Hiya guys! Welcome to the start of a brand new week! I can almost hear all the collective groans and trust me I’m right there with you. If I get one more ‘What’s my password’ phone call this morning I’m going to burst a blood vessel or something. But no we must not start off our weeks on the wrong foot because although Mondays suck major booty, I do have something to sparkle it up for you. Not sparkle your booty, just like sparkle your day haha. Today I’m sharing for the group exclusive Dreaming of Dragonflies
by Great Lakes Lacquer, created for the Facebook group Fantasmic Flakies. These days it’s all about the flakies baby and I am living for it. And I think you guys will be just as impressed as I am, so let’s go ahead and get right to the swatches!
Dreaming of Dragonflies by Great Lakes Lacquer will be available from January 8th until January 31st at 9PM EST. There is no cap and each 15mL bottle retails for $13.You must be a member of the Facebook Group Fantasmic Flakies in order to purchase. No code needed. If the name on the order is different from Facebook, please leave a comment with the order.
Great Lakes Lacquer – Dreaming of Dragonflies
Dreaming of Dragonflies can be described as a deep purple with a lean to blue, filled with a iridescent flake that shifts from purple to magenta to orange to yellow to green and a soft linear holographic finish. I know I have been swatching a lot of polishes so far for GLL, but this one is definitely one of my favorites from the bunch. And I’m not even usually a fan of purple so that should really speak volumes here. The combination of the vibrant purple base against the flakies really gives the finish so much depth and complexity. And ever shift of your nails causes the flakies colors to just ripple through each other – so beautiful especially under direct sunlight. And just like with My Lavendear, the shade perfectly compliments my skin-tone and makes me glow. I actually cannot wait to be able to pull this out again once it’s summer time.
The formula has a sheer application that builds-up super easy for complete opacity. No visible nail lines in sight. It has a well balanced consistency throughout and neither leans too thick or too thin. I feel like that was especially important to the formula considering how jam-packed with flakies every brush stroke is. It dries down to a gritty finish that smooths out perfectly after a layer of topcoat. I would also like to note that I experienced no staining on removal to either my cuticles or nail beds despite the strong color. Shown here in two to three coats and sealed off with a glossy topcoat.
And that’s another wrap on another gorgeous shade from Great Lakes Lacquer this month. Hang on tight there cause I do have a few more to share that are equally as gorgeous. It’s a rough month for our wallets that’s for sure, haha. Tell me though, are you just as into flakies as I am? Although it didn’t start off as one of my favorite finishes, it has quickly moved into the top five territory and I wouldn’t be surprised if it moves up to the number one spot at this rate. If you love this shade then be sure to head over to the Fantasmic Flakies group on Facebook and join, it’s the only way to buy this shade. Hurry though it’s only available through January 31st and then it’s gone for good! Be sure to let me know all your thoughts down below. Stay safe and I will catch you next time xoxo Moonbaes.