Sambora Beach Toes Starfish, Sunday Session and Baby Wave swatches and review

Happy Monday ladies! Today I have swatches from a brand that I haven't tried before - Sambora Beach Toes. Sambora Beach Toes is an Aussie surf brand that specialises in UV stabilised nail lacquers that are pantone matched to go with the latest beach wear! The lacquers are 5 free (meaning no nasties like Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP, Camphor), not tested on animals and are Choose Cruelty Free accredited which is absolutely fantastic in my opinion. There are 48 shades in their collection which are so bright my camera pretty much freaked out when I swatched them. Keep reading to see my swatches and find out my thoughts on the lacquers!

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I was sent 3 bright fun shades to try out - Starfish, Sunday Session and Baby Wave. I love me some good brights so I was excited to try them out when they arrived in the post. The polishes came boxed and packed neatly in a very handy plastic travel case/toiletry bag along with a floral nail file. I'm a sucker for travel cases and this one is the perfect size to hold your Sambora Beach Toes lacquers, top coat and nail tools when travelling.

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Onto the swatches! Starfish is a bright coral neon that dries matte to an almost jelly like finish. My camera doesn't capture anywhere near how in your face bright this coral is and makes the perfect pedicure shade! 2 coats is pictured with 1 coat of top coat.

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Sunday Session is a bright pink neon that also dries matte to an almost jelly like finish. I found dry time on this one a little long though so I added a coat of quick dry top coat to speed up the process. 3 coats is pictured with 1 coat of top coat.

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Baby Wave is a baby blue pastel creme. A soft blue shade and it reminds me of one of the very first polishes I ever bought as a teen! I found the formula thicker than Starfish and Sunday Session so I would suggest thin coats. 2 coats is pictured with no top coat.

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Overall: I really enjoyed the Sambora Beach Toes polishes I was sent and will definitely be rocking them this hot Summer season even though I don't go to the beach often! The shades are absolutely spot on for Summer and just scream sun, sand and surf. I found the brushes quite flexible which I'm not usually a fan of because it can be difficult to get a clean finish but it was no issue and I had very minimal clean up. I found dry time overall on the slow side compared with other brands however I think it may have been my application as Sambora tell me most people find dry time quite quick. I'll definitely have to test them out when not swatching. The lacquers are made in Australia which I love as I always prefer using and buying local made products. Definitely a brand to try especially if you enjoy the beach and with such a great selection of shades too!

Details: Sambora Beach Toes polishes are available from Sambora Beach Toes online store for $18.95 with free shipping on all purchases in Australia.

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What do you think? Thanks for looking as always!

The products featured in this post were provided to me for consideration but this in no way influenced my review in any way. As always, my reviews are my 100% honest opinion. My Disclosure Policy can be viewed here.


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