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Joy Lacquer The Birthstones Collection 2017

Hi friends! Today’s post is big. Really big. So without much small talk I’m going to jump right in. In celebration of her upcoming 40th birthday, Joy with Joy Lacquer decided to do something special. She created a complete Birthstones Collection, including a special 1977 polish. What makes this birthstones collection unique is she didn’t always just stick to the most common stone, she stepped a little outside the birthstone box. And by doing so she has created a beautiful, unique, and diverse collection! Now let’s take a look…

Joy Lacquer The Birthstones Collection



Joy Lacquer January Garnet
Joy Lacquer January Garnet

January Garnet is described as a metallic burgundy with gold-red-wine colored shimmer, scattered holographic dust and silver holo flakies. For my swatches I used 3 thin coats with glossy top coat. Average dry time.

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Joy Lacquer February Amethyst
Joy Lacquer February Amethyst

February Amethyst is described as a grape purple packed with pink micro-flakes, holographic silver flakies, multiple shades of pink, purple and blue micro-glitter. For my swatches I used 2 coats with glossy top coat. Average dry time. This one can be brush stroky so precise application is helpful.

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Joy Lacquer March Aquamarine
Joy Lacquer March Aquamarine

March Aquamarine is described as a sky blue pastel creamy jelly with opal blue sparks and sparse holographic micro-glitter. For my swatches I used 3 thin coats with glossy top coat. Average dry time.

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Joy Lacquer April Diamond
Joy Lacquer April Diamond

April Diamond is described as a white and silver holographic micro-glitter “topper” packed with holographic micro-flakes. I’ve decided to show it here in 3 coats alone. Above average dry time. 

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Joy Lacquer May Emerald 
Joy Lacquer May Emerald

May Emerald is described as a jewel toned forest green base with darker green-gold shimmer, and holo micro-flakes. For my swatches I used 3 thin coats with glossy top coat. You can likely get away with 2 coats if you don’t a have super opaque free edge. Above average dry time.

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Joy Lacquer June Alexandrite
Joy Lacquer June Alexandrite

June Alexandrite is described as a shifting purple to teal/blue/green duochrome base with pink holographic sparks and holo micro-flakes. For my swatches I used 3 thin coats with glossy top coat. Average dry time. Check out that incredible shift! 

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Joy Lacquer July Ruby
Joy Lacquer July Ruby

July Ruby is described as a candy red jelly with scattered red holigraphic flakes, metallic silver micro-flakes and fiery red sparks. For my swatches I used 3 thin coats with glossy top coat. Average dry time.

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Joy Lacquer August Spinel
Joy Lacquer August Spinel

August Spinel is described as a hot pink jelly base with contrasting blue shimmer and large pink-gold-green opal flakes. For my swatches I used 3 thin coats with glossy top coat. Average dry time.

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Joy Lacquer September Sapphire
Joy Lacquer September Sapphire

September Sapphire is described as a jewel toned nearly navy blue base with heavy metallic lavender-pink shimmer and brilliant red-blue holographic sparks. For my swatches I used 2 coats with glossy top coat. Above average dry time.

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Joy Lacquer Opal Pink Tourmaline
Joy Lacquer October Opal Pink Tourmaline

Opal Pink Tourmaline is described as a pastel thermal shifting very light shell pink to darker pink cream with a rainbow of opalescent flakes. For my swatches I used 2 coats with glossy top coat. It did dry down to a demi matte finish. Average dry time.

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Joy Lacquer November Citrine
Joy Lacquer November Citrine

November Citrine is described as a heavy orange-copper-mauve metallic base with pink-green-gold opalescent flakes. For my swatches I used 3 thin coats with glossy top coat. Above average dry time.

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Joy Lacquer December Turquoise 
Joy Lacquer December Turquoise

December Turquoise is described as a vibrant seafoam green creamy jelly with various sized orange-pink opal flakes. For my swatches I used 3 thin coats with glossy top coat. This did dry down to a demi matte finish. Average dry time.

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Joy Lacquer 1977
Joy Lacquer 1977

1977 is described as an intense pewter multichrome base with strong lavender, pink and yellow shift, and a rich linear holographic finish. For my swatches I used 2 coats with glossy top coat. Average dry time.

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Note: Since this was such a long post I didn’t go into a lot of detail about each polish. If there was anything that warranted mentioning I mentioned it, otherwise I had no real problems with formulas or application.

The birthstone polishes are $11 each for 13 ml full size and 8 ml minis are $8.  

The one time preorder for the Birthstones Collection opens September 1st and runs through September 15th. During this time a 40% off coupon code,  Hello40, can be used on any in stock store items. In stock items purchased will be held and shipped with the pre order birthstone polishes on or just before September 15th.

If you spend $50+ (after coupon code) you will also receive a free gift with purchase, a coconut and shea butter custom sugar scrub from Love & Lotus. The sugar scrub, aptly named 1977, has a fresh scent of ocean waves, water lilies, freesia, a dash of spice and holly berries. And side note, aren’t they cute?! ūüôā 

Sugar Scrub
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Until next time, stay polished!

  • Opal Pink Tourmaline is my favorite. No Peridot for August!!?? That’s sacrilege. Okay, maybe it’s because I’m a green lover, lol.

  • There’s so many polishes from this collection that I like! The sugar scrubs are adorable!

  • Tracey

    Love all of These, but September is lush ‚ô°

  • April is my birth month but I prefer some of the other months selections! Pink Tourmaline, Aquamarine, Alexandrite!

  • Jenalyn Pirosch

    That scrub sounds amazing!