I love painting my nails. Ever since middle school, it has become something that I enjoy. I even use to do my own nail art. Many times, while painting my nails, I get sucked into watching YouTube. This is where I first came across Kathleen Lights. I fell in love with her bubbly, down to earth personality and her amazing makeup skills. When she first released her own nail polish brand, KL Polish, last fall I was so intrigued. So far, all three of her collections have been beautiful. But, I am so particular about my nail polish and was a little hesitant to purchase them online. However, I finally decided to bite the bullet and picked up her whole summer collection for 2017.
This collection includes 6 bright, creme finish polishes that are perfect for summer. Each formula is 5-free and cruelty free as well as being made in the USA. Right now, polishes cannot be shipped by plane, so they are only available in the USA and Canada. This collection is inspired by Kathleen’s home of Miami, Florida.
Here are the first five colors, starting with my thumb. The first color is Magic City which is described as a “poppy red shade will make your nails hot like the summer heat.” I was able to achieve full opacity with 2 thin layers.
On my pointer finger I am wearing MIA. KL Polish describes it as “not your normal hot pink” as it has blue undertones. I really enjoy this color, but it is not as glossy and it took 3 thin layers to make it fully opaque.
The next color, on my middle finger, is South Peach. It is described a “creamy peach” shade and would look beautiful on all skin tones. It is the perfect summer nude, in my opinion. While this shade was beautifully glossy, it did take 3 coats to have it be opaque.
On my ring finger is 305. This is definitely a statement shade and is described as a “true chartreuse.” While this color may not be everyone’s cup of tea, I find it so pretty and very unique. It is bright, bold and a beautiful mix of yellow and great. Again, this took 3 coats to achieve the desired color.
Finally, I have Ocean Drive on my pinkie. This has to be one of my favorite colors because it reminds me of mermaids. KL Polish describes it as “shimmery teal.” It is so beautiful and only took 2 coats. However, without a base coat it did stain my nail.
The final color is Porter Miami. This color is described as a “wearable cobalt blue.” This color reminds me of blue jeans and summer skies. It is so pretty and only took 2 coats.
Honestly, I am very impressed with all of the shades. After taking the initial swatch photos, I decided to continue to wear them all to see how long they would last before chipping. Without any base or top coat, they lasted a full 5 days before showing any major wear. For me, this is basically unheard of. The only other time I have seen such great results is with the Essie Gel Couture polishes. I am so happy for Kathleen and very impressed with these polishes. I will definitely be getting future collections.
What is your favorite nail color?