LA Girls Flare Nail Polish: Swatches, Review
Hope your having a fabulous Tuesday. Spring is officially here and I couldn't be more happier with the weather we've been having this week. A couple weeks ago, I stumbled upon some pretty hot new colors at Forever 21 that I like to share with you guys.
Before I get down to the nitty gritty, let's talk about where these babies are available. You can find LA Girls Flare at Urban Outfitters, Cherry Culture (online) and Forever21 stores usually located in the malls or even online. They retail between $2.80 and $4.00 - depending where you find them.
The nail polish names are kinda tricky and a little bit confusing. Most stores like, Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters just have color descriptions on the sticker (ie: green, blue, coral) rather than the official names (ie: midnight, diva, saharan sand). I've included both names in my swatches, so you shouldn't have any problems.
Formula quality. Being so reasonably priced, LA Flare's formula rocks. I seriously haven't came across one shade that wasn't smooth and opaque. Most colors only required two or three coats at most. And, usually three coats was due to my errors.
I'll be keeping this post active and eventually adding all my LA girls swatches. So, make sure you add this to your favorites!
The best shade out of all my LA Girls Flare nail colors, Midnight Diva (dark purple). Descbried as a blue purple jelly with a rainbow of micro duochrome shimmer (pink, purple, gold, blue).
I couldn't resist posting massive nail spam of Midnight Diva - she's just absolutely breath-taking!
It's hard to see the different colors of shimmer, but it's definitely there!
Saharan Sand (nude) is another terrific spring shade. An opaque grey beige creme, much like Essie's Body Lanuage that just pops with my skintone (NC-30). Love it.
Flushed (coral) is a great spring color, espically if you looking for alternatives to Chanel's, L.A. Sunset or Orange Fizz. Maybe not an exact dupe, but pretty darn close and certainly not noticeable to the naked eye.
Described as a bright (not neon bright) peach orange creme that was opaque in two coats.
Honeymoon Lavender (lavender) is a blue based mid tone lavender purple that's gorgeous! This would look fab on everyone.
Hello, foil goodness! Irony (silver) is a silver blue foil that's pigmented like crazy.
I pretty muched loved all their new colors! Next time you stop by the mall, why not swing by a Forever21 or Urban Outfitter store - you won't regret it!
Here's some other colors from LA Girls Flare:
Bedazzle (purple) is a blue based purple creme.
Galaxy (grey) a stormy grey creme much like Hot Topic's, Grey Muted. Call me crazy, but I would totally rock this color in a professional work atmosphere. A bit daring - but very posh!
Tropical (teal) is greenish teal creme.
Envy (green) is a deep forest green with teal undertones.
Twinkling (blue) is a bright (not neon bright) mix between a sky blue and cornflower.
I want to hear your guys favorites? Aren't these colors fab :)
Lucy said on Mar 24th, 2009 6:21 am
Love the glitters and the lavender. Never too much glitter for me. Haven't tried this brand of polish. Might try in the future.
Betty said on Mar 25th, 2009 11:26 am
I am so glad you posted these. I am always searching the nail blogs for LA Girl Flare polishes because I adore them and there is a definite lack of swatches and articles. Also, thanks for commenting on the confusing name/color issue. It always bugs me when I don\'t know the proper name for the polish...I am a sucker for the clever names, haha. I am in love with most of my LA Girl polishes; they make incredible neons and brights. The gray/blue is amazing. Do you know the real name of it? Can\'t wait to see more swatches!!
Steph said on Mar 25th, 2009 11:47 am
No problem :)! Aren't they, Jinnzor? I love LA Girls Flare. :) Hi Betty, I totally agree with you! LA Girls Flare is definitley an underrated brand - but not to be missed. Yes, the stormy gray one is called Galaxy (GREY) (i have that one also hehe)
mela said on May 22nd, 2009 4:24 am
i'm *obsessed* with both midnight diva and tropical! but it makes me so crazy how you can buy them for $2.80 at forever and urban charges $5 for 1 or 2 for $8! so hunt for them at forever 21!