What?? I swear I hit publish on this when I finished writing but apparently not eh. :(
Guess who loves a good nail polish. You? Oh snap, me too!
When I got an email about Polished London's new runway inspired spring/summer collection, I had to get on board. I received High Street, a dark purple navy (yep, another purple... why do I do this to myself?) and Union Black, a crackle topcoat. The brand promises a hard wearing, superiorly glossed, quick drying one coater with a 4 free formulation, so how could I say no?
one, two, three, of course
One coater? Sad to say, but High Street is not that. Boo! However, it's got great coverage by two. The formula itself is touch dry within 5 minutes, but still remains dentable with another fingernail for roughly 3 hours. I've never encountered a formula like this before, but a quick dry topcoat helps to solve the problem. Gloss is great if you manage not to bash anything against your nails.
The real winner here for me is the longevity. I put it through a 5 day test, resuming my regular duties of typing a whole damn lot (also, washing the dishes in hot, soapy water.)
OPI Turquoise Shatter, which has a much larger brush. Pictured on ring finger over ORLY Gumdrop. Wore over Chanel Peridot at work though (no top coat) and it has a tendency to fade off if in contact with perfume very often as I found that it turned into gradient effect on my middle/pointer fingers which mainl get hit when I am spraiyng perfume onto cards.
I do like Polished London and wholeheartedly recommend them, but only if you have a good fast dry top coat on hand.