Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Great Lakes Lacquer Polishing Poetic Collection Swatches and Reviews: The Holos

*purchased with a blogger discount*

Hi guys! Surprise, I love Great Lakes Lacquers! Ok, that's not really surprising, but I had to profess my love. You guys know that I don't often buy whole collections unless I am send full collections for review. I unfortunately don't have quite that much disposable income to justify buying ALL THE POLISH! When I saw the first set of swatches from the Polishing Poetic collection, I knew I was buying the whole set. I couldn't find one that I didn't need. It's an 8-piece multichrome set with various finishes inspired by different poets. I'll be the first to admit that some poetry goes above my head (I think it's my straightforward science brain), but I'm still intrigued by it. Since this is a large collection, I will be breaking them up into different parts. Tonight features the holographic multichrome colors. If you missed the first restock of the collection, no fear, they are back in stock on the Great Lakes Lacquer website. Follow me after the break for my thoughts and additional photos.

 Great Lakes Lacquer Ease One Life The Aching (2 coats)

Ease One Life the Aching is inspired by the poem from Emily Dickinson and is a linear holographic multichrome polish that flashes from purple/pink/gold. The shift in this one is slightly muted compared to the other holos, but it's definitely there. And there is no mistaking these for scattered holos...this is all linear, baby! All polishes applied flawlessly, so you will be bored when I talk about the formula for each polish. Pictures above show just 2 coats. 

Great Lakes Lacquer Like Air, I'll Rise (2 coats)

Like Air, I'll Rise is inspired by the poem by Maya Angelou and is a linear holographic multichrome polish which flashes from green/blue/pink/purple/slight gold. Whew, that's a LOT of colors! The shift is dramatic with this one, and I'm obsessed with it. Dare I say this is my #1 pick from the collection? Swatches show 2 smooth coats. 

Great Lakes Lacquer The Centre Cannot Hold (2 coats)

The Centre Cannot Hold is inspired by a poem by William Butler Yates and is a linear holographic polish with shifts from pink/purple/gold/green. Wait, did I say that Like Air, I'll Rise is my favorite? Gah, don't make me choose! I've worn this at least 3 times since I got the collection, and I always get compliments on it. Always. Again, I only needed 2 coats for full opacity, and the formula was great.

So listen, friend, you should go ahead and get these. I really loved my Tonic polishes, but I like the formula much better with these. These are on sale right now on the Great Lakes Lacquer site, and each polish retails for $11-$12 each, or go ahead and get the whole collection for $ deserve it. Make sure to check out what Great Lakes Lacquer is up to on their Facebook and Instagram pages as well.

*These polishes were provided by the brand at a discounted price. All reviews are based solely on my opinion. For more information, please see my full disclosure at the bottom of the site. 

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