In honour of Rebecca aka Aphrodite Lacquers’ birthday today, I bring you her entire Birthday Collection!
Rebecca recently released this Birthday Collection to commemorate her December birthday (rather than going the usual “holiday” route and releasing a green, red or gold holiday collection), made up of five party-ready polishes with perfect birthday-like names. 🙂
I first previewed this collection here, sharing Make a Wish, a delicate white jelly with silver glitter and a hidden silver shimmer. Here it is with two coats on the first two fingers, and one coat over white on the other two:
Next, possibly one of my favourite hot pink jellies, It’s My Party, a neon pink with silver shimmer. I was not ready for the gorgeousness of this jelly (and you know how I feel about jellies!!). It POPS in the perfect way, and I just loved the way it looked on my shorter nails.
That’s two coats of gorgeousness with base and top coat.
Not quite ready to part with It’s My Party (and I’ll cry if I want to 😉 ), I added some Icing to the tips!!
The Icing on the Cake, a clear top-coat-type polish, with multiple sizes of soft translucent white glitters and a soft silvery shimmer, is the perfect topping to any polish, buildable and providing just a hint of glitter. I LOVE The Icing on the Cake!!
Doesn’t that look delicious together?
Then we have Never Too Old, a black matte polish with hidden silver and fuchsia shimmer, and a total surprise in this collection!
At just two coats, it dries quickly to a gorgeous matte finish, no top coat needed.
But… if you did feel like wearing it shiny, a single coat of top coat brings the fuchsia and silver shimmer to life, giving this polish a 3D level of depth and almost holographic sparkle!
Here I added some gold shimmer to the tips, courtesy of Nicole by OPI’s Selena Gomez Collection, Kissed at Midnight.
Here is a shot of the NOPI bottle. Gorgeous gold, isn’t it? (And quite reminiscent of Sephora by OPI’s Only Gold for Me, previously reviewed here.) Such a perfect New Year’s mani!
Clearly I had too much fun with Never Too Old! (And I should point out the longevity of this polish: I wore the above combo for 8 days, with nary a chip. I posted a pic of the week-old mani on my Instagram.)
Last but not least, Wrappings, Ribbons, Bows, a deep purple filled with tiny purple glitters. Purple goodness!!! I wore it over a coat of China Glaze’s new Creative Fantasy, a deep purple jelly:
(Please excuse my poor pinky – took a while to recover from the nasty tear…)
Wrappings, Ribbons, Bows’ purple glitters give the appearance of holo sparkles – what a gorgeous purple!!
Thank you, Aphrodite Lacquers, for this creative collection, and a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Rebecca today!!!!
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