If I had to pick a favorite YouTuber, it would be KathleenLights. She's one of the more honest and "real" YouTubers regardless of making plenty of money for making beauty videos. (Goals, honestly). She recently — winter of 2016 — came out with a nail polish line called KL Polish. As a subscriber, I wanted to support Kathleen in her new adventure. I love her collaborations with ColourPop Cosmetics, Makeup Geek and Morphe Brushes, so I knew that her own nail polish line wouldn't disappoint. Today I'm going to review the debut collection as well as the formula and longevity of these nail polishes. So let's jump right in. (I will link all polishes as long as they're not sold out.)
The first time I did my nails in this shade, I just wasn't sure that it looked good on me. Now that I'm wearing it for a second time, I feel like this is a great mustard yellow/caramel shade for my fair skin. I think this is one of those shades that grows on you, and I'm happy it did because it's a great shade for fall. Only complaint for this shade is that I feel like it takes a lot longer than other shades to dry. I wasn't doing thick layers, either, so I don't know why after 20 minutes of waiting, it was messed up.
So this was obviously a rush job when it comes to manicures. I was trying to get my nails painted before work with the intention of washing my hands and getting off all the polish that got onto my skin. You'd think that after 20-something years of painting my nails, I would have it together by now, but it's still a work in progress. I will say that the brush does give me some difficulty as it's quite short and fat, but it covers my nails quickly so I'm not spending forever on one finger. Brick Sidewalk was another color that I had to wear a few times before I decided I liked it. I think it looks much better on my pale winter skin as opposed to my tanned skin I had when I first tried out this color. If you're looking for the perfect brick red, I would highly recommend this shade.
Zoey was one of the first colors Kathleen revealed when she was starting the line. It's a great dusty rose color — not really for me, but still beautiful. Here I used an OPI matte top coat, but I think a regular shiny one would be better.
I just don't know about this color. I just feel like it makes my nails look messy and unprofessional every time I use it. I also don't really dig this shade of blue. If I'm going to grab a blue from KL Polish, I'm going to go for one of her lighter options over this every time. Also, this shade chipped on me in less than 24 hours. How? I used a base coat AND top coat. I feel like a lot of people are saying that these polishes never chip but almost all of mine do within a few days regardless of how careful I am/how much base and top coat I put on. Maybe it's just something with my nails? These colors never chip on acrylic nails for me, just my natural ones.
Broccoli & Chocolate
Brown nail polishes are for some people, but they are not for me. If you're into this, go for it. As for me, I probably won't be using this shade again.
This is an awesome neutral shade for your nails. I think this one is going to end up being one of my go-tos from the line. I used a base coat and a matte top coat with this one, but I found it chipping a lot after only a couple of days of wear. I was moving so that's likely why I experienced so much chipping. I also had an issue with the top coat changing the polish a darker shade; it was almost dirty looking. Someone please let me know if there's something that reacts with topcoats to mess up nail colors.
Give me a week or two and we'll get all caught up on KL Polish and move on to more new products!