17 October 2013

Kiko 238 (Martha Red) Nail Polish Swatch & Review

Hello, everyone ! How are you all doing on this cold and rainy morning ? Today I have another nail polish post for you, but I promise the next one will be a baking post !
Anyway, here is Kiko's Martha Red. I needed a bright, candy apple red. It's an all-yeard round color, paired with a gold glitter, it's perfect for the holidays, and it looks great in spring/summer. So when I laid eyes on this one (or more exactly the little colored dot of polish on the website), I had to have it. 

It is gorgeous. I needed 3 coats, because I could still see my nail line (even if it wasn't that obvious, but I'm just a little OCD about that). Just like my other Kiko polishes, it stayed on for 2/3 days without major chips, but took a little bit more time to dry than other lacquers from the brand. Martha Red is the perfect basic candy apple red, and it's only 2,50€. Go get it. I'm serious (not really).

15 October 2013

Kiko 291 (Orchid Pink) Nail Polish Swatch & Review

Here's another Kiko polish ! I have a lot of pinks/violets in my stash, but I didn't have any purple creme polish (can you believe it ?). So I fell for Orchid Pink.

It's a gorgeous color. It's a bit darker than the website picture, and even if it has pink in its name, it is definitely purple. Again, perfect coverage. This is two coats (as I always do), but if you're in a rush, one thick coat is enough. Like Gentian Blue, it stayed on my nails for 2/3 days without base/top coat and dried really fast.

11 October 2013

Kiko 384 (Gentian Blue) Nail Polish Swatch & Review

I have a lot of nail polish. Well, I don't have hundreds of them, but I have a nice assortment of colors. Except I didn't have any blue. So Gentian Blue called my name, and it ended up in my shopping bag when I ordered from Kiko. 

It's a dark blue creme, but it's not navy. Application was perfect. I applied two coats, but it has really good coverage, and you can get away with one coat. It stayed on my nails for 2/3 days without any big chips (and I don't wear base/top coat. I know, it's wrong) and dried really quick. I love it !

10 October 2013

Kiko nail polish haul

Am I allowed to call this a haul ? Okay. 
So back in May (yes, this post is late), Kiko sent me a coupon, and because I desperately needed some new nail polish colors for summer, I thought "why not ?". Their nail lacquers are cheap (they're 2.50€ here in France) and I'd heard some good things. They also have an amazing color palette, and if you're looking for those 'basic' colors, I think you should definitely check out their website. They have a whole rainbow, from pure red to light blue to dark green. You should also look for swatch pictures, as those little colored dots on the website look a bit lighter than the actual polish. 

In total, I bought 12 polishes, 9 for myself, and 3 for my sister (She got Mint Milk, Burnt Orange and Raspberry Pink). I got a limited edition Sun Pearl nail lacquer in River Green (above), and 8 'regular' polishes. Below are Orchid Pink, Lilac, Mint Milk, Gentian Blue and Strawberry Pink, Light Peach, Melon, and Martha Red. 

I have some swatch posts coming up, and I'll say what I thought of each polish in their own post, but I can already tell you this : for the price, the quality of their polishes is great. I'll be back soon with swatches :)
Now, I want to know about you, what's the last nail polish you bought ?