I came across this beautiful set of L.A. Colors Nail Polish as I walked around the beauty department in H-E-B, my local grocery store. I couldn’t help but to get it because most of the the colors in the set were so fun and extremely bright, I couldn’t take my eyes off of them. It was retailing at $5.00 USD for the set of 7 colors so I really couldn’t pass it up.
When I swatched them, I noticed that they first apply very sheer (picture shown below) but with a few coats, they are true to color. As with any nail polish, applying a top coat will help the polish last longer and I highly suggest it if you’d like your manicure to last longer.
Below are photos of the nail polishes with 2-3 coats and no top coat.
*Just a side note:
I apologize for having no color names attached to the individual polishes. I looked everywhere to find color names…and I found nothing. A HUGE THANK YOU and SHOUT OUT to Orchid at Pounds4Polish for clarifying the color names for me.
For the price of these nail polishes, I’m pretty content with them. Though I have never tried any L.A. Color Nail Polishes in the past, I didn’t have any sort of expectations for these before hand. Based off of their packaging, these nail polishes are said to be, “high-impact nail colors, long-wearing with extreme shine, and toluene, formaldehyde & DBP free.”
First off, I love the fact that these nail polishes are toluene, formaldehyde & DBP free. I give a lot of credit to LA Colors for that since those chemicals are very toxic for our health. In my opinion, the polishes were not as high-impact in color as it claims to be. The nail polishes obviously needed a few coats to appear true to their color as you saw in the first swatch picture above. They were not long-wearing but the shine on these are incredible without a top coat as you can see in the swatches above.
Overall, the quality of these nail polishes were okay for the price. The price is, of course, unbeatable but I don’t think I’ll repurchase these again. I would spend a little more money on other brands for the quality of the polishes.
Have you tried any LA Colors Nail Polishes? What was your experience like when you tried them?
Price: Approximately $5.00 USD for a set of 7 (not sure how much they would retail individually)
Availability: LA Colors or check your local drugstores that carry LA Colors
Overall: You get what you pay for! This set was extremely affordable but needed a few coats to get my desired color pay off. The color selection is pretty amazing…they are fun and bright and full of personality. I found it a plus that LA Colors formulated these nail polishes without harsh chemicals. Let me know your experience with LA Colors if you decide to give them a try.