Takko Lacquer: Wanderlust

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my readers here in the US, and to anyone else that may be celebrating today!  One of the many things I am thankful for is all of YOU! My husband pushed me and pushed me to just start a blog to have a fun way to show off my collection, and I never thought so many people would be even remotely interested in looking at my chubby nubbin’ nails 🙂 So thank you!

Speaking of nubbin’ nails… mine have made a reappearance again 😦  I had finally recovered from my last break, when I got a small tear at my nail bed line on my swatching hand’s index finger. I tried to repair it, but I had waited too late (it happened when I was out) so the nail just had to be cut. Back to square one! You’ll probably notice for about a week that particular finger is uneven- I refused to cut the entire nail that far down, so one edge is a bit shorter than the other (that’s where the break happened). Truth be told, I prefer my nails this short in terms of function- with how much running around and housework I do, maintaining longer nails is hard. But I love LOOKING at my nails when they’re long!

Anyways, on to my swatches! Today I decided to wear a long lemming that I finally purchased- Takko Lacquer’s Wanderlust! Takko Lacquer is a newer brand on the indie scene, and all of her polishes are just absolutely stunning. I now own 5! You’ll be seeing the others soon 🙂

 This is described on the Etsy listing as ‘a smokey lilac jelly creme hybrid lacquer with vibrant teal shimmer’.  And I can’t resist quoting the inspiration of the polish from it’s listing as well- all of Takko Lacquers have *amazing* descriptions and inspiration photos. ‘Toes in the sand, taking over the world’s concrete jungles, tea with the Queen, climbing up mountains, shopping in the Champs Elysee. Watching the sunrise, and racing it to watch it set on the other coast. This one is for all of those whose heart is always wanderlust, ready for adventure and chasing unknown lands, the world is your playground.’  *swoon*

‘Vibrant teal shimmer’ is a VERY good description here.  This shimmer is very, very noticeable.  It’s not one that only comes out to play in sunlight- it’s just as beautiful and visible in the shade and indoors.

Application was amazing. I rarely use the phrase ‘applied like butter’, but that’s really how this applied. The polish is a bit on the thicker side, but it goes exactly where you want it to- no flooding, no other issues. It even appeared to self level a bit!

This is 2 coats of Wanderlust followed by 1 coat of Color Club topcoat. I could have gotten away with 1 coat, but I did 2 since I was going to photograph.

Close up photo of one of my nails!

I could probably rave forever about these polishes.  Though I didn’t photograph it, I wore ‘We’re All Mad Here’, one of her holiday colors, just yesterday and it took my breath away.

All Takko Lacquer polishes are 3-Free, made in the USA (all the ingredients, pigments, base, bottles, labels, from the boxes and bubble wrap are USA made), vegan, cruelty free, and mineral based.

You can follow Takko Lacquer’s blog here to keep up to date on new polishes and news, and follow them on Twitter here (@takkolacquer).

You can buy these beautiful colors at Takko Lacquer’s Etsy store here. Polishes sell for $15.  I know that’s a bit higher than a lot of girls are comfortable spending- but trust me, they are worth every penny. They’re worth saving for! Restocks typically happen on Fridays at 1pm EST. If you want something, though, be sure to be there when she opens! There’s usually only a few of each color and things move pretty quickly (though not so fast you want to throw your computer out a window).

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

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4 responses

  1. Ashley S.

    That is gorgeous! You have pretty nails too 🙂

    November 22, 2012 at 9:19 am

  2. Aww thanks! They’re not too terrible I guess 😉 TEENY though! I really love this color 🙂

    November 22, 2012 at 8:57 pm

  3. Wow! That is a spectacular color!! I don’t have any Takko polishes. Must look into these!

    November 30, 2012 at 8:54 am

  4. They’re awesome Andrea! And she stocks in an hour 🙂 🙂

    November 30, 2012 at 11:06 am

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