butter LONDON Pillar Box Red Nail Lacquer ($14.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a cherry red with a decadent cream finish. It’s nearly pigmented enough to use only one coat, though I swatched with two. This is only a slightly pink-based red but it’s much closer to a true red than blue or orange-based. Though I’ve never seen a pillar box in real life, as far as I can tell, this seems quite similar in color!
Rescue Beauty Lounge Dead Calm Nail Lacquer ($18.00 for 0.4 fl. oz.) is described as “an opaque navy, the same fathomless blue as the Gulf of Naples at dusk.” It’s a really rich, deep dark navy blue. I used two coats in the swatches, but I almost got away with one–it’s such an intensely pigmented formula that not much product is needed at all.
Rescue Beauty Lounge Drifter Nail Lacquer ($18.00 for 0.4 fl. oz.) is described as a modern, sexy take on sultry, lush plum. It’s sold out and not sure if it’ll ever return, but in case it does, this post will be here for all eternity as a reference. Plus, perhaps together we can find dupes. This is a really rich, deep dark plummed burgundy cream. I only needed two coats for complete opaque color, but one was nearly enough. The closest shade I could think of to dupe this is Essie’s Masquerade Belle, which is slightly less plum.
Nubar Spring Garden Collection ($7.49 for 0.50 fl. oz., each) includes eight color shades, plus a glitter top coat (which I will review tomorrow, separately from the colors). This post features: Pink Lily (vibrant pink creme), Purple Aster (dusty pastel purple), White Peony (ivory creme), and Yellow Primrose (delicate pale yellow).