LVX Livid

Continuing with LVX's summer line was Livid, a black creme that has its own shine.  I originally tried wearing this with one coat over longer nails but I found it a bit thin and ended up making a mess, so this weekend, I decided to retry this polish and give it more TLC.

I used a base coat of Rejuvacote, 2 coats of Livid and no top coat because I was surprised to see how shiny this polish really is on its own.  I am always keeping a bottle of black around my desk but hate matte blacks, so this was great.  I didn't need to clean up too much with careful application but the clean up I did need went away with just a little acetone on a brush.

Here it is in the sun and you can see all kinds of reflections from the sky and even my camera snuck into the picture!  So shiny!  Formula was very smooth as well, which I was pleased with.

Here in the shade, you can see how opaque two thin coats really are.  The green overcast on the bottle is actually the overhead trees.

Finally, I took a picture in indirect light and again - it's just like a mirror and you can see my camera in almost every picture.  While this is on the pricey side, it is definitely a good purchase for a quick, opaque black.

So awesome news - In addition to being the big 5 free, LVX nail lacquer is now also a VEGAN friendly formula. What does this entail? This means the formula does not contain guanine (fish scales), silk, pearl dust, keratin or carmine.

LVX [Website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Instagram: shoplvx] is available on their website for $16 a 17 ml/0.57 oz bottle.  It is big 5 free to include Toluene and Camphor, cruelty free and vegan friendly.

Disclosure: The product[s] in this post was [were] provided to me by the company for consideration.  For more information, please read this post.


  1. This is one of my new favorite blacks, I love it!

    1. Especially for those looking for big 5 free - winner!