Kiko 275 Black
The hunt is over, call off the search: I have found the perfect black nail varnish. I have tried so many and they are either too thin, which means it takes ages to build to full opacity. Or they are thick and unwieldy to work with. This is just right.
Kiko 275 Black is a typical Kiko nail varnish: great coverage, high shine and quick to dry. The brushes are also some of my favourites with a fairly wide brush so they are very easy to apply. This polish gives a perfect, deep, dark black in two thin coats. It’s also very shiny but these photos are shown with Seche Vite.
You can buy this amazing polish HERE. No no no, you’re welcome!
OPI Which Is Witch Review – Oz the Great and Powerful collection
This is another polish from the ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ collection. I’m not usually drawn to bar glitter, as I’ve mentioned before, but this is very pretty.
‘Which Is Witch’ is a clear base with holographic bars, medium hexs and tiny glitter. It applies very well and not much placement is needed to ensure even application. You’ll be very happy to hear that the glitter doesn’t curl (unlike the shambles that is ‘When Monkey’s Fly’), so the finish is lovely and smooth.
I truly love this polish: look how shiny it is! This catches the light in such a beautiful way.
This polish was applied over a base of Kiko ‘275 Black’ and I applied it at the base of the nail and slowly pulled the glitter up the nail to make a subtle gradient effect. It was then topped with Seche Vite.
Kiko 244 Dark Plum Red
Today’s manicure is Kiko’s yummy, squishy jelly polish, the exotically named ‘244’ (!). This is a dramatic, dark purple – almost black. I was pleasantly surprised that this applied perfectly in two coats, which is unusual for a jelly polish to be so pigmented and not to leave bald spots.
Kiko are rapidly becoming one of my favourite polishes, although I found out recently that they are a lot more expensive in the UK than elsewhere in Europe… who’s up for a trip to Italy to stock up? You can buy them online HERE.
Lac Attack Dementor’s Kiss
My Lac Attack polishes arrived today and it was so hard to decide which to swatch first. I really love white, black and red as a colour combination so I picked Lac Attack Dementor’s Kiss.
This is a clear-based polish with multi-sized black hex glitter and large red hex glitter. Swoon!
These pictures show one coat of ‘Dementor’s Kiss’ over one coat of OPI’s ‘Skull and Glossbones’, with a top coat of Seche Vite. I am so impressed by the glitter and application. It almost reminds me of lace from far away.
I am so glad I got these polishes, I am seriously thrilled with them!
You can find Lac Attack nail polishes on Harlow&Co HERE.