Swatch & Review: Great Lakes Lacquer – Polish Con Inspired and Exclusive Polishes

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Happy humpday fellow polish addicts! I’m super bummed that I’ll be missing Polish Con next week but uber stoked about today’s swatch & review because I get to show you 3 stunning polishes from Great Lakes Lacquer (GLL). Not just any GLL polishes but Polish Con polishes. Mariah has created two ah-mazing polishes that will be launched that evening along with an exclusive. But before I get too far ahead of myself, you may be asking yourself, “what is Polish Con?” So let me fill you in. It’s an event that has been in the making for over a year coordinated by none other than Mariah and the ladies from Ever After Polish, Rachel and Miranda. The amazing event is where indie polish makers, swatchers, bloggers and nail polish addicts meet and buy amazing polish(es). Great Lakes Lacquer is one of the many awesome indie polish brands that will be a vendor at the event. It is going to be held next weekend, September 17th, 2016 in Chicago on from 4-8pm, with VIP access starting at 3pm

GLL’s fall collection, a Nude Awakening, consists of four polishes and will debut at Polish Con. They will then be available for purchase in the shop on the 21st at 3 PM EST. Also debuting with them will be the two event inspired polishes, Leaves In The Lake and Leaves In The Sand and a Polish Con EXCLUSIVE, Fallen For Flake. The latter 3 polishes are what I have for you today.

*All swatches doen over Commitment Issues Peel-Off Base Coat by Vapid Lacquer and topped with Quici Dry, High Gloss Top Coat by Pro-FX. Photos with 3 coats and are taken under artificial lights.*

Leaves In The Lake

Leaves In The Lake: A navy blue jelly packed gold to bronze to red to fuchsia purple to green shifting flake.

 Leaves In The Sand

Leaves In The Sand: A candy apple to burgundy thermal packed with gold and pink shimmer.

Fallen For Flake

Fallen For Flake: A violet jelly filled with orange to gold flake, multichrome flake that ranges from violet to orange to red to gold and a pink to bronze shifting shimmer.

Overall, I think Mariah did a fabulous job with these polishes and I appreciate her bringing a little bit of Polish Con to those of us that can’t make it. The formulas on these polishes are great, apply without issue and there is no fishing for glitters or flakies.

Immediately, I thought Leaves in the Lake was the front runner for me out on this bunch but as soon as I applied Leaves In The Sand I was floored by its beauty. This caught me off guard because I tend to steer away from thermals but I loooove this polish in both its cool and warm state. I can see my self using this polish a lot during the fall, I think it would pair well with a mug of hot apple cider and a hayride. FYI…I love this time of the year, fall is my favorite season.

Again, A Nude Awakening along with the two event inspired polishes, Leaves In The Lake and Leaves In The Sand will then be available for purchase in the shop on September 21st at 3 PM EST. Polish Con EXCLUSIVE, Fallen For Flake, will NOT be available in the shop.

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