Recently I was lucky enough to be sent 3 polishes from Polished London to review. The shade that immediately caught my eye was Buckingham Blue which I shared in a NOTD post here. However I was also sent the bright shade Piccadilly and a black crackle shade called Union Black.
The important things for me with polish are :
- Ingredients: These polishes are "4 free - no Toluene, Formaldehyde, Camphor or DBP".
- Brush: The brush is wide which makes it easy to apply the polish evenly to the nail (see pic below).
- Formula: Is designed to be opaque in one coat which it certainly was for Buckingham Blue.
- Smell: Definite polish smell but not overwhelming.
- Ease of application: I found both the polishes as well as the crackle easy to apply. In fact I would have to say the crackle was the best crackle polish I have tried (I have tried several China Glaze crackles and this one beats the CG ones easily).
- Chip resistant: Major thumbs up here. I had this polish on for days and all that happened was a bit of chip wear - which given I spend my days at work typing pretty constantly I was impressed with.
A closer look at the Polished London brushes
Let's take a closer look at the colours shall we? Just FYI I did each tip with 2 coats of colour and then 1 coat of Union Black to show how awesome the shatter is:
Left to right: Buckingham Blue, Buckingham Blue + Union Black
Left to right: Piccadilly + Union Black, Piccadilly
I recently received another shade from the range in one of the monthly subscription boxes in the shade Fushcia ( yes it is spelt that way and to me seems like a dark red-based purple). This shade totally freaked my camera out and this blurry shot below was sadly the best it could manage. A hot hot colour!
So as you can see this range (from the shades I have tried) gets a major thumbs up from me. Lovely Lilit of Makeup and Macaroons has also swatched a couple of the shades - I am loving the look of Mauve Mandy personally.
The polished London range comes in 30 colours for $7.99 RRP (which I think is pretty cheap in comparison to other drugstore brands). You can find your local stockist at www.polishedlondon.com
Have you tried any shades from the Polished London range?