quest for the next glitter polish and I've been flirting more and more with Indie polishes of late. Basically Indie nail polishes are made with glitter and a special suspension base. They are so unique and different from the types of glitters you tend to get on the mainstream market so I thought I'd start a new feature showcasing some of my favourites!

Lush Lacquer Birthday Cake is a bluey-purpley-white shade (I cant put my finger exactly on the base shade, although it does look fairly white, but sometimes blue toned) that looks like it's packed full of hundreds and thousands. The glitter is mainly iridescent with a few flecks of holographic particles going through it. I can see particles of pink, gold, orange, blue, green and purple as well as some multicolour strands too. While I have worn this alone, I prefer to layer it over a base colour. In the past I've used white but for the above swatches I used a periwinkle blue from Revlon called Dreamy. The base colour has mixed with the milkiness of Birthday Cake so it looks a little like my favourite nail polish of all time Models Own Utopia. I used two coats over the top of Revlon Dreamy and then used Nails Inc Kensington Caviar Topcoat.

I absolutely love Lush Lacquer as a brand. I love their little mini 5ml bottle. I buy 8 for £33 including shipping to the UK, which is slightly on the pricey side for just 5ml of polish but their full size's (15ml) are a very reasonable £6 or so. Birthday Cake is personally one of my stand out shades from the range and I personally highly recommend it!

I just want to point out as there is a little confusion in comments, Lush Lacquer is not part of the brand Lush. It's an independent handmade nail polish brand sold via Etsy. As far as I know Lush Cosmetics doesn't currently do nail polishes!

43 comments

  1. I love Lush Lacquer! I was so excited when I found them haha. I haven't tried this but seeing as you just compared it to Utopia I might have to xo

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  2. This looks like such a pretty glitter polish! Is it still hard to get off?

    Maydoll

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  3. This is such a beautiful polish! :) love it!
    Rachel x

    www.ohsoaddictedtobeauty.blogspot.com

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  4. Such a pretty colour! Your nails always look perfect :) x

    blogstandardact.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I've never tried Lush nail varnishes but this looks gorgeous!
    http://thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Absolutely love that colour!x
    lifeandlipsticks.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. I have this :-) love it!

    Elspeth xx

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  8. This is lovely! So so pretty! Love it! xxx

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. This is so cool, and I love how it's called birthday cake. Definitely tempted to get it!

    www.laurensibs.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Gorgeous polish!


    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. i have never tried Lush Lacquer but this is such a pretty colour!xx

    vintage teapot//fashion beauty & life

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  12. Love love love those nails! check out my blog it's got reviews on all kinds of stuff like beauty products....
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  13. This looks really gorgeous and unique! Never really looked into Lush beauty products but this is absolutely lovely!

    xx
    http://crookedteethxo.blogspot.be

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  14. This is such a gorgeous colour and effect and at a brilliant price!

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    x

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  15. love this colour

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  16. So pretty, I love the glitter in it! xxx
    http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. That's such a gorgeous nail polish never seen any thing quite like it xxx

    http://dazzleulooks.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. That nail polish is amazing!!
    xx

    http://the-astyle.blogspot.ca

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  19. I haven't seen a nail polish like this before! It looks fab ! :)

    hevastyle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. This comes out amazing!!
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    S xx

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  21. I would love to try some of the Lush Lacquer nail polishes, they look amazing! xxx
    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. such a pretty colour! I'm sure the other day in Lush I saw they had started nail polishes...maybe I was just imagining i though!

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    B XXX

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  23. this is such a beautiful shade! looks gorgeous layered over dreamy xx

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  24. Interesting nail polish. That's quite a strange shade. I think the name suits it perfectly, though.

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  25. Such a cute colour and really pretty :) It is excatly like birthday cake icing!

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. I love that you are featuring indie cosmetics! I'm a big fan of indie eyeshadow but haven't really explored nail polish. The needs to changed! They're so unique.
    xox

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  27. Aww it reli reminds me of cupcakes! I can see why it's called birthday cake! Looks different to the average glitter nail varnish xx

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  28. this is so pretty! x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. Such a babe of a polish! I can see why you love it xx

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  30. Wow looks like such an amazing colour!

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  31. This looks so cool!Lovely colour, really into pastel purples at the moment and this polish isn't that expensive so this is a plus! <3

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  32. Such gorgeous colours, and neat concept! x

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  33. Nails Inc. have a very similar polish, shade 'Sugar Bakers Court'

    x

    http://beautyblahblahblah.blogspot.co.uk/

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  34. I've never seen Lush nail polish :) This one is perfect for spring! Love it <3


    Yolennie
    www.lavenderfedora.blogspot.com

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  35. I've never seen this before. These nails are so pretty I love them!

    http://theoctober-girl.blogspot.co.uk/

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  36. Hiii! I've just started making my own indie polishes in the U.K. I can make glitters, coloured polishes with glitter (similar to birthday cake, illamasqua speckled or nails inc feathers) or just normal colours. I can also create custom polishes of your choice!

    www.etsy.com/NorthernSkyNails

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