Monday, April 16, 2012

Lex Cosmetics First Grade

I have a lot of polishes that have been swatched and photographed and just waiting to be posted. I decided to go with First Grade tonight because I had a difficult day at work and I kind of wish that I was back in first grade, when you didn't have any worries in the world.

First things first: Lex Cosmetics is a new brand to me, but is a company created by a woman named Lex (of course) who started it when she decided to create her own perfect seafoam green polish. Now people can submit color stories for polishes and these ideas are voted on and then the winning polishes are sold on the site. A portion of the price also donated to the creator's charity of choice, which is pretty awesome.

Is is possible love something while kind of hating it? You'll see what I mean in a minute. First Grade was created by Liz and she says this about her polish: "In the first grade, Liz from Boston's mom let her redecorate her room. She didn't want pink or purple because EVERY first grade girl had a pink or purple room, so she decided on Peach. This color represents the desire to be just a little bit different and to put your own twist on things any chance you get. First Grade is neutral enough for day to day, but just different enough from the pale pink that nine out of ten of your friends are wearing."

Here's the thing-- I love love love the color of First Grade but I LOATHE the finish. First Grade is lovely peach color that's not too pink with silver shimmer but it has a frosty finish. No no no! I want to love this color so much but the frost finish is killing me. In my pictures below I have used three coats of First Grade and no top coat. Thankfully, despite hating the finish, the polish applied really well and relatively streak free.

Artificial light with flash:

Artificial light:

Natural light - shade:

So despite hating the finish of First Grade, but I still find myself loving this polish. It's neutral and pretty and flattering and surprising, not as aging I anticipated.

Lex Cosmetics polishes retail for $10 at


  1. I really do like that color but yeah... frosts should die.

    1. I know, right?! Why do frost polishes still exist?