Monday, July 4, 2016

Joy Lacquer 2016 Core Colors (partial) Review

*Press Sample*

Joy Lacquer is always coming out with amazing themed collections but have you taken a peek at some of the Core 2016 colors that are available?  Joy sent me three of them to show you!

The Golden Child was born into the privilege of existing merely to be beautiful.  A rose copper blend of gold and pink microglitter, with nude undertones.  There are dozens of bright gold and holo multi-shaped/sized glitters dispersed throughout. It's simply stunning! 

This is fully opaque in two coats. You may need to "fish" a little bit for the really big glitters (like the one you see on the tip of my middle finger) but its worth it.  I recommend turning this polish  upside down for 15 minutes prior to use to make glitter-grabbing easier.

Cocaine for Unicorns would be worth buying for the name alone, except that its so beautiful that you don't need any extra justification! Cocaine For Unicorns was originally an opaque white glitter and version 2 was an opal crelly flake polish. When the flakie version sold out, it was decided that this color join the core line and it became a hybrid polish of both ingredients. 

It's full coverage in 2 coats, full of opal flakies and white rainbow holographic microglitter. Sure to drive any unicorn crazy!

Don't Stop Teal You Get Enough is inspired by Joy's all time favorite musician Michael Jackson and was part of the Changing Hues spring 2016 thermal collection.  It didn't take long for it to sell out and is truly a personal favorite creme thermal of hers. 

Don't Stop Teal You Get Enough, a tri-color thermal that is a deep teal green, when applied to nails at average temps. It changes baby blue when warm, and dark rich purple when cold. This is a true creme polish without even a hint of shimmer, but layers similar to a jelly type polish.

I had a tough time capturing the tricolor shift in this polish because it kept getting warm on me so fast (stupid summer temperatures). I used 3 coats for these swatches and I still had a lot of VNL (visible nail line) in line with the jelly nature of this polish. 

Warm State
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*These polishes were provided for swatching and my honest review. All opinions are my own*


  1. that combo of pink and gold is lovely.

  2. Pretty! I think The Golden Child has a really interesting glitter mix and Cocaine for Unicorns is so pretty and delicate!

  3. I think The Golden Child is really lovely. You don't often find large circle glitter in this type of base!

  4. I recently tried out Joy Lacquer for the first time and totally fell in love with her formula. Going to have to add more to my collection.

  5. Not tried these yet, but love the gold and pink combo x

  6. The Golden Child is kinda gorgeous! I don't think I have any glitter in that colour combo, let alone with those added big holo pieces!

  7. These are so cute! I just placed my first order from the brand recently.

  8. I have Don't Stop Teal... and it is one of my favorite Joys. Ever. I love that it's a jelly too! Perfect for layering and sandwiches. ^_^


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