Today I’ve got swatches of a villain inspired collection from a new-to-me brand – Lemming Lacquer!
This 9-piece collection entitled “Villains Don’t Get Happy Endings” is inspired by the villains from the ABC TV show Once Upon A Time. This collection initially launched on Black Friday but will be re-stocked via pre-order this Friday, January 15th! More details at the end of this post but first, swatches!
All swatches were taken indoors under a combination of Cree daylight and LED bulbs using a Samsung NX300 camera.
“I’m A Difficult Man To Love”
I’m A Difficult Man To Love is an antique gold holographic with metallic gold flash. Shown here is two coats plus top coat. This was the first polish I swatched from the collection and let me tell you – I was blown away! Formula is absolutely fantastic and has great coverage. Super easy to apply and control as well! I love the antique gold shade of this polish. It’s almost as if it’s a mix of silver and gold – so unique!
The added metallic flash is beautiful!
“Never Go Up Against A Woman With Eight Hands”
Never Go Up Against a Woman With Eight Hands is a dark ocean green holographic with added holographic lemon, lime, and iridescent hex glitters. Shown here is two coats plus top coat. Amazing coverage and control! I love the ocean green hue and the added hex glitters are a perfect touch!
“Evil Isn’t Born”
Evil Isn’t Born is a rich, deep cranberry holographic nail polish with a shimmering fiery core. Shown here is two coats plus top coat. This polish is so bad-ass! The deep cranberry base mixed with the added shimmer is a lethal combination that’s sure to make anyone become quickly obsessed! I know I am!
I’m loving this polish!
“Gin And Poor Judgement”
Gin And Poor Judgement is a vampy red to black thermal jelly with various sized red hex and black circle glitters. Shown here is three coats plus top coat. This is definitely the most unique thermal polish that I own. The larger glitters are a little bit harder to get on the brush but overall it applies very well. I would recommend two coats of top coat to smooth everything out (my swatch only shows one).
This polish screams villain! The vampy red base, the large bubble like glitter – So cool!
Gin And Poor Judgement Warm State
Gin And Poor Judgement Transition State
“I Prefer ‘Dashing Rapscallion'”
I Prefer “Dashing Rapscallion” is a metallic silver holo with a scattering of silver holographic micro glitters. Shown here is two coats plus top coat. This polish could easily be a one coater! Because of the metallic silver base, you’ll want to apply this polish with straight brush coats to minimize the potential for streaks. Other than that, this polish applies great! The metallic quality also makes for a great stamping polish!
Just look at that shine!
“Different. Misunderstood. Alone.”
Different. Misunderstood. Alone. is a flurry of silver holographic micro glitter, blue shimmer, white flakes and white shimmer in a clear holographic base. Shown here is three coats plus top coat. Although I’m showing this polish on it’s own, it can also be used as a topper over a colored base. Since this polish is packed FULL of different elements, it is on the thicker side but is very easy to control and builds opacity well. This is another polish that is extremely unique and also very versatile!
It’s like a flutter of snow glistening in the sun! ❤
“Pan Never Fails”
Pan Never Fails is a brown-green holographic with glowing gold sheen. Shown here is three coats plus top coat. This polish was opaque in two coats but I added a third to deepen the base color. The formula of this polish follows the same suit as the other holographics in this collection – amazing! I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about the brown-green shade of this polish but I really like it! The earthy feel that it has is great plus it’s another unique color.
Pan Never Fails… and neither does this polish!
“I’ll Give You Darkness”
I’ll Give You Darkness is a deep, saturated, violet-eggplant holographic with strong blue flame. Shown here is two coats plus top coat. Such a perfect polish! Formula, application, control, leveling, drying – all top notch! I am obsessed with the deep eggplant color of this polish! The added blue shimmer/flash is quite vivid that makes for a truly magical effect! ❤ Side note: this polish also stamps beautifully!
The eggplant base, the strong holo, the intense blue flame! I’m in LOVE!
“Wicked Always Wins”
Last up is Wicked Always Wins – an emerald holographic with bright green sheen. Shown here is ONE coat plus top coat. This polish is utterly FABULOUS! The formula is fantastic! The emerald base is so vivid! And the fact that it’s a one coater?! I die!
This polish speaks to my soul ❤ ❤ ❤
I am so impressed with not only this collection but with this brand! You’d think that from the way Lemming Lacquer presents itself that they have been around for ages but they just launched in April 2015 – that’s a little over 9 months!! From the instant that I opened this collection, I was floored. From the bottles, to the formulas, to the uniqueness and cohesiveness of this collection, it really is hard to believe that they are so relatively new. Overall, this collection is exceptional!
My favorites are Wicked Never Wins, I’ll Give You Darkness, and Evil Isn’t Born.
As I stated above, this collection is restocking via pre-order this Friday, January 15th and will be available here. All polishes are priced at $12.00 USD each with the exception of Gin And Poor Judgement which is $11.00 USD.
What are your thoughts on this collection? Are you as impressed with Lemming Lacquer as I am? 🙂
These polishes were provided for my honest review.