Mar 18, 2013

Posted by in Firefly, Lucky 13 Lacquer, Swatches | 11 Comments

Lucky 13 Lacquer – Ballad of Serenity Part 1

About a month ago I was approached by Kyoti of Lucky 13 Lacquer. She asked me if I liked Firefly. Ummmm, do some people juggle geese!?

Source: Yo!

The reason for this question will seem obvious for anyone that follows Lucky 13 Lacquer on Facebook. Kyoti has created an epic 11 piece set inspired by Serenity and her inhabitants. Say hello to Ballad of Serenity.

Ballad of Serenity

Are you drooling yet? Given the size, I’ll be breaking this collection in to 2 posts. The five I worked with today are listed below. Keep flying and read on.

Ballad of Serenity part 1

Ballad of Serenity pt 1 txt Collage

You Can’t Take the Sky from Me

You Can't Take the Sky From Me 1

You Can't Take the Sky From Me 2

You Can't Take the Sky From Me 3

Serenity: Matted (try not to faint)

You Can't Take the Sky From Me matte 1

I figured that it was only fair to start the collection off with this Serenity-inspired beaut. After all, without Serenity there wouldn’t be much of a show. I mean, it could still work, but…the Reavers would have killed them pretty early on. You Can’t Take the Sky from Me has a charcoal jelly base with several sizes of silver glitter mixed throughout. The formula was BFF-worthy, making for a shiny application. And really, just…look at it. This lacquer has more depth than a Shel Silverstein poem. That’s saying a lot. All photos show 3 coats, sans undies.

Polishes used in this manicure: Orly Bonder, Lucky 13 Lacquer You Can’t Take the Sky from Me, Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food, Seche Vite, and Hard Candy Matte-ly in Love

Big Damn Hero

Big Damn Hero 1

Big Damn Hero 2

Big Damn Hero 3

Matted Mal.

Big Damn Hero matte 1

Ain’t he just? Big Damn Hero is a tribute to Malcolm Reynolds, in all his earth-toned glory. The polish has a mix of red, copper, and brown hexes in a clear base. I had no issues at all getting the glitters out. The look above shows exactly how the glitters came off of the brush, no dabbing or rearranging. As far as undies go, I couldn’t find the perfect shade in my collection, so I made something instead. Appropriately named Captain Tight Pants. Given the neutral characteristics, Big Damn Hero will look amazing over almost any earth-toned polish. I have a feeling it would really pop over aubergine. Photos show 1 coat.

Polishes used in this manicure: Orly Bonder, Accio Lacquer Captain Tight Pants, Lucky 13 Lacquer Big Damn Hero, Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food, Seche Vite, and Hard Candy Matte-ly in Love

Strawberry Girl

 

 

Source: Yo!

Strawberry Girl 1

Strawberry Girl 2

Strawberry Girl 3

Matted mechanic.

Strawberry Girl matte 1

Episode 1 yielded a scene that geeks will get off to for ages to come: Kaylee making love to a strawberry. This a lacquer devoted to that love. Strawberry Girl has a bright, BRIGHT strawberry jelly base with black micro glitter (seeds) and green shreds (leaves) mixed in.  Just as Kaylee keeps her ship running, so does Kyoti keep her formulas perfect. All photos show 2 coats, sans undies. Have good sex.

Polishes used in this manicure: Orly Bonder, Lucky 13 Lacquer Strawberry Girl, Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food, Seche Vite, and Hard Candy Matte-ly in Love

A Leaf on the Wind

(Spoiler Alert)

Source: The Feels!!!!

A Leaf on the Wind 1

A Leaf on the Wind 2

A Leaf on the Wind 3

Matted, of course.

A Leaf on the Wind matte 1

“I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar.”

When Kyoti told me the name for Wash’s lacquer I told her that I needed to go cry. I’m still swimming in a sea of feels over his death.

So sudden. So heartbreaking. But, my Glob, he went out a hero, after saving everyone. A Leaf on the Wind is a sky blue jelly with silver micro glitters, and medium light green hexagons. Not to be a member of the broken record brigade, but again, formula and application were to die for. You’ve gone too far, Mish! TOO FAR! I am cursing my sudden but inevitable bad sense of humor. Horrid and devastating pun aside, this tribute lacquer for Wash is amazing. Photos all show 3 coats, no undies.

Polishes used in this manicure: Orly Bonder, Lucky 13 Lacquer A Leaf on the Wind, Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food, Seche Vite, and Hard Candy Matte-ly in Love

Warrior Woman

    

Warrior Woman 1

Warrior Woman 2

Warrior Woman 3

Obviously, I matted it.

Warrior Woman matte 1

“Have you ever been with a Warrior Woman?”

Last up for today is a topcoat inspired by Zoë Washburne, First Officer and bad ass extraordinaire. Warrior Woman has a mix of minuscule bronze squares and even smaller taupe flakes in a clear base.  Finding the perfect pair of undies for this one did prove problematic. Too dark, and you couldn’t see the bronze. Too light, and you couldn’t see the flakes. I think I found the perfect balance in Butter London’s All Hail the Queen. And again, just a perfect formula. All photos show 2 coats over undies.

Polishes used in this manicure: Orly Bonder, Butter London All Hail the Queen, Lucky 13 Lacquer Warrior Woman, Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food, Seche Vite, and Hard Candy Matte-ly in Love

Conclusion

As both an addict of Firefly and nail polish, I cannot say enough nice things about these 5 lacquers. All were a dream to work with…and the nostalgia had me Fangirling the entire time. The collection just went live last night and can be purchased at the Lucky 13 Lacquer website. Also, be sure to check out their Facebook page for updates and specials. So let me hear it, Reader. Are  you going to jump on any of these feels-inducing beauts? You know I feed off of your comments.

Geek & Love,

Mish

[The polishes in this post were provided to me with the express purpose of reviewing them. All opinions are entirely my own, and are based on my experience with the products.]
  1. I hope that one day they could ship through Europe because they are all stunning ! *__*

  2. A Leaf In The Wind is GORGEOUS I love love love it. I also LOVE your posts, they are so thoroughly entertaining :)

  3. these are all seriously gorgeous and overall very unique!!! love em all so far!

  4. Agree, A Leaf on the Wind… might just have to grab that. Love your reviews, helps that the majority I’ve seen are of indies based off of amazing shows that I adore! Can’t wait for the next 5

  5. Warrior Woman is gorgeous!

  6. Oh my gosh! This is by far the coolest collection of polish I’ve ever seen! I love Firefly and have watched both the movie and tv show so many times. Your post was awesome and those colors are stunning and so indicative of the characters and Firefly theme.

  7. When Kyoti told me Wash’s was A Leaf on the Wind, I cried too. And then listening to the song with the video montage and sobbed. So you’re not alone :)

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