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I’ve got eight beautiful polishes to show you from Painted Polish by Lexi. If you’re familiar with Lexi’s polishes, then you’ll be pleased to know that Lexi has finally answered that prayer for a white creme polish! This also comes with remixing and re-releases of polishes perfect for the upcoming Valentine’s Day celebration. There a quite a few pictures here so get cozy and let’s check them out!
Lexi’s 2019 is a great celebration of the New Year and the relentless cold that has greeted many here in the US. Even Florida has experienced some, erm, cold. 2019 is described as a white holographic with a cool gray undertone with a scattering of larger silver holographic glitters. I love those holographic glitters in there. The application here is an easy medium with a quick build to opacity. There’s a little bit of texture left back from the glitters which is smoothed out with the used of topcoat. I’m wearing two coats with a glossy topcoat.
And, here it is; Blanc Slate! Lexi has finally delivered on that white creme we’ve been longing for. And as you would expect, it’s well worth the wait. This is a bright white creme that plays double duty as a stamping polish. It leans slightly on the thick side but not at all unmanageable. You can see it in action as a stamping polish later in this post. While Blanc Slate is sure to level up to a one coater over time, I’m wearing two coats with a glossy topcoat.
Cold? Have Some Peppers!
I wanted to play off the cool, frostiness of the 2019 Duo by throwing in some red, hot heat. I have a gradient with 2019 and Blanc Slate alongside some peppers filled with polishes from the Mad Romance Revisited Quartet shown below. Pepper image is from Lina Nail Art Supplies Summer 02 plate.
Mad Romance Revisited Quartet
Mad For Merlot
How vampy is Mad For Merlot! At this moment, this one would be my favorite from the quartet. Mad For Merlot is is a deep merlot holographic base with a dash of holographic glitters for a pop of color. The polish applies buttery smooth with only a bit of bumpiness from the glitters. I’m wearing two coats with a glossy topcoat.
Next up in this celebration of red is Courting Cupid! This a tad lighter and redder than Mad for Merlot, with a garnet holographic base and similar holographic glitters. I’m wearing two coats with a glossy topcoat.
Red Rose Revelry
Red Rose Revelry boasts a true red holographic base, again, with those accenting holographic glitters. The base here shows a lot more holographic action and is more glowy in person. I’m wearing two coats with a glossy topcoat.
Stamped in Crimson
Stamped in Crimson is your coordinating creme for this quartet. The base here is a bright, cool-toned red which doubles as a stamping polish. This is a true one coater with an easy medium consistency. Thankfully, as well pigmented as it is, I experienced no staining. I’m wearing one coat with a glossy topcoat. Below, I’ll be showing its capabilities as a stamping polish.
Black & Red & White
I decided to show both Blanc Slate and Stamped in Crimson in this layered stamping mani as I believe it really tells how they show against dark and light shades. You can see that the red still shows well even over black. These images are from Über Chic 23-01 plate.
Holo, Red Gradient!
As soon as I met the Mad Romance Quartet, I knew I wanted to do some sort of gradient with the holos. They play with each other so well and offer a nice graduation of shades.
Gold Leaf & Gradients
I added some gold leaf to that vampy gradient! Nothing to take away from the gradient itself, but just an accent.
Yes, I kind of went to town on these reds! I couldn’t help myself. If you ever wondered about Lexi’s polishes watermarbling, well here you have it. They spread nicely over the water while keeping their strong color.
Rose Quartz Revival 2.0
The Rose Quartz Revival 2.0 is a remix of the original Rose Quartz previously released. The difference between the two, there are no gold glitters in this version. The base here is a light, blushing nude with gold, copper, and bronze color-shifting flakes. I love flakie crellies like this one! The flakes in here play well in the base and sit nicely on the nail. I’m wearing two coats with a glossy topcoat.
Rose Gold Romantic
Rose Gold Romantic 2.0 is a reimagining of the previously released and sold out, Carnivals & Cotton Candy. In this shade, glowing copper shimmer and silver holographic glitters are added to the rose gold holographic base. This would be my second favorite! It’s an easy wearing beauty. I’m wearing two coats with a glossy topcoat.
I put together this abstract look, featuring both Rose Quartz Revival and Rose Gold Romantic. They’re so complementary together. This was such a fun look, I wore it for two days!
As you may already have noticed, I thoroughly enjoyed playing around with Lexi’s latest releases. The polishes bear the quality you’ve come to love and know from the brand. Also, I’m just pleased to have been touched with a bit of creativity when it came playing with them.
The Painted Polish by Lexi releases are now available for purchase!
Prices of the individual polishes are listed along with my review above but you can save by purchasing as a set.
2019 Duo – $20.00
Mad Romance Revisited Quartet – $42.00
How do you feel about Lexi’s releases? Have a favorite?