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*Products provided for an honest review

Hello lovelies,

Have you heard about the new Clinique nail polish range? Yes, Clinique is now bringing nail polish to the counters and I couldn't be more excited! Here is a bit more information from the press release:

Six years in the making, Clinique introduces a pioneering innovation to the nail enamel industry: NEW A Different Nail Enamel for Sensitive Skins is formulated to minimise skin sensitivity. It is dermatologist tested, ophthalmologist tested and appropriate for sensitive skins and sensitive eyes. 

The formula is beautifully balanced to maintain a high shine and streak free application. It is quick drying and available in a wide colour variety, including a few of Clinique’s iconic hues and seasonal, trend setting shades.

According to the press release, there will be 12 shades as a core collection I presume and they are also releasing additional 9 limited edition shades for Summer 2013. I will show your four colours today.

01 Call My Buff - milky white jelly. This is the lightest shade Clinique offers and it could be used, maybe even intended for French manicure. It is very sheer so I've applied three thick coats to get the coverage you see in the pictures. My nail line is still visible so I wouldn't wear it by itself BUT it is very good for 'glitter jelly sandwich manicures'. I will show you one in another post.

Other than the pigmentation, the formula was polish was great. It applied very easily, dried fast and very glossy. No topcoat in the pictures.

Lucy's Stash - Clinique Call My Buff
Lucy's Stash - Clinique Call My Buff
Lucy's Stash - Clinique Call My Buff

03 Fizzy - vintage rose pink with bronze undertones and subtle silver shimmer. This is a pretty and office friendly shade however it is also a bit sheer. I've applied two thicker coats but I felt three would be better. It applied well and dried fast, no problems there.

Lucy's Stash - Clinique Fizzy
Lucy's Stash - Clinique Fizzy
Lucy's Stash - Clinique Fizzy

08 Party Red - classic red creme. I've always loved red nail polishes and this one is one of the good ones. It applied like butter, very easily and the pigmentation was excellent. If you have short nails you could get away with one coat. I've applied two as my nail line was slightly visible. It dried fast and glossy  and did not stain my nails. I've applied W7 Diamond Topcoat.

Lucy's Stash - Clinique Party Red
Lucy's Stash - Clinique Party Red
Lucy's Stash - Clinique Party Red
Lucy's Stash - Clinique Party Red
Lucy's Stash - Clinique Party Red

21 Hot Date - medium purple jelly. Firstly I thought that this is a purple creme but after I've applied first coat I knew it's a sheer jelly. I've applied two thick coats (or three regular would do) and I was quite happy with the coverage. It applied easily and it dries fast in regular or thin coats however the thick coats dried slightly longer. Removal was very easy.

Lucy's Stash - Clinique Hot Date
Lucy's Stash - Clinique Hot Date
Lucy's Stash - Clinique Hot Date

Each polish comes in a box with the regular Clinique pattern. All bottles are quite simple and plain, the silver cap has the Clinique name embossed into it. The sticker with a shade name and other information is at the bottom of the bottle. I'm quite used to pretty bottles with print on it so I'm not very keen on this very simple design. It is also hard to see the shade when the polishes are stored in a polish drawer. On the other had it does have the high end elegance to it.

For a £12 price tag my expectations were quite high. I'd say the Party Red colour is worth it but I'm not sure about the rest. if you're into jellies, these definitely have good formula and the purple Hot Date is quite well pigmented.

Polishes are available exclusively online at www.clinique.co.uk from the 25th April 2013. Nationwide at Clinique counters from 31st May 2013.


*Products provided for an honest review

Hello lovelies,

I'm grateful I got a chance to try and review Naild'it Unique Nail Polishes and I'm sure you'll find them very pretty! Andrea, the creator of these polishes must have a great imagination to create such pretties. You can find different finishes, mostly glitters and glitter jellies. 

Tea parties and Fairytales - mix of purple, white, black, pink and holographic glitter. I have applied one coat over Jacava Raspberry Bavarois. There is plenty of glitter in the bottle so I didn't have to fish it out. I wouldn't apply it alone as it would take at least three coats for good coverage. It's much better for layering. It applied good, dried fast and slightly satin.

Lucy's Stash - Naild'it Unique Tea parties and Fairytales
Lucy's Stash - Naild'it Unique Tea parties and Fairytales
Lucy's Stash - Naild'it Unique Tea parties and Fairytales
Lucy's Stash - Naild'it Unique Tea parties and Fairytales

Aurora’s Grape Escape - grape purple holo base with holo and turquoise glitters. This one is so pretty in real life and in the sun, the camera didn't pick up on the tiny holo specks. The formula was on the thicker side but I still managed to apply the polish ok. I'm wearing two thick coats and topcoat. The drying time was average to fast (partly because of the thicker coats) and removal was bit difficult due to glitter. I've soaked cotton pads in nail polish remover, held them on the nails for three minutes and then removed without problems.

Lucy's Stash - Naild'it Unique Aurora’s Grape Escape
Lucy's Stash - Naild'it Unique Aurora’s Grape Escape
Lucy's Stash - Naild'it Unique Aurora’s Grape Escape
Lucy's Stash - Naild'it Unique Aurora’s Grape Escape
Lucy's Stash - Naild'it Unique Aurora’s Grape Escape

Sir Round Sound - milky pink base with multicoloured  and multi shape glitter. I've left the best at last, I completely adored this polish on me! It applied very well but the base colour could have been a bit more opaque. I've applied two thick coats for good coverage but next time I might layer one coat over white. It dries slightly gritty so topcoat is needed.

Lucy's Stash - Naild'it Unique Sir Rand Sand
Lucy's Stash - Naild'it Unique Sir Rand Sand
Lucy's Stash - Naild'it Unique Sir Rand Sand
Lucy's Stash - Naild'it Unique Sir Rand Sand

So far I have tried these three Naild'it Unique nail polishes ad I was very pleased with them. I would like to see a tad better pigmentation but they can be layered. They all applied well so no problem formula-wise. I'm looking forward to try few more I've got so stay tuned :)

E-shops where you can buy Naild'it Unique Nail Polish:
Naild'it Unique Etsy store, Llarowe, Mei Mei Signatures, Overall Beauty.

*These were provided for a review