Reviewing six nail polishes

Hello painters!

I hope your April is staying up to standards. Around here, there’s been a little less sunshine than what I’d want, so I try to brighten my days by having some great looking nails! But I’ve been facing a problem: they have been really weak and constantly breaking.

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To solve that problem, I bought KIKO’s fortifying 3 in 1 shine nail polish. It’s very light on the nail and does help keep them strong and protected. There’s also lots of shine! It feels very organic, so I do recommend buying it, although my nails are still not as strong and beautiful as they once were 😥

I’ve also had a love affair with a 4 color pack from h&m. The colors remind me of Old Hollywood aesthetic, with just a tad of a mermaid’s tail! It’s very glamorous. But they’re not so pigmented: the dark red takes at least two coats, as well as the green/blue one, which was a bit disappointing, since it looked more like dark green than blue. The gold one is perfect and very subtle, I loved that one! The blush beige is basic and very sheer, so it takes at least two coats as well. They have a nice texture, but I would like to see the color spreading out more evenly. All in all, each bottle was less than 2€ and I do love the colors and think they look precious put together – so I’d buy it again!

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Last, but not least, I bought a top coat nail polish from andreia (what I believe to be a portuguese brand) and have gotten my money’s worth! It states it’ll keep your nail polish on extra long, and I can say it really does stretch it out a few days. So as far as top coats go, it’s the best I’ve ever owned.

With all that in mind, my nail routine has kept in this order: the fortifier first, then the color, then the top coat.  It’s more work than what I’m used to, but it seems to pay off!

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What do you think of my nail set up? Liking the colors?

Keep your nails awesome,

Sofia

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