When summer comes and, especially, when its so warm and nice, I usually tend to gravitate towards some brighter, marine-inspired shades like this gorgeous neon sapphire blue by Kiko.
Kiko Nail Lacquer ($3.90) – nail polish with hardening and strengthening action. The gel texture gives an extreme lacquered shine and an ideal level of fluidity for perfect control and great ease of application. Full colors – pearly, metallic, with flame, glitter and micro-glitter: whatever the desired effect, the result will always be beyond your expectations. Nail Lacquer has no abrasive ingredients like Toluene, Camphor, DBP and Formaldehyde.
As you might have already figured out – I am a big fan of KIKO nail polishes. They usually have a very affordable price (and are often on sale!) and the quality is really good. The majority of KIKO nail polishes are easy to apply and remove, even out perfectly on their own and dry pretty quick.
KIKO Nail Lacquer in 521 Pearly Ocean – is a very bright, almost neon sapphire blue color with the moderate shimmery finish and a slight magenta purple shift. It is a gorgeous shade, especially for summer and is a perfect choice for pedicure. It looks quite flattering on many different skintones and can compliment quite a few different looks.
As usual with KIKO nail polishes the Pearly Ocean applies almost opaque with the first coat and is completely opaque with the second one. Due to a shimmery finish it has and quite an amount of glimmer within its consistency – it goes on smooth and easy and evens out on its own pretty well. As a result it dries quite fast and works nicely with my all-time favourite Essie base and top coats.
To my mind, this color is amazing! I love such bright shades and I enjoy seeing it on my nails during the day. As I mentioned above, this shade has a slight magenta-purple shift that is barely visible in photos but is noticeable at some angles in real life. It somehow adds a bit of a depth and dimension to the color. The glimmer also looks very pretty and adds a soft touch to the way your nails look.
This particular shade wore for full six days on my nails with only tips slightly wearing off. It is an amazing result but, unfortunately, there was a huge disappointment when I decided to remove the color. Nowadays I rarely, like almost never, come across a nail polish that stains your skin and nails when removed. This one stains it badly! I had to go through almost a half of the day with blue-ish green stains on my fingers and bluey nails with nothing to take it off completely.
Notwithstanding the fact that I loved the color so incredibly much – I am not going to ever use it again. I cannot afford having my skin stained for the rest of the day when I decide to have the nail color removed. I’ve never experienced anything like that with KIKO nail polishes and I am quite disappointed with this particular color as a result.
Nevertheless, I am looking forward to trying more of their nail colors in future as everything from the way these nail polishes apply to how quickly they dry and how nicely they wear makes them one of the best nail polishes on the market up to date.
Do you have a favourite KIKO nail polish? What is your perfect nail color for summer? Share your thoughts and recommendations in comments down below!
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