Sunday, September 18, 2011

ELF nail polish in lilac review and swatches

Hey!

Today I will review ELF nail polish in lilac. It costs 1$ in US, 1,5£ in UK and 1,7 € in EU. So it is pretty cheap. As far as ELF nail polishes go, there are hits and misses, and this particular polish is a miss in my opinion.
Concictency is very watery so this is VERY sheer. In the swatch picture I have 3 coats on and there is still visible nail line. First coat was almost nothing on my nails, second coat added a little bit of color. Do get full opacity you will need 4 coats. The color seems to be more lilac in the bottle than it is on nails, it is almost nude, toned down lilac. I think that in so many swatch pictures it seems to be more blue toned than it really is. The polish has creme finish.
ELf nail polish brushes are just regular nail polish brushes, nothing special about them.
Staying power is bad too-  on third day index finger and thumb on my right hand had massive chipping - I used my regular top coat by Poshe.
It made my nails little bit yellow too and I used my regular base coat.
Sorry I did not take this photo just after applying it to my nails, this is taken 2,5 days after painting them. Picture is taken in daylight cloudy weather conditions without flash.


So in conclusion, I would not buy it again. If you like sheer, almost nude nail polishes, you may want to try it out. But in my opinion, very cheap price does not justify bad quality.

Thank you for reading!
Liz

4 comments:

  1. Minul on see jällegi üks lemmik küünelakke! Kannan küll seda ainult varbaküüntel, sest ei ole eriline sõrmeküünte lakkija. Suvel sain selle värvi kohta ikka hulgaliselt komplimente:) Peal püsib üle nädala.

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  2. Varvastel püsivad ju kõik lakid kaua, nii et see ei ole näitaja, china glaze ja OPI nt minu omadel ka 3 nädalat. :D Ma isiklikult eelistan seda, kui ma ei pea 4-5 kihti panema lakki, vaid saan 1-2ga hakkama ;) ja see on enamasti võimalik.

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  3. Tore review, tean siis eemale hoida. Üldse mulle meeldib,et keegi Elfi kohta ka ausalt kirjutab,muidu on ainult kiiduvaht...

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  4. Nagu ma kirjutasin ka, siis kõik küünelakid ei ole halvad, aga kõikuva kvaliteedi tõttu oleks ma siiski ettevaatlik. Seekordse ahuliga tellisin ka 3 lakki: innocent, cranberry ja rosy raisin ja need katavad 1-2 kihiga ideaalselt. :) Kirjutan neist ka review.

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