Hi everybody!! Day 3 of my 12 Days of Christmas Nails is Hot Mess Lacquers Across The Trailer Park. There's something to be said for posting about a purchase in a timely fashion, especially, I'm thinking, if it's an indie. I've been sitting on this glitter for a year and it seems the etsy shop has gone the way of the dodo and the facebook page hasn't been updated since April. It made a bit of a splash for being one of the first, and only, copies of Deborah Lippmann's smash hit Across The Universe. Fortunately, there are other easy to acquire copies out there now, but this one is mine.
Across The Trailer Park is a royal blue jelly base filled with small metallic kelly green and cerulean hex glitters and tiny cerulean glitters. The base is super sheer and the glitter quite chunky, so I put down one coat of Revlon Royal before layering two coats of Across The Trailer Park.
Since Across The Trailer Park is no longer available, talking about the formula is kind of a moot point but I'll do it anyway, lol. It is a chunky glitter, as I said, but it applies nicely and evenly and didn't give me any issues with spreading or clumping (and I've officially used my two least favorite descriptive words in this post... bonus points if you can name them :/). I used two layers of topcoat to smooth out the finish.
The duo is pretty much completely magical and gorgeous, but why is it Christmassy? Well, because it is a glitter and because I'm most comfortable sporting these things outside of my lightbox, regardless of how tasteful and pretty they might be, during this season of sparkle. Also, I picked this up last year at about this time and the association stuck.
It's been unseasonably cold here the past few weeks and this weekend has been one of particularly low temps. I took this last shot outside in the shade early yesterday morning and I think it looks every bit as cold as it felt, lol. We might have been up to 20 degrees by this time, which I realize is nothing by some of your standards but by ours, it means hunker down and don't leave your immediate vicinity until absolutely necessary.
Anyhoo, sorreh for being a bad blogger and posting something that's no longer available... After a very small amount of research, though, I see there are Essence, Icing, and Sally Hansen copies available, as well as the original.
Thank you for reading and have a warm and toasty day! ♥♥