About

What's a Lemming?  A lemming is a nail polish or other item you highly desire.  It's a must have. It can be used as a noun or a verb: "That is my #1 lemming!" or "I'm really lemming that polish."  That intense desire fuels nail polish lovers to be the first in line during restocks, to specifically set aside money for nail polish, and to blog and share their thoughts about collections with others in the community.  We want to capture that passion and enthusiasm with our brand hence the name Lemming Lacquer!

We don’t believe in stressful restocks, we don’t believe in mad dashes, and we don’t believe in limited quantities to drive up demand.   We believe nail polish is something we should delight in, not agonize over.  It’s not “just” nail polish but it doesn’t need to cause you grief either.   Our goal is to create beautiful polishes from quality ingredients that you will love while making them easily accessible.  We use numerous glitters, pigments, shimmers, flakes and whatever else to come up with complex and drool-worthy nail polish.  It's so much more than throwing glitter or pigments into a bottle.  Where's the poetry in that?

Lemming Lacquer is a labor of love that began with researching and testing in 2013.  All polishes are custom-blended, handmade in small batches, and poured by me.  I personally designed our labels and packaging and I am responsible for wrapping and shipping orders.  My ideas pull from various media I enjoy such as television, movies, books, music, as well as conversations with friends, and whatever else strikes me. 

Our company uses a 5-free base which means our polishes do not include: camphor, toluene, formaldehyde, phthalate (DBP), and formaldehyde resin. We are also cruelty free and would never test on animals.   We love animals so much there is a dog and cat in the house but kept away from our mixing station.   If you have allergies please contact us so we can be sure to take special measures with your order.