Creative Nail Design #135 Iced Cappuccino Nail Lacquer Review


Spotted all over the spring/summer 2009 runways, metallic nail polishes from honey bronze to 24k karat shades are the *hottest* thing right now!

3.1 Phillip Lim, Versace and Alexander McQueen S/S 2009 shows

To try out the trend, I sampled Creative Nail Design’s #135 Iced Cappuccino Nail Lacquer, a light coppery brown that was used regularly at fashion week.

While the color is pretty, it is a little too close to my NC30 Asian skin tone. I like polishes with a bit more contrast to my skin tone so I would recommend this color for someone with a lighter or darker complexion.

The texture, however, is very smooth and application is streakless! All you need is 3 strokes – one down the middle and two on the sides – and the polish will settle evenly by itself. It also dries within a minute (definitely a plus for me) and wears well without chipping for over a week.

I have always been an OPI and MAC kind of girl when it comes to nail polishes but I will definitely be adding some CND to my collection now!

Below is me wearing #135 Iced Cappuccino on my toes (I know I got bad toes so don’t be mean!)

Not a fan of metallics? Stay tuned for the other nail trends for this season!


Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. i like this color but i don’t think it looks that original that i would run out and buy it as soon as it hit the shelves… I feel like i have many polishes similar to it

    it being completely streakless though? i’d have to wish for more colors with this consistency!

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