About Gridlock Lacquer
Gridlock Lacquer is a small business located in Buffalo which focuses on creating hand-mixed, specialty nail polishes. Each nail polish is named for a person, place, event or thing that has helped shaped the culture of its namesake city.
Buffalo is the pioneer city and headquarters for a reason. It is a historically important city that is often known more for its negative features than positive. Long winters, wide ride and no goal have given Buffalo a bad reputation, but those who live here know all it has much to offer. Gridlock Lacquer hopes to pay tribute to Buffalo’s finer qualities which boasts such a rich, industrial history and to the hardworking citizens who have created a city so significant, to so many. This love of former industrial giants is slowly spreading to encompass other rustbelt cities, which now includes Rochester, Niagara Falls, Cleveland and Pittsburgh! Stay tuned as we paint homage to a city close to your heart!
How do you make nail polish?
We get this question often. Gridlock Lacquer nail polishes are all made from a 5-Free Base base which eliminates Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toulene, Camphor and Dibutyl Phthalate. This creates a nail polish that doesn’t contain the toxic combination of chemicals that are often included in commercially sold nail polishes. As all polishes are hand mixed, slight variations from batch to batch will occur. Gridlock Lacquer only purchases supplies from distributors and manufacturers that are cruelty free, meaning that the components have not been tested on animals. Additionally, all components are procured from domestic distributors and manufacturers in an effort to create a product that is truly Made in America.