LONDONTOWN NAIL POLISH REVIEW {+ PASTEL SHADES FOR SPRING!}

vegan, cruelty free, & 9-Free polishes
Londontown non-toxic nail polish review by essellesse, a San Francisco based lifestyle blog • Shannon Silver wears Londontown Lakur in Chuffed to Bits, Waterloo Sunset, Notting The Fancy & Opal with the Gel Genius Top Coat & Base Coat

I’m obsessed with nail polish. To me, it’s the easiest way to freshen up a look.

I’m always on my phone & computer, so fresh nails always makes me feel a bit more polished… and instagram ready! 😉

When it comes to nails, I tend to love pastels, blues, whites, shimmers & cooler tones. They go with almost everything, but also work really well together.

I mentioned here that I actually don’t like getting my nails done, I MUCH prefer to do them myself at home.

It always feels a bit luxurious {I go all out with a sugar scrub, lotion, cuticle oil, the whole shebang} and it’s a fun way to decompress.

Lately, I’ve been really interested in vegan, natural nail polishes. I recently was sent a few shades from LONDONTOWN & I am head over heels in love!

Seriously, they are some of the best, highest quality nail polishes I have ever used in some of the most gorgeous shades. Check them all out here!

For starters, they are vegan, cruelty free, & 9-Free.

9-Free means it’s free of the following: Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toulene, Camphor, DBP, Xylene, Ethyl Tosylamide, Acetone, TPHP.

I love that they are a botanical blend, inspired by a flower garden in England. The formula includes Britain’s rapeseed flower oil, evening primrose oil, chamomile, cucumber and other vitamins.

Londontown non-toxic nail polish review by essellesse, a San Francisco based lifestyle blog • Shannon Silver wears Londontown Lakur in Chuffed to Bits, Waterloo Sunset, Notting The Fancy & Opal with the Gel Genius Top Coat & Base Coat

The quality of the nail polishes are seriously next level. The shades are STUNNING, easy to apply, & have a gel like finish. I’ve also found that even after removal, my natural nails look stronger and healthier. I would 100% put this in my “beauty with benefits” category.

Another huge plus about Londontown is that the polish is LONG LASTING. I can wear it for over a week without chipping if I use the base coat & top coat in conjunction.

I’ll list everything I was sent & you can see the shades in action!

Londontown Nail Polish

kur gel genius base coat

top kur gel genius top coat

lakur in Opal

lakur in Chuffed to Bits

lakur in Notting the Fancy

lakur in Waterloo Sunset

Gel genius base & top coat

{ buy top coat + base coat }
Londontown Gel Genius Base Coat & Top Coat • Londontown non-toxic nail polish review by essellesse, a San Francisco based lifestyle blog

I never go without a base or top coat with my nails! This is key for a long lasting manicure. Also, if you forego a nail colour, it really enhances your natural nails, especially since these have such great ingredients!

never go without a base or top coat with my nails! This is key for a long lasting manicure. Also, if you forego a nail colour, it really enhances your natural nails, especially since these have such great ingredients!

The kur gel genius top coat is super glossy and will really protect your polish. Think 1-2 weeks without chipping, especially in conjunction with their gel genius base coat. The base coat will help prevent staining your nails from concentrated polishes, as well.

+ buy the kur gel genius base coat here
+ buy the kur gel genius top coat here

Londontown Lakur in OPAL

{ buy here }
Londontown lakur in Opal • Londontown non-toxic nail polish review by essellesse, a San Francisco based lifestyle blog

This shade is BEAUTIFUL! I love that it’s a pastel lavender with a blue holographic finish. The iridescence is subtle but still playful. This is one of the most unique shades I’ve seen! The lavender has a bit of a grey tone to it & is a fun twist to a holographic polish without being too flashy. This shade goes with everything!

+ buy opal here

Londontown Lakur in Chuffed to Bits

{ buy here }
Londontown lakur in Chuffed to Bits • Londontown non-toxic nail polish review by essellesse, a San Francisco based lifestyle blog

Powder blues are IN this Spring & this shade is seriously perfection! Erik is a {very proud} Tarheel & this is the most perfect “Carolina Blue” polish. This is one of my “good mood” colours – it’s so aesthetially pleasing! This is a creme finish & applies well with two coats… plus the name is super cute!

+ buy chuffed to bits here

Londontown Lakur in Notting The Fancy

{ buy here }
Londontown lakur in Notting the Fancy • Londontown non-toxic nail polish review by essellesse, a San Francisco based lifestyle blog

I’ve been on the hunt for a perfect yellow polish & this one is it. It’s more on the “pastel” side vs taxi yellow & really looks great on all skin tones! They have it classified as a “lemon meringue” yellow & that’s the perfect description of this. This also has a creme finish & I found it took me three thin coats for the effect I was going for. This colour looks REALLY good with denim!

+ buy Notting the Fancy here!

Londontown Lakur in Waterloo Sunset

{ buy here }
Londontown Lakur in Waterloo Sunset • Londontown non-toxic nail polish review by essellesse, a San Francisco based lifestyle blog

I chose this shade because it is a pink inspired by the pinks you see in a sunset & we all know how much essellesse loves sunsets! This is a pretty pastel rose pink that I’d put in a mix between a natural pink & pastel pink. This is a very classy shade that you can easily wear everyday. Great for professional events or for “i don’t know what nail polish I want to wear” days! In fact, that’s what I’m wearing right now as I type this!

+ buy Waterloo sunset here!

SEE ALL THE POLISHES HERE!

If you love nail polish as much as I do, absolutely check out Londontown! I have been raving about them to all my girlfriends offline & it’s seriously the best brand of nail polish I’ve ever used.

Other shades on my radar are: Royal Wedding {a living coral shade}; Briolete {an iridescent lilac – a bit more purple than Opal}; Amalfi Love {a gorgeous periwinkle}; Candy Floss {a candy pink with gold shimmer}; Princess Awaits {sheer shimmery white}; Royal Baby Blue {a pastel Tiffany Blue}; & Chelsea Porcelain {a milky off-white}.

Londontown non-toxic nail polish review by essellesse, a San Francisco based lifestyle blog • Shannon Silver wears Londontown Lakur in Chuffed to Bits, Waterloo Sunset, Notting The Fancy & Opal with the Gel Genius Top Coat & Base Coat

Oh! Also as seen in some of the photos, I wore all of these together which is very in season with instagram’s biggest nail trend lately: rainbow nails! They all work very well together 🙂

Any nail polishes or shades you’re loving? LMK!

xx SLS

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10 Comments

  1. 2.6.20
    Natalie Yerger said:

    Pretty colors! They remind me of Taylor Swift’s new “ME!” music video. That’s a good thing! xo

  2. 2.6.20
    Stacy Davis said:

    Love pastels! Super cute colors for spring/summer:)

  3. 2.6.20

    I love all these colors!! Your nails are beautiful!!

  4. 2.6.20
    Jamie Lynn said:

    Those are so damn cute for spring! I usually end up with lines on my nails if I try to do them myself….because I usually wait until right before I go to bed to do it….