23 June 2015

Swatches & Review - Too Fancy Lacquer Hypnotic Harmonie, Pandora's Gift and The Glow Within

Hi loves! Today I got 3 beautiful shades to show you from Too Fancy Lacquer. It's a mixed set: Pandora's Gift was a single shade release, Hypnotic Harmonie is part of a 4 piece set and The Glow Within might sound familiar - that's because it was already created a year ago but the formula had fading issues.

Too Fancy Lacquer Hypnotic Harmonie

Too Fancy Lacquer Pandora's Gift

Too Fancy Lacquer The Glow Within


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Too Fancy Lacquer Hypnotic Harmonie
Too Fancy Lacquer Hypnotic Harmonie
Too Fancy Lacquer Hypnotic Harmonie
Too Fancy Lacquer Hypnotic Harmonie was released as part of the Party collection, a 4 piece set of polishes containing multichrome flakies. In addition to the flakies, this polish has a luscious purple base filled with a scattered holographic sparkle. My usual lighting didn't really show the flakies so scroll all the way down for something unique: daylight pictures!

Formula was great, 2 easy coats, no poking flakies and a smooth finish. Topped with topcoat.

Too Fancy Lacquer Pandora's Gift

Too Fancy Lacquer Pandora's Gift

Too Fancy Lacquer Pandora's Gift


Too Fancy Lacquer Pandora's Gift is a soft pink linear holo packed with silvery grey shimmers. To be honest, this isn't a shade I'd normally wear, but I do love how the silver shimmer looks against the pale pink base.

Formula was good, it felt a bit sheer on the first coat but with 2 medium coats I had good coverage. Topped with topcoat.

Too Fancy Lacquer The Glow Within


Too Fancy Lacquer The Glow Within


Too Fancy Lacquer The Glow Within has been returned after a long absence. This shade was originally released in the Sizzling collection but it turned out to be a fader (I was surprised on my initial review it looked so light on me compared to others but yeah, my lighting does brighten polishes a bit..). After creating it with different pigments, it seems it's here to stay! It's described as a medium dark purple linear holo with a gorgeous blue glow. You can see that blue lurking around within the holo arc so nicely.

Formula was great, 2 smooth coats! Topped with topcoat.

Overall conclusion
While 2 of these are darker purples, the fi nish on all of them is completely different. I especially love Hypnotic Harmonie, it's so interesting in both artificial and daylight. And Pandaro's Gift is the perfect soft girly pink. I'm also happy that The Glow Within has returned - my original bottle has turned to a magenta shade :-D!

Which of these is your favorite? And did you purchase the original fading version of The Glow Within? 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 Hypnotic Harmonie

Too Fancy Lacquer Hypnotic Harmonie

Too Fancy Lacquer Pandora's Gift

Too Fancy Lacquer Pandora's Gift

Too Fancy Lacquer The Glow Within

Too Fancy Lacquer The Glow Within

27 comments :

  1. Hypnotic Harmonie and the Glow Within are Absalutely beautiful!!

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  2. Hypnotic Harmonie is making me drool and yay for daylight pics!! These are lovely swatches, hun, thank you!

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  3. Lothwen Akira23 June, 2015 22:22

    Zo mooi, het zou verboden moeten worden! ;)

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  4. I think these are both beautiful!

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  5. Ohhh, Hypnotic Harmonie is gorgeous!! Great swatches!!

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  6. I loooove Pandora's Gift. My absolute fave of these shades.

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  7. Love the blue in The Glow Within. It's really lovely and the flakies in Hypnotic Harmonie really add another lovely element to the polish. I like when the holo's have that special touch to have them look lovely in natural lighting too.

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  8. The two purples are stunning but looked quite similar to me at first so I love your daylight photos because they show the pretty flakes in Hypnotic Harmonie!! Really gorgeous!

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  9. I love the two purples so much even though I feel I may have dupes in my stash for them. I'm admittedly a huge purple fanatic lol.

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  10. Shawna Harrold24 June, 2015 18:30

    Never purchased from this brand before but Glow Within is ridiculously stunning!!

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  11. Those flakies in the first one are really special!

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  12. I'm in love with texture polishes and I need these like something terrible!! NOPI does some similar shades so I will be on the lookout for those!! I don't think I will ever tire of textures!!

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  13. I think these are very cool and look so good on you too! These are both colors that I would choose and if I could find them here locally, I would totally pick them up (in the USA). I like this multi-colored textured look much better than some of the solid color textures. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  14. Thank YOU Mina ♥ you are always so sweet!

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  15. I thought so too! It's amazing how different they can look in other lighting.

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  16. It's such a unique touch, right? And I agree, holo's with a twist are the best,

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  17. Thanks Em! That's why I had to include them, otherwise they look quite similar.

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  18. Aww, if you love purple you'll love these ;-).

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