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John Russo Lacquers Review

John Russo Nail Polish Review Swatches

Happy Monday! I’m excited to show you some of the John Russo Lacquers. This is a new to me luxury brand, created by talented celebrity and fashion photographer John Russo.

John Russo is cruelty free.

$18 for 11 ml / .4 fl oz

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John Russo Jackie O's Nail Polish

Jackie O’s

Jackie O’s
Fashion icon, socialite and world traveler. She always the topic of discussion. Love her or hate her, you just can’t get her out of your head. You can always find her on the dance floor at Jackie O’s.

John Russo Jackie O's Nail Polish Swatch

Jackie O’s

This stunning shade is a rich teal blue shot through with silver. I love it. It’s so gorgeous.

John Russo Oh My Gosh

Oh My Gosh

Oh My Gosh
She has the Wow factor. Legs for days and a body that won’t stop. Every guy wants her and every girl wants to be her. When she walks past you can only say, Oh My Gosh.

John Russo Oh My Gosh Nail Polish Swatch

Oh My Gosh

This is a beautiful silver glitter. It makes for an amazing accent nail.

John Russo Princessa


So Not your ordinary princess. She is the bold, outspoken and daring. She breaks every rule. She is the Princessa.

John Russo Princessa Nail Polish Swatch


Lovely light aqua blue. This is a fresh shade.

John Russo Be That Girl

Be That Girl

Be That Girl
Don’t be a hater, you know she’s drop dead gorgeous. You see her on the cover of magazines and you know you want to Be that Girl.

John Russo Be That Girl Nail Polish Swatch

Be That Girl

This is a vampy black with silver sparks. It reminds me of Orly Goth. The formula is great.

John Russo Margate


Staying out until 3 a.m., dancing until your feet hurt and loving every second of it. Margate is synonymous with Party.

John Russo Margate Nail Polish Swatch


Beautiful metallic yellow gold. Sheer in one coat but great in two. This was the sheerest of all the polishes that I tried.

John Russo Little Fagie

Little Fagie

Little Fagie
She knows all and tells all. You can’t get anything by her. Little Fagie is the center of the universe.

John Russo Little Fagie Nail Polish Swatch

Little Fagie

To me, this is an orchid pinky violet (slightly deeper than how it looks here). The formula on this one is great and you can get away with one coat.

John Russo Jackie O's and Oh My Gosh

My Thoughts
I found the formula on all of these polishes to be easy to work with and exceptionally smooth. Jackie O’s is a shade that I haven’t ran into in a while, a teal blue with silver. Usually you see teal blue with gold. Oh My Gosh is awesome; perfect for nail art! I love Princessa, as it’s a nice light aqua shade without being too pale or streaky. Be That Girl is dazzling, especially with a top coat. Margate is a yellow-toned metallic gold that would look luxe on your tips. Little Fagie is a knockout shade that if you love that color you will love love the formula.

Jackie O’s and Oh My Gosh are tied for my favorites of the polishes that I tried. I’m envisioning some cool chevron nail art with Princessa, Jackie O’s and Oh My Gosh.

If you’re looking for a new luxury line of cruelty free nail polish, definitely give John Russo a peek.


  • Cruelty free
  • Great formula
  • Beautiful colors


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    • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda Mendoza

      I really like his lacquers! Margate is beauuutiful.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        It would look flattering on you!

    • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

      I think that gold is my favorite, and I don’t even like golds lol

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I love golds! It’s such a great yellow toned one, too.

    • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

      So pretty I have to hide my credit card. Love the two aquas

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        They would look great on you Allison!

    • http://beautyorsomethingcg.wordpress.com Beauty or Something

      Love Little Fagie – so feminine and lovely (:

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        It’s definitely a beautiful berry

    • http://www.clumpsofmascara.com Brittany

      Oh My Gosh is sweeeet. I think that’s my favorite of the bunch. And I am loving the bottles. I may need to check these out.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS! Oh My Gosh is the coolest silver ever

    • http://www.portraitofmai.com/ Mai

      Princessa is a beautiful blue!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        It would look great on you Mai!

    • http://libbyspinkvanity.blogspot.com Kimberly

      This is a new-to-me brand. Thanks for sharing with us.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        You’re very welcome Kimberly!

    • http://www.manifestdestany.com/ Destany

      Love the way the light caught your swatch!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Thanks Destany! I feel like I often fail with getting the lighting just right

    • http://www.beautyandfashiontech.com/ Carleen

      Princessa looks perfect!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I agree, Carleen!

    • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

      Jackie O. is beautiful!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        It stole my heart, Sheila!

    • Cindy Ingalls

      Jackie O’s is gorge!!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I think so too, Cindy :)

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      so so so pretty! love the turquoise shade

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        It looks just as gorgeous when worn!

    • http://www.makeuplifelove.com/ jamie @makeuplifelove

      Princessa and Little Fagie look seriously amazing. I am loving these swatches and totally need them both!!! Gorgeous!!!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        So happy you like them Jamie!

    • http://www.cosmetically-challenged.com Melody Robinson Wright

      These colors are gorgeous! I really like the silver one.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        It’s the coolest silver shade I’ve seen in a long time.

    • Norah Salazar

      It is a bit steep for nail polish but they do look gorg

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        They’re definitely at a higher price point.

    • Ange

      Jackie O’s and Princessa need to be mine!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        ALL THE TEALS!

    • http://beautylitfromwithin.blogspot.com Nidia Doherty

      Love the nail look. I want Jackie O to be that perfect pink of her iconic suit with the pillbox hat. But it’s a beautiful color!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        It’s a perfect teal blue to me :)

    • Justina

      Margate is my fav!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        It’s a stunning gold

    • FabZilla_Kath

      I like the chic packaging. Quite pricey but all shades look gorgeous. I may give one bottle a try!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Definitely a luxury polish!

    • http://www.beautybymissl.com/ beautybymissl

      Very pretty shades! Want them all!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        So glad you like them!

    • Aleya Bamdad

      I’m liking these polishes.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Which would you wear? :)

    • http://www.honeygirlsworld.com/ Honeygirlk

      Loving your mani. I was listing the polishes I liked and realize I was gonna list them all. lol

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Haha, that means I did a good job showcasing the colors

    • Pink Sith

      a) Love your manicure. b) I need princessa in my life!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Yay thank you!

    • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

      Margate is such a pretty shade! I love your mani!

    • http://theplasticdiaries.com Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

      These are so pretty! The gold is gorgeous.

    • Anastasia

      Oh my word, Princessa is just the kind of polish I need in my life. Fabulous colors!!