Lynnderella recently had a pre-sale on her Early Halloween Collection and according to her blog update, the shipping process has begun! Here's a quick look at one of the colors from this collection, A Very Pretty Vampire. I tried this shade on its own, but I'm quite certain that it was intended for use over a darker shade. I used two coats of this over a charcoal grey shimmer (Revlon Midnight Haze). The sun wasn't cooperating entirely, so these were taken under partly cloudy skies. *Click to enlarge glitter detail.*
This is described by Lynn as having multiple sizes of burgundy hexagons and squares in a dark blood-red base with scattered black and red multi-sized accents. Suitable for any blood type.
I used the Glitter Tamer top coat, and this is a new product from Lynnderella. I believe the larger orders received a free bottle, and she is testing the waters to see if it becomes a permanent addition to her product line.
Review of Glitter Tamer: This is rapidly becoming a favorite top coat for me on glitter polishes. It does an incredible job of giving a smooth finish on the most unruly of glitters, it defines and enhances the glitter, it eliminates the tiny fish eye bubbles that I sometimes get with darker base glitter polishes, and the shine...un. believable. It's like a polyurethane coating for your nails! This is a fairly thick top coat, but it dries very quickly. I can normally get the glitteriest of glitters to look smoother and feel somewhat smoother with a top coat, but Glitter Tamer far surpasses anything else. The only drawback is that it's stringy. You know how when you get toward the end of some base and top coats, you'll notice very fine, web-like strings of the product forming off of the brush? That's how the formula is on this product from the start. Honestly, for all of the good things about it, I'm fine with the little web fly aways. I did add 6 drops of thinner to mine, and it seemed less stringy. I'm concerned about causing some kind of chemical imbalance in it by adding too much thinner, and I'd rather tolerate the little strings than diminish any or all of Glitter Tamer's super powers!
Back to my thoughts on A Very Pretty Vampire...she is indeed, very pretty. The formula is sort of jellyish, so I find those a little trickier to apply. The glitter places itself fairly evenly, and I only added a second coat to get more glitter over my nails. Over a darker shade, this reminds me of Deborah Lippmann's Ruby Red Slippers. The blackened base covered my darker Revlon base well, so I have to experiment with this one a little more over lighter bases to see if it makes much of a difference.