Does anyone else secretly have a ridiculous obsession with KathleenLights? No? Just me? Okay.
Well she started a nail polish line called KL Polish a while back and I couldn’t wait to try alllllll the colors, but alas, they were pricey and I was broke.
Unfortunate for the beautiful and talented Kathleen, but super lucky for me, KL Polish is sadly coming to an end and I was able to pick up a few colors at a way more reasonable price.
Upon doing some research on the brand, I learned that KL Polish is “12-Free,” meaning it’s free from a lot of toxic chemicals used in other polishes like Formaldehyde, and Parabens, and there are no Animal Derived Ingredients.
Color me SOLD.
Although many of the colors were sold out, I managed to snag the colors “Magic City” and “Sophie,” my two favorite from the line. Initially, I was a little skeptical because how good can a nail polish get, right? My $2 nail polish from Walmart works just fine, I wasn’t expecting this to perform 5x as well.
But boy was I wrong!
Not only are these polished more opaque with one coat, but the staying power is unparalleled. I’ve tried O.P.I, Essie, and all the other $8+ polishes out there, but none of them perform the way these two have.
I don’t care if you’re a dude or a chick, at some point in your life, you’ve tried nail polish. Don’t lie. So tell me, why is it that you usually have to remove your nail polish after a few days? That’s right, because it chips.
It’s the same reason we invest so much time and money into gel, shellac, and acrylic manicures; they simply last longer and the color doesn’t chip off nearly as easily. Honestly, I’ll pay you whatever you want, just make it last longer than 4 days!
But not with this polish. No, sir.
I’ve tested both of these polishes a few time now, and both times, I had to remove the polish not because the tips were chipping, but because my nails had grown out too far. Now, that’s impressive.
Yes, these polishes are a little higher up there that those you can grab from the drugstore, but in my opinion, they’re 100% worth every penny. If they can outlast what I pay for at the salon, you can take my whole paycheck for all I care.
This goes for most things, but for the purpose of this blog, it goes for nail polish, specifically; if you invest money in high quality products, you’re going to get a high quality outcome. Yes, my Sally Hansen Insta-Dry is cheaper and looks about as nice when I first apply it, but the staying power isn’t even from the same hemisphere.
Long story short, I’m sorry that I didn’t support Kathleen’s brand when it truly represented her vision. This formula is so special, and I look forward to trying her new brand, Lights Lacquer, in the future.