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Nailed It: K Squared Nail Paint Review (Black Owned)

by Mika

My nail game was super weak until I moved back to NYC …

I have nail salon horror stories for days from the years of me living in Washington DC/Maryland. Long story short, I never found a nail salon or nail tech that I liked for 4+ years. Everything was overpriced for the low-quality work that was done on my nails.

Now that I’m back in the Big Apple where I don’t have to travel miles away to get a decent manicure, I’ve become obsessed with getting my nails done once again. In addition to finding a good salon to get my nails done, I’ve also come across a nail polish brand straight out of Brooklyn to play up my nails.

Straight out of Brooklyn, K Squared Nail Paint came to turn my nails swag all the way on! The polishes are handcrafted, custom blended and 5-Free (eliminating these 5 harmful chemicals: formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, formaldehyde resin and camphor).

When I was younger my Dad used to yell at me for painting my nails with the windows and door closed because of the many harsh chemicals in nail polish. It’s great to know that brands like K Squared Nail Paint are making strides to make nail polish less harmful.


Here are the shades I chose.


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From Left to Right “Casualty” “Nude Beach” “Frosting” “Navy Yard” and last but not least”Rapide (top coat)”


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This week I got a fresh mani featuring “Frosting” Nail Paint for K2 Paint

And here are my thoughts on the paint…


Though it did take a few coats of polish 2-3 coats for me to get the color payoff that I desired, the colors are absolutely beautiful. You get some versatility with these polishes, giving you semi-sheer to super opaque coverage.


The polish stayed on for a whole week (I’m a working girl so one color a week is all you’ll get out of me). There was no chipping or dulling over time either!

Drying Time

The Rapide top coat also works really well. After applying the desired amount of coats from the nail polish, apply the top coat—and BOOM. The nail polish is dry within 30 seconds to 1 minute. For extra security, I spray my UP and UP Nail Polish Drying Spray. Get nail drying spray. It should be a staple in your arsenal.

Price Point

For $3 you just can’t beat it. Need I say more.

As a black beauty enthusiast, I love any chance I get to try out new beauty products from women of color. You can check out all of the colors that K2 Paint offers here! Which of the colors that I received that you like the most?


 I was not compensated for this post, however, I did receive a sample for my honest review. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.

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