Monday, September 3, 2012

Pirate Polish Review

Today I have some indie polishes to show you by Pirate Polish. Pirate Polish is made by Tara who has a blog called The Lacquer Tracker. She has a a great variety of finishes and colors to choose from. I will be using Tara's descriptions of her polishes in my review followed by my thoughts on them.


Leeloo is part of my 5th Element inspired duo of polishes. This combination of vibrant orange glitters is suspended in a milky white base and is based upon Leeloo's orange hair and outfit in The Fifth Element. 

I would of never thought to put these colors together. This is so unusual and different that I can't help but love it. It really is something special. The formula was smooth and easy to work with. I think this would be a cool color for Halloween if you are looking ahead for that. It's not the traditional black and orange, but if you're looking for something different that also packs a fun punch Leeloo would fit that bill!

Multipass over China Glaze VII

Multipass is a vibrant mixture of shiny metallic glitters in a variety of colours and shapes, all suspended in a clear base. In the swatches above, you can see it pictured over a black creme. This lacquer is part of a duo of polishes inspired by the movie The 5th Element.

I like the combination of colors and sizes of glitters in this one. This is like confetti on the nail. The larger glitters (particularly the square ones) I did not find to lay completely flat on the nail even after top coat was applied. These are not taco glitters. They do not fold completely in half at all. I do not want that to be mistaken. The edges of these glitters do slightly stick up where you may be able to feel the points of them on the nail. This is something that some people don't mind at all while others do. Tara and I talked about this polish, and she has noted this in her etsy listing. This is an expected result with such large glitter.

Radioactive over Milani Yellow Whiz

Radioactive is a retina-searing combination of neon green and neon yellow particles suspended in a clear base. This lacquer can be opaque when worn by itself, but can also be layered over other polishes to create a unique effect.

You could wear this alone and get close to opaque coverage, but I preferred layering it. I love the vibrancy of the these glitters. I really love neon glitters to start with, and this isn't any exception. This also applied nicely and evenly.

The Buffster

The Buffster pays homage to the main character in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and is loosely based off a certain purple pleather trench coat that Buffy wore in Season 2. The Buffster is a vibrant and extremely pigmented mid-tone violet loaded with holographic shimmer, ultrafine deep purple glitter, and a strong pink flash. 

This is my absolute favorite right here. The pigmentation of this purple is excellent. The addition of the glitter, shimmer, and pink flash are icing, sprinkles, and candles on top of the already great cake. This is polish has amazing coverage. The formula on it is great and easy to work with. No complains. This purple rocks!

I enjoyed these polishes by Pirate Polish. My favorites of these are definitely The Buffster and Leeloo. You should check out her etsy page to see more polishes she offers along with their descriptions and photos. There is a lot to choose from, and I think there is something for everyone as far as personal taste. You can also like Pirate Polish on Facebook.

*I received these polishes to review by Pirate Polish.

Happy Monday!


  1. Totally in love with the Buffster!

  2. I love the Buffster and Leeloo. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thank you so much for taking the time to review my polishes, Stephanie! I appreciate it. :)

  4. Oh wow! These are really cool! Now another shop to add to my list for when I'm not broke. :)


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