Today I have swatches of two Nonie Cream Color Prevails polishes which have just started popping up at Walgreens. This is a new make up line created by the creative mind behind Butter London. They aim to have multi purpose products that are ergonomically designed.
As you can see from the polish bottles, it is an odd but beautiful shape. I love how different it looks with that butterfly wing, but I was not sure how easily I would be able to paint with it. It seemed awkward and bulky, but once I actually started using the polish it was very easy. You do grip the brush between your index finger and thumb, your index curved over the wing and the wing resting on your thumb. The polish did glide on my nails with minimal clean up, which for me is a feat.
This first polish is Cocky, a mauvey red toned purple cream. The formula was smooth and easy to work with. On a swatch stick, it was opaque in one coat, but on the nail it did need two coats.
This is Frock Star, a silver microglitter with teal and pink specks. It is so amazingly shiny that I almost cannot deal with it. It is so reflective that I couldn't really get a good picture of it. That or my camera just sucks. Hopefully I can manage to get a new one soon. The teal and pink are also really hard to see unless you are looking closely at it. It took three coats to be mostly opaque with a few bald spots, but I was happy with it. Sponging on the glitter would probably make it completely opaque in three coats, possibly even two.
Over all, I love the bottles and I think the formula is pretty good. They do retail at Walgreens for around $8 I think. I swear the price tag was $10, but they rang up at $8 and the sales girl didn't know anything about a sale. I want to go back and see if I can pick out any other particularly unique to my collection colors. :-)
As the usual kind reminder, these products were purchased with my own money. I am not cool enough to have companies send me free stuff to review them. ;)