CPNA 2013: Introduction to Precision Nail Lacquers

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Hello all! Sorry for the short, unexpected break. I'm back now. Shew. Speaking of short and'll see I'm sporting a new, shorter look in the nail department. It's kind of refreshing to "reboot" my mani every once in awhile, even if it's initially under duress! So I have a new-to-me brand to introduce to you. I learned about Precision Nail Lacquers during a visit to their booth at Cosmoprof North America. This polish line was created by family-owned Lamoon Beauty specifically with nail technicians in mind. The line includes 80 core shades, as well as nail art tools and treatments. Today I've got pics of a few recent collections and swatches of their Summer 2013 release, Color FX. There's a lot to cover!

Precision Lacquers Color FX Collection (Summer 2013)

In addition to the 80 core shades, Precision Nail Lacquers has released several seasonal collections. All of the collections I'm showing you today are still available on their website. The Dreamy Collection consists of six creamy pastels: (L to R) Blissful Abyss, Enlightenment, Walking on Air, Grape-Divine, On Cloud 9 and McDreamy.

Precision Lacquer Dreamy Collection (Spring 2013)

The Get Loud Collection includes 12 ultra brights and neon shades: (L to R) bottom row: Razzmatazz, Vio-Let Me Rock, Electro Daisy, I'm Berry Shocked and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. top row: Lime a Dozen, Got an Idea?, My Little Peony, Kiss Kiss Tan Tang, Pink-adelic and Orange she Hot?

Precision Lacquer Get Loud Collection

The Oasis Collection contains three nudes and three dark colors that are perfect for Fall: (L to R) Sahara Deserted Me, You're in De-Nile River, Sage, Been There Done That, Sandstorm and Scorpion King. Nail Polish Wars has nice swatches of this collection here.

Precision Nail Lacquers Oasis Collection

The Toxic Love Collection has deeper winter hues in creme and shimmery metallic finishes: (L to R) I'd Love to Hate You, Poison Ivy, Intoxicated, I'm Addicted to you..., Toxic Wast-ing My Time and Till Death Do Us Part.

Precision Lacquer Toxic Love Collection

The Glam Rock Collection has six vixen colors, including an amazing metallic gold (you have to see this one in person): (L to R) Glam Metal, U Rock & Roll, VIP - Very Important Polish, Rebel Red in You and Party Like a Rockstar.

Precision Lacquer Glam Rock Collection

I actually got to test drive the polish. The Color FX Collection is their Summer 2013 release. The shades are summery and fruity. I was impressed with the formula and application. All six polishes had a thinner consistency, but were easy-to-control. The brush bristles are longer than I'm used to, but I got the hang of it quickly. The shades in this particular collection aren't super unique, but they're great quality summer staples. All swatches are topped with one coat of Glisten & Glow HK Girl topcoat.

First up is Pink with a Wink. This is a medium pink with just the slightest bit of shimmer. It's really beautiful...but I say that about all medium pinks! :)

Precision Lacquer Pink with a Wink

Wait a Melon for Me is a soft cantaloupe orange with a smooth jelly finish. My swatch is two coats. There's still a very faint visible nail line, which I didn't mind. It would be completely opaque in three coats for sure.

Precision Lacquer Wait a Melon for Me

The Next "It" Girl is a warm, sunny yellow creme...practically a dead-on dupe for OPI The "It" Color. Application was excellent for a yellow. My swatch is three coats.

Precision Lacquer The Next "It" Girl

Honey Dew This is a light fern green. This is similar in color to OPI Green-wich Village, but the formula is very different. Honey Dew This has a sheer crelly finish. The formula was nice. I used three coats.

Precision Lacquer Honey Dew This

Pur-fect FX is a pretty medium purple creme.

Precision Lacquer Pur-fect FX

And finally, we have my favorite, Surfin' in Maliblue. It's a clean lake blue. This is two easy coats.

Precision Lacquer Surfin' in Maliblue

All Precision Nail Lacquers are three free and cruelty free. The large, custom designed 16ml bottles are available to professionals through beauty supply stores and directly to consumers from the Precision Nail Lacquer website for only $5.95, an excellent price point for a professional line of polish. Find out about new products and promotions through their facebook and twitter.