Sunday, November 19, 2017

Great Lakes Lacquer: Small Batch polishes and Gift With Purchase

Great Lakes Lacquer is doing a ginormous launch at 10pm Central on Thanksgiving day. She will have a new holiday collection, small batches, a special inspired limited polish and a gift with purchase. Since small batches are limited, Mariah split those and other polishes between several bloggers, so below are the ones I have to share. Be sure to browse around other blogs to see what else is in store!

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Small Batch polishes and Gift With Purchase

Small Batch Limited Edition Polishes
These will go up at 10pm Central on Thanksgiving and are available until stock runs out.

Festival B - This was at Chicago PC and is the left over Festival of Fantasies with more (and different flake). Some sinkage of other flake. Shake well before use.
Shown is two coats with topcoat. Formula was jelly like and easy to apply.

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Festival B
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Festival B
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Festival B

Oops! There Goes The Rain - This batch of It Can't Rain All The Time was definitely an ooopsie. Like Rain, only with a stronger purple shimmer and warm color of pink instead of gray.
Shown is three coats with topcoat. Thermals are so much fun to play with! This one flips between a denim blue and a soft pinky/lilac shade.







Words Never Listen - fern green gently glowing with shifting shimmer that goes through red, purple, pink, orange.
Although this was a one coater, I used two for photos. Formula is smooth and creamy to apply.

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Words Never Listen
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Words Never Listen
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Words Never Listen
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Words Never Listen

Gift With Purchase
This will be for orders of $50 or more until Cyber Monday at 10pm Central and will not be made available for purchase.

Happy Holidays - A magenta burgundy jelly filled with royal blue to purple shimmer, violet to blue multichrome flake, and red to orange to green iridescent flake.
Shown is two coats with topcoat. Formula was jelly like and easy to apply.

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Happy Holidays
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Happy Holidays
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Happy Holidays

Special Polish
Made specifically with Kenji of manisbykenji on IG, this first started as a bit of joke since her love of crellies is lacking. In fact, she once said they all belong at the bottom of the ocean. She swatched some Great Lakes Lacquers crellies and was surprised to find crellies she liked. This will be available from Black Friday until January 2nd. 20% will benefit The Trevor Project.

Hope Always Floats - sea green with two kinds of multichrome flake and shimmer that shifts from blue to purple and bronze.
Shown is two coats with topcoat. Formula was creamy and easy to apply.

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Hope Always Floats
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Hope Always Floats
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Hope Always Floats

So many beautiful polishes to choose from! I hope you have enjoyed my review and photos. Tell me your favorites in the comments below! Follow me on Instagram and Facebook to see more reviews.

November Hella Holo Customs: Ever After and Anonymous Lacquer

Hella Holo Customs featured guests for November are Ever After and Anonymous Lacquer. They've made beautiful polishes which are available now through December 4th to HHC Members only.

xoxoJen's November Hella Holo Customs

I See The Light - a sky blue holo with pink, orange, and gold shifting flakes and gold sparkle.
The flakies in this are everything! Difficult to capture fully on camera but super flashy and amazing in person. Two coats with topcoat shown.

xoxoJen's swatch of Ever After I See The Light
xoxoJen's swatch of Ever After I See The Light
xoxoJen's swatch of Ever After I See The Light

Falling Reflections - antique wisteria with copper to green UCC, gold and rainbow chameleon flakes colors and leaves reflecting off the water in autumn
Such a beautifully done shade, perfect for any time of year and office appropriate. Two coats with topcoat shown.

xoxoJen's swatch of Ever After Falling Reflections
xoxoJen's swatch of Ever After Falling Reflections
xoxoJen's swatch of Ever After Falling Reflections

Tinman's Kiss - a bronze to copper multichrome holo with purple flakes and blue shimmer.
I'm still wearing this one and I keep wanting to do a dry brush over it with turquoise and maybe some stamping in another color. Such a pretty shade! Two coats with topcoat shown.

xoxoJen's swatch of Ever After Tinman's Kiss
xoxoJen's swatch of Ever After Tinman's Kiss
xoxoJen's swatch of Ever After Tinman's Kiss
xoxoJen's swatch of Ever After Tinman's Kiss

Deep Secret - deep burgundy leaning purple linear holo
One coater ya'll! Yup, just one coat with topcoat here, super stunningly rich and deep. Perfectly named!

xoxoJen's swatch of Anonymous Lacquer Deep Secret
xoxoJen's swatch of Anonymous Lacquer Deep Secret
xoxoJen's swatch of Anonymous Lacquer Deep Secret

Harley Daze - silver ultra linear holo. Mildred added purple shifting pigment to amp up the holo effect.
Loving the touch of purple in this, makes it more unique than other silver holo polishes. Two coats with topcoat shown.

xoxoJen's swatch of Anonymous Lacquer Harley Daze
xoxoJen's swatch of Anonymous Lacquer Harley Daze
xoxoJen's swatch of Anonymous Lacquer Harley Daze

Twilight's Dawn - blue with a red shift linear holo and added red shifting pigment to add some extra sparkle to the shift.
This one made me happy when I first saw the bottle. It reminded me of days past when I played with blue and bright orange playdoh. It was so hard to capture on camera but this totally has that neon-ish looking orange shift and shimmer in it. Blue lovers need this! Two coats with topcoat shown.

xoxoJen's swatch of Anonymous Lacquer Twilight's Dawn
xoxoJen's swatch of Anonymous Lacquer Twilight's Dawn
xoxoJen's swatch of Anonymous Lacquer Twilight's Dawn

All six HHC polishes are absolutely beautiful and it's good to see Anonymous and Ever After back again. My favorites in this collection are Deep Secret because of its deep rich shade that's still holo and a one coater and I See the Light for it's stunning flakes - I need all the colors in this finish. It's simply beautiful!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Blush: Not Your Average Seahorse

I purchased this limited edition Blush polish from Polish Pickup a while back and put it on tonight. It is absolutely stunning - and I didn't know it had shifting shimmer in it. I just saw and bought. Didn't even read the description.

Not Your Average Seahorse is described as a navy based polish with shifting orange-gold-green micro flake shimmer, shifting green-blue-purple-pink flakies and a touch of holo.

xoxoJen's swatch of Blush: Not Your Average Seahorse
xoxoJen's swatch of Blush: Not Your Average Seahorse

And Shift!

xoxoJen's swatch of Blush: Not Your Average Seahorse
xoxoJen's swatch of Blush: Not Your Average Seahorse

And Shift again!

xoxoJen's swatch of Blush: Not Your Average Seahorse

I wore two buttery smooth coats applied with the softest, best brush this side of Indie Polish. If you haven't tried Blush yet, what are you waiting for!?

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Bee's Knees: FU** Cancer

I have watched as Bee's Knees Lacquer launched and grew and more recently, the brand is taking off in popularity. My first order from them was in October and one of the polishes I bought was their October Cancer charity polish. I love that they do a charity each month, you should see the November polish!

xoxoJen's bottle shot of Bee's Knees Fuck Cancer

The name label has in caps FU (a pink sideways ribbon, that implies the other two letters really well) Cancer. And just look at the cute bee trail detail!

xoxoJen's Bee's Knees label Fuck Cancer

These first three photos are shown under my usual light set up, with my usual poses. Here, the polish looks like a beautiful coppery, mauve, brown shade with strong holo.

xoxoJen's swatch of Bee's Knees Fuck Cancer
xoxoJen's swatch of Bee's Knees Fuck Cancer
xoxoJen's swatch of Bee's Knees Fuck Cancer

However; when held at different angles and different distances from the light, it's super multichromatic! Just look at it shift! Golden, green, mauve, coppery, brown, pinkish!?

xoxoJen's swatch of Bee's Knees Fuck Cancer
xoxoJen's swatch of Bee's Knees Fuck Cancer
xoxoJen's swatch of Bee's Knees Fuck Cancer

It is a stunning one coat wonder, super holo, dream to apply. The brush - yes the brush is a big deal. It is super soft, and that's how I like them!

I really want to try stamping with it at some point, I think it will be perfect for that too.

Are you convinced to check out this brand yet?
No? Perhaps a few minutes in the fan group would help! There are beautiful swatches there and Owners Sarah and Tim are active and caring. Go now - you'll be glad you did!

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