Sunday, 24 February 2013

Black Sheep Lacquer - Dropkick and Falling Sky

To steal Erin (the creators) own tag line "Cruelty Free Hand Made Kick Ass Nail Polish"
Don't you love that opening. Black Sheep Lacquer is a new Canadian indie polish maker that opened shop on January 12th, 2013. Full size bottles retail for between $8.00 to $10.00 cdn and minis are $4.00 to $5.00 cdn. You can find her Etsy shop HERE. Shipping is available everywhere and costs vary depending on location. You can also follow on FACEBOOK or Erin's BLOG. On to the polish...

Falling Sky is a holographic glitter base with small black squares and stars. I didn't have to fish out any of the stars. They magically appeared on their own. You could wear this on it's own. I'm sure it will appear more opaque on shorter nails. Since I have issues with VNL, in the future I would layer this. Applied easily. No formula issues at all. Fast drying as well.  Photos show 2 coats of Falling Sky.

Dropkick is a shamrock green creme polish with a wax like finish. I tried my best to capture the waxiness in the photos, but it didn't quite translate. These photos are all with 1 coat. Yes ONE coat. The formula on this is thick and you have to apply carefully. It didn't self level very well, so you can see some of my go overs on the nail. At least now I know for next time and will be more careful. I also noticed some bubbling. I honestly think this was because I didn't even remotely wait for my base coat to dry. I definitely see this being used in a St. Patty's day mani! Pics are without top coat. Dried really fast!

Make sure to check out all Erin's pages for more of her creations. I also have a few more to swatch for you. Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the polish world today.

*polishes were purchased at a blogger discount. All opinions are my own.*


  1. Thanks for the review! I'm kind of sad your dropkick came out that way, I have troubles with polishing leveling sometimes but haven't had an issue with dropkick. it's a weird formula, and looks very unique when dry, but if you apply it think it comes out really well, usually! :)

    Question for you- should i keep the squares in the Falling Sky Polish? I did some experimenting with it and added more stars and took out the squares, but i'm not sure if I like it better or not.

    1. Personally I would leave at least some squares. I love square glitter. I think if it was all stars it might be a bit much. Maybe just balance it out a bit. The great thing about being the creator is that you get to do whatever you like best!

      On another note, if I added a bit of thinner to Dropkick, do you think it would wreck it?


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