Arcane Lacquer Circles, Cycles + Seasons swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonHappy Friday to you! I hope you all had a great week. If you’re not following me on snapchat (username bhappybuypolish), I think you should – I’ve been giving sneak peeks of the newest indie polish subscription box called Nouveau Geek, which launches April 1. If you’re a fan of le polish, bohemian polish, 77 nail lacquer, Ellison’s Organics, or Lemming Lacquer, you’ll want to check this out.

Arcane Lacquer Circles, Cycles & Seasons 3-finger pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Arcane Lacquer Circles, Cycles & Seasons macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Now for today’s polish: Arcane Lacquer Circles, Cycles, & Seasons. This is a “blackened base polish with forest green tone filled with green shimmer, scattered holo and the same iridescent flakes found in Voice of Contention [previously swatched].”

Arcane Lacquer Circles, Cycles & Seasons sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Arcane Lacquer Circles, Cycles & Seasons sun photo macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is two coats plus top coat. I did find that the flakies have a tendency to stick up and the polish dries gritty.

I purchased this polish from Color4Nails, which has amazing shipping turn-around time and reasonable shipping fees. I’d love to know what you think of this one – would flakies that stick up bug you enough not to purchase?

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Pahlish Mystery + Arcane Lacquer Circles, Cycles + Seasons nail art

Purchased by Me buttonGood afternoon everyone! I ordered a mystery polish from Pahlish last month and when I received it last week, I had to put it on pretty much right away.

Pahlish white grey flakie mystery 3-finger pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pahlish white grey flakie mystery macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pahlish white grey flakie mystery | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This mystery is a white-grey holographic polish with flakies and iridescent glitter.

Arcane Lacquer Circles, Cycles + Seasons, Pahlish white grey flakie mystery water drop nail art 3-finger pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Arcane Lacquer Circles, Cycles + Seasons, Pahlish white grey flakie mystery water drop nail art macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Arcane Lacquer Circles, Cycles + Seasons, Pahlish white grey flakie mystery water drop nail art full hand pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I was looking at the other polishes I had sitting on my untried table and decided to pair it with Arcane Lacquer Circles, Cycles & Seasons.

Arcane Lacquer Circles, Cycles + Seasons, Pahlish white grey flakie mystery water drop nail art sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Arcane Lacquer Circles, Cycles + Seasons, Pahlish white grey flakie mystery water drop nail art sun photo macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

When was the last time you bought a polish you had to put on as soon as it came?

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Arcane Lacquer Voice of Contention swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonUhh, what day is it today? If I don’t know, it must be a Wednesday since I hate Wednesdays and try to block them from memory. Let’s talk of happier things, like trying out new polish brands – today’s is Arcane Lacquer and the polish is Voice of Contention, which I purchased from Color4Nails.

Arcane Lacquer Voice of Contention 3-finger pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Arcane Lacquer Voice of Contention side pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Arcane Lacquer polishes come in a square bottle with a round brush. Voice of Contention is described by the maker as having a blackened base with “strong pink shimmer, strong scattered holo, pink glitter, purple flakies.”

Arcane Lacquer Voice of Contention | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Arcane Lacquer Voice of Contention macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Formula on this was just okay – it was a bit thick and the flakies stick up a bit from the nail. It does dry gritty as well, so 2 coats of top coat may be required. For my photos, I’m showing 3 thin coats plus one coat of top coat.

Arcane Lacquer Voice of Contention sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Arcane Lacquer Voice of Contention sun photo macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I really love the blackened base with the pink shimmer, and the flakies are a great addition. I just wish they didn’t stick up so much!

This is still available at Color4Nails if you are interested in picking it up for yourself!

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