Great Lakes Lacquer | Indie Expo Canada Exclusive Swatches & Interview

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Hey guys, I am excited to be sharing my swatches of Great Lakes Lacquer IEC Trio, as well as my interview with the brand owner Mariah. So let's jump right into the post. 
Great Lakes Lacquer | Indie Expo Canada Exclusive Swatches & Interview
Great Lakes Lacquer | Indie Expo Canada Exclusive Swatches & Interview
-What's your name, brand name & what sort of products will you be bringing to Indie Expo Canada?
My name is Mariah and I’ll be bringing nail polish to IEC.

-Is this your first time participating in Indie Expo Canada?
 I attended the inaugural IEC, so this is my second time vending.

-Will you be attending in person?
Yes!

-Why'd you pick the name you did for your brand?
I love my state (Michigan, THE Great Lakes State) and water is one of my serenity points; a place of peace for me.

-What other names did you have in mind?
Nothing really.

-What's your favourite discontinued product as well as your favourite available product from your brand?
Like Air, I’ll Rise is one of my favorites currently available.  That and Glass On.  My favorite discontinued polish would have to be Chicago Shenanigans.

-What led you to creating your own products? Was it to have your own brand or to just create things for yourself?
I was a customer of indie nail polish for a long time before starting my own brand and started playing around.  I loved what I made and decided to give it a go.

-How long have you been in this business? Is it a side hustle or full time job for you?
4 years now.  And part time, I guess.  My full time job is my family, of which I have four children and a dog.

-What other interests/hobbies do you enjoy?
I love make up and would love to start making it.

-What's one product that'll be at the show that you would recommend to anyone/everyone? & Why did you chose that product?
Toronto Shenanigans.  Because every show I do must have a shenanigans there.

-Being in this sort of business must be extremely competitive, what are some dilemmas you've faced?
Whether to continue!  It’s really a joy though, working with many of my peers.  Many of them are good friends and some feel like family.

-What keeps you doing what you do everyday?
Wanting to be better than I was yesterday.

-What's your favourite part about attending events, compared to online sales?
THE HUGS

-Do you have any advice you'd like to give others in your line of business?
Don’t compete with others.  Compete with yourself.  And don’t box yourself in.  Make sure you continue to push how you create.

-Where do you want your business to be in two years?
Where I am today?  I’m pretty happy right now.

-Lastly, please tell me one thing you'd like fans of Indie Expo Canada to know?
Thank you for having me! ❤
Great Lakes Lacquer Meet Me At Ripley's
Great Lakes Lacquer Meet Me At Ripley's
Great Lakes Lacquer Meet Me At Ripley's
Great Lakes Lacquer Meet Me At Ripley's
Meet Me At Ripley's starts off with a green crelly base, just absolutely packed with green iridescent shimmer, complimented by a little bit of holographic particles. Three thin coats for fully opacity.
Great Lakes Lacquer Meet Me At Ripley's
Great Lakes Lacquer Meet Me At Ripley's
Great Lakes Lacquer Meet Me At Ripley's
Great Lakes Lacquer Meet Me At Ripley's
Great Lakes Lacquer Meet Me At Ripley's
Great Lakes Lacquer Meet Me At Ripley's
Great Lakes Lacquer Meet Me At Ripley's
Great Lakes Lacquer Meet Me At Ripley's
Products Used for the Nail art:
Stamping PolishClear Jelly Stamper 001 & 019
Great Lakes Lacquer Meet Me At Ripley's
Great Lakes Lacquer Meet Me At Ripley's

Great Lakes Lacquer Save Me Some Grace
Great Lakes Lacquer Save Me Some Grace
Great Lakes Lacquer Save Me Some Grace
Great Lakes Lacquer Save Me Some Grace
Save Me Some Grave starts off with a really dusty light pinky crelly base, full of holographic particles & iridescent shimmer. Three thin coats for full opacity.
Great Lakes Lacquer Save Me Some Grace
Great Lakes Lacquer Save Me Some Grace
Great Lakes Lacquer Save Me Some Grace
Great Lakes Lacquer Save Me Some Grace
Great Lakes Lacquer Save Me Some Grace
Great Lakes Lacquer Save Me Some Grace
Great Lakes Lacquer Save Me Some Grace
Great Lakes Lacquer Save Me Some Grace
Great Lakes Lacquer Save Me Some Grace
Great Lakes Lacquer Save Me Some Grace
Products Used for the Nail art:
Stamping PlateClear Jelly Stamper CJS-61
Stamping PolishClear Jelly Stamper 001, 002, 009, 021, 023 & 031
Great Lakes Lacquer Save Me Some Grace
Great Lakes Lacquer Save Me Some Grace

Great Lakes Lacquer Toronto Shenanigans
Great Lakes Lacquer Toronto Shenanigans
Great Lakes Lacquer Toronto Shenanigans
Great Lakes Lacquer Toronto Shenanigans
Toronto Shenanigans starts off with purple jelly base complimented by iridescent shimmers & tiny holographic flakies. Three coats for full opacity.
Great Lakes Lacquer Toronto Shenanigans
Great Lakes Lacquer Toronto Shenanigans
Great Lakes Lacquer Toronto Shenanigans
Great Lakes Lacquer Toronto Shenanigans
Great Lakes Lacquer Toronto Shenanigans
Great Lakes Lacquer Toronto Shenanigans
Great Lakes Lacquer Toronto Shenanigans
Great Lakes Lacquer Toronto Shenanigans
Great Lakes Lacquer Toronto Shenanigans
Great Lakes Lacquer Toronto Shenanigans
Products Used for the Nail art:
Stamping PolishClear Jelly Stamper 001, 002, 060075 & 080
Great Lakes Lacquer Toronto Shenanigans
Great Lakes Lacquer Toronto Shenanigans
Price: $12.00 USD/$16.00 USD for Save Me Some Grace.
$13.00 USD/ $17.00 CAD for Meet Me At Ripley's & Toronto Shenanigans

Availability: Available exclusively at Indie Expo Canada August 18th, 2019

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Thank you so much for reading,
Anita xo


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