Category Archives: Super Black Lacquer

An Assortment

This is the bluest blue I’ve ever seen in my entire life, holy moly.


This is PopBeauty Cool Cobalt. Just look at it!! Application was beautiful. It’s opaque in two coats, although I’m wearing three here because I knicked a few fingers and wanted to smooth everything out. I kind of want to say that this has a jelly-ish formula, since it has a sort of jelly look at one coat, but doesn’t dry super glossy like a jelly would (the picture above is without topcoat).  It’s an enigma!


I topped that with one coat of Super Black Lacquer HBIC, which has got to be one of my favorite polish names ever!! haha.  It’s a royal blue jelly with what I think are gold holographic hex glitters—it’s hard to tell! They  may just be silver hexes that look gold against the blue. I should have added a second coat of this to give it more depth… Next time.


And here’s this beautiful taupe with pink shimmer, Native War Paints Jessica, from their NWP Classic Essentials line, thrown in for good measure. I have a buffer to get through, whaddaya want from  me? ;P

The formula on this was really good, opaque in two coats which I wasn’t expecting! And it applied really nicely. The only issue I had, which is apparently fairly common with this brand, is that there were some bits of unmixed pigment floating around in the polish. You can just swipe them right off with the brush, though, so I don‘t have any complaints.

That’s all here. Thanks for stopping by!


Super Black Lacquer

Hello again, my loves! I was gifted six bottles of Super Black Lacquer quite a long time ago (from the same person who gave me my first bottle of the original Sally Hansen Pacific Blue!), and I’ve swatched four of them so far. As I hadn’t tried them before now, this is a new-to-me brand and I’m so excited to be sharing them! I’m categorizing this as an indie brand on my blog, but in reality it’s more of a boutique nail polish brand, along the lines of Cirque or Nfu-Oh!. Let’s get right into the photos, shall we?


First is Super Black Lacquer 3rd Degree, a slightly metallic chili red-orange with a gold shimmer. This applied like a dream, it was so smooth and easy to work with and it covered super evenly! It makes me think of the way that crellies apply when they don’t have glitter in them. I seriously can’t wait to wear this at the beach this summer.


My photos show two coats of 3rd Degree without topcoat, since it dries pretty shiny on its own. First photo is direct sunlight, second photo is in the artificial lighting of my little photo setup I’ve got going on. This is where my photos are usually taken.


This is my personal favorite of the bunch (and probably a future wintertime staple of mine), Super Black Lacquer The Whale. According to the website, this was their answer for a flattering gray polish. It’s a medium, putty gray with blue shimmer that shows up amazingly well on the nail!

Honestly, the fastest way to to make me love something is to give it blue shimmer. Y’know, in case any of you would like to bribe yours truly with custom nail polish. 😉


Again, two coats on this guy. The Whale was a smidgen thick, but my bottle was second-hand so I’m not going to blame the formula for that. It wasn’t hard to apply despite that, so I’m happy with it. It does dry down pretty dull, though, so you’ll definitely want a glossy topcoat to get all that yummy shimmer. Also, same lighting situations here—first is sunlight, second is artificial light.


Can you believe that this and the next polish were my only holos up until recently? I hadn’t worn them before these swatch photos, either! Baby’s first holos. :’D

This is Super Black Lacquer Spanked, a raspberry red holographic polish. Amazing formula on this, opaque on two coats like the others. No topcoat in these photos, either.


It’s definitely more impressive in direct sunlight, haha. This will probably make a hot summertime manicure. Again, first photo is sunlight, second is artificial.


Finally, we’ve got Super Black Lacquer Whip, a charcoal gray holographic polish. This was—you guessed it—opaque in two coats, and also had an amazing formula. I’m so impressed with all of these, it was like painting my nails with melted butter. Only less weird. And holo.


Whip is the only polish here that’s unavailable, but that’s only because it’s been reformulated and renamed. Their answer for it is a new nail polish called Switch, which is blacker and has a more intense holographic finish according to the website. Adding spectraflair (holographic pigment) to black will dull the color and make it look gray, so it looks like they’ve found a way to preserve the blackness of the base color.

And that’s it for now! I was so excited to finally post these, since I never see anyone talking about Super Black Lacquer, and they’re such good quality. Hopefully I’ve turned a few people on to this brand! Their website is here, so you can take a look around if you’re so inclined. 😀

That’s it for now! Thanks for reading. ❤