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Holo Humpday: Philly Loves Lacquer Smelly Pirate Hooker

Hello sweetie and happy Holo Humpday! I’m so excited to share this one with you, primarily because it’s one of the most amazingly named polishes I own. SMELLY PIRATE HOOKER! I mean, how could you not love that?! Plus, it’s a pretty polish too 🙂

Philly Loves Lacquer Smelly Pirate Hooker

Philly Loves Lacquer Smelly Pirate Hooker

Smelly Pirate Hooker is (obviously) an homage to Anchorman, and it’s a part of a monthly collaboration between Philly Loves Lacquer and Mishka of Accio Lacquer. It’s also one of my favorite insults! And sidenote – I love reading Accio Lacquer’s posts… she’s a super fan of everything nerdy, which makes me so very happy. Because I’m a nerd. Obviously.

Philly Loves Lacquer Smelly Pirate Hooker

Philly Loves Lacquer Smelly Pirate Hooker

The second picture is more color accurate than the first. My camera hates these coral/ pinky shades and really wanted to change this polish to a neon. In real life, it’s a medium shade of coral-pink with a  very subtle scattered holo and some golden shimmer. It reminds me of fruit punch! Like a slightly darker version of the pink Starburst.

Closeup of PhLL Smelly Pirate Hooker

Closeup of PhLL Smelly Pirate Hooker

I love this polish! The name is amazing, the color is gorgeous, the formula is perfect, AND it’s holo! This polish wins on all accounts! And c’mon, who doesn’t want to yell out “SMELLY PIRATE HOOKER” when someone asks you what you have on your nails?

I think the polish is currently out of stock on the PhLL site, but if you can find it or if it’s restocked – you need it!

What do you think? Are you excited for brighter colors to emerge in the spring and summer polish collections? I could use some bright when it’s this cold and grey!

Holo Humpday: Philly Loves Lacquer Wildwoods By The Sea

It’s time to feature another gorgeous holo of mine! Today’s beauty is from Philly Loves Lacquer and is called Wildwoods By The Sea. I saw swatches of this one a long time ago when the Summer Down The Shore collection came out, and knew it’d be right up my alley – a seafoam green/ turquoise holo? Yes please!

Philly Loves Lacquer Wildwoods By The Sea

Philly Loves Lacquer Wildwoods By The Sea – 2 coats

Gorgeous, right?! The scattered holo is super strong, and it gives a bit of a silvery sparkle in the shade. The color is amazing of course. The formula is a little on the thick side, but it evens out perfectly on its own.

As you can tell, I changed up my nail shape a bit. The husband gave me a ukulele as an early Christmas/ Hanukkah gift, and it was really uncomfortable to play with longer nails. Plus while I was playing it, I chipped a corner off my middle finger. So I decided to shorten and round off my nails. I haven’t had rounded nails in forever – I definitely need to get used to it!

PLL Wildwoods By The Sea

PLL Wildwoods By The Sea

So what do you think? Do you have any Philly Loves Lacquer polishes? Do you like rounded nails? Also, big question – do any of you play guitar/ ukulele/ banjo and have any recommendations to keep your fingertips and nails happy? I’ve been oiling like crazy, but I’m getting some calluses and extra dryness at the tips.