Lights Lacquer by Kathleen Lights – GRL PWR Collection

Welcome back to my polish world! Today is a SUPER special and exciting day. It is the day we have been waiting for since February of this year when Kathleen Lights announced KL Polish was coming to an end. Soon after she announced Lights Lacquer, her comeback nail polish brand and everyone erupted in excitement! We have been patiently waiting most of the year but the time has finally come for the launch of Lights Lacquer.

The inauguration collection is called GRL PWR and it is a set of 6 polishes that includes cremes and shimmers. It is perfection. The collection is inspired by strong, powerful women in Kathleen’s life.

Lights Lacquer is 7 FREE, vegan, cruelty free, and made in the USA. The bottles are very similar to the KL Polish bottles. The only real difference I spotted was the bottom of the bottle has a round label vs. a square label. They both have the matte black easy grip bottle cap and a wide paddle shaped brush that makes application smooth and easy.

Let’s take a look at each one of these beauties:


This is a caramel brown with copper shimmer. It goes on super smooth and was pretty opaque on the first coat. It evens out well and is not streaky at all. Two coats brings this to full opacity.

The copper shimmer is the perfect compliment to this caramel nude brown.


This is a coppery gold shimmer with amazing green shimmer. This is stuninggggggg. It’s a bit sheer on the first coat. It builds up so nicely. After two coats it looks gorgeous. I added a third coat just to make it a little more opaque, and oh WOW!

How beautiful is this shimmer? It is just amazing. Love, love, love!!!


This is a very difficult color to describe lol. It’s not yellow and it’s not green. It’s like a mix of both with a touch of brown. Let’s call it a dusty chartreuse split pea soup green. The formula is fantastic. It’s super pigmented and creamy. Practically opaque on the first coat. I did two coats here.


This is a gorgeous dusty sage green creme. Oh my!!! I’m in love with this formula. It is delicious. Super creamy and pigmented. The cremes in this collection are out of this world. It basically opaque on the first coat, but I did two here just to even everything out. I’m so in love!


This is a gorgeous denim blue creme. Ladies and gentlemen we have a ONE COAT WONDER!!!! This color makes me so happy. It’s insanely pigmented and so incredible. One coat and you’re done. A thick coat of course. If you tend to do thinner coats, then you will need to do two.


This is a charcoal grey with a silver swirl shimmer. Another phenomenal formula. Opaque in one coat… two ONE COATERS in this collection. That’s pretty amazing. I did two coats here, but I didn’t need to. This polish is so perfect for Winter, holidays, and year round to be honest!

The silver swirl gives it a true gunmetal look.

Lights Lacquer launches on 11/7/19 at 9am PST. You can purchase this beautiful collection here. They retail for $9.50 USD each or $52 for the whole set.

As always, I topped off my mani with essie’s gel setter top coat that you can purchase on Amazon here. It is my go-to top coat. Always seals my mani perfectly and makes it so shiny and glossy.

If you want to see these beauties in action, check out my live swatch + review video on my YouTube channel here:

My favorite from the bunch was Jefa. Which one was your favorite? Will you be picking any of these up?

FTC: These polishes were sent to me as PR. Opinions are always my own. Some links are Amazon Associate affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.