Kester Black

Kester Black is an Australian company that specialises in cruelty-free nail polish, offering a wide range of beautiful creme colours along with a handful of glitter toppers and nail care basics.

I picked up 3 during a big sale over at Bellabox, and I am super impressed with the quality and colour.


Laguna is a stunning deep teal. I think teal is probably the most over-represented colour in my collection (though jade/mint greens come preeeeetty close) but this one is still an absolute must-have! It's beautifully rich, and applies perfectly with two coats. It leans a bit greener than it appears in my photograph here.



Papaya is a luminous orange that could be mistaken for glaring sunlight. In the bottle I was convinced this would need some coaxing to look good on the nail, but it applied like a jelly and dried like a neon with minimum streakiness. I've been trying to get some more orange in my stash, but it's such a hit and miss colour it's difficult to choose the good ones. This is definitely a good one! The buttery smooth finish and vivid glow is absolutely spot on.



Finally, we have Alimony. You may have seen this on my Instagram a few weeks ago accompanied by squeals of delight. You know how I said jade/mint is one of my most over-represented colours? It's because I've been searching for 'the one'. The search is now over, because Alimony is THE ONE.  It is the perfect minty-turquoise - bright, vibrant and gorgeously creamy. I just want to swim in its beauty!


If you're looking for cruelty-free, 5-free, Australian made polish I would absolutely recommend you try out Kester Black. All three of the polishes I purchased were fabulous formula and felt really luxurious. They feature my absolute favourite brush type - flat and wide with tapered edges (think Sally Hansen Salon Manicure brushes), and a grippy round cap. Next time I'm looking for a good creme I'll definitely be looking at Kester Black.

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