Monday, April 14, 2014

Swatched: Lac Attack Magical Mischief Collection! (Picture Heavy)

***Disclosure: Polish provided for review. Opinions & words 100% mine!***


Being an equally big fan of Harry Potter and nail polish, you can imagine my excitement when I got the chance to swatch some polishes from the Lac Attack follow up to the Magical Musings collection inspired by the world of Harry Potter.

"Magical Mischief" is a collection of 10 polishes, all based on some of the most interesting Harry Potter characters. The collection is a collaboration between Anastatsia from Lac Attack and Kirsten from Glitta Gloves. I have 8 of the 10 to show you today, so I hope you like them!

First up is this fabulous green, called Dobby the Free Elf.

Dobby the Free Elf is a forest green jelly with lots of different hex glitters and some bar glitters. I didn't have any major application problems but this did take a few coats to build up and the first one or two streaked a little, so I'll use it over a green base coat next time. The photos below show 3 coats, no topcoat.

Secondly, I have Mad-Eye, named after Mad-Eye Moody. This is possibly one of the nicest polishes I have used in the past year - it's just gorgeous. It was a real surprise and I adored it. I used two coats of Mad-Eye over two coats of Rita Ora for Rimmel - White Hot Love.

Next I have The Chosen One, named after Harry himself.

The Chosen One is a red and gold glitter. I used two coats over a base coat of Essence Red-y or Not, a really old Colour & Go polish that still stands the test of time.

Up next is Padfoot (Sirius Black's teenage nickname) - a really gorgeous unique brown holo. Brown is not normally a colour I gravitate towards, but a brown holo is definitely a thing of beauty. This took 2 coats and wasn't at all streaky like some holo polishes.

Next in line is Moony, a silver/blue/grey foil. The pictures show two coats, no topcoat.

Moony (named after Remus Lupin's school nickname) is a perfect mix of silver, grey and blue. It brings to mind not only the colours you would find in a Werewolf's silver fur, but also the moon itself. It has a foil finish but isn't gritty to touch.

This next one is the one I left for last - it's not my colour at all but I know orange is a great colour for this time of year so I said I'd give it the benefit of the doubt! This is Weasley is Our King.

This is a light burnt orange with shimmer. Thankfully, this wasn't one of those polishes that's shimmery in the bottle but flat on the nail - the shimmer really does transfer and although I think the colour does me no favours, it would be a great Halloween polish and represents its subject perfectly.

Next I have a glitter - but this is no ordinary glitter. This one's named after Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore, and it GLOWS IN THE DARK.

A.P.W.B.D is loaded with glitter, including some really cool moon shaped ones. They were easy enough to fish out, but I seemed to catch more moons on the second go. I layered two coats over one coat of Pumpkin Polish purple.

This is the best glow-in-the-dark picture I could get, I played around with the settings on my camera and eventually caught the glow. It didn't last very long - maybe down to the fact that I used a topcoat to make it smoother on the nail - but I will try it again without a topcoat and report back!

The last one I have is Nymphadora, named after Nymphadora Tonks.

I tried Nymphadora over Jessica - Conch Shell, a bright pink.

Much like the character it's based on, this polish can look really sweet or really badass. Over pink, it's a pretty, soft topper. Over black - you can see for yourself.

Stunning, isn't it? I loved this collection. You all know how much of a sucker I am for polish and pop culture, so anything that combines the two is just MADE for me. I think Anastasia and Kirsten did an amazing job here, and the quality (as always) is fantastic. Thanks so much to Anastasia for giving me the chance to try them.

Please do a Buffy the Vampire Slayer collection next!


  1. Replies
    1. They're really gorgeous, it's a lovely collection x

  2. Wow! These are stunning!! I can't even pick a favourite. I always love your nail photos, don't know how you do them but they're so perfect!

    1. Ah thanks Chloe, I'm always trying to improve my photos so that means a lot! The light got the better of me for a few of them but I make very good use of the fridge as a white background!! xx

  3. These are so cool! Love them all especially Weasley is our king! :-)

    1. Thanks Sarah! That one grew on me - the application was a joy so I may give it another whirl when the weather gets better :)x

  4. Oh these are unreal! Moony, The Chosen One, Weasley Is Our King & Nymphadora - I want them!

    1. I don't know how the ladies came up with so many brilliant ones! x

  5. To be honest when I saw them lined up I was like naahh, nothing to shout about. But going through the post and actually seeing them on has now made me want all of them. Its so weird cos' I'm never normally like that! I also love that you took the time to find all the places and quotes in the books to go with the polish, lovely touch and serous effort! x

  6. I think I need Tonks! MCKFresh did a Buffy collection that was gorgeous!!

  7. I love these swatches! The bottle shot with corresponding parts of the books is pure genius! I love Weasley, Moony and Padfoot. And Nymphadora is an explosion of awesome.


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