I don’t know what took me so long to try BlackLace Cosmetics. It’s a Canadian indie, based close to me (relatively), and I’m friendly with the maker. It wasn’t until a small group of friends got together to have a custom made (Amber-Marie, the maker, is in the group) that I grabbed a couple other polishes she has available.
Hera is a gorgeous berry holo from the Residents of Mount Olympus collection. Since Hera is the goddess of women and fertility (which is something that has a personal feel for me) and I love pinks, grabbing this one was pretty much a given.
The formula of Hera was spot on. Actually, it reminded me of my favourite indie formula out there, Octopus Party Nail Lacquer, which is no small compliment. It went on buttery smooth and shiny and the holo flare is really pretty.
If I could pick one thing about this polish as criticism, it would be that it didn’t come labelled with the polish name. None of the three I ordered did. I found that curious, but wasn’t a deal breaker considering what was IN the bottle.
And just for funsies, here’s a few snaps of the group custom from BlackLace Cosmetics, named So Fetch. It’s a nice, bright fuchsia holo with purple shimmer. Slightly matte finish because of the bright neon pigment, is my guess. Opaque in 1-2 coats.
BlackLace Cosmetics can be found on Storenvy. Since her polish is reasonably priced at $12 CAD for holos, that means about $9USD. Non-holo polishes are priced between $9-$11 CAD. Worth checking out for sure. Keep your eye out for another BlackLace Cosmetics to make an appearance in an upcoming comparison of holo topcoats.