Brand Name: Black Sheep Lacquer (formerly known as Funkblend)
Owner/Creator: Erin Karaim
Located: Abbotsford, BC (British Columbia, Canada)
Est. Date: Jan 2013
Where to purchase this brand: http://www.etsy.com/shop/BlackSheepLacquer
- Small (5ml) $3.50-4.00
- Full (15ml) $8.00-9.00
COUPON CODE: takeitoff (15% off order)
Where will they ship to:
- United States
- Everywhere else- just ask!.
Contact email: email@example.com
I’ve been wearing nail polish pretty much every day for the last 20 or so years. I’ve been creating my own “frankens” without even realizing it was a thing, I just did it out of necessity. Then one day i went to buy soap making supplies, and there it was, the most amazing, beautiful, heart stopping thing I’d ever seen… NAIL POLISH BASE! In a big bottle, just waiting to be messed with. I picked it up, along with a buttload of mica and various glitter, and there funkblend was born. Then I discovered etsy, and found I could share my creations with an entire community of like-minded polish addicts! I spend much more money on supplies on etsy than I could ever make, but I get so much enjoyment out of my creations, I’d almost do it for free! I love the planning process, the mixing and experimenting, and not everything makes it to production. I have a large reject pile that I either save for further experiments, give away to friends, or I simply dump out and start over.
My fingers are constantly different colours on a daily basis as of late, I have fake nails I test on, but nothing beats a good daily wear on real nails to test a polish. If a polish doesn’t past the wear test, back to the drawing board it goes. I’ll often tweak a formula after wearing it for a day, sometimes the shade is a bit off of what I wanted, or the glitter lays funky and needs some rework. It’s a fun process, it satisfies the scientist that lives deep inside my brain. I have a fairly uncreative desk job by day and this gives me an outlet to do what I really like to do, mess with colour and make pretty things.
Erin sent me these polishes when she was still getting herself settled into her store and finding that perfect name for her brand….so, I must admit to not knowing *for sure* the names of the polishes she sent me, so I hope she makes correction comments if I name any of them wrong
Though I will never ever get bored with glitter polishes, I do love the great combinations of iridescent or color shifting polishes that indie makers come up with. Black Sheep Lacquer is the place to go for those!
But as I said, I will never get bored of glitter, so here is one the few she carries in her line
Into The Void
This is an amazing mix of colored glitters. I actually think there are only 3 colors, but I just LOVE the way the brown and blue go together! It isn’t a full coverage glitter polish, but there is enough glitter to give a nice amount of glitter in just one coat.
Alright, so I mentioned that Black Sheep Lacquer isn’t big with their glitter polishes…..No wonder! Erin creates some of the nicest looking “non glitter” polishes I have come across! And here is one of them:
Ride the Lightening
Doesn’t that look like it’s almost glowing!?!?
Here is a color shifting polish from her collection. Love this name!
You can’t imagine the amount of photos I took in attempt to show the color shifts. It looks nice in these photos, but it’s soooo stunning in person.
Last, and certainly not least – a silvery metallic purple.
Really, it’s a one coater, but I did two just to be sure I had my entire nail coated. Fantastic smooth application.
Black Sheep Lacquer is adding new fantastic polishes regularly, and already has a great selection – so check it out! http://www.etsy.com/shop/BlackSheepLacquer And don’t forget the discount code takeitoff