Hallo fellow polish lovers! What’s up today? Oh, just this WHACK Great Lakes Lacquer Polishing Poetic 2.0 Collection that begins a 2 week preorder on August 15th, 2018.
great lakes lacquer polishing poetic 2.0 swatches & review
Great Lakes Lacquer Listen Close To Me – Polishing Poetic 2.0 (above). If you’ve been lurking around these parts, you know that my office is in shambles. You also know that I don’t shoot using lamps (or a light box) so finding a spot where I can use natural light, not be over-exposed, AND get colour-accuracy has been a gargantuan challenge. What’s more is that these shades have to be among the most difficult I’ve ever had to shoot. They require multiple photos to show you their many shifty facets.
Great Lakes Lacquer Listen Close To Me (above). This Polishing Poetic 2.0 Collection is 5 magnificent shades. The formulas are all sheer so depending on the thickness of your coats, I’m going to say you’ll need at least 3 coats (with slight dry time in between to avoid balding) to get you where you need to go. If you’re like me and do crazy-thin coats, you’ll need 4 + top for a couple of ‘em. It’s worth it though. I swear it.
Great Lakes Lacquer Listen Close To Me – Polishing Poetic 2.0 (above). Mariah sent me an email that has all the details of inspiration but instead of regurgitating that here, I’m going to link you to the Great Lakes Lacquer site so you can read Mariah’s words directly. There you’ll also find ingredient lists, ordering details, and other assorted important information. What else will you find there? Other swatches.
Great Lakes Lacquer Listen Close To Me (above). You should absolutely-totally-for sure look at other swatches of this collection. My captures are 100% natural light and these shades look completely different when lit by different sources. The shifts are massive – run from index to pinky and you’ll see this one goes from nearly a hot, melted pink to a bright almost greeny-copper-gold.
Great Lakes Lacquer Listen Close To Me over black – Polishing Poetic 2.0 (above). Because I am who I am, I couldn’t disappoint you and not layer over my Revlon Black Magic. Even though it made for twice the work, it was important to show you that while you get a whole bajillion tonnes of magic from these shades straight out of the bottle, there are an extra bajillion more if you use them over black. One bottle = 2 bajillion shades. I know, right? It’s amazia!
Great Lakes Lacquer Listen Close To Me over black (above). Now I’m going to stop talking and we’ll just scroll through the rest of the shades and go “Ooooh… Aaaaah!”, k? Oh! I should mention! The layerings are all 1 coat of GLL (+top) over my OCW (one coat wonder) black.
great lakes lacquer the fire in my eyes swatches
Great Lakes Lacquer The Fire In My Eyes – Polishing Poetic 2.0 (above and below a bunch of times).
Great Lakes Lacquer The Fire In My Eyes over black – Polishing Poetic 2.0 (above & below).
great lakes lacquer yearning to breathe free swatches
Great Lakes Lacquer Yearning to Breathe Free – Polishing Poetic 2.0 (above & below).
Great Lakes Lacquer Yearning to Breathe Free over black (above & below).
great lakes lacquer a dream within a dream swatches
Great Lakes Lacquer A Dream Within A Dream – Polishing Poetic 2.0 (above & below).
Great Lakes Lacquer A Dream Within A Dream over black (above & below).
great lakes lacquer without ever having felt sorry for itself swatches
Great Lakes Lacquer Without Ever Having Felt Sorry For Itself – Polishing Poetic 2.0 (above & below).
Great Lakes Lacquer Without Ever Having Felt Sorry For Itself over black (above & below).
And that’s it! A whopping 28 photos to show you 5 bottles of polish! If you’ve just looked at all of these swatches and are on the fence, get off the fence and hop in or you’ll be kicking yourself, trolling FB later, and posting Polishing Poetic 2.0 ISO’s all over the place. It'll happen. I can feel it.
So how do you get your bottles now? You order ‘em during the 2-week preorder that runs from August 15, 2018 thru 9pm EDT August 29. What does that even mean? Well it means you go here and click things, Mariah gets your order, and then she creates the polishes, and ships ‘em out within about a month.
After the first round is all shipped and stuff, she’ll run another preorder so if you forget to take my advice and order ALL the first time, you’ll be able to get the ones you missed on the second pass. See how nice Mariah is?
Manicures & photos by Karen Falcon (she desperately needs her walls rebuilt).