Monday, September 12, 2016

Great Lakes Lacquer: A Nude Awakening


A Nude Awakening is the name of this brand new collection by Great Lakes Lacquer, which will debut at Polish Con and be launched shortly thereafter in the online store, on September 21.
Mariah's (GLL creator) inspiration for this collection was her love of coffee and neutral type colors as well as her utter loathing for mornings. She says, "They are rude." and I wholeheartedly agree!


xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer A Nude Awakening Collage

Coffee Is Necessary
A toffee tan nude reminiscent of my caramel latte in the morning, this neutral is emboldened with gold to bronze multi chrome flake and a gracious amount of deep gold shimmer. I wore two coats and topcoat for the photos, the formula was like silk in its application.

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Coffee Is Necessary
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Coffee Is Necessary
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Coffee Is Necessary

Make Mine A Grande
My favorite of the bunch, a light blushing mocha with bronze shimmer, holo micro flakes, and a linear holographic effect. The holo is quite subtle, but I was able to catch it in the bottle for the photos. I wore two coats with topcoat, again a buttery smooth formula that looks quite appetizing during application - don't lick it! Reach for your coffee instead.

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Make Mine A Grande
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Make Mine A Grande
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Make Mine A Grande

Don't Forget The Whip
A vanilla cream color filled with gold to bronze multi chrome and teal to violet multi chrome and pink to gold shimmer. Again, fantastic formula, especially for such a light colored crelly style polish. I wore two coats with topcoat for opacity.

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Don't Forget The Whip
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Don't Forget The Whip
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Don't Forget The Whip

Sleeve Me
At first sight I surely thought this would be my favorite, it came in second to Make Mine a Grande. This light purple leaning gray has a subtle red to bronze sheen and pink shimmer. I wore two coats, but it was quite opaque in one. A bit thick, you'll want to take care in using as few brush strokes as possible for smoothest application.

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Sleeve Me
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Sleeve Me
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Sleeve Me

I hope you've enjoyed the review and I hope to see you at Polish Con Saturday!

edit: bonus nailart!
mdu stamping polish
edk stamping polish
vivid lacquer and QA plates

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Make Mine A Grande Nailart

2 comments

  1. All of them look so pretty. I would wear them all.

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    1. :D I loved each of them and wore them for a few days a piece. Mariah had to be patient to get all my swatches! Still wearing Make Mine a Grande, bout to do some stamping over it!

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