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Recently I was sent some polishes from Venique, a cruelty-free nail polish line.

The colors are from the Haute on Reds collection.

Haute in Reds

I’ve been playing around with them, along with their base coat and top coat, to see how they wear. I didn’t really care for the top coat, but righ t now the only top coat I’m loving is G & G HK Girl – Fast Drying + Super Shiny Top Coat. That said, the formula on the Venique nail polish colors is very good.

Venique Studded Holiday Surprise


Venique Nail Polishes


2 coats of Studded Holiday Surprise

1 coat of Dr. Feel Good, 1 of Studded Holiday Surprise

2 coats of Dr. Feel Good

1 coat of Dr. Feel Good, 1 coat of Heels of Dazzle

2 coats of Straight Up Laced, 1 coat of Heels of Dazzle


Studded Holiday Surprise is a sheer creamy white with golden iridescence. It’s gorgeous layered on top of other shades.
Dr. Feel Good is a cherry red with red sparkle. The fnish almost makes me think glass flecked.
Heels of Dazzle is chunky red glitter in a clear base. It’s pretty, especially when layered on top of Straight Up Laced.
Straight Up Laced is a black cherry creme. It’s deep and it’s dark and it’s perfect right now! I don’t think it’s part of the Haute on Reds collection.

Haute on Reds is made up of:
Heels of Dazzle
Dr. Feel Good
The Perfect Accessory – red creme
Clear is the New Sexy – clear with glitter
Strappy Happy – rich burgundy shimmer
Runway Sparkle – dazzling red

Be Merry, Be Venique is made up of:
Holly Jolly Twinkle – colorful confetti gliter
Twinkling Glitter – diamond-like glitter
Mistletoe Bliss – gorgeous purple (reminds me of a glass fleck) that dries to a matte finish
Down the Chimney – deep maroon
Wrapped in Jewels – frosty deep blue with purple shimmer
Studded Holiday Surprise

You’ll see more of Studded Holiday Surprise, Straight Up Laced, Heels of Dazzle, Dr. Feel Good, and Mistletoe Biss soon.

What do you think of Venique? You can see other swatches I’ve done of Venique here.

Products sent for consideration. All opinions are my own.