I got introduced to Laura Mercier nail polishes last December, when I kindly received one of their Fall 2011 collection polishes - called Twilight - and I instantly fell in love with the colour. I didn't even know that Laura Mercier makes nail polishes, since most of my exposure to the brand was from seeing it at Sephora, which only carries a limited selection of the range and never features the nail polishes. If you go to a counter at a department store, you will see the nail polishes in all their glory.
I don't think there is a permanent collection of colours. Instead, every season, a number of limited edition shades get released with a collection. I have two from the
- Oh La La and Cabana. Cabana I received back in December together with Twilight, and Oh La La I became obsessed with after seeing it featured on YouTube so I had to run on over (well, it was a long drive across to the USA) to Nordstrom and buy it.
This post is all about Cabana and its coral glory.
Didn't look like much in the bottle, and I had placed it in my nail polish box to hibernate over the few months after I received it. However, earlier this month, after seeing the Spring 2012 nail polishes in the Laura Mercier range featured on several blogs and YouTube channels, I busted out Cabana from its slumber and applied it to my nails.
O. M. G.
It's a beautiful, balanced shade of Coral. It doesn't lean too orange like Deborah Lippmann Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, nor does it get too neon/pink on ya. It's just subtle and beautiful, prefect for spring.
The formula is also great. I am wearing 2 coats of it, which go on smoothly with no streaking. The texture of the polish is somewhere in between cream and jelly, and it's what really prompted me to get the light pink shade in the collection as well.
It's quality nail polish. There are some other gorgeous shades in the collection as well but I passed on them since I had similar shades already. Sizzle is probably my next favourite out of the collection but I tried to restrain myself...
What are you wearing on your nails?