A few weeks back, my wonderful mummy picked up a bottle of Suncoat Nail Polish for me. As older readers know, my mother has a thing against nail polish. I first heard of this water-based nail polish when Fin (the most stylish, and still straight guy I know), saw an article in his local newspaper, and sent me the link. He then went on to be a huge suck up when my mother said that she would have to go over the ingredients carefully, but that's another story.
Anyways, one Saturday a few weeks ago, she came home with this:
A bottle of Peacock blue, and a bottle of top coat. It goes without saying that I had electric blue fingers within minutes. I actually loved the colour so much that I decided to do a theme week: blue. I wanted to review this product to finish off the theme week, but time just got away from me. That seems to be happening a bit too much lately, come to think of it. Anyways, here are my thoughts on Suncoat water based nail polish:
Application: Fairly nice, a bit fussy. I found that three super thin coats plus a coat of top coat worked well, but it took a while.
Colour: LOVE! This colour is so gorgeous, I absolutely love it. It has little specks of glitter, and three this coats give gloriously opaque coverage. The top coat is great too, shiny but completely clear.
Survival: Fairly good. Apart from a few small chips, it lasted about four days. The major chips began, an I couldn't help picking it off. That four days of wearing may vary though, I am hard on my nails, they have to put up with: frequent hot glue incidents, jewelry clasps, hair, zippers, lots of typing, ect.
Over all: I liked this product, Not something I would wear all the time, too high maintenance, but I definitely like it. The price is pretty steep ( I think mine cost 13$ a bottle), but I might buy another bottle, red I think. All in all, it is fun, and I liked it.
(When I reviewed Sula Paint&Peel Nail Polish, several of you asked why my mother (who is a biochemist) is against normal nail polish. This is her answer: "The solvents ( the products that keep it liquid then dry away). Most of them cause cancer, when placed on lab animals. People say that you are just putting it on nails, dead tissue, but it soaks in." And yes, that is exactly what she said, word for word. )
(I am not in anyway connected to Suncoat, I just like this nail polish)