A Beautiful Life Nails Natural Lacquer Swatches & Review

A Beautiful Life Natural Nail Lacquers is a “green” line of nail lacquers from the company A Beautiful Life Brands. Their nail colors are big 3 free, non-toxic, soy based and come in recyclable packaging!

They currently have about 18 colors available and I have tested three of them, along with their soy nail polish remover for you.

The formula on these is just ok in my book. Two of them were pretty thick and had a little bit of a sticky feel to them, which made it more difficult to get even coats. The other was very sheer, but that wasn’t the formula’s fault, it was meant to be a sheer color.

One great thing about these, other than the green bonus, is that they print the name of the color on the front of the bottle. I think that’s a great idea and wish more company’s would do the same thing. A lot of times those little stickers fall off older bottles then I can’t remember what they are anymore!


Vette

Vette is a baby blue creme. I think this color is really flattering and gorgeous, if not a dupe for many other baby “Tiffany” blues I already have. Of the three I tested, this was the thickest one, and I had a little trouble with it. But it did turn out fairly decent in the pic. This was two coats.


Poison

Poison is a deep, cool, red creme. This wasnt as thick as Vette, however I did have some application issues. You can tell especially on my middle finger there was some color drag going on with this. It’s a nice red though. This was two coats.


Juiced

Juiced is a very sheer yellow/orange. This one wasn’t thick and sticky at all, but WAY too sheer for me. This is three coats here and I could probably apply three more and it would still be sheer. But the name is Juiced so I think it’s probably meant to be a juicy, sheer, bright color. It’s just not my style.

I didn’t have any real positive expectations about a soy polish remover, in all honesty. I really thought it was going to be awful, and take an eternity to get color off my nails. Boy was I wrong, this stuff is really good!

The polish is soy based and big 3 free. The ingredients are: Cocomide Dea (a biodegradable surfacent), Natural Soybean Esters and Pink Grapefruit Essential Oils.

They say on their website it has a slight grapefruit scent, but I didn’t smell anything at all, which is fine by me.

When you open the top you see there is a little hole that you squirt the polish out of (like squeezable ranch dressing). I think that’s nice because that way you can’t easily spill it, and also it keeps you from getting too much remover on a cotton ball.

As far as how it works, it’s pretty darn good, at least with their polishes. I had zero trouble removing the polish; it was just like using OPI Expert Touch or Zoya Remove. It didn’t take me any longer, and I didn’t have to press any harder on the nail to get everything off. It does leave a slightly oily look & feel, like a cuticle oil does, but it disappears quickly.

One big drawback about the remover for me is the size for the price. They come in 4 oz bottles and cost $20.00. I think that’s pretty steep for the size, so I’m not sure if I would actually buy it myself.

One other thing to note, the color swatches on their website are pretty inaccurate, so I wouldn’t totally rely on those if you order from them. The nail lacquers cost $12.00 each and you can check them out here.

Have you ever used soy nail polish or remover, and if so, what’s your take on the quality?

-VV

15 comments

  • July 12, 2010

    The remover sounds great (though expensive), I’d be anxious to know how well it works on regular polishes. Also, Juiced, to me, looks a lot like Nina Ultra Pro Like Butta to me, and Like Butta would probably be more opaque.
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  • July 12, 2010

    Hehehe, I am always a sucker for green products! I swear placed like Whole Foods were merchandised with me in mind! Too bad the formula was problematic, and the soy remover so pricey :-( I do feel drawn to Juiced though. Not at all a color I would usually like, but in the pic it really does remind of orange juice! :-D

  • July 12, 2010
    Arlyn

    Poison is such a PRETTY Red! I love a nice deep red! I am digging Vette too!!! Its a very flattering color…

  • July 12, 2010
    Serena

    I’m not really feeling any of these colours. The polish remover sounds cool but it costs more than I would want to spend. I’d rather spend money on more nail polish then twenty dollar remover!

  • July 12, 2010

    I’ve tried natural nail removers and though they work, they can leave behind a neon-like orange stain due to the solvents used in them. It’s so annoying to get rid of as well!
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  • July 12, 2010
    SannaK

    Juiced looks great on you. However, I can imagine it wouldn’t look as great on me because my nails aren’t perfect like yours, mine are full of ridges. I wish I could use sheer polishes one day…

    • July 13, 2010

      Hi SannaK,

      Mine are full of ridges also! :)

  • July 12, 2010
    Rachell

    They sent some swatches once, never ordered from them tho :-)

  • July 13, 2010
    Andrea

    I love Poison! (heh)
    That’s a hot red, it’s like blood..!
    Do you know of any cheaper/easier to find dupe?

  • July 13, 2010
    Miss Dee Canada

    These are gorgeous. I just looked on the website and well the colours posted there are totally off from what they actuallly look like! Vette on their site looks really really pale shimmery blue. Poison on the site looks like it would be a dark brown red, nothing what it actually appears to be on here and on the nails.

  • July 13, 2010

    Hi Kelly:

    Love that baby blue creme color polish. The juicy orange polish is cool too.

    Nameste.

    MH
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  • July 14, 2010

    Did you notice that the lacquer is exactly the same as Diamond Cosmetics? The colors, the bottle and even the swatches on the website? I think it’s just DC but with a heavier pricetag.
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    • July 14, 2010

      Hi Suzanne,

      None of the colors I used were the same as any Diamond’s I own, and Diamond’s swatches on their site are much more accurate. Diamond’s formula is way better also.

  • July 14, 2010
    Rachell

    I know that Diamond Cosmetics and Priti Polish are the same colors.

  • July 18, 2010
    K

    Vette is nice- I’ve seen a lot of colors like it, but I do like the color. And like Juiced too, actually. It’s not my typical color, I’m not a huge orange girl, and I’m really not into sheers, most of the time, but I like it- it looks juicy and vibrant. I definitely would not spend 20 bucks on this, though.