AILA Cosmetics Nail Polish Review and Swatches

AILA Cosmetics Nail Polish Review and Swatches

posted on: 10.20.2014

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AILA Cosmetics is a recently launched nail polish line exclusively at BeauTeaBar.com, and you guys... They are GREAT. These polishes are 5-free, which means they are free from formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, DBT, and camphor. More recently, they launched their "Better Than Gel" top coat which is a gel-like top coat without the toxic chemicals in most gel polishes and doesn't require a UV light to set. And thank the looooord for this top coat, because I don't want to get wrinkly hands just for being vain!

When I went to buy some AILA polishes, I noticed that I couldn't find any swatches of them online! As a consumer, I always like looking at swatches online before buying so I can see my beauty purchase will be worth it or not. Since I couldn't find any swatches, I basically purchased blindly, but it totally worked out. I'm in love with my polishes! But as a courtesy to consumers everywhere (how many times can I say "consumer" in one paragraph?), I figured I would swatch and review the four shades I purchased from BeauTeaBar, and review the Better Than Gel top coat.
AILA Ms. Martin nail polish swatch and review, aila my 2 jeffs nail lacquer swatch and review, aila mister pookies review and swatch, aila ginger nail polish review and swatch
  • Ms. Martin is a pale peach-pink that can be applied super sheer (one coat), a sheerish-opaque (two coats), or semi-opaque (three coats). I prefer three coats, personally. This color is gorgeous! It's the perfect everyday nude.
  • My 2 Jeffs is a deep and rich navy blue with a purple metallic twist in it, and is one of the new fall shades from AILA. Okay, you guys. This is my go-to color at the moment. It's always on my nails! It's sooo gorgeous, and in two coats you have the perfect, opaque fall manicure.
  • Mister Pookies is a steel gray with purple undertones. This is another great fall shade, and is perfectly opaque in two coats.
  • Ginger is a vibrant pink-coral that is incredibly bright! It is perfectly opaque in two coats, and is the quintessential summer manicure color. Although I'll totally be rocking this year-round.
  • Better Than Gel Top Coat (not pictured)- This stuff is MAGICAL. I've been testing it out the past couple of weeks, and this top coat makes my manicure last for a full week. Insane! I should note it is NOT a fast-drying top coat, so you will need to be cautious after painting your nails with it for the first hour or two after application. But other than that, it's perfection in a bottle. And it makes my nails super glossy!
AILA polishes retail for $17.00 each and are available at BeauTeaBar.com. Have you tried anything from AILA yet?


Nothing to disclose. Products mentioned purchased by me.

21 comments:

  1. I hadn't heard of this brand before. Looks like a new one I'll have to try!

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  2. the colors are so pretty! Always looking for 5-free, too.

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    1. I agree, and I'm the same! The less toxic the better!

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  3. Square bottles are my favorite, and the shades look lovely!

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    1. Mine too! They look so pretty sitting on my shelf!

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  4. Oooh I really like Ginger. I'm a sucker for interesting bottle shapes, too.

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    1. Ginger is so much brighter in person. I love it!

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  5. I've never heard of this brand

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  6. I always find it crazy when I can't find swatches online! Glad you did some for this brand :) They're very pretty!

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  7. Have never heard of this brand, but it looks really nice! Gorgeous swatches! <3

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  8. I always love trying out new to me brands, which this is. They look so promising!

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  9. Not familiar w/ the brand... but I'm no nail expert so who am I to say that, haha! They look chic to me 'tho!

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