Supermoon Lacquer | Ready to Launch Collection (Partial)

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Hi everyone!

I have definitely mentioned a few times by now that The Howling Boutique’s Supermoon Lacquer is one of my favourite nail polish brands. Today I have swatches to share with you of 5 polishes from their original Ready to Launch collection, which came out over a year ago now. Although one of these shades has already been retired, the other four are still available and will be restocked later this week for the brand’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale. In addition, all of these polishes will be 30% off for the sale! You can join the brand’s Facebook group for more details and announcements. For now, let’s take a look at the pretty polishes!

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Supermoon Lacquer Ready to LaunchReady to Launch was originally launched as a 9-piece collection, and 4 of the shades have since been retired. As you can see, I stuck to the blue-green-purple side of the collection – these do always tend to be my favourite polish shades! All of them have space-inspired names – perfect for a brand called Supermoon.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Supermoon Lacquer Polar Light angled shotFirst up is Polar Light. This is actually the only one that I have to share with you that is now a retired shade, so it will not be available for purchase again. All the others I will share with you today are due to be restocked later this week.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Supermoon Lacquer Polar Light bottle shotPolar Light is a light green scattered holo packed with light blue microglitters and gold shimmer. Shown here are two coats with top coat.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Supermoon Lacquer Polar LightAlthough this polish had a great formula and opacity, it does have an ever-so-slightly frosty finish which leads to some just barely visible brushstrokes. Despite that, I have a hard time understanding why this polish wasn’t more popular – it’s such a happy shade of green and the pretty sparkle and shimmer make it something really special.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Supermoon Lacquer Polar Light macroYou can see some of that light blue microglitter I was talking about in the macro – and the gold shimmer!

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Supermoon Lacquer Polar LightThe next polish I have to share with you is Supermoon Mystic Mountain. Mardi, the maker behind Supermoon, has mentioned in the Facebook group that this is still her favourite of her own polishes, even after she has released several more collections.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Supermoon Lacquer Mystic Mountain angled shotAlthough I was always a little on the fence about this polish based on swatch pictures, once I got it and put it on my own nails, I could see why it would be a favourite. It really is something special!

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Supermoon Lacquer Mystic Mountain bottle shotI have a hard time describing a shade like this. In the official description, it is listed as a purple-based multichrome with green-orange colour shifting shimmer and turquoise-purple-red chameleon shimmer. However, in this polish the shimmers themselves are not easy to isolate and it is more like they combine together to create one interestingly shifty unit. The main colour I see on my nails is more of a stormy ocean teal, and the dark dusty purples come out more at the edges of my nails and at angles.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Supermoon Lacquer Mystic MountainShown here are two coats of Mystic Mountain with top coat. The formula is great – smooth and opaque.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Supermoon Lacquer Mystic Mountain macroHere on the macro, you can definitely see that the polish is packed with shimmer, but as I mentioned it is more like the shimmer works together with the base to just create one subtle but shifty polish. I received multiple compliments while wearing this one, so it is definitely something special!

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Supermoon Lacquer Mystic MountainThe next polish I have to show you is Supermoon Pistol Star.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Supermoon Lacquer Pistol Star angled shotNow that is a blue I can love! To me, Pistol Star is a bright medium blue with strong purple shifts, scattered holo, and a subtle shimmer. The official description specifies that the shimmers are turquoise-red and blue-purple colour shifting shimmer.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Supermoon Lacquer Pistol Star bottle shotHonestly, a blue that has purple shifts? What more could I ask for? It’s basically two of my favourite polish colours in one bottle! This one is a huge winner for me.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Supermoon Lacquer Pistol StarAs with Mystic Mountain, the formula is great, opaque and smooth. Again, this is two coats with top coat.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Supermoon Lacquer Pistol Star macroI always love sharing macros of this type of shade. All of a sudden you can really see all of that incredible shimmer!

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Supermoon Lacquer Pistol StarThe fourth polish I have to share with you from the Ready to Launch collection is Supermoon Tidal Disruption.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Supermoon Lacquer Tidal Disruption angled shotTidal Disruption is darker and moodier than the others from this collection. It is a deep teal packed with gold and green sparks and shimmer which the description lists as green and turquoise shimmer, and gold-green colour shifting shimmer. It is really tough to see the individual shimmer shades on all of these – they are all clearly shimmery, but the shimmer mixes and blends so subtly with the base and it is hard to isolate the individual components without reading the official colour description.
Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Supermoon Lacquer Tidal Disruption bottle shotAgain, I am showing two coats of Tidal Disruption with top coat. This is the type of shade that is notorious for staining nails, but I am happy to report no staining with this one. And at the risk of sounding like a broken record, the formula was great, smooth, opaque, and easy to work with.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Supermoon Lacquer Tidal DisruptionThe gold sparks give this one a slightly different character than the rest of the collection – like distant stars. Perfect for the outer space theme of the collection!

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Supermoon Lacquer Tidal Disruption macroSee what I mean? Just look at those tiny little flakes! So pretty. Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Supermoon Lacquer Tidal DisruptionLast but not least I have Supermoon Galactic Halo.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Supermoon Lacquer Galactic Halo angled shotFinally, a purple! And what a purple! It is a red-based purple scattered holo, SO packed with blue-magenta shifting shimmer that it is hard to see anything but that incredible shift. The official description also lists a blue/purple/red/orange colour shifting shimmer.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Supermoon Lacquer Galactic Halo bottle shotAs with the others in this post, I am showing two coats of Galactic Halo with top coat. And once again, the formula was great, opaque and smooth.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Supermoon Lacquer Galactic HaloI am a little biased when it comes to purples, but once again, this one was a big win for me. I adore that blue-purple shifting shimmer!

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Supermoon Lacquer Galactic Halo macroYou can see even more on the macro just how packed with shimmer this polish is.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Supermoon Lacquer Galactic Halo brush shotAnd a bonus brush shot on this one! I couldn’t resist.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Supermoon Lacquer Galactic HaloThere is also one more from this collection that is still available that I don’t have, Cosmic Dust. As I mentioned at the start of this post, the five polishes from this collection that are still available will be restocked later this week on the website, and they will be 30% off for the Black Friday sale! It is the perfect time to either test out this brand, or round out your collection.

Mystic Mountain, Galactic Halo, and Pistol Star are all favourites for me. I know 3 favourites out of 5 polishes isn’t much of a ratio, but I can’t help it! I just can’t narrow it down any further. Which do you like best?