Mar 19, 2013

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Lucky 13 Lacquer – The Ballad of Serenity Part 2

Provided for review

 

Ready for the second round, Reader? Me too! But before I carry on with the lacquer I want to address something. In accordance with the new guidelines put in place by the FTC, I now have to state at the bottom AND top of a post if a product(s) was sent to me to review. Apparently this went into effect on the 12th of this month. But I just found out last night, thanks to this post by Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom. That being the case, I am now going to comply and such. So, from now on, when I am reviewing a product sent to me you will see the little image in the upper right corner. I promise, I don’t like it any more than you do.

But enough of that lawful compliance mumbo jumbo! Let’s look at some lacquer! Yesterday showed you the first five. Today will bring you the remaining six. So without further ado, let’s check out the rest of the crew!

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Fuzzy on the Subject of Kneecaps

 

 

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Hey look, it’s almost as matted as Book’s hair in that scene. You know the one. Well, maybe you don’t. This one:

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When Kyoti told me the name she was going to use for Book’s lacquer I laughed so hard I woke up the pile of sleeping kittens at my feet. No lie. It’s just such a perfect name for this inspired polish. Fuzzy on the Subject of Kneecaps has a super-mega pale grey jelly base with light and dark silver hexagons mixed in. As with all of yesterday’s lacquers, I had nary an issue with formula or application. All photos show 3 coats, sans underoos.

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

The Hero of Canton, The Man They Call Jayne

 

 

 

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Obviously, I put a matte topcoat on it.

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“We gotta go to the crappy town where I’m a hero.”

River thinks he looks better in red, while I think he looks better in mud. The Hero Canton has a mix of yellow, red, and orange glitters in various sizes, all mixed into a clear base. The inspiration behind this one is just perfect. As it is completely impossible for me envision Jayne without his manly cap. I chose a 1 coat gradient for this one and had no trouble achieving this look.

Polishes used in this manicure: Orly Bonder, OPI What Wizardry is This?, Lucky 13 Lacquer The Hero of Canton, The Man They Call Jayne, Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food, Seche Vite, and Hard Candy Matte-ly in Love

Big-City Dandy

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That graphic doesn’t quite show off the sexiness of the big-city dandy. Here:

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Swoon-worthy matte job.

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Oh, Simon Tam, you proper gentleman, you. I think one of my favorite things about this character is watching as his fanciness deteriorates as the season progresses. But even at his worst he’s still just so…delicious. Big-City Dandy perfectly captures his finesse with a black jelly base, flashing deep blue and purple in the light.  You can also add this one to the ever-growing pile of polishes with great formulas. My photos show 3 coats, no undies.

Polishes used in this manicure: Orly Bonder, Lucky 13 Lacquer Big-City Dandy, Seche Vite, and Hard candy Matte-ly in Love

No Power in the ‘Verse

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I don’t know. Should I matte it?

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Ohhh man, you just KNEW that River’s polish would be amazing, didn’t you!? And Kyoti did NOT disappoint. I love how her child-like innocence shines through.  No Power in the ‘Verse Can Stop Me has a sea foam-y green base with silver and holo pink hexagons. This lacquer did not prove problematic at all. The look above shows 2 coats, sans undies. I need to see if wearing this polish will give me River’s bend-y fighting skills. Stay tuned for that update.

Polishes used in this manicure: Orly Bonder, Lucky 13 Lacquer No Power in the ‘Verse Can Stop Me, Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food, Seche Vite, and Hard Candy Matte-ly in Love

Special Hell

 

 

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Special Hell

Hey, guess what? I named this lacquer! True story, yo!

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You knew it was coming.

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I would grow a beard just to shave it for you, Devil-Woman! Special Hell was inspired by our Mrs. Reynolds – also known as Saffron – also known as Yolanda – also known as Bridget – also known as Devil Woman. Basically a con-woman with curves. Special Hell has a fiery jelly base with holographic red squares and red hexagons. This is the only polish in the entire set that needed any manipulation. Because of a slightly thicker formula, I did have to push some of the glitters into my desired placement. All photos show 3 coats, no underoos. Oh, and did I mention that I named this one. Because I totally did!

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

Indefinable Allure

Indefinable

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Matted companion.

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Were you wondering when our gorgeous whore companion would join the party? Rounding out this collection is Indefinable Allure, naturally inspired by Inara Serra. As she herself has in the show, this lacquer brings a very Moroccan feel with it. It has a deep, almost muddied purple base with flecks of blue and copper mixed throughout. The first coat went on a bit streaky, but all was shiny through the second and third. Also, matting it really shows off the shimmer. All photos show 3 coats, sans undies.

Polishes used in this manicure: Orly Bonder, Lucky 13 Lacquer Indefinable Allure, Seche Vite, and Hard Candy Matte-ly in Love

Conclusion

Yes! Yes! Yes! A million times, Yes! I feel like Kyoti really hit the nail on the head with each and every one of these. Even if you take away the Firefly aspect of this collection, you are still left with 11 amazingly unique shades. You can purchase this collection at the Lucky 13 Lacquer website. Also, be sure to check out their Facebook page. And as always, Reader, my comments section is looking to felt up by you.

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.]

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  1. Whoa, there’s a man’s rump on my monitor! Let me get my husband out of the way…wait, there’s another rump! Big City Dandy is my fave, with Special Hell coming in second.

  2. Cheyanne says:

    I really loved Indefinable Allure, Big City Dandy, Fuzzy and River’s. AMAZING JOB, KYOTI!

  3. MandyBeth says:

    How does No Power…. compare to Nerd Lacquer’s All Of Time And Space? I had AOTAS, but ugh it just looked day glow yellow on me, so it found a new home where it’s much loved. Darn it, I loved it in the bottle!

    • Nice catch! I did associate it with AoTaS when I first saw it, but the similar base color is about all it shares. NPitV isn’t as bright of a green. Also, its glitters are silver and holo pink. While AoTaS has silver and purple glitters. AoTaS also has a more shimmer in the base than NPitV. I’ll try to throw up a comparison post for you soon.

  4. greyeyedgrrl says:

    Big City Dandy looks like it could be a perfect dupe for Essie’s (infamous) Starry Starry Night. Gorgeous polishes. Running to Lucky 13′s site right now.

  5. So many gorgeous polishes! And hahaha oh Nathan, so young! (especially now I watch Castle religiously)

  6. Amazing post, just seriously amazing. Now I need to go watch firefly when I get home.

  7. I’m sorry, you reviewed polishes in this post. All I see is Nathan Fillion’s amazing butt!

  8. Preacher’s polish name is perfection. These are all gorgeous <3

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