Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Bourjois 10 Day Nail Polish #16

Hey everyone! I hope you are doing well. I got my diploma at last, yeah! I hoped that this would be the last bit of studying for a while, but the business school I attended keeps tempting me with offers along the lines of your good grades = 50% off and the like, so I'm seriously considering studying for a masters degree.

I'm ashamed that I've had these swatches since the end of last summer and never got round to posting them. This is Bourjois 10 Day nail polish #16, a coral shade with pleasant golden shimmer in it. I got to try it thanks to a friend.

This polish is supposed to last for 10 days and then you can use the brush to touch up the manicure for a further 3 day wear. I shall explore how well that goes at the end of the post.

This range of polishes has the most ridiculous brushes, they are wonky by design. Well, they are slanted. I remember reading that Sally Hansen (?) had this sort of brush for the white polish in a french manicure set. It might work there, but it is so uncomfortable for normal application, astonishingly bad. Why would anyone think that it is a good idea I have no idea.

The polish itself is not that bad, used two fairly thick coats. It dries reasonably fast. The most pleasing aspect of this polish is the colour, a truly coral shade. It also has a slight golden shimmer, which is much more noticeable in the bottle.

I really hate it when make up companies shamelessly promise unrealistic things. The over ten day wear claim for me is just that. While I'm really not bothered by wear time (any polish should last at least 2day without chipping), I decided to see how long this one would last to the point I would not wear it in public.
The verdict - the photo below is after 2 and a half days, and I left it on for longer that I would deem appropriate in chips/tip wear, and this is my left hand. So now apparently I should be able to prolong this experience by putting a little bit of polish on the tips and chips. That would look super! [Sorry for the sarcasm, couldn't help myself].
So overall, I only like the colour which is not that unique, the brush is ridiculous, and you get nowhere near the 10+ days of wear. Oh did I mention that around here Bourjois retails for more that OPI/Orly/China Glaze/SpaRitual? No, no, no, no way.

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