Monday, January 13, 2014
A Box, Indied - Ice Queen
As base color I used Catrice Paralilac (Celtica Limited Edition), a glass flecked slightly taupe-leaning medium purple. Application was easy, I used three coats for opacity.
On top of Paralilac, I dabbed one coat of Black Cat Lacquer Ice Queen, a clear base with circles in various pastel colors, white hexes, circles and snowflakes plus holographic microglitter.
As beautiful as this polish is, it's a little hard to work with, the base is a little too thin but still has the tendency to get gloopy. The snowflakes are hard to get out of the bottle, even with placing the bottle upside down before polishing. It took me several turns of shaking and fishing until I had one single snowflake on my brush. One coat of Rica Glossy Glam topcoat was enough to povide a smooth finish.
Black Cat Lacquer are available at their own store (US and Canada), at MeiMei's Signatures and at Anjo Beauty. Ice Queen was exclusive to the december "A Box, Indied". The box with five indie polishes is available at Llarowe as a one month only box or as subscription (50$ per box).