Monday, March 26, 2012

NerdLacquer - Cyance Friction

This is going to be a long post.

Today, I woke up and felt sick like I haven't felt sick in years. It's that kind of sick you remember mostly from being a kid when your mother looks at you and says "Yeah, You're not going to school today." before you can even whine about it and you're thankful you didn't have to waste what little energy you have on trying to convince your mother you're ACTUALLY sick this time.

I've been anxiously awaiting my NerdLacquer mail! It's kind of nice that it came today because it really brightened my day. This is my first experience with them and I am very pleased! Not only are they gorgeous GORGEOUS polishes, they're an indie brand and nerdy.

Their polishes are named after Star Wars, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alchemy, Monty Python and my personal favorite... Doctor Who! Sooosooo excited. I want them to come out with one named "Recreational Mathematics" or "Happy Prime" from my favorite Doctor Who quote....

The Doctor: 379
Martha Jones: What?
The Doctor: It's a sequence of happy primes - 379
Martha Jones: Happy what?
The Doctor: Just enter it!
Riley Vashtee: Are you sure? We only get one chance.
The Doctor: Any number that reduces to one when you take the sum of the square of its digits and continue iterating it until it yields 1 is a happy number, any number that doesn't, isn't. A happy prime is both happy and prime. Now *type it in*!
The Doctor: I dunno, talk about dumbing down. Don't they teach recreational mathematics anymore? 

Anyway,  I am broke as hell, I shouldn't be buying nail polish or anything at all since I'm trying to move to Toronto (I leave on April 9th), so I could only order 3. I REALLY REALLY regret not ordering Holy Grail. When I ordered I was most excited about "All Of Time And Space" which I will swatch next, but Cyance Friction ended up being my favorite.

I will start you off with the macro shots!

If you want these, you are going to have to be patient. I stalked their website for weeks and I missed the first time, they sold out in less than 18hrs. So I made an Etsy account and asked to be notified when they came up. They came up at like, midnight on a Sunday, I had my email open and was at the computer so I got lucky. Holy Grail sold out in less than 6hrs and the rest was out in less then 24hrs again.

You can buy from their Etsy shop, which is where I ordered from: NerdLacquer on Etsy
Or you can buy from this other site, which I personally have never used before: Harlow & Co
You can also check out their Google + Page.: NerdLacquer on Google +

NerdLacquer - Cyance Friction: $10

NerdLacquer - Argentum: $10
NerdLacquer - All Of Time And Space: $10

 Everything came neatly packed, it even came with a thank you card! It also came with a little black poof ball ring that reminds me of the soot sprites on the Miyazaki movies(Spirited Away & My Neighbor Totoro).

And last, but not least! The swatch of Cyance Friction itself. This is 3 coats, the forumla was a dream, not to thick, not too thin, dried quickly and evenly.
NerdLacquer - Cyance Friction: $10

1 comment:

  1. Love Love Love these Polishes and that's saying a Lauryn knows I'm usually Mauve Mauve Mauve and more Mauve with a bit of Purple thrown in! I'm wearing the Cyance Friction right now and Love it!