Wednesday, 26 September 2012
ONLY YOU Winter Colors
This summer I had been slacking on the nail posts because of the terrible state of my nails. Now, luckily, they’re back in shape and totally ready for loads of nail polish. A couple of weeks ago I got introduced to all the new and exciting things happening at Ici Paris XL (for those who don’t know the store: it’s kind of a local Sephora), such as some new products and extra nail polish colors in the range of their own brand ‘ONLY YOU’. I’ve featured these before as I quite love the quality of these polishes in comparison to their budget price: each lacquer goes for €4.95. Since this month there are 15 new colors in stores; which means there are 37 permanent colors & five seasonal editions available now.
Straight forward packaging, fun names and interesting finishes from the looks of the bottles. I’m already totally smitten with Mystified!
Wearing all five colors here: from left to right you’ll find Serendipity (base coat), Mystified, Happiness, Free And Easy and Sparkling. Serendipity is a very shimmery golden nude which covers in two coats. Will start off streaky, but that effect should go away with the second coat. Make sure you don’t use too many ‘application strokes’ to avoid that effect. Mystified and Happiness are looking gorgeous, so read on for a close-up of these. Free And Easy is greener than I expected from the looks of the bottle, but still features a golden touch. Two coats needed, but might look its best with three. Sparkling is a pretty shimmery brown and also needs just two layers.
How gorgeous are these? Mystified is a festive and sophisticated deep shimmery blue and gives perfect coverage in two coats. No streaks as you can see. Happiness is a straight forward girly shimmery pink which also covers in two coats. I think it pairs beautifully with Serendipity (as does Mystified).
Available already in all Ici Paris XL stores! Limited editions are available until spring, I believe.