When I first found out that Pacifica was releasing a line of nail polish I could not have been more excited. Pacifica is a brand that I grew up with. They are also proudly free of any and all animal cruelty as all of their products are both cruelty free and vegan. I purchased several shades of the nail polish and am eager to share swatches and reviews of each shade here on Logical Harmony.
The first shade that I wanted to share is called Crystal Orchid. This is a more subtle version of Pantone’s Color of the Year – Radiant Orchid.
Claims: “Our new 7 Free Nail Polish is long lasting and void of many chemicals that one would find in traditional nail polish. Amazing vibrant colors that go on smooth and stay put. Plus we have added a custom wide 100% vegan brush for easier application.“
Ingredients: Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Stearalkonium Bentonite, n-Butyl Alcohol, Benzophenone-1, Silica, Alumina, Trimethylpentanediyl Dibenzoate, Polyvinyl Butyral MAY CONTAIN (+/-): Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Oxides (CI77499 / CI 77491), Red 34 Lake (CI 15880), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Mica (CI 77019), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Yellow 11 (CI 47000), Titanium
Pros: Cruelty free and vegan formula. Free of parabens, phthalates (dibutyl phthalate), toluene, xylene, camphor, formaldehyde, and resin. Pigmented color. Chip resistant. Shiny finish formula.
Cons: Those who want a bold color may need 3 coats of polish to achieve that look. Be sure to let each coat fully dry before applying the next as it can effect the finish.
The Verdict: I really love this shade! It’s so pretty! Pictured here are two coats of Crystal Orchid. I also felt that it held up well. I was able to go four to five days without chips, which is pretty impressive for me. The formula went on smoothly. I admit that I applied the second coat when the first was not quite 100% dry and as a result I ended up with a slightly uneven finish. Normally, I am able to smooth that out with a top coat but I was unable to with this polish. Overall, I am glad that I purchased Crystal Orchid and several other shades. I also plan on buying more shades in the future.