LONDONTOWN USA After Hours collections and NEW Instant Smudge Fix : Swatches and Review





Hi there, my darlings! So, as I grow more comfortable with my new short nails, I'd like to share my very first review of Londontown USA's lakur line of polishes--today, I have 4 totally wearable, everyday shades that make up their After Hours collection.


Murray Me is a ivory creme. This was a bit of a challenge to work with--quite sheer and pretty patchy, it took 3 coats and a generous coat of their  Protective Top Coat to level out to my satisfaction. A nice enough neutral--if only the application was better!






The Full Monty is a nude creme. This too was a bit patchy on the first coat but unlike Murray Me, it leveled out quite nicely with subsequent coats. The swatches below show two generous coats, tooped with 1 thin coat of their Protective Top Coat. A very flattering nude!






Mauve Over is a light mauve creme. This applied beautifully and the swatches below show two easy coats, topped with 1 thin coat of their Protective Top Coat. Such a pretty shade!






Lady Luck is a vampy dark burgundy red with a crelly finish. Smooth, easy formula and application--the swatches below show two generous coats, tooped with 1 generous coat of their Protective Top Coat. My personal fave, I love how this shade looks on my shorties! So sexy!






These polishes are pretty enough, true, but let's talk about their Instant Smudge Fix for a minute or two. Now, as someone who swatches a fair amount of polish AND can be pretty clumsy on some days, I know that there really ain't nothing like a Smudge Fixer. Hmmph. No amount of gasping or groaning or surreptitious licking (yes, you know you do it too!) can REALLY fix a truly awful smudge or ding, amirite? The only reliable solution is to just re-do that nail. Yeah? The cynic in me totally agreed so I put this so-called Instant Smudge Fix through the wringer. And...I'm going to let the results and the pics speak for themselves.


Here's a pic of my index finger smudged :




Not satisfied with just a little, harmless smudge like that, I really went into my middle finger :




And then, I put the Instant Smudge Fix to the test. The instructions were simple : 1 coat of Smudge Fix, 1 coat of Protective Top Coat, allow to dry. The results? Shocking, to say the least! Take a look :


FROM UPPER LEFT, CLOCKWISE : Smudged, With one coat of Smudge Fix, With 1 coat of Smudge Fix + 1 coat of Protective Top Coat, Macro (after dry)


FROM UPPER LEFT, CLOCKWISE : Smudged, With one coat of Smudge Fix, With 1 coat of Smudge Fix + 1 coat of Protective Top Coat, Macro (after dry)


Um...like WHOA!!! This product truly works and is worth every single penny! A true godsend for a blogger like me! I leave you with a couple of comparisons collages :


FROM LEFT TO RIGHT : Smudged, With one coat of Smudge Fix, With 1 coat of Smudge Fix + 1 coat of Protective Top Coat, Final result (dry)


FROM LEFT TO RIGHT : Smudged, With one coat of Smudge Fix, With 1 coat of Smudge Fix + 1 coat of Protective Top Coat, Final result (dry)


So there you have it, my darlings! The After Hours collection is available now on Londontown USA's website HERE for the price of $16 for a full-size, 12 mL bottle. You can pick up their Protective Top Coat or their Instant Smudge Fix for $25 and $14 respectively.



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Do you like these kind of everyday shades? Which of these is YOUR favorite? I would love to hear from you in the comments section below!




Until next time,
<3
B






****Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.****



9 comments

  1. Not familiar with this brand, but Mauve Over and Lady Luck have won my heart!

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  2. Mauve Over is gorgeous and I'm super impressed with the Smudge Fixer - that's a miracle.

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  3. Wow! I don't think I know this brand but I want one of everything. The polishes are absolutely perfect and I'm very impressed by the Smudge Fixer.

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  4. I have never heard of this brand before, but I want Mauve Over!

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  5. Lmao I've licked my nails plenty of times to try and fix a smudge lol. Lady luck is my top pick!

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