Doctor Lacquer Vega swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonOh 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!

Doctor Lacquer Vega | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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.

Doctor Lacquer Vega cold state | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Doctor Lacquer Vega warm state | Be Happy And Buy Polish

[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!

 

Doctor Lacquer Beyond the Stars swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonHi 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.

Doctor Lacquer Beyond the Stars 3-finger pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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?

Doctor Lacquer Betelgeuse + Apatite swatches + review

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.

Doctor Lacquer Betelgeuse | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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.

Doctor Lacquer Betelgeuse cold | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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. 😦

Doctor Lacquer Apatite 3-finger pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Doctor Lacquer Apatite macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Doctor Lacquer Apatite | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Apatite is a blue-green base polish with golden micro-flakes and scattered holographic particles.

Doctor Lacquer Apatite sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Doctor Lacquer Apatite sun photo macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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!

Doctor Lacquer Cartwheel nail polish swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonHi 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!

Doctor Lacquer Cartwheel | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Doctor Lacquer Cartwheel side pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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.

Doctor Lacquer Cartwheel cold state | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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.

Doctor Lacquer Cartwheel cold state side pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Doctor Lacquer Cartwheel transition | Be Happy And Buy Polish

These photos show my nails warming back up.

Doctor Lacquer Cartwheel purple shift | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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?

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