1What is Superficially Colorful Lacquer (SCL)?
Superficially Colorful Lacquer is a hand-made nail polish brand based in Israel. SCL was born early 2012 out of love for color and finish and a little bit of an addiction to nail polish. It started as a blog for all things nail art. Then it continued as a hand-mixed special polishes that were gifted to friends and family and after a lot of encouragement from my amazing friends of the nail polish community - it became a little on-line shop for those same hand-mixed nail polish at the beginning of 2014.
2Are your nail polishes 3 free?
Yes! All SCL nail polishes are actually 5 free! They do not contain Toluene, Formaldehyde, or Dibutyl phthalate. They also do not contain formaldehyde resin and camphor.
3Do you only sell online, or can I find SCL nail polishes in a shop somewhere?
At the moment, Superficially Colorful Lacquer can be found online here on this website.
While I are not currently available at any other online retailers, I would love to establish a working relationship with some stockists. If you are a salon, boutique, or online retailer and are interested in carrying SC Lacquer, please do not hesitate to contact me.
4Do you do custom orders?
I am sorry to say that I do not. At least, not at the moment. If this changes in the future - I will let everyone know about it!
5What do SCLacquer polishes are made of?
I usually use the one of two different bases for my polishes, and I add to them some other ingredients.
Below you'll find the ingredients list for both bases as well as details on other ingredients that my nail polishes may or may not contain.
Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Acrylates Copolymer, Adipic Acid, Benzophenone-1, Butyl Acetate, D&C Violet #2, Ethyl Acetate, Isobutyl Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, N-Butyl Alcohol, Neopentyl Glycol, Nitrocellulose, Silica, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Styrene, Titanium Dioxide, Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Trimethylpentanediyl Dibenzoate.
Color base includes in addition to most of the above also Citric Acid and Phthalic Anhydride.
Aluminum, Iron Dioxide, mica, red6, red7, red22, red28, orange5, yellow5, yellow6, yellow11, blue1, ultramarines, glitter.
6How often will you restock your shop?
As a rule, I plan to always have my polishes in stock and available for purchase. That is of course not including special polishes or limited editions.
But if I can actually pull this up - only time and customers' demand will tell.
The largest part of my ingredients are being ordered from out of the country and therefore I do know some delays may be expected at times. This may affect the restock of polishes.
If there is any specific color that you are looking for and it is out of stock - don't hesitate and contact me! I will do anything in my power to get that polish made for you!
7Do you ever offer discounts, sales or coupon codes?
Of course! Every now and then I might post a flash sale coupon on my Facebook page or a special readers' appreciation in the newsletter.
Also, usually around holidays (either Christian or Jewish ones) I may do a special celebration, where you can either buy certain products in special prices or play a game in the website where you can find and win special coupons.
If you are a registered user in my site, you can update your Birthday date, and you will then receive a special coupon of a great discount as a Birthday gift from me.
All special prices, sales, coupons and gifts will be announced either on my blog
, on my Facebook page
or on any other social media I am using. The best way to find about them is to follow me.
Please note that I will not
reply to any random "is there a sale active" messages. It would simply not be fair for those who do follow me on a regular basis.
8Why can’t I buy mini bottles?
Sadly, where I live, it is very hard for me to find mini bottles that answer my 3 rules:
1. Be of good quality
2. Be easy and comfortable enough to use and
3. Cost at least 40% less than my full size bottles.
If I ever find such bottles, I will be happy to offer you mini bottles of my polishes for sale. But until then, sadly, this is not possible for me.
9Do you work with bloggers?
I most certainly do! I am always looking for bloggers with an active beauty or nail polish blog, Instagram, Facebook page, or Youtube Channel, to join the Superficially Colorful Lacquer Swatch Brigade!
If you wish to join in, please fill out the Press Samples form
What I look for in a swatcher is not necesarily a large base of followers. I prefer an active user who posts regularly and has comments and interaction with their followers, over those billion-likes once-a-month post any time!
I am also asking that your nails will look aesthetical. They can be long or short, but not to the extreme in either direction, and that your photographs will be good enough to see the color and texture of the polish.
I cannot guarantee that you will receive a blogger's package if you filled the form. But whenever I am about to release a new collection, I will select a few people from my database to send free bottles of polish to, to swatch and review.
I try to send my packages as early as possible so that you don't have to stress over hurried swatches. But if you are chosen to get a blogger's package, I will contact you and make sure that my time frame suits your needs - and your time frame suits mine.
10Do you offer wholesale pricing or a bulk discount?
At the moment I do not.
However, if you have any specific query on the matter, please do not hesitate to contact me
11Why is your polishes more expensive than those I could buy in the big shops?
I am an indie maker. Indie - for independent. I am not connected to any large firm or brand for financial, technical or other support.
I create these polishes with a lot of love, by hand. I personally mix then, bottle them, wrap them and ship them out to you. I create them in small batches and every part of the process is done personally by my own heart and hands.
Sadly, it means that I do not buy very large amounts of ingredients and so the price of creating every bottle is higher than it would have been, had I been able to create them by the thousands.
On the plus side however, you get a nail polish that is not sold by the thousands and will not be found in every house.
When you support indie nail polish, you’re supporting a small business. You’re supporting one person, not a corporation. And you pay for the actual product, which was created with only you, the consumer, in my mind.
12I bought a polish from you some time ago and just noticed the glitter sank/bled/melted. What can you do?
All of my nail polishes go through a testing period before they are released for sale. All ingredients are tested for bleeding, curling, and melting. However, if you put your Superficially Colorful Lacquer bottle away and looked at it after a while, and you see that the glitter bled or melted, I will gladly replace it for you. I will ask however that you email me
a photo of the nail polish in question, and your original receipt (If you have an account here, I can track all your past orders. Just give me some details about it to be able to search by).
As for glitter or pigment sinking, this is quite a natural behaviour of the nail polish. I do use a suspension base for glitters that is supposed to suspend the glitter for a long time, but sometimes it simply does not. However, this will not effect the nail polish itself. just give it a good roll and shake, and you’ll be good to go. In some cases you could leave your nail polish bottle standing "on its head" for a few minutes and it should fix the problem.