I'm not really into wearing fake nails. I always end up feeling a bit claustrophobic (on behalf of my nails) and I've never lasted longer than a few days before peeling them off. Instead, I love painting my own nails and trying out lots of different brands and colours. It's so relaxing to sit down at night, paint my nails and relax for a long time while they dry. You can never be too careful! Anyway, I was so excited when I heard about the new Michael Kors make up, perfume and nail polish collection, and even more excited when I was given the chance to try the two gorgeous nail colours below. The new range is split into three categories - sexy, glam and sporty. The nail polish, make up and perfume in each category has been picked to suit that particular mood or personality. So now onto the nail polishes...
'Scandal' is a gorgeous fuchsia pink with a very subtle shimmer through it. This shade is from the 'sexy' range. I haven't worn a shade like this in ages so I've been loving wearing such a bright, pretty colour. The best thing is, you can get away with just one coat of this to get a completely opaque finish. I think this shade is the perfect colour for toes in the summer.
'Gossip' is the perfect white from the 'sporty' range. I love that this colour hasn't been around (for nails) before, so it's nice to have a change instead of reliving a previous trend. This formula gives a really glossy finish, which avoids the whole 'I tippexed my nails in class' look. I needed about 2/3 coats to get an opaque coverage, which is what I've come to expect of any pastel polish. Patience is key!
Now onto an important bit, the chipping. I've worn both of these for around a week each and started noticing a few chips on 'Gossip' around day 3. With 'Scandal', it was more like day 4/5 before there was any noticeable chipping. I think nail polishes always chip less when there's a shimmer in them, though. So overall, I'd say both are pretty good in terms of lasting time. There's no denying that the packaging of these is absolutely beautiful. The lovely white and gold box with the shiny gold lid ..*swoon*. These retail at £15 per bottle, which is about average for a high end nail polish. I don't normally spend as much at that, but I'd look at these if I was feeling 'spendy' and looking to treat myself. I think these would make a lovely present for someone too. (*hint* for the boyfriend if you're reading!)
Have you tried these before? What do you think of these colours?