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Nailing It: The Lacquer Lab (5-free)

A new nail brand discovery today.  The Lacquer Lab is a hot new, London-based nail polish company producing fashion-led colours that are “5 toxin-free” (no Toluene, DBP, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin or Camphor) and not tested on animals. The nail lacquer colours are hand-blended meaning you won’t find the same elsewhere and being boutique can respond quickly to trends. The brand screams sophisticated sass, which I like. A lot.

The ‘City’ series is a collection of colours inspired by cities, renowned for their enticing signature colour palettes. First up are Miami and Marrakech.

The Lacquer Lab Miami Collection

The Lacquer Lab Miami collection

The Lacquer Lab Miami collection, left to right: Dressed To Kill, Ocean Drive, Rollerbabin’, Kickin-It, So-Be

The Lacquer Lab Marrakech Collection

The Lacquer Lab Marrakech Collection,

The Lacquer Lab Marrakech Collection, left to right: Karma Sutra, Rock The Kasbah, Fountain of Youth, Souk & The City, Snake Charmer

I was sent a couple of colours from the Marrakech collection to try.

The Lacquer Lab Snake Charmer

Certainly charmed me. Blue is probably the colour that I wear the most year-round and surprisingly I don’t have anything similar to this – LOVE this shade. The creamy formula applies smoothly and one coat is rich with pigment, two coats gives a flawless finish. It also dried pretty quickly.

Snake Charmer swatched. The colour was inspired by riad doors

The Lacquer Lab Snake Charmer swatched. The blue hue was inspired by riad doors

The Lacquer Lab Rock the Kasbar

Rock The Kasbar, The Lacquer Lab

The Lacquer Lab Rock The Kasbar

I challenge you to say this polish name without singing it twice. Rock the Kasbar has a creamy texture that reminded me a little of custard if custard was orange rather than yellow (if that makes sense). Again smooth application though this one you can’t get away with one coat of polish, two are definitely needed for opaque coverage.

The Lacquer Lab nail polish, 10ml, £7. The City series, £29 for 5 x 10ml bottles. For more information www.thelacquerlab.com

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2 thoughts on “Nailing It: The Lacquer Lab (5-free)

  1. These colors are beautiful!! I wonder if they have lacquer lab nail polishes in the US… 🙂 ❤
    thesartorialcoquette.com

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