Monday, March 17, 2014

Black Sheep Lacquer Review

Hello lovelies, today I have two polishes from a new-to-me Indie maker: Black Sheep Lacquer. They are a Canadian Indie brand that is Leaping Bunny certified meaning they do not test on animals nor do any of their suppliers. Their polish is also big 3 free.

After browsing their glitter, thermal and duochrome varieties I spotted Hitman and just had to try it! Hitman is described as a very dark grey (almost black) linear holographic with small silver holographic glitter mixed in. Since these are handmade in batches there is no surprise to me when you get a bottle that looks different than the photos online. My bottle would not be described as grey, but truly black which was totally fine by me.

In the bottle, there is a strong linear holo. The following picture was taken with flash however it's almost this visible without it.


This is two coats of Hitman with topcoat. Pictures are taken indoors since the sunshine has still been lacking. While the linear holo is strong in the bottle, it appears more as a scattered holo on the nail. In the sunlight it's much more visible however indoor it reminds me a lot of Zoya Storm.

Black Sheep Lacquer Hitman

Black Sheep Lacquer Hitman

BSL also sent me Siren, a multi shaped glitter topper in a clear base. The glitter pieces include holographic hexagons in about 5 different sizes in teal, green, blue, pink, and magenta. There is also white and golden glitter pieces however there is much less mixed in. Overall, there is a green/blue look to the polish however the other colors add a nice pop.

This is one coat of Siren over Hitman with topcoat.

Black Sheep Lacquer Siren

Black Sheep Lacquer Siren

I also layered Siren over OPI Gargantuan Green Grape. This is 2 coats of Siren and topcoat.

Black Sheep Lacquer Siren

You can pick up a variety of unisex polish at either their Etsy Shop or their BigCartel shop. Average price for a full sized 15ml polish is $10 USD and mini bottles are $5 USD.

I love that Black Sheep Lacquer markets themselves as a unisex polish maker. They don't have many feminine colored polishes and that appeals to me. It's kinda badass to see these intentionally made for use by men and women.

Thanks for stopping by!


(Products were provided at discount for review but this post includes only my honest opinions.)


  1. hi...what a great blog...i am a man that uses BSL products and i love is so nice to be included without any question as a man that wears polish, there is still some prejudice to men wearing polish, thanks again for your blog

    1. Trust me, I completely understand being judged for your choices and it's not fun. I don't care who you are or where you come from, but if you enjoy polish as much as I do....Welcome!!