I had some plans today to get so much done.. and then the power went out. I have about an hour before I’ll be offline, so I’m trying to knock a few out before I go. First up this afternoon is the Great Lakes Lacquer Polishing Poetic 2.0 Collection!
This collection is a follow up to the initial collection that launched in February of last year. This is a much softer version though!
Usually I leave my lighting alone, but for these photos I used tissue paper to diffuse the light a bit. With my normal lighting it was darkening the polishes too much, so they were far from accurate. That’s why the polish looks “softer” – it’s because they are!
Let’s jump in!
Without Ever Having Felt Sorry For Itself
Without Ever Having Felt Sorry For Itself is a soft gold to lime to seafoam blue to azure and there’s sparks of lavender at the most extreme angles. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
“I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.” ~ DH Lawrence
Yearning To Breathe Free
Yearning To Breathe Free is a sky blue to purple to fuchsia and a touch of orange at extreme angles. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
A Dream Within A Dream
A Dream Within A Dream is an electric turquoise to aqua to royal purple with a touch of fuchsia at the edges. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
But a dream within a dream?”
The Fire In My Eyes
The Fire In My Eyes is a silvery violet to fuchsia pink to orange to gold to green. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Listen Close To Me
Listen Close To Me is my favorite of the collection! This is a bright pink to watermelon pink to peach to gold with a strong green flair at the edge. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”
Great Lakes Lacquer Polishing Poetic 2.0 Collection
These are such soft, beautiful, shifty shades! I had no application issues BUT these are sheerer shades. You can layer them if you wish as well. Because of the pigments, you also want to let each coat dry before doing another or it could drag.
Otherwise, application was perfect and these are incredible!
Price: $14.00 Each | $66.00 Full Collection
Where To Buy: Great Lakes Lacquer Shop
Preorder Date: August 15th at 9:00 PM EDT until August 29th at 9:00 PM EDT
Preorder Shipping: Turnaround will be 2-4 weeks depending on order volume
Don’t worry if you miss out on this preorder, once all preorders have shipped – the collection will appear again for preorder.