Sunday, December 27, 2015

Mainstream Swatch and Review - Lakur LONDONTOWN USA


Press samples**

Hello lovely readers! Debuting on the blog today are the 9-free, vegan and cruelty-free Lakur Enhanced Colour polishes from LONDONTOWN.

The Lakur Enhanced Colour line offers crèmes and metallic in a variety of gorgeous shades as well as glitters. They also emphasizes that their formula is 9-free. What does this mean? From its website, it means that it does not contain any of the following toxic ingredients: formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DPB), camphor, lead, xylene, paraben, and ethyl tosylamide.
In addition to being a safe alternative, the formula also contains a blend of vitamins and minerals that promote nail health.

The formulas for the 6 crèmes I received were very consistent so I will summarize my findings here before I share my swatches. In a nutshell, the formula is great! Not thin, not thick, just nice! It only takes 2 easy coats for the polish to become opaque and self-level. I also used the Lakur Kur Protective Top Coat (PTC) that was sent to me.

Now that I have gone over some general and useful information, how about we go into the swatches?

Chelsea Porcelain
This polish is an off-white crème that is part of the original collection. It is the only one that was a bit streaky, but not bad at all for a white polish. Shown below are 2 coats plus the Kur PTC.
Swatch of Chelsea Porcelain nail polish by Lakur Londontown
Chelsea Porcelain by Lakur LONDONTOWN 


Secret Garden Posh
This polish is a jade crème from the original collection. Shown below are 2 coats plus the Kur PTC.
Swatch of sECRET garden posh nail polish by Lakur Londontown
Secret Garden Posh by Lakur LONDONTOWN
Swatch of sECRET garden posh nail polish by Lakur Londontown


Purple Reign
This is a bright lavender crème that is part of the original collection. Shown below are 2 coats plus the Kur PTC.
Swatch of purple reign nail polish by Lakur Londontown
Purple Reign by Lakur LONDONTOWN
Swatch of purple reign nail polish by Lakur Londontown


Beau of the City
This polish is a bright cobalt blue crème that is part of the original collection. Shown below are 2 coats plus the Kur PTC.
Swatch of beau of the city nail polish by Lakur Londontown
Beau of the City by Lakur LONDONTOWN


Guarded Jewel
This polish is a maroon crème that is part of the original collection. Shown below are 2 coats plus the Kur PTC.
Swatch of guarded jewel by Lakur LONDONTOWN
Guarded Jewel by Lakur LONDONTOWN


Lady Luck
This polish is a vampy burgundy crème that is part of the Fall/Winter 2015 collection. You may need to apply this carefully; otherwise you may end up with stained cuticles. Shown below are 2 coats plus the Kur PTC.
Swatch of Lady luck by Lakur LONDONTOWN
Lady Luck by Lakur LONDONTOWN


Glasgow Glamour
This polish features white and pale pink microglitter in a clear base. This polish is part of the glitter top coat collection. I chose to sponge it on for a close-o full coverage of effect. The glitter payoff is still good if you decide to apply by brushing onto the nail. Shown below is a sponged layer over Purple Reign adding plus the Kur PTC.
Swatch of glasgow glamour by Lakur LONDONTOWN
Glasgow Glamour by Lakur LONDONTOWN
Swatch of glasgow glamour by Lakur LONDONTOWN

Britannia
This is a good glitter topper in a clear base that features hexes in a variety of sizes. This polish is also part of the glitter top coat collection. I applied this glitter by brushing onto the nail. Shown below is 1 coat over Beau of the city plus the Kur PTC.
Swatch of BRITANNIA by Lakur LONDONTOWN
Britannia by Lakur LONDONTOWN


Kur Protective Top Coat
I also received the Kur Protective Top Coat which I put to the test in the best way I could think of: over a fresh nail stamp! For this nail art I used Lakur Guarded Jewel, Essie Penny Talk, the Turn-Turkey-Key stamping plate from Pet’la Plates, and a stamper from Fab Ur Nails. I'm happy to report that the top coat left a glossy shine with no smearing!

Kur Protective Top Coat by Lakur LONDONTOWN

Overall, I love these polishes. The quality of the crèmes is great and the colors offer a nice array. The name choices are also great and go nicely with their branding.

The Lakur Enhanced Colour polishes retail for $16 and can be purchased at LONDONTOWN USA.

What do you think of these polishes? Do you own any or are planning to get some? I would love to read your thoughts!

**Items were provided to me free of charge for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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15 comments:

  1. Great choice of colours and your swatches are beautiful x

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  2. That's pretty awesome that they are 9 free! Your swatches are so beautiful!

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  3. I love Purple Reign! I also really love the combination of Purple Reign and Glamour. You can tell I like purple, right?

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  4. I did not know the brand before, thanks for the discovery ! I love top golden top coat the most

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  5. These are beautiful! I've ised this brand before and was quite impressed. Love your swatches!

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