Back when I first started getting into nail polish, I was always stunned by glitterbombs, and one name always repeatedly popped up when I saw them - Lynnderella. Being in Australia, I'd always bemoan how difficult it was to get my hands on these, and how unfriendly they were to the wallet (this was back in the day before there were so many excellent Australian indies available!). I managed to successfully kill the lemmings with affordable, quality Australian indies, which in addition to being affordable and easily available, are also gratifyingly drama-free. So despite never *needing* to buy a Lynnderella for about three years, I've finally, finally gotten my hands on some thanks to Glitter Connect, Australia's first Lynn distributor - and boy does it feel strange (and slightly awe-inducing) to be holding a brand that's such a controversial and important part of nail polish history!
Karma Carnelian is a gorgeous mix of glowy red and orange glitters. This one has that intense, lit-from-within look. I applied it over ulta3 Burnt Orange. Unfortunately I had to fiddle a bit with the colours in Photoshop to get it to the right amount of glowy - cameras and orange-reds just don't mix!
Next is my favourite of the three I was sent to review - Garnet Grace. This is pretty and shimmery and depthy and everything I'd want from an indie glitterbomb, and it's only one coat over ulta3 Pearly Grape (ulta3 do really have undies for every occasion!). The holo really shines in the sun, and despite being an indie veteran and general shiny-hater, I gasped when I first saw it in the light. If I'd seen this in 2010 I might've cried, it was so pretty!
Last one: The Full Minty, swatched over Duri Summer in the City. This is a "classic" sort of Lynnderella style in my mind, with shimmer and white and pastel glitters in more shapes than you can fit on ten nails. I was actually quite disappointed with this one - as much as I love pastel glitter and green, it just seemed like too much was going on for my liking.
If you also want a piece of nail polish history without the drama of an American restock, head to Glitter Connect (Facebook page is here). Unfortunately Lynnderellas do come at Lynnderella prices ($24.95 a bottle), but it's a lot better than fighting it out on eBay!
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