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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I’m Lisa, a 36 year old mother of one energetic little boy. I live right outside of San Francisco with my son and my boyfriend. I work full time in an accounting office during the day and as a beauty blogger at night.


  1. 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!

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

    • 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!

  3. 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!!!

  4. 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!

  5. Betzy Carmona Reply

    Although they are such basics shades they are very pretty !

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

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