Oh hello there, just me again with another nail polish swatch that’s been hanging out in my drafts folder for months! One of these days I’m going to get caught up, but it isn’t likely to be this week. 😛 Onto Doctor Lacquer Vega!
Vega is described as “having pinkish-blue flakes with a jelly base that transitions from a deep eggplant purple at its coldest, blue when cold, and magenta pink when warm.” Shown above in its natural state, no manipulation.
[Shown above first cold, then warm states.] Formula on this polish is thin and sheer. It is also still gritty after one coat of top coat. This is 3 thin coats plus top coat.
To be honest, this isn’t really a favorite polish of mine – I think I’ve actually sold it since I swatched it. But, not all purchases can be winners, right? Let me know what you think of this!
Hi everyone! I hope you are doing well this week. We’ve hit a heat wave and everyone is sweltering. We still haven’t bought new suits for anyone yet – and I need to do that soon. Anyway, today’s polish is Doctor Lacquer Beyond the Stars.
Beyond the Stars is a white based crelly with various sizes of pink and red glitters. This is 3 thin coats plus top coat.
This is also supposed to be a thermal but I saw no change. I will say that I contact Doctor Lacquer customer service and received a refund for this polish. Nice CS!
Isn’t it refreshing when you receive good customer service? When’s the last time you had good CS?
Hi everyone! I’ve had this post sitting in the vault for some time, so it’s about time I dusted it off and showed you these two polishes from Doctor Lacquer: Betelgeuse and Apatite.
Betelgeuse is a tri-color thermal flakie polish. It is described by the maker as “reddish-gold flakes with a jelly base that transitions from a deep red at its coldest, red when cold, and light pink when warm.” (Why yes, I did buy this just for the name.) Shown above in its natural state and below after being dunked in ice cold water.
This is 3 thin coats plus top coat. Formula was good, no complaints. I wish I would have been able to capture all three states of it. 😦
Apatite is a blue-green base polish with golden micro-flakes and scattered holographic particles.
This is 3 thin coats plus top coat. Formula was also good – I wrote in my notes “Goldilocks” which means for me it wasn’t too thin nor too thick.
Doctor Lacquer just returned this week with new stock, so be sure to check them out!
Hi everyone! I have a new-to-me brand on the blog today: Doctor Lacquer. They had a sale awhile back and so I picked up 4 polishes: 1 full size and 3 medium (10.5ml). Cartwheel is one of them and it is so beautiful!
Cartwheel is a warm-sensitive thermal, described as “a jelly base that transitions from dark and deep when cold, and light and gray to almost white when warm;” showing the “violet, blue and green shifts, and possibly colors in between depending on the angle and light source/strength.” Above shows how Cartwheel looks on my nails naturally with no forced changes.
Shown above is how my nails look after I’ve stuck them in ice cold water. I’ve used 3 thin coats plus top coat. The formula is thin, and obviously sheer; you also need to let each coat dry to prevent dragging.
These photos show my nails warming back up.
The purple shift to my nails was so enjoyable to see! The medium size bottles are actually really great, I enjoy that size and shape of the bottle; the brushes (at least in the medium size) are flat brushes.
My first experience so far with Doctor Lacquer is mostly positive. Shipping from purchase to door was 3 days. I do like the polishes I bought but one I had a problem with. I’ve emailed but as of yet, I haven’t received a reply back (2 days later). Edit: I heard back right before this post went live and am receiving a refund. I suggest if you’re unsure (like I was), to try out the medium size bottles. Have you had any experiences with Doctor Lacquer?