Thursday, June 21, 2012

Lynnderella: Is it All it's Cracked Up to Be?

Good evening glittery polish lovers! So today I finally tried my much anticipated Lynnderella in Cauldron Drippings that I won from Set in Lacquer's 2000 Follower Giveaway! Now there's A LOT of hype over these. They're uber glittery. $16 a bottle. VERY HARD to get. And now there has been some sort of drama, so Llarowe will not be selling them anymore. Are these worth it? Let's find out! Here is Cauldron Drippings in 2ish coats (more on this later) and 2 coats of Sally Hansen's Strengthening Base and Top Coat.

Since everyone tends to do their Lynns with a base coat of orange or something when dealing with Cauldron Drippings, I decided to be different and just do the 2ish coats. I say 2ish because, well, the second coat wasn't really a coat. I had to 'dab' at the places I wanted glitter to be. That was a royal pain. The glitter was different colors (orange, gold, purple, green, black, silver) and shapes (squares, bars, dots, hexagons) and I even got lucky with a nice large silver hexagon on my pinky finger. Was the only one I found!

So the polish was very goopy no matter how much I shook it, and if I may say, there was TOO MUCH GLITTER. Yes I said it. Can you believe it? So much that it could get clumpy and the bars sometimes curled. And too much means a pain to apply. I like glitter polishes that aren't a pain to apply AND look good. Lynnderella's Cauldron Drippings just looked very glittery.

So all in all, I give Lynnderella's Cauldron Drippings a 10/10 for glitter, but a 5/10 for application, and then a 5/10 for price.  There are other great glittery polishes out there to satisfy your craving, like Pretty & Polished and Whimsical Ideas by Pam. And with all the drama going on with Lynnderellas now, heck, I'll keep it for the glitter, possibly Halloween, but I don't think I'll EVER buy one. Yes they are pretty, but to me they have too many cons. More Indie glitter polishes are ordered, so I shall review/wear them soon! Buona notte!


  1. Ugh, too bad the application was difficult! That's annoying! With all of the drama and eBay stuff going on with Lynnderella, I don't think I'l ever own one...

  2. Too glittery? Although I would have to agree (since, as you said, it's apparently a pain to apply), I think I read that line wrong. Nothing is too glittery for you! :P

    1. It's only too glittery when it's a pain to apply! There was so much glitter that there wasn't enough polish.

  3. Wow, for the price that she charges you would think the polish would be a breeze to apply and pretty. In my opinion this is not pretty at all. Maybe it would look better and not be so gloopy if you added some polish thinner. I just hate to see a pricey polish turn out so bad. =/