There will be holiday nail art soon enough, but before we start with the red, green and glitter let’s pretend it’s summer again or for those of you in sunnier places as we speak this set of nails is dedicated to you! I am proud to debut my first set of nails using La Couleur Couture aka LACC Nail Colour! Founded by Vancouver-based Farima Hakkak, this vegan 10-free (formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate, camphor, formaldehyde resin, xylene, parabens, phthalates, fragrances and animal ingredients) nail polish company caught my attention when I first started getting into nail polish because it is pretty much as healthy as you can get when it comes to nail polish. While I don’t ever expect nail polish fumes to replace oxygen, every harmful ingredient we can eliminate is a step I’m willing to take. Farima unexpectedly CALLED me over the summer to talk non-toxic beauty and I won’t lie that I completely fangirled for 5 minutes on the phone before sounding like a normal human being again.
Now, for the nail polish. Farima was sweet enough to leave me with a couple of my favourite colours which will ALWAYS be spring and summer shades. After painting two coats of the very pale creme mint green 1976 as my base, I sponged on the bright pink 1953 to create my holiday sunset.
With a fine nail art brush, I used black acrylic paint to paint the French tips, palm trees and all other details.
For a nail polish that is 10-free, application was pretty nice! Colours were bold and while 1976 was took two thicker coats for full opacity I was super pleased with the intensity of 1953. Wear-time was just like any other polish – a few days for me before I noticed any significant chips.
LACC is sold at select Shoppers Drug Mart locations, Nail Polish Canada as well as Curlique in Vancouver.