I am no expert when it comes to nail polishes. Let’s be honest, I barely manage to cut my own fingernails and I don’t do a pretty good job either. It is just something that I never managed to do, same with cat eyes and hair. However, I do try from time to time as finding a nail salon is pretty darn impossible these days. Sure there are many, but none where you need them and if by any luck you stumble upon one, they either don’t take appointments or they are already full booked for the foreseeable future. That is just how it is, at least for me.
Anyway, this article is not about yet another one of my inadequacies, but about a nail polish that was included as the 13th products in the Fortnum and Mason Beauty Advent Calendar. The nail polish in question is the Kure Bazaar Nail Polish in colour Cherie.
Personally, I never tried any nail polishes from Kure Bazaar before, but I have seen that they are quite popular as well as crazy expensive. Of course they are not as expensive as Christian L., but still way too expensive for nail polish. What world do we live in? Am I still stuck in the 90s when everything was normally priced or when at least I had no understanding of how money really worked? Sill, there are some product that for me are not worth it and that is no matter how much money you have in your wallet, bank account etc. At the end of the day, it is up to you what you do with it, but you now know what I would not do.
Anyway, leaving aside the price, is the nail polish any good really? Is the price justified at least on a tiny, tiny level? Hmm, sort of and not really.
You probably figured out that I type quite a lot (obviously), however I do tend to spend my time typing even when I am not on this blog. I type a lot and turn lots of pages around and on a normal day I might do some light housework, but nothing major, at least during the week. I guess this is pretty typical for everyone so nothing special here really. Why did I mention all of this? Well, if you do similar tasks or spend your time in a similar fashion you probably want to know how this nail polish behaves. Does the nail polish last or does it chip easily? Well, I have some bad and some good news.
The bad news is obviously that the nail polish from Kure Bazaar does indeed tend to chip, however it is significantly more lasting that some pretty affordable polishes which you can find in your local drugstore. Does that justify the price though? Hmm, not really. The amount of improvement does not justify a 5-10x price or whatever. Sure, the nail polish is perhaps one of the best ones I have tried so far, but… if it still chips…
The one thing that might justify the price though is the fact that the nail polish is more natural than most other such products on the market. So if you are a frequent nail polish user, then this might be worth the investment.
As for the colour, Cherie is actually a gorgeous cherry colour. I love the way it looks on the nails. It looks more classy than a red, if you are to wear it everyday. It is not that red is not classy, but depending on where you work it might not be considered incredibly appropriate. This cherry red is more elegant and while it still stands out, it just less flirty I guess. Again, I don’t have anything against red obviously, but some employers might.
Overall, I love the colour of the Kure Bazaar nail polish which I guess is pretty obvious. I also like the fact that the nail polish does not chip as easily as others. The application is also a bit more flawless and even, but at the end of the day this for me it is still just another nail polish that I won’t be able to properly apply without creating a mess around my nails. Plus, it is something nice to have if you like to have colour on, but not necessarily something you must buy. A good product overall, but definitely a tad pricey despite it being non toxic.
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Have you tried anything from Kure Bazaar?
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