Saturday, March 26, 2016

Great Lakes Lacquer April LE's: Swatches and Review

Provided for Review
Hi everyone! I have a lot of exciting spring releases to share with you within the next week and to start I have Great Lakes Lacquer's April monthly limited edition releases. These five polishes will be available starting April 1st at 3 pm EST until May 2nd at 7 pm EST in Great Lakes Lacquer's shop

Great Lakes Lacquer Fools Gold 
Four coats
Gold holo micro-glitter with pale pink holo micro-glitter plus peach and rose micro-flakes
Note from the maker:
A nod toward that tradition of April Fools!
An interesting and unique gold, with it's strong pink/peach coloring. You could wear this as a topper, applying one coat over another base color. I personally like the look of it worn by itself, built to opacity in four thinner coats. 

Great Lakes Lacquer Lilac Love
Three coats
Light pinkish purple with aqua shimmer and a scattered holo effect
Note from the maker:
My absolutely favorite flower ever. This spring bloom always just means home to me. I have a small bush in my front yard and it was the clincher in actually buying the house in the first place.
So very springy and fresh looking. I love lilac polishes and flowers too so it wasn't a surprise that this one ended up being my favorite. Three coats for coverage. 

Great Lakes Lacquer Out Like a Lion 
Three coats
White crelly with various colored ultra-chrome flakes and micro-flakes
Note from the maker:
Another nod to April Fools. Winter likes to trick you into thinking that it's gone when it's not. This year it spared us all the way up til the end. Then walloped us before it left.
Loaded with those awesome ultra-chrome flakes that pop against the white base. This was thinner is opacity but three coats got me coverage. 

Great Lakes Lacquer Stop. Stepping. On. My. Hyacinths.
Three coats
Medium blue toned purple with multi-chrome flakes
Note from the maker:
I love Hyacinths. Absolutely love. Next to lilacs, they are my favorite spring flower. They do not last nearly long enough for me. So I get a bit frustrated when those that are planted next to my porch are constantly stepped on. This year, I plan on moving them.
Lovely! Another chrome flake in crelly but with completely different coloring. I applied three coats for coverage.

Great Lakes Lacquer The Ice is on Fire 
Two coats
Medium blue green with shimmer that shifts from red to gold to green
Note from the maker: 
Inspired by the ice caves that form when Lake Michigan freezes up by Traverse City. Add some light from sunrise or sunset and you get magic.
The color is dusky but not overly so, just enough blue in the green to be one of those mysterious shades. This was the most opaque of the bunch needing just two coats for coverage. 


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