Friday, September 25, 2015

Great Lakes Lacquer The Friends Collection, Part 2 and October Limited Editions Swatches and Review

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Hi everyone!  Today I have a gorgeous collection from indie brand Great Lakes Lacquer.  A few months ago I showed you The Friends Collection, Part 1 and now it's time for Part 2!  This collection, like the first, is inspired by real friends in creator Mariah's life.  And to top it off, I also have the October limited editions, so let's get this party started!




Great Lakes Lacquer The Animal Advocate.
"A woman with a heart of gold and the mind of a 12-year-old boy, this lady is quick with the sass and can make a sailor blush.  Still, she is a great friend who is always there with a helping hand, especially for those who can’t speak for themselves.  She does amazing things for animals in need, even fostering for those who would be forgotten otherwise.  Her huge heart and voracious vocabulary are a huge inspiration to me."
We're starting things off with this gorgeous purple-y wine holo!  It also has a little something extra: fuchsia multichrome flakes and a bit of gold shimmer.  No application issues!

This is 2 coats.

great lakes lacquer the animal advocate

great lakes lacquer the animal advocate


Great Lakes Lacquer The Traveling Linguist.
This lady is a world traveler and has the language skills to go with.  She is also a huge nature lover.  Her idea of a vacation is taking you out camping and making you climb things while she’s at it.  I tell you though; the views when you wake up are worth it.  Did I tell you she’d give you the shirt off her back as well?  One thing is for sure, when I cross Patagonia off my bucket list, she’s for sure coming with me.  That way I’ll always have an extra pair of clothes and be able to ask where a bathroom is.
This is a burnt caramel jelly base with lots of beautiful gold shimmer/flecks.  The formula on this is a little thick, but definitely workable.  Be sure to wait a bit between coats.

This is 3 coats.

great lakes lacquer the traveling linguist

great lakes lacquer the traveling linguist


Great Lakes Lacquer The Enigmatic Soul.
There is more to this one than there seems, at first.  At the surface, there is quiet but underneath the depths are limitless and rolling, almost like a river.  You would never know that she has all the amazing talents that she does if you don’t take the time to get to know her.  From making nail polish to architecture to the culture she cherishes, the multifaceted side of this lady never ends.
This is one of my favorites!  It's a cobalt blue with purple and copper shimmer as well as some green glitter that the base makes look teal.  Application is perfect!

This is 3 coats.

great lakes lacquer the enigmatic soul

great lakes lacquer the enigmatic soul


Great Lakes Lacquer The Polish Fairy Godmother.
A more apt name could not be found for this one.  When I first met this lady, the first thing she did was send me a bunch of nail polish that I had on my wishlist.  I have gotten to know her since and she is as sweet as the goodies she sends.  She is also tough as nails.  To this day, I know of hundreds of people that she has visited her kindness upon.  You, too, may have her to thank for your keen interest in indie nail polish. 
I'm not sure how to describe this color.  It's orange coral and depending on your light can look more reddish or peachy pink and to top it off it has a fine blue shimmer.

This is 2 coats.

great lakes lacquer the polish fairy godmother

great lakes lacquer the polish fair godmother


Great Lakes Lacquer The Evil Enabler.
No one is safe from this lady’s swatches.  Perfect nails, perfect polishing, and gorgeous nail art hardly covers it.  I know I’ve bought many bottles of polish based on her pictures.  Good thing she has awesome taste.  I hear she is a mean mixologist and will ear bug you bad but I haven’t fallen victim to that yet.  You can always trust her to give you the truth while considering your feelings.  A true friend with the ability to make you empty your wallet.
Another favorite!  This is a juicy deep purple jelly with lots of orange holo glitter and flakes.  Be sure to wait a bit between coats!

This is 2 coats.

great lakes lacquer the evil enabler

great lakes lacquer the evil enabler


The October Limited Editions

These are for all you Walking Dead fans.  With the return of the show coming in October, Mariah just couldn't resist creating some polishes inspired by one of her favorite shows!

Great Lakes Lacquer Stuff.  Thangs.
 This is for you Rick lovers and his stuff.  His…thangs.  I admit it. I am a Rick lover myself.
This is a gorgeous blood red jelly with lots of gold flakes and shimmer.  Make sure to wait between coats for the best application experience!

This is 2 coats.

great lakes lacquer stuff thangs

great lakes lacquer stuff thangs


Great Lakes Lacquer Coral.
I would be remiss if there wasn’t a nod to Andrew Lincoln’s exaggerated southern drawl on Carl’s name, wouldn’t I?  Besides, the meme’s that contain this take on Carl’s name should be legendary by now.
This is a purple holo with a bit of pink shimmer.  Application on this is super easy.

This is 2 coats.

great lakes lacquer coral

great lakes lacquer coral


The Friends Collection, Part 2 as well as the October Limited Editions will be available Sunday, September 27th at 3pm EST.  Be sure to connect with Great Lakes Lacquer at the following spots!


**Products in this post were sent by Great Lakes Lacquer for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

16 comments :

  1. Beautiful collection! I think Coral is my favorite out of this bunch. :0)

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  2. Lacquer Coral and The Animal Advocate are my picks. A well rounded collection with something for everyone!

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  3. Lacquer Coral and The Animal Advocate are my picks. A well rounded collection with something for everyone!

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  4. These are utterly stunning, super gorgeous swatches ♡

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  5. These are so freaking pretty!

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  6. I love all of these, they are absolutely beautiful!!

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  7. I really like The Enigmatic Soul! great swatches :)

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  8. You slay me. I have this collection and you make me want to buy it. Beautiful!

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  9. I really need to try this brand - GORGEOUS shades!

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  10. The Animal Advocate is a true stunner ! Lovely !

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  11. Although I don't get the references because I'm not a TWD fan, I do love those two polishes.

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  12. These look absolutely stunning on you!

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