Monday, April 11, 2016

Great Lakes Lacquer. Because I'm a Poetess

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!

Great Lakes Lacquer

(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.

Great Lakes Lacquer

Great Lakes Lacquer

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.



23 comments:

  1. I love this color. It's such a pretty shade of green and I'm a sucker for shimmer! Great swatches!

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  2. <3 And you really didn't win. Someone else did. I just sent this to those that participated. Cuz I felt like it. I still love you?

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    1. no way dude. Participation Trophies are still trophies.

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    2. Where Mariah's polish is concerned, we are all winners. (Especially those of us who wrote limericks)

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  3. I am a sucker for greens and this is beautiful.
    Hopefully we will all have some sunshine to take pictures of our shiny holos soon!

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  4. So gorgeous! I love deep greens like this - it's just perfect!

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  6. This looks incredible on you Nichole. Such a gorgeous green, and it goes great with your skin tone. <3
    Your limerick rocked too!

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  7. Jungle green was always one of my favorites. This polish looks awesome!

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  8. Jungle green was always one of my favorites. This polish looks awesome!

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  9. Gorgeous color and swatches!!! Thanks for sharing! <3

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  10. That's a beautiful shade of green. I always love that kind of holo glitter.

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  11. LOL - love your poetry! This polish gorgeous!

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  12. This is such a beautiful, wearable green. Normally I find greens hard to pull off but this is so rich and pretty!

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  13. ROFL. Love the poem, but I might have to agree that your haikus are better. :P I have two GLL polishes coming to me this week, I can't wait until they get here!

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  14. That is ridiculously gorgeous! Love the poem! <3

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  15. Love this color, I seriously need to try this brand

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  16. I love the Great Lakes Lacquer polish I own too and I couldn't agree more with how easy the bottles are to hold for photos!

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  17. Lol that poem!
    Really really love this polish. I've seen so many great swatches of this brand, I really would love to try it some time, I also really would love to win the lottery and sadly the former depends heavily on the latter ;)

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  18. Congrats on the win then! That green is gorgeous!

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