I am a member of the Great Lakes Lacquer fan group on facebook. Until recently, I hadn't been lucky enough to add this brand to my collection, but I dig the atmosphere and the folks in there...and really that is the best reason to join any group. There was a group contest to write a limerick, and as I am rather well known for my poetic prowess, I gave my best try at a limerick. It was awkward...but funny enough because I won this glorious green!
(I won this)
So like I said, this is my first real-life encounter with this brand. I had zero opinions beforehand. I know that the owner/maker seemed like a genuinely decent human. All of my friends seemed to love the shades they had and I generally trust their opinion. So when I was told that my ridiculously silly limerick had won, I was pretty stoked to get the prize. Hell, I didn't even know what I was winning!
The wee package arrived shortly thereafter. It was carefully wrapped in tissue and bubble wrap, and there was a single business card in there. I do admit that I prefer the minimalism. Sometimes pimped out packaging is nice, but 90% of the time I just want that shiny. The bottles are light and petite...but still 15ml. I like how comfortably they fit into my palm for photos...so I can almost guarantee you'll see this brand again.
This is a jungle green (you know which crayon I mean) scattered holo filled with flakies and awesomeness. It has a slightly jelly feel when applying, and I think it gives is a really nice luminous finish. I used two normal coats plus a layer of Seche Vite.
My only regret is that my house is directly under a giant fogbank these days and I couldn't show you that sweet, sweet rainbow.
And now, my stupid poem. Because I know you were curious.