Product: Lights Lacquer Serendipity Nail Polish
Claims: Nail Polish | Richly Pigmented | Long Lasting | Chip Resistant | 7-Free
Size: 12 mL
Shade Description: Bold red with pink undertone
Purchase: Lights Lacquer
Well, we’re here… If you were here for my Lights Lacquer Moonstone Nail Polish, read it here if you weren’t, you know that Lights Lacquer is the spin off brand of KL Polish. You also know that I was a bit spicy about the fact that this was done and that the shipping hasn’t gotten that much better. You may have also seen that I reviewed the Lights Lacquer Moonstone Nail polish, read that review here, and wasn’t a fan of that polish in general. However, I purchased the Lights Lacquer Serendipity Nail Polish before I actually tried the Moonstone polish so I figured I might as well go ahead and review it. Will this polish be enough to save Lights Lacquer in my eyes? Or will this be the nail in the coffin for Lights Lacquer.
About Lights Lacquer Serendipity
The full-size Serendipity Nail Polish has 12 mL of product, comes in a rectangular glass bottle, has a flat brush, and retails for $9.50. Serendipity Nail Polish can be purchased at Lights Lacquer.
Lights Lacquer claims that Serendipity is a self-leveling polish with a cushion formula. They also claim that Serendipity is a richly pigmented, long lasting, formula that has a gel like shine. Lastly, Lights Lacquer claims that Serendipity is opaque in one coat but that is better applied in two thin even coats.
Lights Lacquer Serendipity Review
The first thing that I want to say is that one of their claims is blatantly wrong. Unless you are just gooping Serendipity on the nail with big globs, dipping back into the bottle for each nail, Serendipity is not opaque in one coat. I put a normal amount of polish and found that I still had very visible nail lines after the first coat. Honestly, I don’t think that two “thin” coats would be enough to cover the lines. For this one I think two “regular” coats would be needed.
Besides that one aspect, everything else is correct. The polish does level out very well when applying it, the pigmentation is spot on, and once the polish dries down it keeps a nice gel-like shine that I really like. I’ve taken to painting my nails at work during my lunch break and since I’ve cut my lunch break from one hour to 30 minutes, I don’t always have time for top coat. The way that Serendipity dries down I was able to skip the top coat and you couldn’t really tell a difference. As for the long lasting and chip resistant factor. These photos (matte top coat directly above and the glossy top coat is above that) were actually the second time that I wore the polish as I wanted to test this without having any protectors on top. I was actually pleasantly surprised that even with all the typing I do (my job is to literally type ALL day and I play World of Warcraft) my tips didn’t start chipping until 3 days in. That’s actually really good for me without any top coats!
Final Thoughts on Lights Lacquer Serendipity
I have to say it, this polish may be enough to sway me over to Lights Lacquer. Not only was the formula and shade amazing but the brush is STILL spectacular. I have actually decided to purchase a few other polishes to try out before making a final decision on Lights Lacquer. For this particular polish, if you like red polishes then I think you should for sure add this to your collection. If, however, you’re not a big fan of reds then you may want to wait for some other polish reviews I have coming up. I do want to mention that this polish is HORRIBLE to clean up. I’ve worn this polish multiple times at this point and removing it completely off the nail stains the entire finger. This comes off with a clean cotton round with remover but some may not want to do that. Also cleaning up with a brush and remover also stains the finger and nail bed. If you’re not a fan of a red polish that stains, then you may want to give this one a skip.
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That gel-like shine and flat brush are worth it together! The price isn’t bad either since so many indie polishes are in the $11-12 or even $16 range
I agree. I went ahead and purchased some more of their polishes to see if it the quality stays throughout. I didn’t promote my review of Lights Lacquer Moonstone, which is a topper shade and now sold out/discontinued, but that was a disaster.
Lola Seicento says
That’s such a beautiful and classic red!
It really is!
Miranda Mendelson | Slashed Beauty says
Just looking at it I can tell it wouldn’t be opaque in one coat.. what a weird claim. Either way, it looks pretty once layered up!!
I thought it was a weird claim as well, however, I’m wondering if they just copy and paste a lot of their descriptions because for the most part her polishes can be opaque in one coat.
If this didn’t cover on your very short nails then it really wouldn’t work for me since my nails are long. Usually red doesn’t have VNL. It’s a very pretty color.
Those were my thoughts when I first applied it. I actually went from different light sources just making sure it wasn’t my imagination that I could see the nail line through it. Turns out I was correct, I think it’s because this is a slightly shear red.
That’s a pretty classic Red!
Looks nice 🙂