My obsession with Smith & Cult is not dying any time soon. It’s safe to say that I’m becoming even more obsessed. This summer I was on the lookout for a seafoam green nail polish. I kept searching for OPI Mermaid Tears but couldn’t find it anywhere. I then searched for an alternative, and although this isn’t the same shade as the OPI color, Bitter Buddhist is exactly what I had my mind on. Plus it looks awesome on your toes! The application was seamless as per usual.
Have you tried Smith & Cult polishes before? What’s your favorite color to wear in the summertime?
I am living for this red right now! I’ve been obsessed with Sephora’s limited edition Formula X #ColorCurators collabs, and this recent one with body activist and gorgeous woman Ashley Graham is no exception. Her three-piece polish set includes this stand-out red called appropriately enough, Sexy As Hell, along with an orange coral, and a berry plum.
I decided to go with the red. Red is such a classic color and I know that I’ll be wearing this polish no matter the season. The application for this polish was perfect. It has a great consistency and it was long-lasting. I’ve been pretty impressed with Formula X polishes and I’m currently loving their sleek yet colorful Instagram feed.
There was a past #ColorCurators collab that I never looked into with ballet fitness guru Mary Helen Bowers and luckily her polish range is still available at Sephora.com. I’m digging the Lilac Fairy and Satin Slippers colors. Decisions, decisions, decisions…
What new nail polish have you been loving lately? Check out my post on Song of Style’s Formula X #ColorCurators collab.
Does it feel that no matter how hard you try you can’t get an at-home manicure to actually last? Take it from me, I wish I could rock a beautiful paint-job of Essie Topless and Barefoot for a whole week, but it only lasts a mere two days until it begins to chip or worse, peel. Ever since the beauty gods discontinued my beloved True Blue Spa Seal The Deal Base and Top Coat I still can’t find a matching replacement. So there I went Googling nonstop for the best top coats. I mean is it so hard to ask for shiny and glossy nails that last?
Will you try this tip? How do you make your at-home mani last longer? Let me know your tips in the comments!
Once I saw former Lucky mag EIC Eva Chen post on her Instagram a photo of her recent lavender mani, I knew I had to get my hands on her exact polish. Luckily (no pun intended) she captioned the polish brand and the color. And there I went immediately Googling it so I can get my hands on it.
I introduce to you Smith & Cult in Fauntleroy – the prettiest, most girly, and whimsical purple polish ever! I’m completely obsessed with this color. I love it so much that I really wish I bought it sooner so that I could’ve rocked it since the beginning of summer. But we must not live our lives with regret…
And let me not get started on the bottle. Although it is indeed top heavy, the small bottle is perfect to display on a desk or vanity. And the formula? Amazing! It goes on perfectly smooth. The price tag might hurt a little but I think this polish brand is well worth it. If you’re still on the fence on whether you should try this brand simply opt to just get this color. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Have you tried Smith & Cult polishes before? What’s your favorite purple polish?
Here’s a review of a Priti NYC polish in the color Nodding Lilac. This is the first polish I try from this brand and I was not disappointed. Nodding Lilac is a super gray color with a very small hint of lilac. I absolutely loved the application! The formula is very creamy and easy to apply. Win!
Priti NYC polishes are made in the U.S.A. and they are vegan/non-toxic since they do not contain 5 of the most used chemicals added to nail polishes. They have a great range of beautiful colors. If the other colors resemble a similar formula to this one then I would definitely want to try out more. Because they are non-toxic they cost a little more money than other brands like Essie or OPI. Priti NYC polishes go for $15. Take a look at Nodding Lilac below:
And I’m totally feeling these other colors:
Have you tried Priti NYC polishes? What color is on your nails right now?
Essie in Minimalistic (on the left)
This color is perfect by itself or if you want to use it as base for a french manicure. Contrary to popular belief I actually still love french manis. Minimalistic is almost like a pink/white color. I usually apply two coats to get the precise color.
OPI in Bubble Bath
This is a cult-favorite sheer color. I believe this color was released with OPI’s Soft Shades collection a couple of years ago. Bubble Bath is a very light pink sheer and I usually apply three coats to get the best color. However I think you can get away with two coats and it will still look good.
Essie in Topless and Barefoot
This color is a favorite among beauty bloggers. Topless and Barefoot is less pink and more nude. It definitely has a beige-y undertone which I think looks good on light and medium skin tones. I love this color for the spring and it’s definitely one of my favorite nudes.
Londontown Lakur in Cheerio
This is the first polish that I’ve tried from this vegan brand and it worked really well. The formula is great and Lakur polishes are known to be free of any chemicals. This color reads more like a light pink sheer and it is very similar to OPI Bubble Bath, but Cheerio is a tad bit darker. Two coats are good enough for this polish.
What are some of your favorite spring nail colors? Have you tried any of these polishes?