• Why Be Normal?


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    Welcome to Nail Polish Because Science!  Strange as it may sound, many staining methods done in pathology produce very beautiful bacteria.  All the polish you'll find in this category were custom ordered or co-created by lab-obsessed polish-lovers.  They were all inspired by microscope slides and some of the slides even contained their own cells.

    Why Be Normal? - This is a pale lavender gray jelly (a jelly is meant to be sheer and "gummy" looking when dry) that consists of a medium sized multi-colored purple glitter, representing an abnormal histology report from micro-abscesses..  There is a dash of gold metallic flakes scattered in as well.  Polish is swatched with two coats, and shows a slight visible nail line of the free edge. Three coats would build to opacity or it can be worn over a deeper red/pink color to accent the purple and copper "cells." 

    Please note, because each of these polishes contain multi-sized glitters, some settling is normal. Always roll the bottle gently, or for larger sized glitter, you may lay the bottle on it's side for a few minutes before use.  For optimal application, allow the first thin coat of glitter polish to dry slightly and roll the bottle again in between coats.   Please see the custom polish listing if you have an idea for another beautiful bacteria polish to add to the line-up!   If this polish says it's back ordered at check-out, that means we need to mix a new batch. Please allow an extra 5-7 days for your package to arrive.  Normal turn around times are 2-3 business days.
    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.