Lately there's been talk about a new breed of nail lacquers. These aren't your run-of-the-mill drugstore polishes, or even your salon quality polishes. These are designer, luxury lacquers that carry a hefty price tag and come in stunning little packages.
And while I'll probably bite the bullet some day, and throw down $50 for a bottle of the iconic red colored polish produced by Christian Lou Boutin, for now I've found just the right amount of luxury in my new Azature Black Diamond Lacquer. ($18-25)
People often ask me 'what is the difference between cheap polish and high end polish?', and in my experience it's two things: the consistency and the pigment. High quality Polish is thinner so it gives a smooth even coat, without being lumpy in any way. BUT even though it's thin it still has major color payoff and only needs 1-2 coats to have beautiful non-streaky results.
The Black Diamond lacquers are spot on in both categories, and I have been wearing them 24/7 since they landed on my doorstep. The red color called 'Ruby Diamond' is so close to the Lou Boutin red, I may never need to buy it after all. And you may know that Azature is renowned for their beautiful black diamond jewelry, and true to form, each Azature polish contains a tiny black diamond in each bottle!
Yes, they are more expensive- but they are luxury in the best way. I suggest buying a couple classics shades that you'll get years of use out of, making them investment polishes you'll love to use time and again. Plus if you bring one of these bad boys with you to your next manicure appointment, you'll feel like a million bucks to boot!
What do you think? Would you splurge on the newest breed of nail polishes? Tell me your thoughts in the comments below, and be sure you are following along with me on instagram- this week I'm prepping for my trip to New York Fashion Week, and I'm sharing sneak peaks on my IG account! xo
*Azature samples provided to the beauty snoop, all opinions are my own