Pretty & Polished Maleficium & Firecracker Lacquer Neon Studs

Monday, April 27, 2015

You've most likely seen swatches of this glorious color, but I had to offer up my own. When Pretty & Polished released Maleficium I knew that I needed to have it. My patience paid off when they had their daylight savings sale.

Pretty & Polished Maleficium

Look at those color shifting flakies. It doesn't get any better than that!

Pretty & Polished Maleficium Firecracker Lacquer neon nail stud hearts

Pretty & Polished Maleficium Firecracker Lacquer neon nail stud hearts

With three thin coats Maleficium reaches full coverage. As you can see, there is a generous amount of flakies in this formula. It's subtle enough that you could wear it in semi formal settings without streaming "look at me!" At the same time it offers quite a punch in the right lighting. 

I decided to add something extra to emphasize the pink flakies. Kendahl of Firecracker Lacquer gave me some of the neon nail studs a while back. I thought they would be a great fit for this mani. After much debate, I settled on pink hearts. Kendahl stocks so many different neon studs that it took me a while to make a decision.

What are your thoughts on nail studs and the current multi-chrome flakie trend?

*Nail studs were provided for review. All thoughts are my own.

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  1. This is super pretty! I am loving the shifting flakies in a colored base.