11 June 2014

Swatches & Review - Too Fancy Lacquer The Sizzling Collection

EDITED POST: Unfortunately this collection now consists of 3 shades due to pigment issues with The Glow Within. The Glow Within isn't produced anymore.

Hi loves! No Learning the Lingo post today (I will do one again next week, any theme suggestions?) but instead the swatches & review of the soon to be released Summer collection from Too Fancy Lacquer! This 4 piece set is called The Sizzling Collection and will be released this Friday, 7 P.M. CEST. There are also some fun samples available when the shop reopens and since these are one-offs, they'll go fast. You can already check www.toofancylacquer.com to see what'll be available.

Too Fancy Lacquer The Sizzling Collection swatches and review


The formula on these was great, all shades only need 2 coats for opacity though there is some difference in application, so I'll share my thoughts with each shade. I used a base of Essence Studio Nails 24/7 Nail Base which dries matte, and topped each shade with G&G HK Girl Top Coat for a smooth and shiny finish. Drying time was fast on all of these but it was also very warm when I swatched them. Also, don't mind the puffy fingers lol!


Too Fancy Lacquer Drinking... Watermelon is a melon coral holo. This shade is the creamiest of all 4 and also the thickest in formula, but still easy to handle. It has some neon qualities in the bottle that don't translate to the nail, or at least not on me. It looks almost like a salmon color with my skintone! I still like it though. The holo isn't superstrong but visible and adds some nice oomph to the shade. The second coat was more to smooth the surface rather than for opacity.

Too Fancy Lacquer The Sizzling Collection Drinking... Watermelon

Too Fancy Lacquer The Sizzling Collection Drinking... Watermelon

Too Fancy Lacquer The Sizzling Collection Drinking... Watermelon


Too Fancy Lacquer Mon Chéri is a cherry red creme linear holo. I'd classify this as a reddish pink instead of a pinkish red ;-). Also quite creamy but with a slightly thinner formula than Drinking... Watermelon this applied smoother, the holographic effect is also stronger with this beauty. Looking completely opaque in 1 coat, I added a second out of habit and because pictures always highlight things you normally don't see.

Too Fancy Lacquer The Sizzling Collection Mon Chéri

Too Fancy Lacquer The Sizzling Collection Mon Chéri

Too Fancy Lacquer The Sizzling Collection Mon Chéri


Too Fancy Lacquer Starry Eyes is a metallic blue linear holo with a gold sheen. If I could be a mermaid and choose the color of my tail... this would be it! The golden sheen almost appears as a green flash with the right angle and the holo seems both scattered and linear in appearance. I especially love how the metallic finish doesn't interfere with the holographic particles. Thinner formula, the second coat was really needed but it looked perfect after that.

Too Fancy Lacquer The Sizzling Collection Starry Eyes

Too Fancy Lacquer The Sizzling Collection Starry Eyes

Too Fancy Lacquer The Sizzling Collection Starry Eyes


Too Fancy Lacquer The Glow Within is a dark purple linear holo with a vibrant blue glow to the finish (not glow in the dark). This one is HOLO! I love the jewel tone purple Charlene created and while that blue glow didn't manifest as clearly on me as I have seen in other pictures, you can still see it lurking within that rainbow ready to pop out. 2 super easy coats, this one had the best formula of all four.

Too Fancy Lacquer The Sizzling Collection The Glow Within

Too Fancy Lacquer The Sizzling Collection The Glow Within

Too Fancy Lacquer The Sizzling Collection The Glow Within


There you have it, all 4 new beautiful shades from The Sizzling Collection. Anything that sparks your interest? Tell me in the comments!
Too Fancy Lacquer is a hand-blended indie brand based in Hong Kong. The formula is 3 free (no formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl phthalate). Polish prices vary from $10 to $12 (ultra holo's), shipping is available for international customers. You can find Too Fancy Lacquer on their own websiteFacebookTwitter and Instagram. Other e-tailers selling Too Fancy Lacquer can be found here.

12 comments :

  1. Gorgeous swatches! Great review.

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  2. Gorgeous colors! The Glow Within is easily my favorite. I just love purple.

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  3. Starry Eyes and The Glow Within are both my favorites, but Drinking Watermelon looks great on you!!

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  4. Prrrrrrrretty!!!

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  5. Raquel_9mlUniverse12 June, 2014 00:37

    There you go again...teasing me with these amazing holos! :P I loved The Glow Within, it's my favourite out of the 3, but I wouldn't mind having them all. xD

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  6. fashionpolish12 June, 2014 01:33

    Love your swatches, they all look breathtaking <3

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  7. Thanks so much Sheila :)!

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  8. If you love purple, it's a must have! Will you be trying to score some in the restock?

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  9. Thanks Jessica, I was surprised how good it looked on me as shades like that mostly look terrible on me!

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  10. :D luckily these are still to be released in stead of limited edition!

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