Nothing improves your mood more than a fresh manicure.
I used to not understand why women would get their nails done until I got mine done professionally for the first time a year ago.
And considering not all of us have the budget to get our nails done on a regular basis, I thought I’d explore at-home mani options by researching some nail polish sets (in the neutral color range, of course).
This week, I want to introduce you to this GORGEOUS nail polish palette by Static Nails.
I came across Static Nails on Instagram about a month ago and learned that their pop-on nails products are cruelty-free, vegan, and recyclable!
After browsing their website, I then discovered their Liquid Glass Lacquer: Perfect Nudes Palette and my life was over.
What’s so great about it?
Their liquid glass lacquers are:
- Made in the USA.
- Vegan and cruelty-free!
- Have key ingredients to promote nail health: coconut oil to nourish dry, brittle nails, rose hip to promote growth, and green tea to strengthen!
AND it’s in the neutral color family! What more could I ask for, right?
Since a few of you asked for swatches, I decided to create a full blog post with my first impressions review as well. Let’s get started!
Colors from left to right:
Top Coat: Clear
Parisian Pink: Full Coverage – This is my favorite color of the entire palette. It’s a great middle between nude and pink!
Toasted Sugar: Full Coverage – Closer to the brown family, but isn’t that “ugly” brown.
Caramel Latte: Full Coverage – My second favorite color of the set. However, I prefer the matted version.
Creme Brulee: Semi-Sheer – I think this shade is perfect for the fall season!
Fetish: Full Coverage – More on the pink/beige side, but I love both the glossy and matted version!
Ballerina: Sheer – A very faint, peachy nude that looks so natural when you have a tan!
COCO: Full Coverage – Definitely near the white family, but not a stark white or a cream white.
Mademoiselle: Sheer – A very faint, pinky nude that goes with any skin color!
*Milky Pink: Sheer – This shade is very pink in the bottle, but when applied, it’s so sheer that it needed three coats to see any kind of color.
My palette came packaged in a white card stock box with a sturdy plastic window and wrapped in thick bubble wrap. The polishes themselves were also in a Styrofoam setting. Two other bottles I purchased were individually wrapped and taped onto bubble wrap separately.
While I appreciate the fact that the Static Nails team took extra care to make sure everything arrived undamaged, I had two bottles (Toasted Sugar and Milky Pink) leak. Not sure how that happened, but I wasn’t too happy about that.
But I will say I’m pleased that the nail lacquer bottles are made of glass instead of plastic.
However, the cap is made of plastic. To me, it didn’t feel as sturdy as I’d like it to be, but I’m satisfied. The bottles are a lot smaller in person (a little over 1 1/2″ in height not including the brush cap). For reference, they’re about the size of those little glass bottles of perfume samples you get at beauty counters.
But as you can see from the swatches below, the colors pack quite the neutral punch.
I took pictures of these swatches side-by-side against a pink background to pull more pinks out of the shades (matte on the left, glossy on the right):
Here are the swatches again side-by-side against a white marble background so you can see the true nude colors (matte on the left, glossy on the right):
To me, these vegan nail polishes are absolutely beautiful! However, the application was a bit streaky for my taste. The brush bristles are more fanned out (see clear polishes in the palette image above) than what I’m normally used to. Because of that, I felt like it didn’t give me precise application; more coverage, but not precise. Since I prefer Dior Nail Lacquer‘s rounded brush, I didn’t like these brushes as much. But that’s just my personal preference.
In terms of scent, these had a very, very, very faint scent. I haven’t done my own nails or have had them done in a long time because I usually get headaches from nail polish fumes. So, I’m happy to say that I’ll be giving myself manis with this set!
**As for the wear, I used their new limited edition color inthat came in at the beginning of December. My pedicure lasted three weeks before it started chipping. Note, it started to chip at the cuticle area. The fading is happening at the edges of my toenails, but still no chipping. I know pedicures last longer than manicures on a normal basis anyway, but I’m still pretty impressed!
**As for my manicure, it lasted about 7 1/2 days before my color started to chip. The length of time included two layers of polish without a clear topcoat. Note, I was also not doing any weight lifting during this time either.
However, I have been working at my desk job and wash my hands a lot. I’m pretty sure the color will last around 5 days at most if I was working on my computer and did my weight lifting like I usually do.
The shadein the bigger bottle was also easier to work with than the smaller bottle.
Although the packaging could be more eco-friendly, I’m happy with my purchase and the results of these cruelty-free nail polishes. The Static Nails team sure know their nudes!
As you know, my focus is to bring you more sustainable fashion and beauty content.
I feel like this brand is doing a good job to contribute to the environmentally-friendly beauty movement.
On another note, as I’m becoming a more conscious consumer, one thing I look for when making purchases is Made in the USA products. To me, it’s just one way to support my fellow Americans as they chase their dreams of being small business owners.
With that said, stay tuned because I will be sharing more American-made products and content with you in the future. Static Nails is just the beginning!
What do you think of this cruelty-free and vegan nail polish palette? Which #StaticNails color is your favorite?!
*I purchased these bottles separately; they are not included in the nudes palette.
**Last updated on December 30, 2019
This post is NOT sponsored by Static Nails. I purchased all products featured in this post myself. All opinions are my own.