Salon Perfect Lacquer Basics Duo Oil Slick & Sugar Cube Swatches, Review & Nail Art

by Lisa Heath


I received 4 Salon Perfect polish duos recently and tonight I am showing you the 4th set (there are more available at Walmart though!)

I have the Salon Perfect Lacquer Basics Duo to show you which is simply a black and white creme (really the 2 shades every nail enthusiast has in their arsenal!)  Plus, I decided to see how well they water marble, even if my marbling skill isn’t 100% up to par.

Oil Slick

Oil Slick

Oil Slick is a glossy black creme.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

Oil Slick side

Oil Slick CU

Sugar Cube

Sugar Cube

Sugar Cube is a crisp, pure white creme.  I used 2 coats for these photos.  The first coat did look a bit streaky, but the second coat evened it all out.

Sugar Cube side

Sugar Cube CU

And A Little Nail Art

Water Marble 1

It’s late so I didn’t have time to do a full water marble manicure, so I did the accent nail, painted the other nails with Oil Slick and added a pretty crystal so they didn’t look as plain!  I used Sugar Cube as a white base on my ring finger and then used both Sugar Cube and Oil Slick to do a water marble.  (sorry about cleanup… it’s getting late and I’m going between nail art and getting my sons stuff together for school tomorrow!)

Water Marble 2


If you are looking for a good black and white polish for basics… Salon Perfect has you covered at a good price.  I had no application issues, and both polishes were perfect at 2 coats.

Price: $4.98 for the Duo (yes, for BOTH of these shades!)

Where To Buy: Walmart 

I’ve now shown you all the duos I have (for now!) and coming soon I’ll have some fun nail art kits from Salon Perfect to show you!

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Nidia - Lit From Within May 20, 2014 - 8:42 pm

Everyone needs a good black and white for nail art, and stamping! These look super glossy and pigmented. Love the watermarble – that’s something I never have succeeded with, and it’s just too messy for me to keep practicing! I commend you, and bow to your greatness for doing one – especially whilst getting your son ready for school!

Destany May 21, 2014 - 4:39 am

I love that watermarble!!! I have yet to have a really good watermarble. I think I might try the plastic baggie trick soon haha

Eugenia May 21, 2014 - 7:46 am

Your watermarble is so pretty! ONE day I will get a pretty one!

Brooke @ Blushing Noir May 21, 2014 - 7:49 am

I love the watermarble! I haven’t tried it yet… I’m afraid of the clean up lol

Lisa Heath May 21, 2014 - 8:04 am

I use OPI Peel off Base around my fingers and cuticles, let it dry and then marble! After I can just peel the base off my skin and then very minimal cleanup!

Aleya Bamdad May 21, 2014 - 7:54 am

That nail art is crazy and I love the basic colors themselves too.

Jamie @ Makeuplifelove May 21, 2014 - 8:06 am

OMG I need that black ASAP, it looks so much better than any other black I have seen. And wow that white is gorgeous. Beautiful swatches as usual. Love love love!!!

Allison @Never Say Die Beauty May 21, 2014 - 9:12 am

I’m afraid to admit I don’t have a black in my arsenal! I loved the creamy look of these two shades. The water marble accent nail was gorgeous! I would love to learn how to do it!

BeautyJudy May 21, 2014 - 9:24 am

Great swatches! I love the water marble accent!!!!!

Noelle May 21, 2014 - 10:22 am

I love Oil Slick! Also, your swirl is out of this world!

Cosmetics Aficionado May 21, 2014 - 10:33 am

These look great! The white isn’t streaky, which is usually an issue with white polishes.

Leelo R May 21, 2014 - 11:31 am

Great swatches and I love the watermarbling you did!

Doria May 21, 2014 - 1:53 pm

Wow, Sugar Cube looks like an AWESOME white even if it takes 2 coats (which is half as much as some take lol). Love your watermarble accent nails always!

Phyrra May 21, 2014 - 3:09 pm

I love that water marble!

Kimberly May 21, 2014 - 5:14 pm

I would love to have that marble look on a scarf too!

MarciaF (beauty info zone) May 21, 2014 - 5:38 pm

Your accent nail is to die for. That’s what they should look like!

c May 21, 2014 - 7:05 pm

The marbling is beautiful!!

Laura MyNewestAddiction May 21, 2014 - 7:11 pm

the simplicity of black and white is just beautiful! Love

Kath TheFabZilla May 21, 2014 - 8:03 pm

Elegant mani as per usual. I did water marble one time, it was a disaster… poor lil me, hahaha

Miranda May 21, 2014 - 11:13 pm

A good black & white nail polish are staples!

Anastasia May 22, 2014 - 5:00 am

Those are great staples to have in every collection.

Sheila (Painted Ladies) May 22, 2014 - 9:38 am

I might have to run over to Walmart – Sugar Cube looks like the perfect white!

Kendra May 22, 2014 - 12:34 pm

Loving Sugar Cube!

Honeygirlk May 22, 2014 - 2:56 pm

I really want to learn how to water marble – this design is gorgeous and I love your swatches :)

Lisa Heath May 22, 2014 - 4:02 pm

It’s pretty much the only type of nail art I can do without screwing up.

Betzy Carmona May 22, 2014 - 3:51 pm

Although they are such basics shades they are very pretty !

Kimmi May 23, 2014 - 12:16 am

I’m obsessed with white nails, I just love them. That marble is incredible. I wish I could do it.

Polarbelle May 24, 2014 - 10:21 pm

What a great deal for those polishes

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