Jacava is a new brand which I'd never heard of until they contacted me to review one of their polishes, out of a collection of 30 pretty shades altogether.
They are - and I quote from their official site - a quintessentially British nail polish brand.
All of their polish is 4-free, meaning it doesn't contain any Formaldehyde, Camphor, DBP and Toluene. To read more on this brand, check out their site here.
I chose to try out this divine deepened nude shade called City Heights. Its such a beautiful colour which is appropriate for any time, any look. Jacava describe the shade as a sleek, smoking hot taupe, which I would say is just about right! =)
Application of this polish was effortless, with its formula gliding on without any issues. It didn't mess with my base coat as many other cream polishes do and just slid on like perfection. The formula is a jelly cream, so its much glossier than a plain cream. 2 coats was all that was needed for perfectly smooth and even nail colour.
Drying time was a little longer than what i'm used to, but nothing a good quick dry top coat couldn't fix.
The polish comes packaged in a pretty looking bottle with a pointed long golden handle. It looks classy and elegant, however the glass of my bottle did have a few bubbles and joint marks within it which unfortunately slightly cheapened its look. I'm sure it was just my bottle though, the pictures online look perfect!
The brushes of these polishes are long and very thin which can make it a little tricky to use if you'r not a pro at applying polish, but I found it to be precise and made application a lot neater. Their site also states that the long brush just touches the base of the bottle so prevents wastage as you can reach every last drop of pretty polish till the end.
The quality of this polish is just incredible! I wore City Heights for a whole week straight and the day I removed it there was just one tiny chip on the ring finger of my right hand. That's it. Pretty amazing actually.
During this week I did a ton load of typing, cleaning, washing dishes (without gloves! - a bad habit of mine but I just don't get on with rubber gloves) and even a spot of diy around my house. The quality is brilliant for it to withstand all that and more.
Jacava polishes retail at £14.50 each, and can be bought from either Amazon (the price is lower here) or their official site. I do think that its a little expensive, but after trying the polish out and seeing how amazingly well it applied and lasted on my nails, I do think its worth it. They also have a current offer on for 3 for 2 and you can find more discount codes on their official Facebook.
Overall, I'm impressed with this polish and would love to try out some of their other shades. They have some metallic's and shimmers too which look gorgeous. I'd definitely want to try some more and see if they too are just as brilliant as this one was.
*Product was sent for review, however I was not paid to publish this post. As always, my opinion is honest and for more information, please refer to my disclosure.*