Hi guys! Hooray it's the weekend, time to stay up all night and not sleep much. When I saw it like that it actually sounds like a terrible idea. But no, I love being able to stay up since I'm such a night owl. One thing I do wish I had right about now is some delicious ice coffee. I'm totally addicted to that during the summer. Before I give myself anymore cravings over here I should tell you guys about the beauties I have to show you. Today I have some polishes from Daily Hues Nail Lacquer's summer-time release. This is my first time trying out Daily Hues Nail Lacquer and you'll be happy to know all are five-free. Let's get to the swatches!
Zora is a beautiful light brown to purpleish duo-chrome polish. When I was first browsing through the summer collection the duo-chrome polishes instantly caught my eye. Believe it or not, I actually didn't own any duo-chromes before this polish. Shame on me, I know. I seriously could not stop staring at my nails all day! The colors so beautifully under the natural day light. I took some photos from different angles so you can kind of see the color transitions. While in transition, you can see subtle hints of olive green. Swatched over clear base coat*, used three thin coats for full opacity, and sealed with a glossy topcoat*. Formula was excellent and didn't give me trouble layering. I do suggest letting each layer dry for a bit before applying the next for smoother application.
Dawn is a cute bright sky blue creme with a slight shimmer. I love how bright and cheerful this color is and not to mention how well it suits my skin-tone. While I wouldn't describe it as neon, it is still vibrant and perfect for some fun in the sun this summer. I'm also super curious at how well this will end up stamping, if I manage to stamp successfully then I'll let you guys know. Swatched over clear base coat*, used three two coats for full opacity, and sealed with a glossy topcoat*. Formula wise the consistency was awesome, no problems whatsoever. Because of the slight shimmer finish, you have to be a little mindful of your brush strokes. A topcoat will smooth it out nicely and add a great shine.
Paiva is a light coral-orange creme with slight holo flecks. This reminds me so much orange sherbet that I may or may not have gone out to get some after swatching. I haven't seen too many of these coral polishes this year so this is a plus in my book for sure. Swatched over clear base coat*, used two thin coats for full opacity, and sealed with a glossy topcoat*. Formula worked just as well as the previous creme in this review, very easy to work with application. There was no clumping but I do suggest letting each layer dry a bit before applying the next. And, of course, you'll definitely need the topcoat to smooth out the finish.
Overall I'm very pleased and happy with the polishes I received from this collection. It definitely makes me want to go and pick up some of the other bright cremes. Although please note these colors are described as neon in the store, I personally do not find them to be neon. Not a bad thing. The colors are still bright and perfect for summer just, not in my opinion, true neon-colored. The formulas worked pretty well for cremes and were opaque in just two layers (for the cremes). The three colors here are just part of the seven-piece collection (two duo-chromes and five bright-cremes). Like I mentioned before, I'm very curious about how well I'll be able to stamp with these so I'll have to keep you posted.
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***Please note the base coat and topcoat used in all swatches is part of a two-week test period for ND Lacquers and will be included in a later review.