Friday, March 22, 2013

Tough As Nails Lacquer - Come and See Collection

**This polish was provided for an unbiased review. All opinions are my own.**
Happy Friday everyone!  I have an awesome indie collection to show you today, Tough As Nails Lacquers Come and See Collection.  This collection symbolizes the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse and these colors definitely tell a story.   This post is pic heavy because I really loved everything and I wanted to show them in a couple different ways.  Let's get to it!

Conquest: The White Horse is described as:  The first Horseman rides the white horse and symbolizes conquest.

From The Book of Revelations 6:1-2 -- I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, "Come and see!" I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.

Conquest is a rather unusual lacquer; it has a stone gray base with lots of tiny holo glitters and holo pigment, as well as some fine white glitter that gives the polish a slightly sand-like effect. If you aren't into the textured look, simply put on a good topcoat and you'll get a glassy shine! Or add a matte topcoat and it will really look like you've got stone cold . . . stone . . . on your nails. I know these are long descriptions but they are so awesome.  And they describe the polish so well.  I added 1 coat of underwear, Essie Cocktail Bling on my ring finger to show you want it looks like layered.  I didn't need it at all.  I have 2 coats of Conquest on the rest of my nails.  The tony holo glitters in this polish are so banging.  I love it.

BOOM! Holo! 

War:  The Red Horse is described as:  The second Horseman rides the red horse and symbolizes war.

From The Book of Revelations 6:3-4 -- When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, "Come and see!" Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. To him was given a large sword.

War: The Red Horse has a jelly red base with lots of red holo goodness. It's so bright, it glows from within. I added one coat of a cheap of red creme on my ring finger as underwear.  Again, I didn't need it at all and I like the polish alone better. I have 2 coats of War on the rest of my nails. I'm a sucker for red glitter polishes and this one delivers. 

Famine:  The Black Horse is described as:  The third Horseman rides the black horse and symbolizes famine.

From The Book of Revelations 6:5-6 -- When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come and see!" I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, "A quart of wheat for a day's wages, and three quarts of barley for a day's wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!"

Famine: The Black Horse has a black jelly base with caramel, wine, gold, and bronze hexes, as well as gold dots, dispersed throughout. This is my favorite of the collection.  I wore this for 3 days and I couldn't stop staring at my nails.  The wine hexes just really set it off.  I've never seen this color combo before in a polish and I adore it!  I have 2 coats of China Glaze Midtown Magic on my pointer and pinkie and use one coat as a base on my middle and ring.  I topped it with one coat of Famine.  I want to put this back on now!

Perfect shot of the wine hexes!  Love!

Death:  The Pale Horse is described as:  The fourth Horseman rides the pale horse and symbolizes death.

From The Book of Revelations 6:7-8 -- When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, "Come and see!" I looked and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine, and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.

Death has a sheer, pale minty-green base with white, green, lime, and iridescent glitter disbursed throughout.  Death was my problem child of the collection.  I used one coat of China Glaze Keep Calm, Paint On on my ring finger and three coats of Death on the rest of my nails.  I would highly recommend going with a base with this one and just using one coat of Death.  My finger is pretty and the green really made it pop.  This polish is packed with glitter and it was just a little thick.  You need a couple coats of top coat to smooth it all out.  Still worth it, in my opinion because the minty green is gorgeous. 

What do you think?  Must haves from this collection?  Famine is definitely my favorite but I love how cohesive, well thought out and original this collection is.  Honestly, I would buy the entire collection if I was you!  

Tough As Nails is available on Etsy and retails for $9 for a full size and $5.75 for the shorty (way bigger than a normal mini!  I'm holding shorties in all the pics).  The collection is fully stocked so run over and get some!

**This polish was provided for an unbiased review. All opinions are my own.**