F.U.N Lacquer New Year 2017: My Picks Swatch & Review


Better late than never, right?

F.U.N Lacquer is one of those brands that I always thought I would just admire from a distance. They look quite pretty, but that price point of $16 makes me sweat a little. Actually, a lot. I try not to spend more than $10 on a bottle of polish, which means that I only buy brands like Butter London on sale or at places like TJ Maxx. Somehow my wonderful mother spotted some F.U.N Lacquer polishes online and decided they were too pretty for me not to own, so she bought me a few from the New Year 2017 collection and the Iparallaxe collection. Today I’m sharing the two I got from the New Year 2017 collection, though I think the Iparallaxe polishes are stunning too (let me know if you’d like me to show those off). Anyhoo, let me introduce you to these beauties.

All of my swatches are shown over Zoya Get Even base coat. The top coat I use is Seche Vite.


F.U.N Lacquer Happy Place, 2 coats plus top coat

The first polish I have to show you is Happy Place, a beautiful teal holographic. This is one of those green-leaning teals that I sometimes see people call “jungle” green. To me, this one is firmly in the teal camp because it has a ton of blue in it. It also has holo and some orange-y, red shifting glitter in it. You can see some sparks of orange in the photo. I love those glitters, they are quite fiery and give this polish a unique look. Orange and teal is not exactly a usual combination!


F.U.N Lacquer Happy Place, 1 coat

The formula was super easy to use! The glitters help make the polish feel thicker and keep it from running about. It is definitely a jelly base. You can easily see nail line after the first coat and there are some lighter and darker patches. That is to be expected though, you don’t want to add a bunch of glitter to a polish and not have it show up!


F.U.N Lacquer Happy Place, 2 coats

The base color is deep enough that Happy Place builds up nicely with a second coat. The formula was just as easy to use with the second coat as with the first! The glitters do make the polish dry textured, so you do need to use one of your thicker top coats. I found that the orange-ish glitters showed up better with top coat, before adding a glossy layer they look quite dark and undynamic (can you see the little dark glitters in the photo? Those are the orange glitters). The holo effect is really strong, I could tell it was holographic in every lighting.


F.U.N Lacquer Happy Place, 2 coats plus top coat

My flash photography skills are not that great, but I wanted to give you a different take on this polish. I guess my index finger did not get as opaque as the others, oops. Moving on…


F.U.N Lacquer Evening Gown, 2 coats plus top coat

I can never have too many dark purples and Evening Gown is just WOW. It is quite simple, just a deep purple holo. But not “just” a deep purple holo. It is pretty and magical and seductive. Yep, seductive. I just went there. I do not know how else to describe it, guys, I am starry-eyed over it.


F.U.N Lacquer Evening Gown, 1 coat

Evening Gown has a thinner formula. Not thin as in flood-your-cuticle-flood-your-sidewalls-flood-your-entire-village thin, but thin as in it leaves some lighter patches, like you can see above. But with such a dark base you know this one is not going to be a four coat mess.


F.U.N Lacquer Evening Gown, 2 coats

Evening Gown is a perfect two-coater. When I applied the second coat, the formula did not feel as thin as it did on the first coat. Perhaps it applies on top of itself better than on my base coat or perhaps I was wrong on the first coat. Either way, it is easy-peasy to get yourself a deep, rich, holo-y mani.


F.U.N Lacquer Evening Gown, 2 coats plus top coat

The holo stands out really well against the base! This picture is marginally better than the one for Happy Place. It looks like a galaxy is being born on my nails. Ughasfdjdsjk. Amazing. Beautiful. 10/10. I would die for this polish.

Alright, I know I just went on a gush fest about how pretty these two polishes are, but in my honest opinion… you can probably find polishes that are just as pretty that are not $16 a bottle. I am not actively discouraging you from treating yourself to some F.U.N Lacquers because my experience with both of these was great! I am just saying that these perhaps are not “fabulously unique” enough for you to need to splurge on colors like this. I am eternally thankful to my mother for these and I am not at all upset about owning them. But if you are a bit of a cheapskate like me… you get my point :]

What do you all think? Have you tried F.U.N Lacquer? Are any on your wish list? Would you like me to swatch the holo and color-shifting flakie-filled polishes from the Iparallaxe collection? Let’s talk in the comments!

xx, Ashley

You can visit F.U.N Lacquer on their website here. My bottles were purchased from Whats Up Nails (thanks, Mom!) for $16 a bottle. There are four other polishes in this collection: Just Dance, Magic Stone, Tiara, and Unicorn Island.


7 thoughts on “F.U.N Lacquer New Year 2017: My Picks Swatch & Review”

    1. Ooo, I hope you get to try one soon! It’s always fun to be able to try out new brands.

      I still need to try Trust Fund Beauty polishes, I have a few on my list based on some of your posts :]


  1. So sweet of your mom to buy these for you! I know what you mean about not wanting to spend more than $10 on polishes. For me that number is probably closer to $15 Canadian due to the exchange rate. 😛
    OMG, Evening Gown with the flash is STUNNING! 😮

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    1. If I don’t limit myself to $10 a bottle, I am going to be in debt really quickly, haha. I usually ask for higher end polishes (like Deborah Lippmann) for my birthday or something so I can still have them without personally spending the money 😛

      I should have taken a video of Evening Gown, it looked so much better in real life. Just. Ughfsjkdfasj.


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