Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Supermoon Lacquer Sailor Guardians Collection Outer Set Swatches and Review

I'm right back atcha with the Supermoon Lacquer Sailor Guardians Collection Outer Set! This is the second half of the collection launching on Friday. If you missed it, the Inner Set is here. Let's get started!
Supermoon Lacquer Sailor Guardians Collection Outer Set

First of all, Mardi the maker's notes on the collection:

The Sailor Guardians Collection is the fourth full collection and fifth (maybe sixth?) release from The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer. It features TEN different nail polishes that will be available for purchase in three ways – as a discounted full set (all 10 polishes), as slightly less discounted half sets (inner set of 5 polishes and outer set of 5 polishes), and non-discounted individual polishes.

This collection is inspired by the iconic Japanese anime Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon (also referred to as Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon), which originally debuted in 1991 as an 18-volume shōjo manga series written and illustrated by Naoko Takeuchi. In 1992, it was adapted into an animated (anime) series that ran until 1997 and includes five seasons, three feature films, three short films, and a TV special. Sailor Moon is one of the most popular manga/anime series in history with the title character being recognized as one of the most important – and popular – female superheroes of all time.

Sailor Moon was the first anime I ever watched and I vividly remember getting blank VHS tapes and setting up our VCR to record it from the TV since it came on while I was still at school. I taught myself how to draw by watching these tapes repeatedly, pausing at certain points in order to try and copy the image on my TV. Sailor Moon is one of my all time favorite fandoms (after My Little Pony, of course) and definitely my absolute favorite anime series.

+ $52.00 (regular) / $47.00 (pre-sale): Includes the colors Aqua Rhapsody, Flame Sniper, Love and Beauty Shock, Oak Evolution, and Rainbow Moon Heartache.

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The Outer Guardians (or Scouts/Senshi) consist of Sailor Pluto, Sailor Saturn, Sailor Uranus, and Sailor Neptune plus Sailor Chibi Moon. They’re introduced over the course of season three. Although Chibiusa first appears in season two, she isn’t shown as Sailor Chibi Moon until the following season.

Supermoon Lacquer Dead Scream is a dark red-violet scattered holo with magenta-to-copper microflakes,  red-to-copper and magenta-to-gold duochrome shimmer, red, purple, and green shimmer, iridescent red-to-green microglitter, and silver and black microglitters. Holy moly is this one complex! Great formula, worn here in two thin coats. It requires a top coat to smooth. 

Dead Scream is based on Setsuna Meioh aka Sailor Pluto and named after the special ability she uses for the majority of the anime, starting with her first appearance half-way through Sailor Moon R (season two). She is the oldest out of all the other Guardians and is often described as distant although she consistently displays a fondness for Chibiusa. Setsuna has power over time and space, and guards the Space-Time Door (a time-traveling gate). As Sailor Pluto, she wields a key-shaped staff topped by one of three Talismans – the Garnet Orb – and her Sailor Soldier uniform colors are black and garnet.
 Supermoon Lacquer Dead Scream

 Supermoon Lacquer Dead Scream

 Supermoon Lacquer Dead Scream

 Supermoon Lacquer Dead Scream

 Supermoon Lacquer Dead Scream
 Supermoon Lacquer Dead Scream

 Supermoon Lacquer Dead Scream

Supermoon Lacquer Silence Glaive Surprise is a muted blue-violet scattered holo with copper, purple, and red shimmer, red-to-gold and purple-to-red duochrome shimmer, blue-to-red multichrome microflakes, and silver holo microglitter. This one also covers in one or two thin coats, dries quickly, and needs top coat to be completely smooth.

Silence Glaive Surprise is based on Hotaru Tomoe aka Sailor Saturn and named after the special ability she uses in the beginning of Sailor Stars (season five). She is described as delicate, quiet, and precocious with numerous special abilities such as healing minor injuries (herself and others) and getting visions of the future. Hotaru’s powers revolve mostly around death and destruction and as Sailor Saturn, she carries a large scythe-like bladed weapon called the Silence Glaive. The primary colors of her Sailor Soldier uniform are purple and maroon.
Supermoon Lacquer Silence Glaive Surprise

Supermoon Lacquer Silence Glaive Surprise

Supermoon Lacquer Silence Glaive Surprise

Supermoon Lacquer Silence Glaive Surprise

Supermoon Lacquer Silence Glaive Surprise

Supermoon Lacquer Silence Glaive Surprise

Supermoon Lacquer Silence Glaive Surprise

Supermoon Lacquer Space Sword Blaster is a deep teal scattered holo with blue-to-copper duochrome microflakes, gold and blue shimmer and microflakes, iridescent duochrome blue-to-purple microglitter, and sapphire, silver, and gold holo microglitters. This has got to be one of my favorites! So rich and deep. This covers in one or two thin coats and has a great formula. Again, it needs top coat to be 100 percent smooth.

Space Sword Blaster is based on Haruka Tenou aka Sailor Uranus and named after the special ability she gains in S (season three). Her personality is described as stubborn, strong-willed, and charming, and she’s shown to have an extremely close relationship with Michiru Kaioh (Sailor Neptune). Haruka is also an accomplished runner and a professional racecar driver. Her powers are associated with the wind and sky with some precognitive abilities, and she wields one of three Talismans – the Space Sword – later on in the series. The primary colors of her Sailor Soldier uniform are navy blue and yellow.
Supermoon Lacquer Space Sword Blaster

Supermoon Lacquer Space Sword Blaster

Supermoon Lacquer Space Sword Blaster

Supermoon Lacquer Space Sword Blaster

Supermoon Lacquer Space Sword Blaster

Supermoon Lacquer Space Sword Blaster

Supermoon Lacquer Space Sword Blaster

Supermoon Lacquer Submarine Reflection is a dark turquoise scattered holo with green-to-gold and green-to-blue duochrome shimmer, blue, green, and turquoise shimmer, turquoise microflakes, iridescent blue/teal microglitter, and turquoise metallic and holo microglitters. This covers in one or two thin coats and is also quick drying. It needs top coat to completely smooth.

Submarine Reflection is based on Michiru Kaioh aka Sailor Neptune and named after the special ability she gains in S (season three). She’s portrayed as calm, sophisticated, and graceful as well as a very talented artist, swimmer, and musician (specifically the violin). Michiru has an extremely close relationship with Haruka Tenou (Sailor Uranus), with whom she is with almost constantly. Her powers are mostly associated with the sea while also having some precognitive abilities. Later on in the series, she comes to possess one of three Talismans – the Deep Aqua Mirror. Her Sailor Soldier uniform colors are teal and cerulean.
Supermoon Lacquer Submarine Reflection

Supermoon Lacquer Submarine Reflection

Supermoon Lacquer Submarine Reflection

Supermoon Lacquer Submarine Reflection

Supermoon Lacquer Submarine Reflection

Supermoon Lacquer Submarine Reflection

Supermoon Lacquer Submarine Reflection

Finally we have Supermoon Lacquer Twinkle Yell. This is a cool bubblegum hot pink scattered holo with red, silver, and neon pink microflakes, red-to-gold duochrome shimmer, and iridescent, metallic, and holo pink and magenta microglitters. I wore it in three thin coats, but two will do. This dries quickly, spreads easily, and needs top coat to be completely smooth.

Twinkle Yell is based on Chibiusa aka Sailor Chibi Moon and named after the phrase used to summon Pegasus in Super S (season four). She is the future daughter of Usagi Tsukino (Sailor Moon) and travels back in time to first seek help from the Sailor Guardians before later returning to train as a Guardian herself. She’s portrayed mostly as a brat, often picking on and getting into fights with present day Usagi (despite both of them knowing of their future mother-daughter relationship). Chibiusa’s abilities are mostly used in conjunction with magical weapons or items, and to boost the overall power of Sailor Moon’s special attacks. The colors of her Sailor Soldier uniform consist mostly of pink, red, white, and yellow.
Supermoon Lacquer Twinkle Yell

Supermoon Lacquer Twinkle Yell

Supermoon Lacquer Twinkle Yell

Supermoon Lacquer Twinkle Yell

Supermoon Lacquer Twinkle Yell

Supermoon Lacquer Twinkle Yell

Supermoon Lacquer Twinkle Yell

That wraps up the Supermoon Lacquer Sailor Guardians Collection Outer Set. If you missed it, the Inner Set is here. These are available on Friday. I love the incredible complexity of these polishes, and in particular, the rich, dark colors of this set appeal to me. Do you have a favorite?

Supermoon Lacquer is made by Mardi in Texas, as an offshoot of her handmade jewelry store, The Howling Boutique. Find her at:


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