Nothing improves your mood more than a fresh manicure.
Call me weird, but I used to not understand why women liked to get their nails done.
My mindset? Why would someone waste precious time to sit still for hours to get their nails done when they could be doing something productive?
Well, for the first time a year ago, I finally understood. One of my best friends made me schedule some time to get a professional manicure. I learned that getting pampered is considered recharging and resting to have more productive days.
However, considering not all everyone has the budget to pamper themselves 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! And 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?
Static Nails 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 article with a review of my first impressions as well.
STATIC NAILS COLORS
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.
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 set in styrofoam and wrapped in thick bubble wrap. Two other bottles I purchased were individually taped and bubble wrapped.
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.
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 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. I’m happy to say that I’ll be giving myself manis with this set!
STATIC NAILS UPDATE
As for the wear, I used their new limited edition color in Sexy in Silk that came in at the beginning of December 2019. 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 shade Parisian Pink in 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!
NON-TOXIC NAIL POLISH REMOVER
Since its launch, I’ve also been able to try their non-toxic nail polish remover and it’s AMAZING! Most nail polish removers dry out my nails and cuticles, but not this one.
My nails actually feel nourished when removing polish! The glass bottle is stunning to leave on your bathroom counter and the dropper is a great for reducing spills as opposed to traditional open mouth bottles.
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!
For making it to the end of this article, here’s a $5.00 discount along with 500 points on your first purchase!
What do you think of this cruelty-free and vegan nail polish palette? Which #StaticNails color is your favorite?!
This post is NOT sponsored by Static Nails. I purchased all products featured in this post myself. All opinions are my own.
*I purchased these bottles separately; they are not included in the nudes palette.
Article last updated on July 15, 2021
AngelicaSeptember 29, 2020
Never heard of these and they look GORGEOUS! Such cute packaging too. Thanks for sharing
HuongSeptember 29, 2020
Well, I’m glad you discovered them! Aren’t they beautiful? Of course, love! Thank you for stopping by! x
CHRISTINE FORSMANSeptember 22, 2020
I am trying to buy some static nail polish…I already have one that i love and want more. I had to wait a very long time for the first one ans hope this won’t be the same if i order more.
HuongSeptember 22, 2020
I’m sure it has to do with the pandemic. Delivery has been slow everywhere so we have to just be patient with the brands we order from. What color do you own and what other shades do you plan on purchasing?! Thanks for sharing, Christine! x
Karen AcreeMay 11, 2020
How do I order your polishes? Didn’t see website
HuongMay 11, 2020
Hi Karen, you can order them on the Static Nails website. Here’s my personal code you can use to get a $5 gift card towards your purchase! x
mgpanJanuary 11, 2020
I like your review especially since you updated once you tried the polish on your nails. I will be trying this myself since I have very short and tend to bite my nails but still want to look professional at new job. Nude neutral colors are way easier to deal with chips since they don’t stick out as much as colors. I’ve been looking for a brand like Static and wanted to know how they were and thankfully found your post. Looks like I’ll be reading a lot more of your posts, too!
HuongJanuary 12, 2020
I’m so glad you liked it, Mara! I never thought of it that way, but you’re right. Nudes don’t stick out as easily. In my opinion, nudes more chic and go with all your outfits. Congratulations on your new job, Mara! Let me know how it works out for you! Thanks for stopping by! x
ZZwildFlowerDecember 18, 2019
Truly this is a mostly useless so-called “review” of polish if you weren’t willing to apply the polish to your fingernails and give it a test. I mean, really, why not wait and do a thorough review? At this point, your review is not much better than clickbait.
HuongDecember 18, 2019
With all do respect, I disagree. I spent my own money and time to share with my followers a new cruelty-free nail polish brand I had just discovered with details on how the polish applied along with specifics on the packaging as I’m a sustainable living advocate.
I’m sorry you’re disappointed and you’re certainly entitled to your opinion, but I want to encourage you to read the comment section before you leave your feedback as I explained to readers why I didn’t use the apply nail polish yet. I had stated that my nails had broken and that I’m doing a follow up post in the future after they grow out. However, I updated my post for the time being. Thanks for your comment!
LJCMOctober 31, 2019
I just got this palette too and did my nails with the Creme Brulee shade. Today is day one. I’ll let you know how long before it chips. 🙂 Also upon application the magical topcoat smoothed out any streaks/ridges and dried my nails super fast. I’d say 5 minutes, 10 at most and I applied two coats!
HuongOctober 31, 2019
That’s so great you got the same palette too! It’s such a pretty color, right? Actually, I think I’m wearing that shade on my toes right now, ha! Yes, do let me know how it wears! A few of my nails cracked and chipped from working out so I had to cut them down last week. Waiting for them to grow back before I paint them. Now, which color to pick is the problem now, lol! Maybe the ombré nail trend?
LINDAOctober 18, 2019
But did the laquer last longer than a typical polish? That is an important factor as remarks on their page claim it lasts as long as 8 days.
HuongOctober 18, 2019
Hi Linda! I haven’t tried these polishes on my fingernails yet, but on my toes, it lasted quite awhile. I think the longevity was closer to two weeks? Then again, I feel like polish on my toenails can last through a nuclear bomb compared to polish on my fingernails, ha! I’m actually giving myself a pedi with them again this weekend and will report back to you! Thank you for stopping by! x
JeanneNovember 28, 2019
Curious why you never followed up on how the polish wears. That kinda is the point of why most people are interested in the polish.
HuongNovember 29, 2019
Hi Jeanne, I’ve only worn the polish on my toenails as I’ve answered Linda in my comments. I haven’t followed up yet because I had my nails done at MiniLuxe in September and October for a press experience. Since I did gel manicures, I decided to give my nails a break from polish. Since then, I’ve had several broken nails from lifting weights at the gym. And considering I take great pride in my work, I’m not going to do a follow up on the wear of this polish when my nails look less than stellar right now. I’m waiting for them to grow out evenly and actually ordered a bigger-sized bottle of my favorite shade from Static Nails to do a follow up post. Thanks for your comment!