Accent Nail – Butter London in Rosie Lee // Zoya – Mia // Hoof Lacquer Top Coat
Combination review and mani post! I love me an accent nail, especially if it’s a glittery one. Zoya’s Mia is a great pale pink that’s cool but doesn’t make my nails look dead. Rosie Lee is equally amazing and has glitter payoff like nobody’s business. Sometimes with glitter polishes you have to apply a thousand layers to get an opaque finish. This is with two layers! Two!
The second portion of this post is to cover that little bottle in the middle. During my last visit home, my aunt bought this Hoof Lacquer for me. At first I thought it was a joke product, but my mom said she used to use it on her horse’s hooves, so it’s the real deal but for people nails.
It has a really strong smell! Make sure you use it in a well ventilated area. It’s also a little thinner than other top coats, so be careful or it will drip off the brush faster than you can taper it off on the bottle opening.
Performance wise, it was pretty good. It dried quickly (not as quick as Seche Vite, which is what I usually use), and the shine held up for several days. It’s biggest drawback was that the tips of my nails chipped pretty badly after about three days. They were small chips, and they were so even on the tips of my nails that it almost looked like I just hadn’t capped them with polish. Overall, it’s better than your average topcoat, but Seche Vite is hard to beat in my book.
And thank you to my aunt Mel for buying it for me so I could do a new review on my beauty ban! It feels like it’s been a month since I swore off buying new product, but it’s only been… 2 weeks I think? It’s hard! Especially because I’m running out of two things I love (Chanel’s Mademoiselle lipstick and my summertime savior, Caudalie Beauty Elixir) and I don’t know what I’ll do when I’m out. BUT I have managed to go through some products all the way. Today I reached the bottom of my Rose Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment. It’s small but it’s a start!