Last year a friend and I were having a conversation about vegan nail polishes and how they suck. You guys probably know by now that I’m obsessed with natural skincare products but vegan nail polish wasn't something I cared for until a few bottles of LACC Beauty nail lacquers landed in my mailbox. The lovely team at Lotus Leaf Communications sent them to me along with a nail challenge – show us your festive nails!
Up for the challenge I searched Pinterest for some inspo and landed on a pic of these adorable penguin nails. Easy peasy, cute and festive. Done!
I used the flat black polish as my base. The first coat was surprisingly opaque and went on smooth and dried quickly. I did one more coat for even coverage and waited a few minutes as I watched Pretty Little Liars before moving on to the next step.
Using the white polish I carefully traced a smaller version of my nail shape. It went on surprisingly opaque, even on top of black polish. Not many polishes have that strong coverage and this one is vegan! One more pass of the white and I let it dry before painting on the penguins!
Using one of those nail tools with a small metal tip – I dipped it into the black polish and dotted little eyes onto the whites of my nails. Then I wiped it off and dipped the metal end into the red and drew on a little red line for the beak. Finally I used the brush of the red nail polish and carefully drew on “feet” on the end of my nails. It dried quick enough considering how much polish I had used. I sealed it with Dior’s Gel Coat to make sure my nails would last for my holiday party 4 days later.
THE VERDICT: Lacc Beauty’s Nail Lacquers are quick drying and have excellent opaque coverage. While I did use a top coat, as I usually do, my manicure lasted a few days without chipping. My first small chip showed up at day 4. Bonus, Lacc is vegan friendly and is free of animal by-products, paraben, gluten and formaldehyde. I much prefer it to Essie and OPI.
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