Great Lakes Lacquer 2 Year Anniversary Polishes - Swatches & Review

Great Lakes Lacquer 2 Year Anniversary Polishes - Swatches & Review

Two posts in a day... WHO AM I? A lover of Great Lakes Lacquer, that's who, so please enjoy the following beauties celebrating GLL's two year anniversary, plus a bonus small batch shade you won't want to miss.

About the Polishes

LAUNCH DETAILS: Launching July 12th at 2 PM EST and available until August 2nd at 2 PM EST in the Great Lakes Lacquer shop (same release time as the Polish ReVamped trio)

PRICE: These polishes are $12 each.

THEME: "Celebrating two years of doing what I was meant to." - Mariah, maker/polish-making genius behind Great Lakes Lacquer

Let's Get Right Into the Swatches!

All photos in this post are taken under artificial light using Talon Super Swatch & Peel base coat by Nail Hoot, (a clear peel-able vinyl base), and Glisten & Glow HK Girl topcoat


2 Year Love

Medium creamy violet linear holographic with multichrome pigment shifting from fuchsia to gold and green.

2 coats + topcoat

I say two coats, but you might be able to get away with one. I was so impressed with the formula and coverage of all three polishes in this review! This beauty is so warm and glowing and absolutely stunning. Unpopular opinion: I don't usually love purple. (I know, I know...) BUT, this is a purple I love! It's creamy, rich and really beautiful.

 Obviously the base color is way off here, but I wanted to show that at certain angles, you get this amaznig golden green shift!

Obviously the base color is way off here, but I wanted to show that at certain angles, you get this amaznig golden green shift!


Fluidly Flowing

Deep blue linear holographic scorched with multichrome pigment shifting from red to bronze to orange to gold and maybe a bit of green.

2 coats + topcoat

I'm sounding like a broken record here, but again, this one has AMAZING coverage, especially for being such a strong holo. The base color is gorgeous and the shimmer is really bright and glowing. Love this one!


BONUS: Small Batch Polish

Along with the two year anniversary shades and the Polish ReVamped Say Hello 2 Heaven trio, GLL is also releasing small batches and samples on July 12th. They're usually pretty limited in number, so be sure to check them out early and snag a few!

Running Like a River

A deep, dark blurple linear holographic with red/gold/bronze/green multichrome pigment running throughout. This one is a small batch and will be not be made again.

2 coats + topcoat

THIS POLISH [insert heart eyes emoji]! I love fall shades, and to me, this is the perfect fall polish. I know it's July, but that doesn't matter. The shimmer is super shifty, from an orangey copper to warm purple under most lighting. The deep blue base is just dreamy and there is sooo much multichrome shimmer! Really, really beautiful.


Running Like a River compared to Fluidly Flowing

In the bottles, Fluidly Flowing and Running Like a River looked a little similar to me, so I decided to compare them. Good news: they're not similar and you do in fact need both. Running is on the left in the top photo and on the right in the second photo.

Aren't these gorgeous? Be sure to mark your calendars for July 12th at 2 PM EST at the Great Lakes Lacquer shop so you can snag these beauties, some small batch samples, and the Say Hello 2 Heaven trio.

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