A while back, I discovered some gorgeous sisters on Instagram so, of course, I girl-crushed and followed all three. Turns out, like me, they all love dogs and pretty things! One sister is a vet, another sister is a flight attendant (by chance, she was on my return flight from Provence), while the third has recently started a new nail polish business – cue The Lacquer Lab.
The Lacquer Lab is a really hip, cool brand that focuses on super trendy nail colours, breaking them down into different collections every season, each containing five colours, which you can buy for just £29. This summer, the collections include Miami, Neon Beach Brights and Marrakech. Founder and Creative Director, Emily sent me over her top three blues of the season… blue nails are massive just now (Beyonce is regularly seen sporting cobalt talons) so I was totes excited to try them out.
My favourite colour is the cobalt blue Bikinis on Bondi (a colour that I think a modern-day Bond girl would choose) from the Neon Beach Brights Collection, but I adore the pastel blue Ocean Drive because it’s a quick and easy way to access the pastels trend without having to kit out your wardrobe in sugary shades, only to find them relegated next season. The colours on offer at The Lacquer Lab are insane. They have pretty much any colour you could wish for and they regularly update the Instagram account with different colour combos (eg alternative French manis). Check out the products and colours here.
As for the polish, it’s fab. The bottles are a chic squared-off shape with a nice bold TLL logo; they sit pretty on my dressing table. Very important. The brushes nice and narrow so give an easy and swift application, however, I must stress that taking the time to apply a third coat really does make the colour pop – especially with the paler shade of blue. As for endurance? My Lacquer Lab mani stood the test of full-on kitchen spring clean: scrubbing the hob, wiping down all surfaces and cupboard doors, hoovering and washing the tiles, soapy dish after soapy dish after soapy dish…. that third coat wasn’t such a bad idea after all.
The price point for The Lacquer Lab is spot on – priced at £7, these are polishes that you can buy frivolously to access trends and yet are affordable when investing in your classic nudes and reds.
Bikinis on Bondi
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With huge thanks to The Lacquer Lab for spoiling me rotten.