Scofflaw Nail Varnish

Love Letter to Kurt Vonnegut by Scofflaw Nail Varnish

Are you guys sick of Scofflaws yet? Because I have one more to show you. I’m sorry, I just can’t help it! I’ve been on such a Scofflaw kick lately – they’re just great quality and so much fun.

So today I have one final Scofflaw to share with you – a limited edition, blue-grey, literary inspired polish called “Love Letter To Kurt Vonnegut.”

Two coats, smoothed with topcoat.

Even though I have yet to really connect with Vonnegut like some people do (I feel like it will happen for me some day! I just need more time to understand him), I couldn’t resist buying this polish since I am a giant literature nerd.

It actually dried with a bit of a textured finish, and I was surprised to find I liked that about it. I’m not a huge fan of the ‘sand’ polish movement going around right now – it’s so in-your-face lumpy and bumpy and kind of gives me the jeebies. But this was a very subtle sort of pebbly texture. You can see what I mean in this second picture:

Two coats, no topcoat (slightly textured finish).

It’s nice, right? Really subtle and actually pretty cool.

The color of this polish is also just gorgeous. It’s a velvety blue with undertones of periwinkle and grey – it’s a very calming shade. There are glinting gold flecks and tiny black glitter peppered throughout.

This polish is a limited edition and is already sold out at Scofflaw Varnish’s etsy shop, but it will be sold at Llarowe. So sign up for an email notification or keep an eye on restock dates for Llarowe if you’re interested, because this polish will go fast.

Later gators!


A Scofflaw Trio

Hey guys! Remember me? I like to talk about indie polish and fight bears*? Anyways, I haven’t been around in a while. I’ve been off, doing non-polish related things. But I missed you all during my mini hiatus, and I missed making you listen to me blather on about indies, and I know you missed me too so WORRY NO MORE! I’m back with a big post featuring Scofflaw Nail Varnish. You may all heave a collective sigh of relief.

Up first I’ve got ‘Love Letter To Bea Arthur.’ I feel like this polish doesn’t get the love it deserves. It always seems to sell slower than other Scofflaws, and I don’t see it featured very often on blogs. Which is crazypants, because it’s awesome. It’s a spectacular ‘neutral’ or ‘nude’ that I could see being flattering on a lot of skin tones.

Do you know how hard it is to find a neutral that doesn’t fall into grandmother or boring territory? It’s difficult. Most of the times when I try a ‘neutral’ polish, my nails end up looking like they’ve closed their eyes and are napping. But ‘Love Letter To Bea Arthur’ is classy. My nails have shrugged on a dusty rose silk gown with layers of gold and plum peeking through; they’re sashaying all over town like a madam. This polish will make you feel fancy, but subtle-fancy. Try wearing it while smoking a long-stemmed cigarette and sighing, “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”

(Also, I feel like I need to admit that I have absolutely no idea who Bea Arthur is. But I’m not googling it, because I like the imaginary classy lady I have made up in my head to go with this polish.)

Next up: David Bowie’s Bulge. Rawr.

For some reason, my camera refused to accurately capture this polish, but I didn’t realize until much later when I had uploaded the photos to my laptop. I imagine my camera snickering in the corner like, “Oh, you wanted pictures of this awesome dusty coral-red-orange polish? HAHA! Sorry, can’t do that for you. Hate you mucho! Muah!” Stupid camera.

That aside, this has become one of my absolute favorite polishes in my collection, and that’s not just because I am an insane David Bowie fan.

It’s a gorgeous polish – the hue is strikingly unique, a sort of faded, burned-out red. Yet, even while appearing ‘faded,’ it still pops with an eye-catching intensity on the fingers. I got several compliments when wearing this polish. And I’m talking compliments from other people, not just myself when I would wash my hands in front of a mirror and notice my nails and exclaim, “DAYUM GIRL! Your nails look GOOD!”

I wish I could have more accurately captured this elusive shade on camera, but seriously: one of my top ten favorites now.

Okay, I have one more Scofflaw to talk about, but I didn’t realize how excited I would be about blogging to you all again and I have talked way more than I meant to, so I’ll try to keep this last review short. This is Flotsam & Jetsam:

Sea green with turquoise and purple shards mixed in, making it sweet with a bite. The base color is delicate, but the shards give it an edge, and it’s all perfectly balanced. For some reason, it reminds of the eighties. I could imagine Jem of ‘Jem & The Holograms’ wearing this while working her undercover day job.

Jem is my NAME!

Totally radical.

SO. Anybody still here? If you are, let me close by saying this: you’re awesome, Scofflaw Nail Varnish is fantastic, and if you want to get Scofflaw on your totally tubular nails, you can find it at her etsy shop or Llarowe.

*Just kidding about the fighting bears part. I actually really like bears and don’t like fighting anything except for my husband when he tries telling me that pizza is not the best food in the world. Now look at this gif of an adorable bear with a mushroom.

DON’T FIGHT BEARS. They just want to eat mushrooms.

Wee Beasties by Scofflaw Nail Varnish

I changed my blog look! What do you guys think? Also, I’m doing a blog sale at the moment so check it out if you’re interested. 🙂

All right, now on to the varnish. I told you I would have greens coming up! So here we have ‘Wee Beasties,’ by Scofflaw Nail Varnish.

Wee Beasties is a dusty green base with a complimentary smeckling of glitters, ranging from gold and pale red to antiqued pink and burnt copper. It’s a creative and yet somehow calming combination, like standing at the edge of a green field specked with flowers on a warm afternoon and taking in a long, deep breath.

The packaging for Scofflaw Nail Varnish is fantastic. You can tell that every detail was well thought out. One particular element that I love is that every one of the polishes has a different image at the bottom of the bottle to go along with the name. Look at the little beastie on the Wee Beasties label! Awww. :3

This is the second Scofflaw polish I have tried, and I continue to impressed. Once again application was excellent, and it dried quickly. Some customers complained of her polishes smelling strange but I find I actually really like the smell – it’s the like the old smell of an antique trunk, or even the inside of a used bookstore. It’s actually a perk in my opinion.

Scofflaw Nail Varnish has a restock scheduled for March 17 at noon (CST), so keep an eye on her etsy shop because I am certain they are going to sell out quickly again.

Until next time, faithful readers! I hope you all have an exciting Tuesday. Eat something delicious and do a little dance on your break!

‘Sturm Und Drang’ – by Scofflaw Nail Varnish

Today I have a polish from a new indie maker to share with you all – ‘Sturm Und Drang’ by Scofflaw Nail Varnish.

I seriously love this polish. Grey and stormy, with an unexpected pop of magenta and slimer green – an awesomely unique combination.

Finch (maker of Scofflaw Nail Varnishes) had this to say about the name:

“Sturm und drang is German for ‘Storm and drive.’ It was a late 18th century German literary movement characterized by works containing rousing action and high emotionalism that often deal with the individual’s revolt against society.”

A polish inspired by a literary movement? Aw heck. As if this polish wasn’t awesome enough already.

Just check out all the amazingness happening in this polish: slate grey base, starry shimmer, specks of fuschia, green and silver – all booming together like they were never meant to be anywhere else than in this polish and on your fingers.

‘Sturm Und Drang,’ mattified.

 Scofflaw Nail Varnish opened her etsy shop for the first time in February and within the hour it was totally sold out. So I was super stoked that I was able to snag some! And don’t worry, she has a restock occurring on March 17.
You can check out her facebook for updates, and keep an eye on her etsy shop when it gets restocked! I wouldn’t be surprised if things sell out quickly again.