Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Announcing...ALIQUID Lacquer!

Hi everyone! I have a huge announcement for you! This will explain why I haven't been posting quite so much lately...I've been busy creating nail polish!

That's right--I've opened my own shop for indie polish, ALIQUID Lacquer!! I'd been daydreaming about making polish for a long time, but it always seemed like a pipe dream. Then one day I decided to buy some sample pigments and suspension base...and there was no turning back after that!

Let me show you the polishes I've made. The name of my first collection is "Happy Birthday to Me" because my birthday is coming up in a few weeks, and what better way to celebrate than to make some birthday-themed polishes?

ALIQUID Lacquer Make a Wish. Two coats with Out the Door topcoat.

The first one is called Make a Wish. It's a blue-grey creme with red and copper flecks, gold/green flecks, blue flecks, and a green-to-red shimmer. It's subtle but pretty! (opaque in 2-3 coats)

ALIQUID Lacquer Carrot Cake. Two coats with Out the Door topcoat.

#2 is Carrot Cake, named after one of my favorite kinds of cake (our wedding cake was carrot!). It's an orange crelly with copper micro glitter, two sizes of white hex, and green dot glitter. (nearly opaque in 2 coats)

ALIQUID Lacquer Quiet Night In. Three coats with Out the Door topcoat.

Finally we have Quiet Night In. This is a blackened purple jelly with tons of flecks of various sizes and colors (including gold, peach, pink, blue and indigo)! Super sparkly with topcoat! (opaque in 3 coats)

In addition to the three polishes, I'm also selling handmade lip balm. I have perpetually chapped lips, and I've tried every commercial lip balm out there. I've been frustrated by the lack of inexpensive balms that aren't made of petroleum products and other filler chemicals. So I whipped up my own balm using mango butter, beeswax, apricot kernel oil and olive oil! It has a luxurious feel and is long-lasting. It has a vanilla scent that isn't too overpowering.

Please give my shop a look and like my Facebook page! As a thank-you to my faithful readers, you can use the coupon code PARTYTIME to get 10% off your order until December 8 (my birthday!).

Keep an eye out for blogger reviews of my polish and GIVEAWAYS!


  1. Congratulations, AMF! Your inaugural collection is gorgeous!

  2. Yay! Can't wait til I can buy polish again so I can pick up Make a Wish. <3

  3. Congratulations and best of luck! I added you to my Etsy favorites :)

    I've also been working towards starting my own indie brand for a while (shhhhh), but some major financial setbacks have made it impossible for now. You might hear about it again in six months or so.

    Also happy birthday!

    1. Thanks!!
      It definitely takes a significant starting investment. I hope things work out for you!

  4. Happy Birthday!! Birthdays for me are best when spent simply with close family and friends... who come bearing gift certificates to Sephora, Etsy, Ulta, LOL :) Loving make a wish and quiet night in... would love some edible carrot cake to go with that polish!