I have a really good excuse for my obsession with nail polish. I bit my nails down as far as I could go for almost half of my life. I didn’t just bite, I went at them like it was my job. It wasn’t a pretty sight and I can’t believe now that I did it for so long. Now when a fabulous company like Lauren B Beauty offers to send some polishes for testing I have trouble sharing with Lisa. I just want them all. I love to look at all my polishes lined up like ducks in a shooting gallery waiting for me to pay attention to them.
Really, would you give away these polishes? I can’t do it. Each one has its own unique beauty that I can’t get enough of.
ROSE BOWL is the kind of red that is seasonless to me. I love this bright metallic red any month of the year. Stunning for Christmas and so fitting; gorgeous for Valentine’s Day; perfect for fall when the seasons are changing; and terrific on toes.
Lauren B describes the shade this way – Less traditional than red but just as rich: This vibrant, purple-tinged pink has a hint of delicate silver shimmer, lending it cool, unexpected depth. I am crazy about a metallic finish and Lauren B knows how to bring the finish to life.
Ivy At The Shore has the best description ever. I’d buy it just for this “The Goldilocks of teal polishes, this isn’t too light or too dark – just commandingly pretty. Metallic undertones lend it an elegant, luminous vibe.” Such a perfect description.
I don’t normally choose teal polishes but this is irresistible. The metallic shine lasted 7 full days. The polish didn’t scratch up. I never got tired of it. This is the teal of all teals.
Lauren B wins the name of the month contest with #ImSoLA. Not only a terrific name but the color is fantastic. It’s a deep raspberry pink that wore like it was made for royalty. All Lauren B polishes are non toxic, eco- and vegan-friendly (with no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, toluene or camphor), TPHP free, and proudly made in the USA.
This cream finish was shiny throughout the week and didn’t wear away at the tips. The brushes on Lauren B polishes are long and full so it’s easy to get your whole nail bed without working too hard.
To make your nail bed stand up to any hard work you put your hands through you should definitely consider using Nail Protector as your base coat. This has a very light tint but it never effected any polish I’ve used it with. What it’s excellent for though is smoothing out the ridges you have on your nails. It’s a matte finish but when looking at my nail pictures you can see it didn’t effect the shine one bit. I credit it though with making my polish last longer and apply more smoothly.
For trendy, long lasting polishes ($18 each) you really can’t go wrong with any you choose. Next on my list is Departing LAX. It looks like another amazing polish from Lauren B Beauty. — Marcia
*sent for the purpose of giving me gorgeous looking nails!
Yes thank you, I’d love to be dripping in gems. I’ll…November 14, 2017