November 21, 2014

SUPER BLACK- The Whale [Swatch]

Happy Friday, guys! Woop! Today, I'm super happy to share SUPER BLACK- The Whale, the first SUPER BLACK polish I've swatched for Polish Hound. (I recently obtained my first SUPER BLACKs here, although I've been admiring them for ages!)

SUPER BLACK Lacquers is a line of hand-mixed/bottled nail polishes by Natalie Dee.

The Whale is a balanced grey base containing dense aqua shimmer that sometimes shows purple shift.

Artificial light, two coats:

This color?! This color. Where to begin? If I were to create a custom polish...The Whale might nearly be it! I love any polish with a grey base and contrasting shimmer or glitter, and the shimmer in this is stunning and never hides!

Window-filtered daylight:

In person, the grey base is a lot more apparent than it shows in photos. I'm not sure why that is, but it was frustrating to photograph, because the real magic of this polish is in being able to see the grey and aqua at the same time, which you do in person! (The sun photo at the bottom of this post is probably the best example of what I'm talking about.)

Outside, shade:


Formula: It's on the thicker side, and pretty creamy!  It paints on the nail pretty effortlessly, and is opaque in two coats!

Other than that, there's not much to say aside from a note on the brush: Because the brush handle is so long (due to the bottle design), extra polish can pool there, so you do have to pay attention when wiping the brush on the neck so as not to overload everything. It's a minor inconvenience that I quickly got used to, but it threw me for a loop for a second. The actual brush/bristle end is very nice!

What do you think?

Have you tried any SUPER BLACK polishes?


  1. Oh this looks fantastic...!
    I just love how it looks blue at first glance, but then you can see grey in the depth, amazing.

  2. She makes some lovely glitter mixes! I am totally lemming all of them now!

  3. YES! in person, the grey is so much more noticeable, and it's what I imagine a whale's skin looks like...