Gunpowder Lacquer Sunshine and Whiskey Collection Swatches & Review

by Lisa Heath
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Gunpowder Lacquer Sunshine and Whiskey Collection Swatches & Review

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I’ve been busy over here getting so many early July release posts together, and this afternoon I have another one ready!  Gunpowder Lacquer is a new indie brand and their debut collection is the Sunshine and Whiskey collection!

Gunpowder Lacquer has a country western flare and is all about being strong, but feminine. This collection is all about fun! Whether you’re on the beach, fishing in a boat or driving down a dirt road singing your favorite songs.

Let’s take a look at this 7 piece debut collection!

Gunpowder Lacquer Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Gunpowder Lacquer Sunshine and Whiskey Collection Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Swatch

Gunpowder Lacquer Sunshine and Whiskey Collection Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Swatch

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is a barbie pink creme holo with very subtle gold shimmer.  I used 2 easy coats for these photos and a glossy top coat.

Gunpowder Lacquer Sunshine and Whiskey Collection Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Swatch Macro

Gunpowder Lacquer Drivin Me Paisley

Gunpowder Lacquer Sunshine and Whiskey Collection Driving Me Paisley Swatch

Gunpowder Lacquer Sunshine and Whiskey Collection Drivin Me Paisley Swatch

Drivin Me Paisley is a pink toned neon lilac with blue shimmers and subtle holo. I am in love with this shade of pink! I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Gunpowder Lacquer Sunshine and Whiskey Collection Drivin Me Paisley Swatch macro

Gunpowder Lacquer Floatin Trailer Park

Gunpowder Lacquer Sunshine and Whiskey Collection Floatin Trailer Park Swatch

Gunpowder Lacquer Sunshine and Whiskey Collection Floatin Trailer Park Swatch

Floatin Trailer Park is an aqua blue holo creme with a slight blue iridescence. This is my favorite of the collection.  If you can only grab 1 polish from the Sunshine and Whiskey collection – this one should be it.  I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Gunpowder Lacquer Sunshine and Whiskey Collection Floatin Trailer Park Swatch Macro

Gunpowder Lacquer Little Red Wagon

Gunpowder Lacquer Sunshine and Whiskey Collection Little Red Wagon Swatch

Gunpowder Lacquer Sunshine and Whiskey Collection Little Red Wagon Swatch

Little Red Wagon is a bright red jelly based holographic with fine pink shimmers mixed in.  I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Gunpowder Lacquer Sunshine and Whiskey Collection Little Red Wagon Swatch Macro

Gunpowder Lacquer Meet Me In Margaritaville

Gunpowder Lacquer Sunshine and Whiskey Collection Meet Me In Margaritaville Swatch

Gunpowder Lacquer Sunshine and Whiskey Collection Meet Me In Margariteville Swatch

Meet Me In Margaritaville is a neon lime green creme with shimmer. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.  This baby is BRIGHT!

Gunpowder Lacquer Sunshine and Whiskey Collection Meet Me In Margaritaville Swatch Macro

Gunpowder Lacquer Sundaze

Gunpowder Lacquer Sunshine and Whiskey Collection Sundaze Swatch

Gunpowder Lacquer Sunshine and Whiskey Collection Sundaze Swatch

Sundaze is a bright, borderline neon, orange leaning coral creme with very subtle holo shimmer and gold shimmer mixed in.  I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Sundaze macro

Gunpowder Lacquer Til I Sea You Again

Gunpowder Lacquer Sunshine and Whiskey Collection Til I See You Again Swatch

Gunpowder Lacquer Sunshine and Whiskey Collection Til I See You Again Swatch

Til I Sea You Again is a vibrant blue holographic.  The base is more of a crelly type base that reached full opacity in just 2 coats.

Gunpowder Lacquer Sunshine and Whiskey Collection Til I See You Again Swatch Macro

Gunpowder Lacquer Sunshine and Whiskey Collection Overview

PicMonkey Collage

This is quite the debut collection! All 7 shades are beautifully done and the formulas were good.

Originally I did have slight thickness issues with Meet Me In Margaritaville and Sundaze.  I emailed the maker to let her know and so far the ladies from California found Sundaze to be a little thick and MMIM was ok until their 3rd coat.  After several emails back and forth (which I will say she was incredibly receptive to and not at all defensive!) she will be thinning those 2 shades out just a little – but we both think it’s the heat we’ve been experiencing here (high 90’s to low 100’s) messing with my polishes. To accommodate higher temps though she is thinning them a bit before they go out.  I did want to add this in for full disclosure though and to let you all know she was incredibly sweet to deal with and completely open to listening to me regarding those 2 bottles.

I personally added just a few drops of thinner to my bottles of Meet Me In Margaritaville and Sundaze and they went on perfectly fine after doing so. I had no formula issues with the other 5 shades, and once thinner was added to MMIM and Sundaze, they went on beautifully as well.

Price: $10.00 Each Full Size | $6.25 Each Mini Size

Where To Buy: Gunpowder Lacquer Shop (shop will be up and running by release date)

Release Date: July 1st, 2015

Gunpowder Lacquer Social Media: Facebook | Instagram

What did you think of Gunpowder Lacquer’s debut collection, Sunshine & Whiskey? Will you be picking any up?

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21 comments

Destany June 29, 2015 - 5:15 am

What a pretty collection! They all fit together! Great swatches :)

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Heather June 29, 2015 - 5:33 am

I’ve been watching & waiting for this collection since I first caught sight of those bottles! Being a sucker for packaging, that about seals the deal with your and other solid reviews on these polishes – I’m in!

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Aleya Bamdad June 29, 2015 - 5:40 am

Loving all of these colors! They’re great for rainy day pick me ups.

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Amber June 29, 2015 - 7:25 am

These are all gorgeous, but Drivin Me Paisely is <3 <3!! I haven't heard of this brand. Thanks for the awesome swatches!!

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PolishedJess June 29, 2015 - 7:59 am

Gorgeous swatches! Floatin Trailer Park is my favorite!

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Allison @Never Say Die Beauty June 29, 2015 - 8:40 am

So pretty! I love Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Little Red Wagon

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Erika June 29, 2015 - 9:57 am

Oh. Hello pretty collection! I love all of these.

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Cindy Ingalls June 29, 2015 - 11:34 am

Sundaz and Trailerparkin are my favs. I can’t get over the clever name of this nail polish brand.

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Phyrra June 29, 2015 - 12:18 pm

I love the delicate sparkle in these shades

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Anastasia June 29, 2015 - 1:13 pm

These colors are just dreamy! That red is totally gorgeous.

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Mai June 29, 2015 - 2:26 pm

My eye immediately went to Floatin Trailer Park, it’s a gorgeous aqua/teal!

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Carleen June 29, 2015 - 3:06 pm

I want SunDaze!

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Nidia - Lit From Within June 29, 2015 - 3:27 pm

It’s great that the Indie was good to work with. Customer service can make all the difference for these little shops.

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Chelsea June 29, 2015 - 3:33 pm

These are all such fun colors! I love Drivin Me Paisley

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Heather June 29, 2015 - 4:21 pm

I love that Driving Me Paisley soo pretty, great collection!

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Mercedes June 29, 2015 - 5:35 pm

All nice, but floatin trailer park is my favorite.

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Jessica June 29, 2015 - 5:52 pm

Floatin Trailer Park and Sundaze are freaking incredible. Amazing photos!

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NORAH LOVES MAKEUP June 29, 2015 - 6:50 pm

Love the Little Red Wagon shade, it is perfect for a summer pedi :)

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MarciaF June 29, 2015 - 6:58 pm

I love those two pinks and the blue. What pretty colors. Just the right touch of sparkle to them too.

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Justina June 30, 2015 - 9:28 am

The barbie doll pink shade is my jam!

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Laura MyNewestAddiction July 1, 2015 - 10:34 am

Crazy Ex Girlfriend is EVERYTHING. I need it.

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