You may recall my excitement over the Color Show Brocade Nail Polishes in a recent Spotted! post – I went a bit crazy and bought all four and I was super happy about them.
Lets have a look at the first on up on the blog – Rosy Rosettes
So, as you can see this one is red based glitter bomb of a polish. There are a couple of glitter sizes in this polish, in both silver and red. So its really does sparkle and catch the light. You get 7ml in these color show bottles and I quite like the fact these limited editions have the names of the range on lid, its cute and means you always know which ones go together.
Formula was a tad on the gloopy side and looking at it on the brush, I wasn’t sure if it was going to be opaque so I did a layer of Nicole by OPI Keeping Up with Santa, a gorgeous lush red. It was a bit of dab and spread effect to get an even coat over the nail, you can see two in the pictures above. I based with Glisten & Glow Stuck on Blu! and topped with HK Girl, which did provide a super glossy top coat.
Now for the bad news – this is not a polish with any kind of staying power. Within a couple of hours, I had a significant chip going on one nail, shortly followed by a second. I have heard similar things from other bloggers, but I will try it again shortly with a different base and top combination and see if that has any effect.
In the US, the Brocades line had 10 polishes in it, whereas we have 4. Each of recent limited editions, such as the Polka Dots and Vintage Leather, has been 4. I’d like to try some of the other US ones, but I am slightly more hesitant now based on my experience.
Brocades retail for £3.99 and are available in a number of drugstores and larger supermarkets, but do keep your eye out for special offers.
Did you pick up any of the Brocades? Let me know who you have been wearing then and how you have been getting on with them.