Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Great Lakes Lacquer The Blind Bandit | Polish Pickup October 2019

Are you ready for the lean, mean, green fighting machine from Great Lakes Lacquer this month? I bet you aren't. But GLL is killing it this month, all across the board. 



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This beautiful, shimmering, saturated jade polish is stuffed with shifting flashy flakes and just overall green goodness. Lovers of good, classic colors are gonna be in for a real treat this month. 

The formula is good. GOOD. Smooth, fluid, but stiff enough to keep the teeny flakes diffused across your nail. I used two coats here, but I think I might do a third next time. On shorter nails, two coats is fine but folks with the claws might want to slap on a third. 

The inspiration this month is the absolute best characted from Avatar: The Last Airbender: Toph Beifong. She was 1000lbs of sass and badassery in a 10lb sack. I loved her. This green is a beautifully apt homage to The Blind Bandit, and I think it would be the color of her pedicure...if she had time for that nonsense.




The best part of this polish is the shift. Like a real hunk of jade, it has many faces. A deep kelly green peeks out at the edges, while a true green sits on top. In direct light, it looks fresh and soft like new springtime growth. But my favorite is the surprising aqua shimmer! You'll see it a bunch while your fingers move, but it was a bitch to catch on camera. You'll have to get it and test out all the angles.




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