And beautifully manicured nails will also be mine, thanks to a quartet of gorgeous lakur polishes from Londontown that arrived on my doorstep just in time for those first frosty Fall evenings. I love these lakur polishes – they apply well, dry quickly and wear like the dickens, to say nothing of that megawatt, gel-like shine. It’s the rare lacquer (and lakur) that handles nail art applications just as well as it does everyday wear. And as always, these polishes are vegan-friendly and five (actually nine) free.
Londontown very kindly sent me these polishes – hues from Back With a Vengeance, their Fall 2018 collection – for my perusal and use, and so let’s do just that then, shall we?
First up, we have the showstopper of the Back With a Vengeance Collection, indigo blue creme Iconic. I adore this colour; it’s so rich, vibrant and lush. Also the exact hue of Dory the blue tang from the Finding Nemo movies. 😉 For this manicure I used two light coats of Iconic, though I probably could have gotten away with one. It’s also worth noting that all four polishes brushed on smoothly, self-leveled nicely and stayed put – you don’t realize how important a feature that is in a nail polish until you’ve tried to clean up polish-saturated cuticles with a teeny little detail brush. So three cheers for a polish that knows its place – on your nails and not your skin!
Londontown does pale purples very well, and grey-tinged Jane Austen is no exception. By all rights, this creme polish should make you look like a cadaver, but somehow, it’s flattering, and so, so delicate. I can almost picture Elizabeth Bennet wearing a devastatingly cleavage-y dress in this exact hue (rolling her eyes whilst being forced into an afternoon of needlepoint and pianoforte, but of course!) For this manicure I used three coats of Jane Austen and, like all of the swatches shown here, I forwent the topcoat – no need when the base polish is this shiny and well behaved.
Next up we have the lone shimmer of the bunch, metallic Kissed by Rose Gold. I really like these kinds of shimmers, the ones that look almost textured and a bit furry, but I think the name here might be a tad off – this polish is less rose gold and more rose platinum; as against my ultra pale skin tone, it definitely reads more silver than gold. Here I’ve shown three light coats of Kissed by Rose Gold.
Saving the best for last, we have cherry red Vendetta! This deep, almost blood red crimson creme is outstanding – a solid two-coater, and another one that really knew its place (vital when you’re dealing with stainy reds, which come to think of it, Vendetta was not. Neither was Iconic, and typically nothing stains like a dark blue. Huh.) I just love a wickedly vampy red, and Vendetta is one of the better ones.
I’ve been so impressed with Londontown’s products, and here’s another handful of great polishes to join their already quite extensive lakur line – looking forward to seeing what they come out with next. 🙂 If you’d like to check out these polishes for yourself – heck, Londontown’s entire line of lacquers – you can find them here. Happy polishing!