Thursday, May 1, 2014

CDB Lacquer A Land Full of Wonder Swatch and Review and Giveaway

Greetings and Nailutations!

*Press Sample*
Today's review is on CDB Lacquer.  A great collections needs a colorful inspiration.  I was excited to be asked to swatch this collection because...well, who doesn't love Alice in her "Land Full of Wonders".  Each polish is based off a character in the movie and even before I looked at the name I knew who it was named after.  A Land Full of Wonder Collection releases May 9th and can be purchased from CDB Lacquer.

Let's get to some swatches.

First up is a glitter crelly called Curiouser and Curiouser, which is the perfect image of Alice.  Curiouser and Curiouser is a white crelly full of blue large and micro hexes, yellow small and large hexes and black small hexes.  When I look at this polish I see Alice's dress, hair and shoes!  Formula was creamy and smooth making it easy to apply.  Photos show 2 coats with shiny topcoat.

Next is my favorite Unbirthday Party, which is a lovely pink glitter crelly.  It is a light pink glitter crelly with pink, blue, green, yellow and red hexes in a variety of sizes as well as blue and pink squares.  I loved all the colors in this polish and it put a smile on my face.  This polish was on the verge of being a jelly, so I had to show a matte version.  Photos show 2 coats with shiny topcoat and matte topcoat.  Easy to apply formula on this one as well.

The next is inspired by The Mad Hatter and is called 10/6.  10/6 is a lovely green glitter crelly containing green, yellow and black hex glitters all reminiscent of his hat.  Photo shows 2 coats with shiny topcoat.

You can't forget the caterpillar!  Who Are You is a blue glitter crelly containing blue, while and silver hexes of different sizes.  Photos show 2 coats with shiny topcoat.

Off With Her Head! is next and of course it is inspired by the Queen Of Hearts.  This white glitter crelly contains black micro glitter, red and yellow small hexes and if you guessed red and black hearts you are right!  Best part of this polish is that there was no glitter fishing - there were hearts with every pull of the brush.  Photos show 2 coats with shiny topcoat and slight glitter heart placement.

Lastly is We're All Mad Here which is a grey/purple glitter crelly packed full of pink, purple, black and while hexes as well as black micro glitters.   This was probably my second favorite.  Formula was perfect in this one as well and photos show 2 coats with shiny topcoat.

Loves:  Creative imagery....yes, I will say that I love the visions in this collection.  With every polish I unwrapped I saw the character in the movie before me (or the scene, Unbirthday Party).  Can we talk about the formula for a second?  All the polishes went on smooth even glitter, it applied easily with no glitter fishing.  Cheyenne nailed this collection!  She has truly mastered the glitter topper, crelly, jelly trifecta - triple threat!  I can't wait to see what is next in her bag o' polish tricks!

Wishes:  I wouldn't change a thing - the names, the color combos all perfect!  Well...I wish "Have a very merry unbirthday to you..." wasn't stuck in my head right now.  :)

Store: CDB Lacquer
Instagram: @cdblacquer

AND some great news for you - I bought CDB Lacquer's Doctor Who Part 2 collection to give to a lucky winner.  I reviewed this collection as well which you can find here.

Fill out the rafflecoptor below - must be 18+ or willing to send a Instagram video of your parents approving release of address.  US mailing addresses only.

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Happy Polishing,
Kristi aka @beginnails


  1. 10/6 is my favorite! What a gorgeous polish!!

  2. Unbirthday Party is so cute!

  3. I just looove we're all mad here! I've seen a few nailstagrammers swatch it and it's fantastic

  4. All of them! Alice fan. C: Unbirthday Party would be my number one though~

  5. Hi! My favorite is You Can't Forget The Caterpillar! I love blue polishes. So cute! Thanks!

  6. I love 10/6. It's so springy :)

  7. Who Are You and We're All Mad Here are my favorites.

  8. We're All Mad Here is my favorite! Thank you for the giveaway!!


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