Arcane Lacquer is a new Aussie indie brand created by Bec from Nail Gun XS. It burst onto the scene with a collection of unique polishes that are unlike any indie polish I’ve seen before. The thing that sets these apart, and has made me fall in love with them, is that the majority are work friendly. Working in a semi-corporate environment means that I can’t wear the usual glitterbombs we see from indie brands, so I’m really glad to be able to wear these whenever I want.
The combinations of colours, glitters and shimmer in these are so unique. I asked Bec where she gets her inspiration from, and she told me that apart from polish, abstract painting is her other hobby. It seems she just has a creative knack for putting together combinations that just work.
Dreary Days is the one that started it all, and is still my favourite. It has a mix of multi sized lavender and black hexes, along with some iridescent purple hexes and holo in a dark blue-grey jelly base. Normally I’m not a fan of black glitter as I think it’s too jarring, but here it looks like a sprinkling of pepper and pops nicely against the base colour. I used 3 coats here.
Willow is a dusty green creme base with green, blue and gold hexes in a variety of sizes. This is 3 coats.
In the bottle, Mercurial is quite similar to Dreary Days, but on the nail the differences become more evident. It has a medium grey jelly base with blue and green hexes, and beautiful blue-green colour shifting glass flecks.
Storm in a Teacup is a mix of purple and gold hexes in a variety of sizes in a very sheer, light grey-purple base. The base is so sheer that I knew I’d have a hard time getting it opaque on my nails, so I layered one coat of it over Contrary Polish Purple Smoke.
Bec has already released a second collection with some equally pretty and unique polishes. I have a couple of them to show you, so keep an eye out for my review next week.
What do you think of these new polishes? Would you wear them to work?