Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Doctor Lacquer - Idioms Come But Once A Year Holiday Collection

Hold the are NOT ready for the awesomeness that is about to ensue. Today I bring you the 'Idioms Come But Once A Year' Holiday Collection from Doctor Lacquer!!! Are you ready???

Is a super squishy eggplant purple jelly with various white and green hexes and turquoise dots! No fishing required at all for this one. Seriously, it's freaking gorgeous! This is quite sheer on it's own, so you will need multiple coats to build up the intensity. Or you can layer it over a similar base color like I have. I have applied 2 coats over Confetti "Purple Parade" plus topcoat...

...and with matte topcoat. Love!

Is a strawberry pink jelly with an array of different glitters and (optional) pink snowflakes! How freaking cute is that! Just choose 'Love Snow!' or 'Hate Snow' before you add it to your cart. Again, this is quite sheer and you could pair it over a similar base color. But here I have done three squishy coats on it's own. Jellies are sheer and tend to show smile lines, so if you want an opaque look use an undie.

Is a dark blue sparkly jelly with blue, lilac, lavender hexes and dots! And also (optional) snowflakes. My bottle does not contain snowflakes. As you can see in the swatch there are no circles. That is because I could not get any out of the bottle. I think this is due to the fact that I have a mini size bottle, seems this doesn't happen with the full size. Again this is quite sheer on it's own so I have applied two coats over Revlon "Royal" to really make it POP! Shown here with glossy topcoat...

...and here with matte topcoat! UH-MAY-ZING!!! Doesn't even look real!

A tan/chocolate thermal jelly that is tan when warm and chocolate brown when cold. With a mix of hex, square and circle glitters. No undies here! I've done three coats plus topcoat.

A festive thermal crelly that is white when warm and mint green when cold. I love this! It reminds me of the Christmas lights that my grandparents have used for years and years! Those traditional large string lights of only primary colors. Do you know what I'm talking about? Like these! Here I've done three coats on it's own plus topcoat.

Is a gray/black thermal crelly although I would say this is more of a jelly. It is gray when warm and black when cold. This polish has EVERYTHING! Like those hideous Christmas sweaters (that we all secretly can't wait to pull out of our closets) yakked all over your nails but it WORKS! By no means is this ugly! Hearts, spades, clovers, snow flakes, Mickey heads, bells and showmen! Along with hexes and squares. One of a kind!!! Here I've done four coats on it's own plus topcoat.

There you have it! See...I told you, you weren't ready for the awesomeness! Now head over to and pick up these polishes! You NEED them! Just launched today! Also be sure to follow on Instagram at @doctorlacquer for important updates!

DISCLAIMER: These polishes were provided to me for the purpose of swatch/review. These are my 100% honest opinions. I was not compensated in any way nor am I affiliated with Doctor Lacquer products.


  1. Wow!! These are beautiful - especially that first one!

  2. I love how PURPLEMINT FOR YOUR THOUGHTS looks with a matte top coat!


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