If you walk into a Juice salon for a haircut and see a beautiful display of gorgeous, glossy nail polishes, you would be forgiven for thinking that they are the luxe Covet London polishes. The same square bottle with a black handle, the high-sheen glossy texture and the beautiful shades. But hey, this isn’t an international brand, these polishes are from an Indian brand giving you the same high-end quality. They are LYN (Live Your Now) nail polishes….
“LYN stands for enhancing the beauty of women with ingredients that are wrapped in insight and inspiration. Having been a leading player in the professional nail industry for over 13 years, this range of high performance nail products was launched to meet the customer needs. The LYN team worked closely with a formulator in France to create a revolutionary HIGH DEFINITION nail lacquer that delivers pure colour perfection. These lacquers have been formulated with pigments that reveal their brightness and vividness for ultimate wear. LYN salon quality nail lacquers glide on like satin, dry fast and are available in 100 shades in both, creme and frost finishes.”Picture from LYN Facebook face.
The LYN Live Your Now Nail Polishes
Since I was unable to attend the launch event of LYN, they sent me four polishes to try out. And if I had to sum up my views on these polishes in just one word, it would be “IMPRESSIVE”! Besides the chic packaging, the colours and textures are simply fabulous. The colour in the bottle is the colour you get on your nails. In one coat (for the creme polishes) or max two coats (for the shimmer ones), you get highly pigmented, streak-free, glossy colour that stays shiny for three days after application.
If you read my blog, you would know that any polish that lasts on my nails for more than two days without chipping is a sure winner. The LYN polishes in Tutu Cute (pink) and Drop Red Gorgeous (red) lasted for more than 4 days without chipping. There was slight fading on the tips from the third day but that is something I experience even from OPI from the 2nd day!
The texture of these polishes is also amazing. It isn’t too thick and sludgy nor is it too thin and runny, it is just perfect! And the brush is also just right. It is comparable in thickness to the brush of the Bourjois So Laque polishes. Texture-wise, LYN polishes are better than OPI in my opinion. OPI polishes streak in the first coat but then settle in the second coat. The creme LYN polishes give a smooth application and go on streak-free. One coat is enough to give an opaque finish and two coats gives a gel-like finish.
The shimmer polishes, however, are slightly thinner than the creme polishes and need two coats to become completely opaque.
Shades and Swatches
Sun Like It Hot
Sun Like It Hot is a shimmery yellow colour. This isn’t really a colour that I would normally wear but it would be great for nail art.
Blue Me A Kiss
Blue Me A Kiss is actually slightly darker than it appears in this picture. The shade is in-between Royal Blue and Cobalt Blue and has a frost finish.
This is a gorgeous coral pink shade that is brighter and slightly more neon than it appears in the picture. The above two pictures give a more accurate shade than this one does because of the glare from the window on the nail. I have been wearing this colour almost continuously and it is the perfect summery coral pink.
Drop Red Gorgeous
Drop Red Gorgeous is actually gorgeous! It is a beautiful, glossy, pure red that would look stunning on all skin tones.
Price and Availability
The LYN polishes are priced at ₹350 for 12ml which is a good price for a polish of such good quality. Available at Juice Salons, these polishes can also be ordered online from purplle.com which has most, if not all the shades.
It costs less than the Bourjois So Laque, has the same high-gloss finish and comes in a wide variety of shades. Win win. While the drying time is slightly more than the Bourjois polish, I love the fact that it lasts so long on my nails where hardly any polish lasts beyond the second day. I have already ordered Pasta La Vista (a creme grey) and Birthday Suit (a beige-brown) and I hope Purplle stocks up on more of these gorgeous shades.
Have you tried LYN polishes as yet? What do you think of these? Which colour did you like the most?