Monday, January 6, 2014

Rain City Lacquer For Love Or Money, Part 1

**press sample**

Good morning friends! I hope you all had a good weekend. We are experiencing record cold here and had snow this weekend. I love cold and snow, but 2 degree high temp is a bit too cold even for me. Luckily we have a good furnace and I got a couple of pairs of warm fuzzy socks and a really warm fuzzy blanket for Christmas, so I'm all set. Saying a lot of prayers for those who aren't as fortunate as we are, hoping they find shelter through this intense cold. 

Last week I got my first set of Rain City Lacquers. I was really excited when Rica contacted me to see if I would like to swatch her upcoming For Love Or Money Collection. I've been following Rain City for a while and am happy to get my hands on some of these. 

This collection is very unique in that there are all different types of polish in it, I love that! The polish names all have a common theme, but there are a few different options going on in here for all tastes. 

Today I'm going to show you Precious Gems and Rose Gold & Diamonds.

First up, Precious Gems.

Rica describes Designer Gems as a rainbow of holo hexes and circles in a clear base.

For this mani I did 2 coats of Essie The More The Merrier, added 2 coats of Designer Gems and then sealed it in with 1 coat of Glossy Glam. 

This polish is really fun.There's a nice mix of colors and shapes in this one and it flowed nicely on the nail. I did do a little fishing and placement because I wanted specific glitters. The glitter layers nicely so you can see every layer. You know how I love to see that squish!

Next up is Rose Gold & Diamonds

Rica describes Rose Gold & Diamonds as holo hexes in pink and silver mixed with fine pink holo bar glitter in a clear base. 

For this mani I started with 2 coats of OPI Planks A Lot then added 2/3 coats of Rose Gold & Diamonds and topped it with Glossy Glam. 

I have to confess, I'm not much of a fan of bar glitter. These teeny hair sized bar glitters are a little better, but I'm just not a fan. It's purely my personal taste. As far as this polish goes, it's very pretty. It was a little on the watery side, and I had to do some placement to get the bigger glitters on the nail. But that can happen with this type of glitter polish, so I don't see it as a bad thing. And I love the color combo. The base looked a little cloudy in the bottle but on the nail it's clear as can be. 

So far I'm impressed with this collection Rica has put out. The packaging is really cute, Rica hand writes the polish names on cloud shaped tags and attaches them to each bottle. I love the thought that goes into this, but I worry about losing those little tags! I'm gonna store them carefully so that I don't. :) 

For Love Or Money will be available for pre-order this Thursday 01/09/14. 

Rain City Lacquer can be purchased through Rica's website here. Be sure to follow Rain City on Instagram for updates on the release!

Glossy Glam topcoat can be purchased through their Etsy store here

I hope you all enjoyed these polishes! I can't wait to show you the rest of the collection throughout the week!

Talk to you soon!


**The Rain City Lacquer's in this post were provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. Please see my disclosure policy for more details.**

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