Corals are making such a big splash in the nail polish world this Spring so of course, I had to pick up a couple here and there. One of the polishes I’ve been dying to get since seeing it on a few blogs is Laura Mercier’s Cabana.
Every time I see or hear the word “cabana”, I think of Wham! in their Club Tropicana video and I’m not quite sure why. It’s either that or Gilligan’s Island. Whoops, my age is starting to show!
Cabana is a juicy coral-pink and the coral is not too warm neither is the pink too cool. I absolutely adore this colour! It is flattering against my skin tone and helps brighten up my hands. It has a jelly-creme finish similar to the Dior Color Block polishes and these formulas seem to be quite popular these days.
Application is a little tricky as the formula is quite thin. Compared to Twilight, which is another Laura Mercier polish I own, Cabana is easier to work with and does not streak as much. I had to use three coats to achieve opacity but it’s not fully opaque and can probably do with another coat. The brown square cap is a little bulky and difficult to grip and the brush is skinny. If you’re familiar with Zoya, the brush is almost similar.
Overall, I really adore this shade and it’s a really pretty addition to Spring. However I am not particularly pleased with the formula or the packaging and honestly think that some improvements can be made in those areas.
Laura Mercier Nail Lacquers are all limited edition so if you’re interested in any of the polishes, it’s best to go pick one up soon. This Spring, she has released five brightly coloured polishes in the Tres Chic collection. Each polish retails at RM69. If you already own something similar, you can give this a miss unless you’re a collector and plan to add this to your stash.
Do you have any corals this season and what is your favourite? Have you tried Laura Mercier nail polishes before? Do share your thoughts and what’s capturing your attention at the moment.