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New Spring Shades from The Nail Lab

Friday, 16 September 2016
The Nail Lab Polish Edna Grace Spring pastel shades
I recently received these gorgeous, girly Spring polish shades from the Nail Lab. I always love pastel polishes and Spring is the perfect time to wear as many as possible. I have tried The Nail Lab's formula before (review here) and really liked it so I was keen to try out some new shades.

The Nail Lab Polish in Grace $15
The Nail Lab Polish in Grace pink baby peach light swatch
This light pink really impressed me! Usually these light pastel shades can be a little light on the opacity but this creme polish was nearly opaque with one coat, and fully opaque in two thin coats. The brush is fairly good and, while I prefer the wider shaped brushes, this more traditional one certainly allowed me to get a nice, neat application. The formula dried well and didn't bubble at all, which is a really common problem for me, even with far more expensive formulas. I was really impressed with the finish and longevity. I wore it for 4 days before I removed it to try the other shade, and looked fantastic and was totally chip free which is all I ask of a regular polish formula. It is excellent and I will definitely be reaching for it again this spring.

The Nail Lab Polish in Edna $15
The Nail Lab Polish in Edna purple light purple lilac swatch
When I first saw this colour I thought it was pretty but when I put it on I loved it. This purple manages to be lively and soft all at the same time. You don't have to be particularly adventurous to wear this shade of purple and it is absolutely perfect for spring. It reminds me a little of Essie's Splash of Grenadine but it is softer and more pastel. The formula was excellent and this photo was even taken on day three because I didn't get around to it sooner. If that doesn't show excellent wear, I don't know what does. The formula applied beautifully and was totally opaque in two coats. It dried quickly too with and, with a quick dry top coat, I completed this mani in less than 30 minutes.
For comparison: The Nail Lab "Edna" (left) vs Essie "Splash Of Grenadine" (right).
I have been really impressed with these formulas! I completely understand being hesitant to try smaller brands because sometimes you don't know what you are going to get. The quality of these easily live up to my more expensive polishes and, honestly, the application and wear time is quite a bit better than most of my Essie polishes! I wholeheartedly recommend checking them out and will be purchasing some more for sure. The Nail Lab website offers very reasonable flat shipping rates of $5-$10 depending where you are, and free shipping for orders over $50 and, let me tell you, it is not hard to pick 4 polishes out of their great range to get you over the threshold. 

Let me know if you do end up checking out the Nail Lab polishes or if you already have. I would love to know how you got on with them and if you found them as excellent as I did.
3 comments on "New Spring Shades from The Nail Lab"
  1. AH FINALLY. I've legitimately been waiting for this review since you showed your nails on snapchat hahah! I really, really, REALLY need Edna in my life. I'm sooo in love with pastels and purples, so this is just perfect haha x

    Katina Lindaa |

    1. PS: Not even kidding you, I'm buying it right now hahaha

  2. These two colours are gorgeous and absolutely perfect for spring! I love pastel shades but I personally find them harder to work with because they tend to be quite sheer sometimes, so great to hear that these are opaque! Totally agree with Katina, that Edna shade is definitely a must have! x

    Chantalle |


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