This afternoon I have something I’ll wager you haven’t heard of – The Crabtree & Evelyn The Nud-est Collection.
Yep it’s true, the 40 year old skincare brand now has nail lacquer! This collection, as the name implies, is all about pale nudes. Their lacquer is 4-free and (I believe) cruelty-free. They currently have about 30 shades in their new line as well as a base/top coat. And here’s the other good news. They are only $6.00! That’s pretty darn good I think.
One of these bottles arrived to me completely broken but I actually managed to swatch it before I tossed it, so I have swatches but no bottle shots.
Alabaster is a sheer ivory. They say it has a hint of shimmer, but I don’t see it. I should have swatched this over a ridge-filling base coat because it probably would have looked more even that way. As it is, it’s not completely even, and I did use three coats to get it as opaque as I wanted.
Peaches & Cream is a pale pink creme. Again, the press release says there is opalescent shimmer in this but I don’t see it. This had a more even formula than Alabaster for me. This is three thin coats. I kind of like it as far as nudes go because it makes my nails look shiny and healthy.
Almond is an opaque light taupe creme. This is the bottle that broke, and of course it’s the one I like the most. This definitely has the most pigmentation and had a great formula. This was just two coats.
Mocha is a light mocha with silver shimmer. It’s actually a frost, which isn’t my favorite finish. It applies a little bit brush-stroke-y because of the frostiness. This was two coats.
Will you be trying out any of their nail shades? If you check their site there are some really interesting looking shades!
Note: Cruelty free