Lauren B. Beauty Nail Couture ($18; net-a-porter.com) is a nail polish brand new to me, a 5-free nail polish brand with a great formula and brush.
The color selection is great, ranging from sheer nudes to a gorgeous selection of brights. I tried out a couple of colors from the range, a pastel pink creme, City Of Angels and a bright, almost pistachio green #ImJuicing.The formula on both these were easy to work with, drying time was quick and the polishes lasted a good 2-3 days on me with Essie’s new Gel Setter Top Coat. I did find the cap to be a little oddly shaped and that takes a little practice and cleaning up for perfect results. My nails haven’t been looking the best and are just getting back to better shape, so here are a couple of swatches on a nail wheel for now! Overall, I definitely will be checking out more Lauren B polishes- they are great for the price and the fairly opaque formula, (at least from the couple I’ve tried) is very easy to work with.