Great Lakes Lacquer Doctor's Orders Winter Collection

Happy Monday everyone, today I am super excited to share with you my swatches for a new collection releasing this Friday.

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*Press Samples*

This is Great Lakes Lacquer Doctor's Orders, an awesome collection based on quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King and Dr. Suess. The collection will launch at 3 p.m. CT on Friday Dec. 11 at the Great Lakes Lacquer Etsy Site.

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First up we have Unless based off of a quote from Dr. Suess' The Lorax.

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.  It’s not.”

This was a lovely emerald green polish with beautiful gold and green flakies and tiny sparse holographic microglitter, giving it a slight hint of rainbow, all suspended in a lovely green jelly base. This was definitely a favorite of mine, look at how much depth all the flakies give in this polish. The polish was on the thicker side, not difficult to apply, and happily was opaque in two coats despite having a jelly base!

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This is Infinite Hope, inspired by a famous Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. quote.

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”

This is a lovely blue, which was described to have shifting violet red shimmer, but I couldn't quite catch that in my photos when I was wearing it. This made me think of stars on a lovely winter's night. It has a lovely jelly base and scattered silver holo pieces. I only needed two coats for opacity, but this is a thicker polish as well, so wait a moment or two between coats.

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This is Those Who Matter, from another lovely Dr. Suess quote.

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

This polish had me in awe, I feel in love by first brush stroke. This is a lovely deep cranberry red, almost fuchsia leaning, holo polish with royal purple shimmer.  This applied flawlessly, not too thick or thin, and was opaque in two coats.

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This lovely polish is Only Love Can Do That, inspired by another Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. quote.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

Like a beautiful fresh fallen snow in the moonlight, this is a beautiful white linear holo polish with rainbow irridescent flakies which add the rainbow sparkle in indirect light. This polish was on the thicker side, so I would wait a moment or two between coats and be careful not to overload your brush. But just look at the result, spectacular!

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This is Silence, another stunner based on a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. quote.

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

This is polish did stun me to silence, humorously enough. This was not one I thought I would be too crazy about, but wow, this polish has depth and complexity. This is a lovely slate blue polish that has lovely bronze flakies and an amazing violet red to blue shimmer that gives it so much complexity. This polish has endless beauty and I am happy to report that it had a perfect formula that is opaque in two coats.

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This is Don’t Give Up, inspired by a quote from Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss.

“Don’t give up!  I believe in you all.  A person’s a person, no matter how small!”

This is a lovely blush leaning nude that has lovely golden shimmer running throughout creating the most magical beauty. This will be a lovely shade to transition to the new year, and would also make a fantastic base for nail art! This polish was thick, but not difficult to work with, I used three coats for this opacity.

There is also a seventh polish in this collection, which did not make it in my blogger pack, but I'll leave you a tease about it here!

Youer Than You. From Dr. Seuss and Happy Birthday to You.  “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” A blue leaning medium purple jelly with mint and purple shimmer and aqua shifting to green flake.  2-3 coats for an opaque look.  

Once again the Great Lakes Lacquer Doctor's Orders Collection is released 3 p.m. CT on Friday Dec. 11 at the Great Lakes Lacquer Etsy Site.

Which of these are your favorite?! I think the winners for me here are Silence and Unless, but it was so hard to choose!
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