• I'm Still Alive (Alive)

    $9.00

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    Bright red, orange and yellow microglitter based jelly polish, scattered with extra fine microglitter in red and orange. 

    Pre-order window will be open from Aug 26th - Sept 1st.  Shipping is free during launch weekend (Aug 26, 27, 28th only).  Please allow  5-7 business days for tracking to update.  For discount on purchasing the entire 10-piece collection, use code 25Y10 at checkout.  Once you have added all 10 polish to your cart, the price adjustment will reflect the equivalent of one free bottle.

    Pearl Jam released their debut album on August 27, 1991.  This and many other Seattle bands emerging in the early nineties gave rise to the infamous Seattle grunge scene.  Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Temple of the Dog, Alice in Chains, Mother Love Bone and Soundgarden are among the most influential and still a few of my favorites.  Late last year, Melissa from My Lacquer Cabinet approached me with a desire for some custom Pearl Jam polish. She listed off her favorite songs and seeing that the list was rather long, we decided to narrow it down to ten.  After some quick math, it was discovered the 25 year anniversary of the Ten album release was to fall in late August of 2016!  Because of this milestone, we knew this collection needed to go public.  Here is what Melissa has to say about the inspiration for "I'm Still Alive"

    While you were sittin’ home alone at age thirteen/ 
    Your real daddy was dyin’/ 
    Sorry you didn’t see him, but I’m glad we talked/ 
    Oh I, oh, I’m still alive

    I’m still alive is an orange, yellow, and red microglitter in a clear base, which is inspired by the Pearl Jam song, Alive.  I remember the first time I saw Pearl Jam live, Eddie Vedder explained that when he wrote this song, he was still angry over not being told about his biological father’s illness and death and he was lamenting the fact that he was still alive while his father was not.  However, fans interpreted the song as an anthem for not allowing yourself to wallow, for picking yourself up and moving on because you are ‘still alive’.  Because of that, the song has taken on such a different meaning to Eddie.  When I told this story to Joy, she knew exactly what she wanted to do for this polish.  The red, orange, and yellow look like a fire, which almost looks alive.  It represents a metaphorical phenix rising up out of the ashes.

    Here is the link if you would like to read her full review http://mylacquercabinet.com/archives/7493

    Colors may vary slightly due to monitor settings.  To showcase variety, swatch and brush photos were taken under different types of lighting.  Melissa's were taken with a DSLR under a full spectrum bulb and Bitty Sween's were taken in bright natural light and I did brush macro shots myself, in the direct sun.

    Joy Lacquer nail color is made from a 5-free suspension base.  That means it contains no Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor.  These ingredients are often found in mainstream nail polishes that you would find in the store.  Polish is mixed by hand in small batches, so slight batch variation may occur.  As in any handmade product, some separation can be normal. Always roll the bottle gently before use.  For optimal application, a base coat and quick dry top coat is recommended.  Joy Lacquer's full size bottles are max filled at 13 mls. and contain a wide flat brush for a nice, smooth application.