Today I’m going to share with you the Gridlock Lacquer Spring / Easter 2015 Collection! I was super excited when I got these in the mail for review because a bunch of the polishes were inspired by Polish traditions……… yea not polish as in nail color but Poland! Lol My family is Polish so these were right up my alley. Shall we get started?
From Top Left to Right: Smingus Dingus, Butter Lamb, Polish polish
From Bottom Left to Right: 999 Broadway, Broadway-Fillmore, Pierogi Kielbasa Kraut
There’s a little something for everybody in this collection, glitter, pearl, crelly, and shimmer! On to swatches.
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Polish polish (as in Poland polish) is a glitter topper with a clear base and full of black, white, red, and gunmetal glitters in all different shapes and sizes! Normally I find glitter toppers with larger glitters tend not to lay flat on my strong C-shape nails but not this one, I used 1.5 coats (I dabbed on a little after the first coat) and they laid nice and flat! I liked this one way more than I thought I would and it also reminds me of the twilight colors so yea, there’s that lol (I love twilight and I’m a loser and do not care).
Next up is Smingus Dingus named for the Polish holiday; Dyngus Day! This red jelly base is full of red and I think pink? glitters, hard to tell what color glitters are sometimes lol This covered so nice in 2 coats and was nice and bright, a really pretty color.
One of my favs in the collection! This is Broadway-Fillmore, an orange-red crelly. I love colors like this! I think they look good on most everyone. Since it’s a crelly finish I used 3 coats since I prefer full opacity but I think most people would be happy with 2. The accent nail was inspired by the embroidery on Polish folk dancing dresses.
Next is Pierogi, Kielbasa, Kraut and I don’t think I have to explain the name lol PKK is a gorgeous shimmering nude, it has pink flakies and shimmer! My camera didn’t pick it up too well, but you can see it best in the macro shot. This would make a great office polish color since it’s neutral but not boring. The accent nail was inspired by Polish hand painted Easter eggs.
This pretty Spring-y yellow is Butter Lamb! Doesn’t it have a soft look to it? Many say how hard yellow is to wear with their skin-tone but I thought this one was super flattering! My accent nail needs no explanation.
The final polish and my fav from the collection is 999 Broadway, a shimmering seafoam. Isn’t it beautiful?! The gold shimmer just makes the color glow, oh how it made my eyeballs happy! I thought it might be a little sheer but it covered perfectly in 2 coats.
Overall I think this is such a fun collection! It has some more typical colors associated with Spring and then some fun ones to mix it up a bit. Gridlock Lacquer is available online HERE, this collection will be available locally in Buffalo, NY starting this Saturday 3/21/15 at the Broadway Market. Make sure to follow Gridlock Lacquer on Instagram @gridlocklacquer and on Facebook to stay up to date!
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