Thursday, March 21, 2013

Daily Lacquer - Artemis

     So, I should be packing right now, but here I am blogging... I wanted to get in a post before I leave town for a couple of days and don't have internet access through my computer. My birthday is this Saturday, and the boyfriend and I are taking a road trip to spend some time with my dad and nephew. Just two more days left of my twenties! Some people might get sad about that, but I'm actually pretty excited. The real issue is what to wear on my nails when I start a new decade of my life. ;) Hmm...

     Today's polish is Artemis, from Daily Lacquer's Outer Planets Collection. Outer Planets is one of a few collections Daily Lacquer has that was inspired by Sailor Moon. I gotta say, I looove Sailor Moon! I remember rushing home from school to watch it before I had to go to ballet or work or whatever else I was jamming into my schedule. Artemis was one of the cats in the anime. (Another was Luna, my kitty's namesake. Hopefully I'll get to show you Daily Lacquer's polish based on that character sometime.)

     Artemis is a white crelly packed with blue and holo glitters. There are different sizes and shades of hex and circle glitters, as well as stars and moons. There's also a pretty colour-shifting blueish shimmer running through it. You can layer this one over another polish or build it up to opacity. Personally, I hate seeing the larger glitters getting swallowed by several coats of polish and creating lumps, so I layered it over white. This is one coat of Artemis over two coats of OPI Alpine Snow. (Sidenote: If you're looking for the perfect white polish, Alpine Snow is not it. It's a streaky mess that is somehow both watery and gooey at the same time. It's also a stark correction fluid white, which is what I wanted for this mani, so I decided to use it despite its flaws.) Most of the larger glitters came out on their own. I only had to place a few strategic glitters, but fishing wasn't an issue. A coat each of Gelous and Seche Vite smoothed the shaped glitters and enhanced the shimmer.

     I didn't expect to, but I had a hard time photographing this polish. Between, the shimmer, the white, and the holo glitters reflecting the sun, my camera was not happy. Most of my pics came out blurry or stark white and flat looking. I tried again later with lower lighting, and that's what you see here. I also had problems holding the bottle. Daily Lacquer bottles are super cute, with a different colour bow tied on for each collection, but I felt really awkward trying to position my hand around the bottle shape. Still, extremely pretty packaging.

     The slightly blurry pic above shows off the lovely shimmer. I'm a big fan of white and blue combos, as well as shaped glitter, so I found this polish to be a sparkly and fun one. I know it's not a super mature polish, but hey, Sailor Moon! Daily Lacquer is a line after my own heart. They've had more than one collection based on Sailor Moon, another based on Moulin Rouge, and a Buddy the Elf collection that I sadly missed out on. (I've also heard that there's going to be a Buffy the Vampire Slayer collection. Total OMG.) If you love glitter, you need to check these babies out!

     Artemis is available from Daily Lacquer here for $10. Hope everyone has an awesome weekend! I'm looking forward to cake. ;)



  1. Happy belated birthday!

    oh my god, I loved Sailor Moon. Artemis and Sailor Venus were my favorite, what about you? That's a super cool glitter, love the little moons. I'll have to keep this brand on my radar.

    1. Thanks for the birthday wish! I had a wonderful day. :)

      Sailor Moon and Sailor Jupiter were my faves. And Luna, because she reminded me of Giles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer in a way.

      Oh, and I finally figured out how to get to your blog from your profile. Lol. I have a new smartphone and I'm a little slow on it. Sorry I was so late following! Hope you're having a great week. :)