I knew I had to check out the Laura Mercier Tres Chic Nail Polishes when I saw the pictures on the internet. Ever since then whenever I walk past a Lane Crawford, I just had to go in and check if the collection has arrived.
After waiting for more than half a month, they finally arrived! I was particularly interested in the Cabana shade beforehand, but after seeing the whole set in person, I knew I had to take a closer look at the other shades. And after swatching them, I find myself reaching for the wallet straight away at HKD160 apiece, and rushing home to play with them! Yes, they’re so beautiful that I bought the whole set!
Luscious is the deepest shade in the collection, a deep but bright fuchsia purple.
Flamingo is a vivid hot pink.
Cabana is a soft coral peach.
Oh La La is the lightest and sheerest shade, a pale baby pink.
And Sizzle is a warm hot coral-red.
The polish goes on smoothly with the wide brush provided. I had such an easy time painting my nails with it, and even though I don’t have a steady hand, no cleaning-up necessary!
Usually high quality polishes only require 2 even coats for an opaque finish, but I do need 3 coats for the shades Flamingo, Cabana and especially Oh La La. Oh La La is the sheerest and lightest shade, so since I wanted an opaque finish, it makes sense that I would need 3 coats. As for Flamingo and Cabana, they may look a little bit streaky without the third coat.
The only thing that bothers me is the cap. The brush is attached to this large square cap, which makes it awkward to handle. I had to turn the cap almost every time just to get a better angle for the brush to work its magic. The Chanel polishes have a slightly smaller square cap, but you can remove the cap and find a smaller round top for a much easier handle for the brush.
For these beautiful colors and the lovely jelly finish, I don’t mind the inconvenience from the cap. I just love these so so much, and I’m so happy that I got them before they’re all sold out since they are limited edition!
You can buy these polishes from Laura Mercier at USD 18 apiece.
GET THEM BEFORE THEY’RE ALL GONE!