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Indie Polish Spotlight: Doctor Lacquer

Indie Polish Spotlight: Doctor Lacquer


By semick

We sat down with Angelyn Adorable, the woman behind Doctor Lacquer to learn what went into the making of the brand and what inspires Angelyn in her work.

Nail It!: How long have you been making your own polish?
Angelyn: Doctor Lacquer was born in June of 2013, making us almost two!

What’s your “day job”?
I have a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, and working towards my specialization, but right now, I am currently the full time Doctor behind Doctor Lacquer.

What makes your line of lacquers unique?
Aside from thermals with varying temperature activation, and a unique mix of glitters and flakies, an equal part of creating a collection is the theme. I’ve always been a nerd, so I like having a science theme to my polishes, and include trivia in my listings.

DoctorLacquer_FomalhautIs there a story behind your brand’s name?
Doctor, because that’s what I’ve always wanted to be (and because I am), and Lacquer because I love nail polish!

What’s the inspiration behind your lacquer colors?
After establishing a science theme, I try to imagine how to represent them. My first collection was called Microcreatures, which is a collection of microglitter toppers, named after very small living organisms (Plankton, Dinoflagellate, etc.); and my most recent release is the Something Spatial series, and is space-themed (space missions, stars and galaxies). The colors may not always reflect their name, but the name always inspires how the polish will look.
DoctorLacquer_ChromoZonesWhat is your best seller right now?
My best seller is Dopamine, a warm-sensitive thermal crelly with purple, yellow and lilac glitters swimming in a squishy purple base in the bottle! Once worn, and almost concurrent with application, this squishy purple turns sky blue. Dopamine is part of the Hormonal Efficiency collection that released in the fall of 2013, and it is still selling like pancakes! Our newest collection, Something Spatial: Stars would be a close second.
What is your favorite polish you’ve ever created (attach images/swatches of it, if possible) ?
This is impossible! It’s like asking a parent who their favorite child is!

Any spoilers you’d like to share about your future collections?
Bright and colorful. That might be revealing too much already!

Find Angelyn online at:


Instagram: @DoctorLacquer


Twitter: @DoctorLacquer


Images: Angelyn Adorable