Thursday, August 25, 2016

Joy Lacquer - Chrome / Chameleons (swatches and review)

**press sample**
Hi guys! Today I have some fun chrome-like polishes from Joy Lacquer to share with you! Each polish is inspired by an awesome car paint job! I personally think Joy nailed them! Let's take a look!

Destination: Just Drive  is a blue to purple duo chrome polish filled with bits of green metallic shreds! For a duo chrome the formula is pretty great. These can tend to be on the sheer side, but this one was pretty opaque. Here I did two coats plus topcoat!

Highway Heat is a beautiful fuchsia to plum thermal polish with a dash of golden flakies throughout! Another great formula that was opaque in two coats plus topcoat. Depending on your application you may need a third. The thermal action worked instantly and gradually became more apparent as I wore it. My photos show more of the warm state, as my lighting setup is pretty warm.

Road Trip Rendezvous is a gold to fuchsia to purple to teal multi chrome. This one is more sheer and required three coats plus topcoat for opacity.  Here I did three thin coats, but you can also layer this over a dark base to really make the colors pop! Also depending on the curvature of your nails, you may see more or less of the shift.

Sunroof Stargazing is a gorgeous medium purple polish filled with a pinky/purple shimmer and scattered holo! Seriously pretty! Here I did three thin coats, but you could likely get away with just two depending on application! The shimmer in this one really makes it glow!

I think these turned out awesome! I especially love the thermal! The color change and the flakies match the actual car perfectly!

These will be available in Joy's shop on August 26th for $10.50 each.  Along with these polishes they'll be putting their 25 Years of Ten Collection, inspired by Pearl Jam, up for presale 8/26 through 9/1! Be sure to follow them for the exact time!

Thanks for reading!


  1. Oh my gosh these are so gorgeous! You captured them so flawlessly.

  2. Wow these are all incredible, you've made me want them all!

  3. yeah. Need those. I did a fuchsia galaxy manicure based on that definitely need that.