Monday, July 22, 2013

once you go super black: review and giveaway from Super Black Lacquer summer 2013 collection

A couple weeks ago, I got an email from my BFF, Natalie Dee [Tangent: OK. OK. She's not my actual BFF, more my aspirational BFF, because she's the badass mastermind behind hilarious comics and quality homemade nail polish.].  Apparently, she thought my last foray into reviewing her product [Tangent: Read all about it here.] was decent because she wanted more of my opinion. This is a rarity, so I relished it knowing it also meant a sneak peek at a product I love for $0. Here was my internal reaction to the news of reviewing the new 2013 summer line from Super Black Lacquers as recreated by my shoddy photoshop skills and emoji.

  First off, here is a quick recap of why Super Black is different from other polishes:
  • They are all handmade in the good ol' US of A [Tangent: Ohio, more specifiically.] by sassy lass Natalie Dee and are part of the ever-growing indie polish movement...meaning the product is quality controlled.
  • The contents of each bottle is 4-Free, with no Formaldehyde, Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, or Formaldehyde resin. Previously, I had no inkling that the fumes and toxins in some nail polishes are believed to contain carcinogens. NO BUENO! [Tangent: Read more about the hows and the whys here. I nearly failed chemistry in high school, so I will not pretend to be a chemist.]
Now that we have the boring stuff outta the way,  let's spam you with the fun stuff...the colors! [Tangent: When I initially heard "summer colors"- I was kind of imagining a cavalcade of skittle colors, making my nails look like the opening credits to Saved By the Bell. To my surprise, most of the colors were actually more subtle, or even dark, but VERY wearable. Some may not like that, but I know myself that I am WAY more likely to wear a gray that a hot orange polish, even if it is 102 degrees outside.] 

Clockwise from top: Cannibal, Plip, Blitz, Dusted , Weird Girl

 [Disclaimer: Although, they are all vibrant and yummy in these shots, trust these five shades are prettier in person. We are currently in a 7 inning stretch of dreary days and my natural lighting is bad.  Also, despite the fact that I did you a solid and pushed back my gross cuticles, know that I am not a hand model...I just play one in this blog.]


the most cliche picture ever posted on my blog
I wish I could say that I have tried all the colors by now, but I got so infatuated with some of them, that I refused to remove them to change colors! As soon as I ripped open the package, I slapped on 2-3 coats of Plip, which is a greeny-blue creamy color with flecks of black glitter. [Tangent: This was the one from the website that had me oohing and ahhing.] I had visions of it being soft and almost Robin's egg, but it was decidedly more vibrant and emerald toned. Even though it was differnt, I still loved it, and was pleased that it was jam packed with the black glitter. [Tangent: Nothing grinds my gears more when the glitter doesn't distribute evenly and some nails are naked and other nails have like a million speckles. ] This is how it looks after 3 coats and a top coat.


Probably my hands down [Tangent: Pun not intended] favorite is Weird Girl. It is fantastic and will probably become my new neutral. [Tangent: My mother would surely shudder at the thought that something deemed "Light concrete grey, with gold/red/purple opalescence" is the new taupe, but it is, mom. Deal with it!]   On the manicure below, I used the Wishful Thinking top coat from the Super Black hologram collection to do an accent nail. [Tangent: This shade is seriously one of the greatest inventions of modern times because it can change the look of any existing shade and instantly hologram-ify them.] I guarantee you no one noticed it or gave a shit, but I couldn't stop looking at how pretty it was all day...especially in natural sunlight.




Since my review a few months back, I can affirm that the Super Black product has indeed improved considerably in a few key areas. Although I was kind of in love with the hologram colors I painted myself with before, there were a couple downfalls to the product that have since been addressed. After wearing it a day or two, it previously began to peel a bit in sheets.  Also, I was let down that there were no stickers on the polish to denote the color name.  These things have been tweaked. The formula is longer lasting, and the shade names are now clearly printed on the bottom of those hefty .61 fl oz bottles of purty polish.

Because I am a steadfast champion of any person that is doing the damn thing and making cool products, I want to share the goodness with some of you fine folks. So, guess what that means??? GIVEAWAY TIME!

Next monday, July 29th, I will be giving away 2 bottles from the 2013 Summer Collections from Super Black:


Cannibal (touted as the best classic red you will ever purchase) and Dusted (a grapey shade with sea green shimmer)! Because all of the colors are made in small batches, by hand, they tend to sell out, so who knows if these will even be available next week.

All you need to do is:
  • Like That Girl on the Wheelchair on Facebook [Tangent: If you already do so, tell me in your comment below]
  • Like Super Black Lacquers on Facebook
  • Like Natalie Dee on Facebook [Tangent: If you already do so, tell me below]
  • Visit the Super Black site and tell me in the comments which one you would consider painting your car with and what song you would blast from your speakers as you cruise in it. [Tangent: yeah, you heard that correctly. I really try to throw you some curve balls...and at least this will be entertaining for me to read.]
In total, you are elligible to have at most 4 entries! So get to entering! Oh yes, and leave your email address with your comment, or if you are a member of witness protection, send it to me via my blog's Facebook page!


Happy polishing, mother truckers! I'll leave you with some goodness from my BFF, Natalie Dee.




23 comments:

  1. 1. I am a fan of you.

    2. I am a fan of Super Black Lacquers.

    3. I am a fan of Natalie Dee.

    4. I would paint my car with Blitz and blast this because, duh. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzpWJx3I2DY

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    1. NATURALLY! God, I wish that dream could come true...mostly because I would like to ride shotgun...and wear that red lace dress that Tia Carerre wears in Wayne's World

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    2. OMG. I totally entered under my husband's name. I'm dumb. I hope I still get a shot at this stuff!

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    3. yes! I figured you = Aaron!

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  2. duh i'm a fan of you! i just liked natalie dee too! I love that plip color with the black glitter, and for some reason the only song I can think of is N*SYNC "Dirty Pop" . hahah, which is guess is a pretty good cruisin song

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    1. Make sure you like super black lacquers too! That'll get you a fourth entry!

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  3. I like 'em all on Facebook! (PLUS Natalie Dee's "Stuff I Put on Myself")
    I LOVE The Whale, but I would totally paint my car Dusted & blast "Breezeblocks." I don't get what that song is about, but I freaking love it.

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    1. I love that blog, too! If you win, you could feasibly begin painting your car with dusted...I wonder how far you'd get.

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  4. I'm a fan of you and super black! I would paint my car with "the bends" and play "Just" off The Bends.

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    1. oooh i like that answer. The bends is such an awesome color. I have yet to see it in person, but I can imagine a car painted with it would be amazing.

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  5. I like all the things on facebook.
    I would love a Plip colored car (especially since mine is this dark shade of periwinkle which is literally the only color in the universe I don't like)
    I would blast Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Thrift Shop

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  6. i likes them all!
    also, i think i'd go with bazillions cause i'd feel like i was in outer space which would be awwwweeesome, and then i would probably have to rock space jam, just for emphasis

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  7. I like all 3 of them things.

    I would paint my car with Drunk Dial. Because that shit's hot AND it matches my glasses. I would possibly add a matte topcoat!! I used to drive a matte black Eclipse and I got a lot of compliments on it like "wow your car looks like a ghost" and "do you race it?"

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    1. I wonder if Natalie dee would mix you a big vat if drunk dial so you could make this dream a reality ! Do you think Brandon would mind if you painted your new car up like this? Also, when I got my car- I bought sunglasses that matched exactly. It's a chic look!

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  8. Forgot the part about what music I would play!

    My drunk dial car would play only Ke$ha, obviously.

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  9. Liked all three!

    I'd paint my car with Becky, and it would be the world's sexiest car. And then I'd immediately go and kill the sex appeal by blasting the cheesy-but-I-love-it Andy Grammer's Keep Your Head Up, because I really feel like any drive to anywhere should start with that song. Could we make all that happen? :)

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  10. I'm a fan of all the above pages...

    I'd go with cannibal and blast Maneater!!!

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    1. I would have assumed you'd pick Ke$ha to go with cannibal...but I like the direction you took, alex!

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    2. I KNEW you'd expect me to go with Ke$ha!

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