KL Polish Summer 2018 Havana Heat Collection | Swatches + Review

I am soooooo excited about today’s post!!! Beyond excited! Hope you guys are having a great week, it’s about to get even better. Today I’m sharing my swatches + review of the KL Polish Summer 2018 Havana Heat Collection.


KL Polish has been around for a year and a half now and I have loved every single collection. That is not an easy feat to accomplish my polished friends. It takes a lot to do that. Usually I will really love one collection per year from a mainstream brand. If you didn’t already know, Kathleen Lights is the mastermind behind KL Polish. I was overjoyed when she launched KL Polish in Fall 2016 becuase I could have sworn she would have started a makeup brand before a nail polish brand. I am now proud to call myself a KL Polish Brand Ambassador 🙂 What does that mean? It means you guys get to see every single collection swatched, reviewed, and you get a discount code to use when you purchase to save money!! The code to use is POLISHEDPURSUIT612. Ok enough rambling, let’s take a look at these beauties!

The Havana Heat Collection is Cuban-inspired, bright, tropical, and make you wanna go on an island getaway! This is a 6 piece set of cremes and 1 shimmer. I am all about Summer collections so this one was a favorite for me even before it launched.



This is a blue-based muted strawberry pink creme. The formula is perfection. It’s almost opaque in 1 coat, but I did 2 here for full opacity. She named this beauty after the Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz. I loved this color so much, I’m currently wearing it on my toes as a pedi!



This is a beautiful burnt Auburn red creme. Excellent formula! Buttery smooth and almost opaque in 1 coat.



This is a gorgeous burnt ginger orange creme. THIS. COLOR. I just die with shades like these. This was a ONE COATER!!! I am obsessed. Totally. In every way. So smooth and just glides on the nail.



This is a bright taxi cab yellow creme. Oh my word! Yellows are one of my favorite colors of nail polish and when I come across a yellow this buttery and smooth, it’s love at first swipe! It was super thick and pigmented but easy to apply. Perfectly opaque after 2 coats.



This is a luscious palm leaf green creme. YAASSS! It was 1.5 coats. I left some nails with 1 coat and added a 2nd coat to a few nails. LOVE so so much.


This is a stunning sapphire blue shimmer named after the city in Cuba where Kathleen’s parents were born. The formula was awesome. It was a bit sheer on the first coat because it is a jelly base but after the second coat this is perfection. This is outdoors under shade. Incredible pigment and shimmer.

The jewel toned shimmer in this is stunning!

All of my swatches are topped off with Seche Vite. You can get it on Amazon here.

You can watch these beauties in action in my live swatch + review video here:

KL Polish is vegan, cruelty free, and 12-FREE. Each polish retails for $9.50 USD. You can purchase KL Polish here.  Don’t forget to use my discount code  POLISHEDPURSUIT612 for 10% off your order!

Kathleen always does amazing photo shoots for her collection launches so here are some of the photos she took for the Havana Heat Collection. She is perfection!


My top favorites were Tropicana (not surprised), Cha Cha Cha, and Celia but honestly they are all super gorgeous. This collection is such a beauty! Which one was your favorite? Have a great weekend loves!



FTC: These products were sent to me in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are always my own. Discount code is an affiliate code.