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.
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!!
Then we have Never Too Old, a black matte polish with hidden silver and fuchsia shimmer, and a total surprise in this collection!
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:
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!!!!