NerdLacquer Entirely Unlike Tea
When Harlow & Co first started offering NerdLacquer for sale, I immediately ordered five. For someone who’s always saying that I don’t particularly care for nude polish, the first NerdLacquer to catch my eye was actually a nude polish – Entirely Unlike Tea.
For those who’ve not heard of NerdLacquer, this is a line of nail polish started by Amanda Collier. She “designs”, mixes, and bottles the polish herself.
Entirely Unlike Tea intrigued me for two reasons. First, I don’t think I’ve seen a glittery nude polish before. Shimmer, yes. Glitter, this was the first.
The second reason was the name. I love tea, especially tea with milk. And here we have a polish colour that looks exactly like my favourite iced milk tea, with the name Entirely Unlike Tea! It brought to mind Rene Magritte’s famous work This is Not a Pipe. I shall spare you the philosophy of that though!
So, back to the polish. The base is a sheer nude (for my skin colour, at least). I used three coats and there was still VNL, but that didn’t bother me much. Application was easy.
As for the sparkly bits, I believe there’s pink shimmer in there, along with silver micro glitter; some iridescent, multi-coloured glitter; and a sprinkling of larger hexagonal glitter.
I took the photos only after I had applied top coat. The shiny top coat made it even harder to capture the beautiful polish on camera. This is a shot of the polish in the bottle (without flash) to show you all the sparkly bits.
And on to the nails. Entirely Unlike Tea is a neutral tone, and so should suit both cool and warm skin tones. Of course, it’s considered a nude colour for my kind of skin colour, but would probably be better described as beige or a sandy brown if you’re of a different skin colour.
The larger hex glitter are not a main feature and you may or may not be able to pick any up and apply in on the nails. As you can see, I didn’t pick up many. Also, I think some of them got “buried” when the next coat was applied. Personally, I like the irregularity of it – makes each nail look a little different!
A closer look at the polish on the nail. The multi-colour bits are rather camera-shy, but I do like how I catch flashes of them as I move my fingers.
I still have five more NerdLacquer colours to try, including a free mini bottle of Hyperspace Bypass that I got for being the first few to place an order. I hope to be able to swatch them soon. Unfortunately, work is a little busy right now. In addition, I’ve received quite a bit of new colours recently, and will need some time to swatch and post them. Things should get easier in a month’s time though, so I’m keeping my fingers cross that I’ll be back to more regular blogging then..
And have you tried any NerdLacquer yet? If so, any other colours you would recommend?