Are you ready to celebrate Black Friday with Great Lakes Lacquer? It is nearly 2020, and to celebrate the long awaited return of one of the best shows on television Mariah has gifted us with an amazing collection inspired by Westworld. Keep scrolling for swatches, info, and more!
Language warning: there is an Fbomb in the post below.
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Time to Write My Own Fucking Story | two coats
This is a sultry, warm red multichrome that shifts from a bloodied red to a cozy cranberry with sunset edges. It is weirdly squishy, with a bottomless shimmering feel. While I swatched this, I was watching Mars on Netflix...so this really reminded me of a Martian sunset. It shifts quickly and sharply at the lightest angles, and it remains deep and animated even once it sets up. I find this to be very wearable, and great for the upcoming holidays.
Take My Heart When You Go. Take Mine In Its Place | two coats
Hello New Favorite Nude! This soft pale peach holo hides a golden auroral shift. I love it. You guys know I love a good nude, and this is a fantastic one. The linear holo just tops the whole "SFW but make it awesome" cake with this one.
I'm Well Off My Knees | three coats
This is a white cream-jelly filled with warm fall-toned multichrome flakes and shifting auroral shimmer. I normally don't love polishes like this, but I have to admit that the strength and vibrancy of the shift really won me over. Add to that: the formula is really good. Two coats were enough for normal daylight, which was a surprise. I added a third because my nail line is seriously aggressive.
Making Peace with Past Indiscretions | two coats
This collection makes it real hard to pick a favorite shade. This cool forest green holo hides a sneaky secret. It is extra shifty. I mean extra. It is the most multichrome of multichromes, and I declare this metallic magician a "must have" for this collection. I can't even properly describe this one. Imagine Scarlet O'Hara, but holo.
Bring Yourself Back Online | three coats
Another favorite? Yes yes yes. This is actually the shade I chose to wear as a regular manicure (to make myself feel better after having to chop my nails. RIP long nails. At the time of writing, I am on day three of wear. No chips!) This is a glowing, ridiculously reflective tropical sunset in a bottle. Dead on, you get a a soft robin's egg blue with an icy glow. But the slightest move shows a saturated pinky-fuchisa...I can't explain. But this is a show-stopper. My kids constantly grab my hand to look at it...even my little goth flowerchild. I think this would be nice as a topper over a periwinkle or maybe a teal.
Someone Who Has Yet to Come | two coats
This is a cozy cornflower blue with aquatic shifting shimmer. It is so sparkly and shimmery that I actually wrote in my notes "Sparkly AF". The formula is so smooth and easy with this one, that the word flawless wouldn't be out of place here. I am sorely disappointed that this didn't come with a chambray dress.
Freeze All Motor Function | three coats
A cool toned, ice queen sister to I'm Well Off My Knees. This white cream-jelly is filled with jewel toned multichrome flakes and vibrant aqua-to-pinky-violet shimmer. I think I prefer this one to Knees, but I like cool tones over warm in general. The formula is just as great, and the opacity was surprising for a cream-jelly. The name gives me the shivers though, yall.
These Violent Delights Have Violent Ends | three coats
The most perfect grape jelly filled with shifting auroral iridescent flakes. It's like a sunset on my nails and it makes me happy. I think this one will be making an appearance in a Taco craft very soon. I can't fathom how dense the flakes are in this polish while still being smooth and even. Why isn't there flake dragging? I don't know how Ms. Mariah does it...but I am leaning towards witchcraft.
It Doesn't Look Like Anything to Me | two coats
I love gray. LOVE. This is a battleship gray quasi-cream with sunset shifting metallic wee flakes. This is the bonus polish when you buy the whole collection, and it is another must have. It is sophisticated and restrained, while still being breathtaking. I think this will definitely be in heavy rotation in my regular collection. This polish is going to be the gift with purchase for those who buy the whole collection during the weekend. If you love this polish but can't buy the whole collection, you better grab it asap. After CyberMonday, it will be gone forever.
Bonus! There is GWP shade that is free for those that order $50 or more from the 28th at 9 PM EST til Monday at 9 PM EST!
Merry Mint | three coats
A soft, warm mint green with a glowingly diffuse gold-to-aqua shimmer. It reminds me a LOT of my prom dress, so my love for it is a bit nostalgic to boot.
- available November 28, 2019 at 9pm EST
- there will be special pricing all weeked! $85 until Monday at 9pm EST. The collection will be $100 after that
- It Doesn't Look Like Anything To Me will only be available on the first weekend. There are no plans to restock this shade or sell it alone after Cyber Monday.
- Each polish will be $12 during this initial sale. Later restocks will increase in price.
- There will be $9 mystery polishes available too! Past small batches, overpours, customs, discontinued shades...mystery!
- Merry Mint is free with any $50 purchase the first weekend. No special code required.