Friday, June 26, 2015

Joy Lacquer - Mashiko Date for Two Collection

Today I'm excited to bring you the second collection from Joy Lacquer, the Mashiko Date for Two collection.  This is an eight piece collection that includes some really unique sushi inspired shades. In addition there is a limited edition polish! So grab your chopsticks and perhaps some saki and lets dig in!

FIRST DATE NAILS ON FLEEK - This is why you should get up early on July 3rd so you can snag this Pre-Order Exclusive.  This super shimmery gold is dotted with gold micro glitter. This beauty will be included in the pre-order full collection. They are ONLY MAKING 10 of these, so set your alarms, get your coffee and get your hands on this exclusive! Pre-order begins next Friday at 9:00am EST!

Shown here with two coats and top coat. Pictures really don't do this polish justice. Its just about one of the finest gold polishes I've even seen. The formula is smooth and buttery. Love it!

WASABI YOU & ME? is a pastel neon creme with sage/gold micro shimmer. So I largely missed the neon trend that has been raging but this polish convinced me I shouldn't ignore it any longer. Shown in two coats both the formula and the color are amazing and perfect for summer!

ROE YOUR BOAT is a bright red/slight orange leaning jelly inspired by sushi roe. Joy said she wanted something "obnoxiously bright" with this polish and I think she delivered. Photos make it look more muted then it really is. Because this is a jelly you will have a VNL (visible nail line) after 3 thin coats. But this was really spot on in the jelly formula. I'm going to need to do a jelly sandwich or pond manicure with this.

RICE, RICE BABY is a white glitter crème, iridescent glitter and microglitter, with red flash. Oh how I wish my macro lens would do a better job for you all on this one. You are going to have to trust me that this is probably one of the most complex white polishes you have ever seen. The iridescent glitter and microglitter adds shine and then you get this hint of a red shimmer (ie the flash).  Two coats is all you need for this polish. I saw no visible streaks once I applied a topcoat. Score! This will be great for nail art with the rest of the collection.

FISHING FOR A KISS is a pastel orange neon creme with yellow micro shimmer. This is suprisingly one of my favorites from the collection because I tend not to be very into neons or oranges, but the color and the fine yellow shimmer in this polish make it a summer staple for me. Great formula and two coats is all you need!

in direct artificial light
SHELLFISHLY NOT SHARING is a dimensional watery pink mirror polish with pearly creme finish or complex pearly finish. This polish makes me think of fresh pink pearls just out of the clamshell. Two coats and you have got a delicate but sophisticated mani.

KOY JOY is a multi sized glitter topper, opaque in two coats, evenly dispersed glitter in each dip. Seriously how COOL is this glitter topper? I have never seen anything like it. You can wear this on its own - it has a colored base which makes it perfect in two coats. Or try it paired with another polish from the collection! I've show it below both on its own and over Rice, Rice Baby.

Koi Joy shown in two coats
Koi Joy over Rice, Rice Baby

KEEPING IT TOGETHER is a seaweed inspired complex duochrome green/gold, with illusion green micro flakies. This is for all the green fans out there.  This polish is simply stunning and almost a one-coater.

SOY SASSY is a rich copper brown mirror creme and is a serious stunner. This is a one coat wonder and super stunning if you are a fan of this rich hue.

There you have it! Such a great collection that really speaks to its inspiration. Tell me what you think! I'd love to know what colors you are most excited about in this collection! Remember Pre-order begins next Friday July 3rd  at 9:00am EST at And don't forget to like Joy Lacquer on Facebook and Instagram!

Joy: Best of Seattle Beauty Subscription Box
A collaboration between three of Seattle's premier independent beauty product makers. This box will feature exclusive nail colors from Joy Lacquer as well as manicure and hand care products from other Seattle.

Each month you have the option to select one of two limited edition polishes for box subscribers only. Your selection will ship on the first of the month accompanied by products from our partners. All sure to delight you and capture the essence of the season. You will also have the option to add on the second available color for an additional $5.00 charge.

Reserve your box today with a $5.00 deposit! You will be billed for the remaining $15 on July 15th and boxes will ship on or before August 1, 2015.

*The polishes featured here were provided for my review and swatches. All opinions are my own.*


  1. Wow! This is a stunning lot of polishes, and such beautiful swatches x

  2. Rice rice baby for the name alone lollll love it.

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  4. I love Keeping It Together but Rice, Rice Baby looks so interesting!

    1. I wish I could have captured Rice Rice Baby's detail better. Its one you just have to see in person!

  5. Oooh, Soy Sassy is right up my alley!

  6. Wow what a stunning collection! I think my favorite is Fishing for a Kiss.

  7. Beautiful swatches! This collection is well thought and beautifully executed and it would be nice to get my hands on First Date and Wasabi You and Me?

    1. It really is well thought out. Love that.

  8. Where is the link to reserve the monthly boxes? I couldn't find it anywhere. Thanks

    1. Here you go! Its right on the front page of Joy Lacquer's website. I just got the box, tryst me you will love it!

  9. Gorgeous swatches!!!! Keeping It Together is my favorite from these 8! Any sushi inspired collection is a win in my book, you have me craving it now!!!


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