New! White Owl Lacquers debut collection – Dwelling on Dreams & Basilisk Venom

White Owl Lacquers duo (opener)

 

One of the most rewarding aspects of being a beauty blogger is meeting people who not only understand your obsessions, but share your passions. One such person is Mara, a fellow blogger (Mara in Polish Land) and now creator of a brand new line of nail varnish, White Owl Lacquers. Last evening, her collection made its grand debut through her online store, but recently I was privileged to have received 2 of her lovelies – which I bring you here today.

White Owl Lacquers’ debut collection ‘After All this Time’, consists of 6 unique shades (US $9.00 each – full size) made with varying sized glitter, or 6 minis of the entire collection (US $27.00 for the set) that draw their inspiration from the magical world of Harry Potter.


White Owl Lacquers Collection

White Owl Lacquers (source)


White Owl Lacquers duo

White Owl Lacquers Basilisk Venom & Dwelling on Dreams

 

Dwelling on Dreams – a milky white base with gold, teal, and sky blue mid-sized hexagonal glitter pieces, along with gold micro glitter throughout. The formula flowed in a buttery smooth manner, totally self-levelling and incredibly glossy, with dispersal of the glitter effortless and wonderfully varied. The following swatches are 2 coats layered over Dior #504 Waterlily (previously reviewed here) – top coat added.


White Owl Lacquers Dwelling on Dreams swatch

White Owl Lacquers – Dwelling on Dreams


White Owl Lacquers Dwelling on Dreams swatch 2

White Owl Lacquers – Dwelling on Dreams

 

Basilisk Venom – a clear base that is filled with an interesting mix of red, gold, and black mid-sized hexagonal glitter, larger black square glitter pieces, along with gold & black glitter dust. The formula was of a medium-thick density, although still very easy to apply and with a high gloss shine at the finish.

I initially swatched  2 coats of ‘Basilisk Venom’ over Dior #901 Diva (previous reviewed here), but while I loved the effect, I realized that because of the dark base, the black glitter pieces became almost invisible. The second set of swatches are with 2 coats over Dior #751 Marilyn (previously reviewed here), which truly enhances all the unique bits & pieces of ‘Basilisk Venom’. Top coat added on all swatches.


White Owl Lacquers Basilisk Venom swatch

White Owl Lacquers – Basilisk Venom (over Dior Diva)


White Owl Lacquers Basilisk Venom swatch 2

White Owl Lacquers – Basilisk Venom (over Dior Diva)


White Owl Lacquers Basilisk Venom swatch 3

White Owl Lacquers – Basilisk Venom (over Dior Marilyn)


White Owl Lacquers Basilisk Venom swatch 4

White Owl Lacquers – Basilisk Venom (over Dior Marilyn)

 

Final thoughts: For her first collection, Mara has created some truly outstanding lacquers, and I couldn’t be more impressed. I am totally in love with ‘Dwelling on Dreams’, so perfectly named, with its translucent quality and softly diffused appearance – gorgeous! ‘Basilisk Venom’ (is this the coolest name, or what?) has a sophisticated yet flirty quality to it and the inclusion of its ultra fine glitter was a brilliant move, as it lends depth to whatever you layer it over. One thing to note with ‘Basilisk Venom’ is that you do need to shake the bottle, not roll, to help some of the larger & heavier glitter pieces lift off the bottom.

As with all indie brands, batches are all hand mixed and made in small proportions and therefore prone to selling out quickly – unless you act fast.

Feel free to visit Mara’s website for some fabulous swatches. All her lacquers are available for purchase through White Owl Lacquers

Congratulations Mara – may all successes be yours! 


White Owl Lacquers (closer)

 

 

 

*Disclaimer: Product samples provided as a gift

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