Product Review: American Apparel Nail Lacquer
Holy windy Wednesday afternoon! No sooner had I jokingly complained about how good weather distracts me from my work on Twitter than it began to pour and howl outside. But even the sudden wind and rain couldn't bring me down. After all, my evening plans included yoga class and doing my nails. Last weekend I'd bought three new American Apparel nail polishes ($7.50 each or 3 for $18) in Berries, L Esprit, and Peacock and I couldn't wait to try them.
I chose L Esprit for my first AA mani and so far I have only good things to report. The formula is very thick and opaque compared to other polishes like Butter London so one coat was more than enough. However, it does dry quickly to a creamy smooth finish with a bit of shine to it.
Overall, I like how the entire line contains on-trend shades and the polishes are true to colour and not shimmery. (I'm very picky about shimmer these days.) I'm also a fan of the bottle's sleek rectangular shape, which holds as much polish as a round OPI bottle but doesn't take up as much space. Like many higher-end brands, the formula is free of DBP, toluene, and formaldehyde, but AA's more affordable price point makes it easy to stock up on cool colours. I'm not sure how long this mani will last, but if it's comparable to polishes I've used in the past I may have to return for a few more.
Have you tried AA's nail polish? Do you have any favourite brands or colours you swear by? What do you like doing on a dark and stormy night to relax?
Posted by Lisa