Hi everyone! Today I am very excited to share with you swatches of a new Lilypad Lacquer collection dear to my heart as it is inspired from my homeland Singapore
These 6 colours collection, Beauty So Fly consists of 6 scattered holographic in wide spectrum of shades. I’ll sum up the formula here as most of them have the same consistency unless stated otherwise. They have great if not flawless formula, super opaque and dried fast. The holo effects are subtly pretty and most of them dried to a semi matte so top coat are definitely unavoidable. They are sufficient to cover the nails in 2 coats and 1 coat of topcoat.
*Warning* This post is going to be pictures heavy and possibly wordy.
Singapore Skyline is inspired by our skyline of course! Over the last few years Singapore’s skyline definitely have underwent a makeover. Singapore is a tiny island with limited (or maybe none) natural beauty but I am proud of what we have made it to become today. Anyway, Singapore Skyline is one of my favourite of this collection; it is a gorgeous indigo scattered holo base with abundance of copper flecks. The copper flecks are easily visible in all lightings and it is what makes this colour so sparkly, gorgeous and unique!With flash
National Beauty’s inspiration is based on our national flower, Vanda Miss Joaquim, an orchid hybrid. You can read more about our national flower here. National Beauty is an eye catching violet shade with purple shimmers. This somehow has a thicker consistency than the rest but nowhere near problematic to apply. This is not a usual colour I would reach for but nonetheless pretty. I couldn’t capture the colour accurately for this so I used my Iphone 5 for the following photos.
Clean And Green. Singapore has been moving towards being a clean and green country. We are definitely clean (if you have been here you’d know what I mean) but not too sure if we have reached the satisfying green level. We are getting there for sure. Clean And Green is a lime green holo with subtle pink shimmers. Unfortunately I couldn’t capture the pink shimmers in the photos. A very cheerful colour that I would wear often and hey it’s a green! The pink shimmers seem to come alive on low light.With flash.
Durian Dreamin’ is inspired by the tropical fruit, Durian, widely popular in Singapore and many parts of Asia. It is not a fruit for the faint hearted; the smell and taste can be very pungent and awful to some yet delicious to many. I belong to the former. Durian Dreamin’ is a deep mossy green with gold flecks and shimmers. This is a colour that has me written all over it.With flash.
Chilli Crab, a dish commonly eaten amongst many consist of crabs cooked with starchy chilli sauce and eggs. It is best paired with fried bread bun dipped in to the fiery sauce and no utensils needed; dig in with hands! This is a fiery red with orange undertone and white gold flecks. A colour that is very flattering against my skin tone.With flash.
I saved the best for the last, Summer Never Ends. Singapore has four seasons, hot, hotter, hottest and overheated! Haha. There is no four seasons in Singapore of course; it is whole year round summer. We are the typical tropical country where you either get a lot of sun or it pours heavily. Summer Never Ends is a breathtaking neon coral with ample gold flecks and shimmers. Consistency is so great and self-levelling that I didn’t mind the faint holo effect. It actually looked brighter in real life than on my photos as my camera were freaked out by its bright neon colour. This will definitly suit any kind of skintones!With flash.
Overall this is a very well executed collection but my heart goes to the uniqueness of Singapore Skyline for the copper flecks against the indigo holo base and Summer Never Ends which is an unexpected mad love for me; it is so bright, flattering and cheerful! Summer Never Ends is going in to my All Time Favourites list!
Ok phew there you have it, sorry I took so long to put this out. I am a little anal and wanted this to be a great post. So if you have stick around till now thank you and hope you have enjoyed this post.
You can buy this collection exclusively at Beauty So Fly at SGD$18 each bottle.