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Live Love Polish Review

I've always been in awe and in love with the nail polishes over at Live Love Polish. I remember lusting over all the magical nail polishes on their site when they first launched. They had truly holographic nail polish (Color Club) and mystical color shifting shades. So, when the PR team reached out to me to send over a few shades, I could not say no to that opportunity. LLP makes their own nail polishes now and they retail for $13-$16 depending on the finish. Here are the shades that I received and they are nothing short of MAGIC.
This is Mint Julep, which is a jelly nail polish packed with tons of big and small holographic glitter. I got full opacity with 2 coats but 3 will definitely cover all spots. The jelly base makes it look extra dimensional because the glitters do not get covered as you layer on the polish. This color is so stunning, magical and mermaidy. I finished off with a glossy top coat and everything felt smooth once dry. The polish lasted more than a week without chipping!
This is Cake Pop, which is a high-shine metallic nail polish with holographic glitter scattered in it for an extra pop. This finish is super stunning and it is the most metallic finish I have ever seen. It consists of a ton of tiny glitters packed together which gives rise to this sparkly and shiny finish. With the holographic glitter, this polish finds a way to sparkle and shine at every angle and under any lighting condition. This went on fully opaque in 2 coats and lasted a week without chipping.
Over here, I'm wearing Flaneur topped with Angel Food. Flaneur is a periwinkle blue that leans lilac with a shimmery pink shift and micro holographic flecks. The shift is pretty subtle and more obvious under artificial lighting. This went on opaque in 2 coats. I topped it with Angel Food which has butterflies, hexagons and a mixture of holographic and iridescent glitter. The butterflies were a little difficult to fish out and they are kind of big so they don't exactly bend according to your nail curvature. I topped it with 2 coats of top coat to smoothen it as much as I could. I'm pretty sure the whole manicure lasted almost 2 weeks without chipping.
This gorgeous grey is Shipwrecked topped with Sweet Tooth. Shipwreck is a cool grey with a subtle lavender shift. If you are looking for a unique shade, this one is truly different and pretty. Sweet Tooth is a glitter topper with silver and blue holographic hearts plus a bunch of holographic and multicolored glitter. Again, this combination lasted about 1.5 weeks without chipping.
The Super Shift Flakies collection are truly magical and breath-taking. I'm wearing Amulet over a black base which really brings out the shine and color of the flakies. Amulet shifts the whole spectrum of the rainbow - from copper to yellow to green, magenta to blue and purple. I applied only 1 coat, and you can see that the polish is packed. The flakies have a dimensional look to them as well so it is like staring into the galaxy. Truly mesmerizing.

You definitely do not need any fancy nail art with the polishes from LLP since they are all so magical to begin with. The toppers are a great alternative to save time as well. After using polishes from OPI, Essie, Ciate, Butter London, The Face Shop and Etude House, I must say that LLP's nail polishes are by far the best in terms of longevity. I'm truly impressed by how chip-resistant they are. The amazing color range and unique finishes they come in are an additional plus. These super holographic or metallic finishes are normally seen in gel polishes so to have them in the convenience of normal nail polish form is definitely a huge YES in my books.


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