Monday, October 22, 2012

LCN Urban Expressions Collection Fall 2012

Good morning, ladies.

My apologies for my slight disappearance lately.  My boyfriend, who has been working internationally for the past month, came in and surprised me this weekend so I didn't look at my computer at all the past few days.  Now that he's gone (insert sad face here), my nose is back to the grindstone and my nails are just as polished as ever.

Today I have a really cool new collection just released from LCN for Fall 2012 called Urban Expressions.  The quad of creme polishes is supposed to highlight the urban feel of four of the world's fashion capitals.  What I can say about all of them equally is that they are fresh, ultra modern shades with super shiny finishes and buttery applications.  But let's look at each one individually, shall we?


Tokyo Expressions
A "steely titanium gray," Tokyo Expressions is the darkest of the four.  A deep grey with slight blue undertones, TE has a bit of a grungier feel to it.   Opaque in 2 perfect coats.
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New York Beat
Representing my hometown, New York Beat is a "stormy gray-green" creme.  As a lifelong New Yorker, this color didn't hit me as 100% spot-on.  I would've gone with a browny-grey shade, but what can you do?  It's still a rich dark, dusty evergreen that looks great for fall.  Again, 2 coats.
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London Glam
Now my favorite of the bunch!  London Glam is a "delicate rose-smoke," which could have so easily gone the dangerous antique, grandma-y route.  But what saves London Glam from being so blah is the balanced out brown/taupe undertones, leaving this a warm and edgy neutral.  Love, love, love it.  LG is more of a crelly than a creme and required 3 coats for opacity.
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Paris Chic
In a collection of urban chic shades, it's important to include a staple nude, as LCN did with Paris Chic.  A "timeless nougat beige," there is a tiny bit of grey in this that prevents this from leaving mannequins hands.  This was also a crelly and applied evenly in 3 coats.
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L-R: Paris Chic, London Glam, New York Beat, Tokyo Expressions.
Since they all have very similar tones, I thought it best to compare the shades side by side so  you can see that they each have a subtle twists to them.  For the girl that loves a good neutral, I  highly recommend this cube set for shiny, buttery nails.  However, please note that LCN bottles are on the small side, with each bottle containing 8ml of polish.  LCN is known for long-wearing polish, so if these tickle your fancy, I'd consider this a wise investment.

The LCN Urban Expressions Collection is available now.  Polishes retail for $7.50 USD each or all four for $29.90 USD.



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21 comments :

  1. London Glam and Paris Chic are so beautiful on you!

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  2. I so thought you would think they were bland.

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  3. Oh, I feel so typecast! ;-)

    I love a good creme. Especially one that is not pink or red or too blue.

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  4. OOooo these make for a great ombre mani!!

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  5. I agree! Cool but subtle ombre.

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  6. These are great colors, I can see myself stamping some cool designs over them! Love New York Beat!

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  7. Ooh...I hope you get this set so I can see some of your stamping!

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  8. Oooooh London Glam is lovely! Gorgeous colors.

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  9. Ooh I love these colors!! These shades of colors started my craze!

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  10. That's so interesting! I remember going crazy looking for nudes and greys at the beginning of my craze as well.

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  11. These are so perfect for the fall!

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  12. They are beautiful! I love these types of shades!

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  13. I can see you rocking these, with a touch of glitter top coat and then some matte :)

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  14. I absolutely love these colors! I must get my hands on this brand!

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