Swatch & Review: Great Lakes Lacquer – Small Batch Polishes

***PRESS (PR) SAMPLE NOTICE: This post contains polishes that were sent to me for free from the company/brand in exchange for an honest review. All opinions stated are my own and based on my experiences. For additional info regarding PR samples, click here *** 

Hey Queens, happy Monday!! I hope you all had a great and enjoyable weekend and maybe had a chance to use an untried or 2….I know we all have them :)! If you’re like me, you are starting to receive your Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and/or Cyber Monday purchases because we had to #buyalltheindies…lol.  Hopefully they don’t sit too long before using them. If you follow me on IG, then you saw I finally had more shelves hung to display all my babies, and by babies I mean my polish beauties. So all in all, I had a fantastic weekend. 

Anywho, back to why we are here. I hope you all have money left to get a few, some or all the Small Batch polishes from Great Lakes Lacquer. Today’s swatch & review features 7 amazingly, beautiful polishes releasing with small, limited quantities that are a must have. Shall we check them out?

**All swatches are done using Commitment Issue Peel-off Base Coat and High Shin Quick Dry Top Coat by Vapid and Matte Me by Jior Couture (matte). Swatch photos are taken using artificial lights.**

Every Little Thing
Every Little Thing: A medium red based purple with blue and pink shimmer and a scattered holo finish.


My Lobster Hands
My Lobster Hands: A light peachy nude with gold/copper sheen and a scattered/lightly linear holographic finish. Not an in your face holographic at all.


That’s Not How Any Of This Works
That’s Not How Any Of This Works:  really have to hope that 2017 is better. A midnight blue multichrome that shifts from purple to blue to red with blue micro flake and a scattered holo. 2-3 coats for an opaque look.


Love Is Love Is Love
Love Is Love Is Love: A grape-ish purple with a pink to gold shift and a strong linear holo.


Sage Yourself
Sage Yourself: A bright sage green with a crazy amount of copper sheen/shimmer.


There’s Garlic In His Soul
There’s Garlic In His Soul: A white crelly type polish filled with gold to bronze multichrome flake, gold and bronze micro flake, and bits of dark gray micro flake.


Water Is Life
Water Is Life: A light blue holographic with fuchsia to gold multichrome flake, sparse gold to green crystal flake, and blue to purple shifting shimmer.  Proceeds from this polish will go to Stand With Standing Rock.

Overall Thoughts

Formula: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 out of 5 – has same amazing formulas that you’d expect from GLL!

Application: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 out of 5 – effortless

Opaqueness: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 out of 5 – 2-3 easy coats

Price: $$

Overall: ♥♥♥♥♥ this collection is getting a 5 out of 5 from me based on the above. I enjoyed swatching them all but my absolute faves are There’s Garlic in His Soul and Water is Life. I think part of it is my new love for all things flakies and glitter crellies.

These Small Batch polishes will release Friday, Dec. 15th at 2 PM EST. These are all once and done batches and will not be remade. Each polish has anywhere between 10-20 bottles, maybe a bit more on some. There will be one of a kind samples on sale as well.

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