Hey guys! Hope you all had a great weekend. We went and saw Gravity on Saturday. I was holding my breath the whole time! I would never EVER want to go up into space, and watching that movie made it even more clear that I would never want to go into space! LOL!!
Then yesterday was my guys birthday (34!!) and we went to EMP which I've actually NEVER been to. I can at least say I've been, cause it was really kinda boring. I was looking forward to the Fantasy exhibit, cause HELLO! I LOVE unicorns! lol! It was pretty tiny which was too bad, but YO, I walked around the corner and smack dab into a Xena costume! I freaked the eff out! I have probably mentioned it before, but Xena has always been my favorite show. Anytime I see anyone that's been in the show, I freak out. Anyways, that was the highlight of my day. For my guy, I think it was spinning on the turntables. You can see a couple video's on my Instagram page. Man he cracks me up!
Anyways, on to the polish! I was so excited to find this brand, because....LORD OF THE RINGS! I know I've talked about it before, but I am a HUGE LOTR fan, and have read many of the History's of Middle Earth. I was so excited to find this brand, and OMG do I want more! : ) The brand is called Lucky 13 Lacquer.
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost,
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring,
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king
That little ditty is about Aragorn. They actually had a little bit of the poem in the movie Return of the King when they remake the sword of Narsil into Andúril. Yeah, I'm going to be dropping a bit of Tolkien on your ass. Just let me be a dork for these next 5 minutes will ya! : )
Anyways, this polish is described as a "frosty brown with tons of teensy green shimmer". That doesn't sound all that great to me, but believe me when I say this is really gorgeous on. While it definitely looks brown in the bottle, on my skintone it turned into a coppery gold. Stunning, stunning really!
Now as far as formula, these all had a very similar formula, and it was very strange. It was kinda a gooey, sticky like formula. And I know that sounds really unappealing, but it was actually very easy to work with. And every one of these required three coats.
Next up is Flame of Udun. This one has so, so much depth! It's a black jelly base with lots of gold shimmer and orange glitter. It's perfect for Halloween.
Ok, so the reference to this goes WAY back in the history of Middle Earth. We all know that Gandalf called the Balrog in the mines of Moria "flame of Udun", but, if you're wondering was Udun is, it is the fortress of Morgoth in Beleriand (to the north of Middle Earth). And if you're wondering who Morgoth is, he was Sauron's master, and a Valar. Balrog's were servants of Morgoth. AND if you really want to get into it, Balrog's were once Maiar, the same as Sauron and Olorin (also known as Gandalf!). Mind blown right?
Ahem....anyways, the formula on this was the same as Not all who Wander are Lost. But again, it was easy to work with. I applied three coats, but should have wrapped my tips a couple times (I usually only wrap once with polish) as it was thin at the tips.
Ahh, I love it! It's like burning embers!
Next up is One Does Not Simply... yeah, I had to absolutely have this one for the name. This one is described as "Shimmery chocolate brown jelly with fine silver, red, and caramel, medium red and caramel, and large silver glitters." This one was just eh for me. It had the same formula as the other two, and again, three coats. The glitter also sinks in the bottle, so give it a good roll before applying.
This one is obviously inspired by Boromir. But unfortunately there isn't much to say about Boromir that you don't already know if you've read the book, or seen the movies. So lets move on!
And last, but not least is my favorite from the ones I picked up. This is But I Want to Fight. This one is described as "purple jelly with fine and medium lime green holo glitters." My bottle doesn't have as much glitter as the one on their site shows, so that's too bad, but it was still my favorite. This has the same formula as the rest, and applied easily in three coats.
This one is inspired by Merry. For those of you who have read the books, you will know they cut out a lot when adapting it to film. One big thing they cut out was the Battle of Bywater which was the last battle of the War of the Ring that happened in the Shire. The movie referenced it in Lothlorien when Galadriel showed Frodo what would happen if he failed his quest. Thought in the book it did actually happen. Both Pippin and Merry were leaders in the Hobbit forces that won the Battle of Bywater.
And BAM, I'm done!
I can't wait to buy more of these, but I'm really sad that I don't like the polish inspired by Sam as he is my favorite character.
I would love, love, love to hear if any of you pick up any of these!! Let me know what you think!
P.S. I am actually as dorky as this post might lead you to believe....