Today's post is a long-overdue review of four polishes from Aphrodite Lacquers' Romes & Jules Collection for spring! All of the formulas were the same, so I'll address that at the end of the post. You can see my swatches of previous Aphrodite Lacquers collections by following these links, but make sure you come back and take a look at these! Romance Novel
, Outta This World
, Friday Night Glitter Bomb
, Printemps A Paris
, and Birthday
Now, on to the stars of today's post! First up is my favourite of the four, Montagues. This stunner is a "black jelly polish filled with pink, green, blue, and purple hex and circle glitters."
Although it can be built up to opacity alone, I chose to layer two coats of Montagues over A England Jane Eyre for a more opaque look and faster drying time. You're seeing one coat of Seche Vite, but I added another later for a completely smooth finish.
Circle glitters are kind of my new favourite thing and I always love me a good vampy colour, so when Rebecca asked me if there were any specific polishes I wanted to swatch, I, of course, chose this one. It doesn't disappoint!
Violent Delights is a "milky white jelly polish, packed with white glitters of various sizes and all the different pink and purple glitters from this collection, and holo microglitters scattered throughout."
As with all four of the polishes in this post, Violent Delights can be built up to near-opacity alone, but I layered this one in two coats over OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls. This glitter was a little lumpy, so I topped it with two coats of LaCC 2013 top coat for a nice smooth shine.
I really like the milky white base with white glitters and other colours peeking through. The scattered red glitters make me think this one was very appropriately named!
Next up is my second favourite of the polishes here; Two Star Crossed Lovers is a "milky light purple polish, lots of different purple and holo glitters, with a hidden purplish-pinkish shimmer."
Yea, just felt like throwing that excerpt from the prologue in there. I layered two coats of Two Star Crossed Lovers (which I keep thinking should be 'Two Star-Cross'd Lovers', because I'm weird) over LaCC 1972, a lilac creme which made the perfect base. One coat of LaCC 2013 top coat here.
I really love the mix of glitters in this one, it's such a delicate and pretty polish! This polish makes me want spring to come, it snowed here the other day! Grrr...
Last for today is Inauspicious Stars, a "milky white jelly polish, with white glitters of various sizes, and pastel pink/purple/blue glitters, and holo microglitters scattered throughout."
I layered two coats of Inauspicious Stars over OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, and topped with two coats of LaCC 2013 top coat for a smooth finish.
Whites don't usually look good on my skin tone (especially in pictures) but I'll make an exception for this one because it's so pretty!! Another lovely delicate polish perfect for spring!
Formulas on all these polishes were alright to work with; no major problems but they did require a little extra manipulating with the brush to get an even spread of glitter. A couple of them were slightly lumpy, but nothing a good layer or two of top coat can't fix!!
You can find Aphrodite Lacquers on Etsy, and keep up to date on Facebook. All of these polishes are currently in stock except for Montagues, but you can still pick up it's white-based counterpart Capulets!
How are you liking the look of this spring collection? I really like Montagues and Two Star Crossed Lovers, but which polishes are your favourites? :)
Disclaimer: Products in this post were provided for review and my honest opinion.