14 May 2015

Swatches & Review - Too Fancy Lacquer Fantasia, Keep Calm & Love Unicorns and Pink Flames

Hi loves! Last Sunday I had a nice swatching session. I had some shades left from Too Fancy Lacquer and figured it would be fun to show them, even though not all of these seem to be easily available right now. Hope you still enjoy looking at the pretties! The shades I am showing are Too Fancy Lacquer Fantasia which is a deep dark blue jelly filled with shimmering copper flakes, Too Fancy Lacquer Keep Calm and Love Unicorns, part of the "Keep Calm" series and Pink Flames that isn't as pink as the name suggest ;-).

Too Fancy Lacquer Fantasia

Too Fancy Lacquer Keep Calm and Love Unicorns

Too Fancy Lacquer Pink Flames


Doesn't that look promising?!

Too Fancy Lacquer Fantasia
Too Fancy Lacquer Fantasia
Too Fancy Lacquer Fantasia is, as I said, a deep dark blue jelly with shimmery copper flakes. It has a lot of depth and sparkle and really needs to be seen in real life to be fully appreciated. The formula was okay, it applied evenly in 2 coats and finished with topcoat it dries down very shiny.

Too Fancy Lacquer Keep Calm and Love Unicorns

Too Fancy Lacquer Keep Calm and Love Unicorns


Too Fancy Lacquer Keep Calm and Love Unicorns is a lilac holo with what seems to be a pink flash. I already used this shade before in my blobbicure and I love it as much by itself as well. The formula was a bit thinner, less creamy, so I used 3 coatd for full opacity, but it was heavenly to apply. Not runny or pooling my cuticles. Finished with topcoat.

Too Fancy Lacquer Pink Flames

Too Fancy Lacquer Pink Flames


Too Fancy Lacquer Pink Flames is a very red leaning shade, especially on my skintone. Seeing other swatch pictures I am starting to think my bottle might be mislabeled..? Who knows, it might just be a batch difference combined with different lighting and such. The formula was similar to Keep Calm and Love Unicorns, thinner but not runny nor pooling, so again I used 3 coats for full opacity and topped with topcoat.

Overall conclusion
Especially now the days are getting warmer and sunnier, the holo's are speaking to me again, and Keep Calm and Love Unicorns is a gorgeous shade for those days (besides having an awfully cute name. Fantasia was definitely a positive surprise to me and it's great to see Charlene creates beautiful shades even though they aren't her signature holographic ones! Pink Flames might not look pink at all, but it's a stunner either way.

Which of these 3 shades caught your attention? 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). You can find Too Fancy Lacquer on their own website, other e-tailers selling Too Fancy Lacquer can be found here.

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Too Fancy Lacquer Fantasia

Too Fancy Lacquer Keep Calm and Love Unicorns

Too Fancy Lacquer Pink Flames

30 comments :

  1. Keep Calm and Love Unicorns <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 So pretty! Fantasia is really gorgeous too though!! Perfect swatches Deborah!

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  2. Oh my gosh Keep Calm and Love Unicorns is freaking gorgeous! This indie is absolutely killing it right now, definitely need to get my hands on a few of these.

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  3. ohh they are all gorgeous! I think my favorite is Fantasia :)

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  4. Wow, these are all stunning! Fantasia is amazing!

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  5. Lovely swatches, hun!
    Keep Calm and Love Unicorns is my favourite (still remember that blobbicure :))

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  6. Pink Flames is stunning! They are all gorgeous. Thanks for the swatches :)

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  7. Keep Calm and Love Unicorn is the most beautiful lilac ever! And how could you NOT love it for the name? Your nail are looking so long, healthy and beautiful Deborah :*

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  8. The swatches are lovely! Fantasia is probably my favorite of them! I love the name as well :D

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  9. Keep Calm and Love Unicorns - how freaking gorgeous is that!! I am really starting to dig those lilac shades lately.

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  10. The last two are very pretty but I really love Keep Calm and Love Unicorns. Your swatches are very beautiful :)

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  11. Anything whatsoever to do with Unicorns = SOLD! Just so happens that one is my favourite!

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  12. Fantasia is gorgeous! I like the other two as well but that one is wow!

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  13. I love Keep Calm and Love Unicorns ! It seems a little darker than Lilac Rain, right? :)

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  14. These are all gorgeous, but I think Fantasia is my fav! Your swatches are just perfect!

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  15. Pink Flames is amazing!! They all look great on you!

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  16. It's totally a shade for you :D! Thanks Em ♥

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  17. It sucks that right now there are shipping issues from Hong Kong but luckily there a quite a few stockists that carry the brand!

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  18. You're welcome, glad you like them!

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  19. ♥ thanks Paulina! You are so sweet. And yeah, that name just kills it!

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  20. I'm all into lilacs as well! It's that perfect in between shade - colorful yet subdued.

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  21. :D it's a gorgeous shade even without the epic name!

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  22. It's indeed a bit darker but also a bit "dirtier" in tone :) not as soft as Lilac Rain.

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