I did a haul vlog a few weeks ago of the things that I’d bought in my first weeks in Madrid and after trying the nail varnishes I picked up I had to share my thoughts!
One of my favourite shops in continental Europe is definitely Kiko. A make up brand that originates from Italy but is now becoming more widespread throughout the rest of Europe. Before I was in France two years ago I had never heard of the range before, although I now know they have a store in London, and since then I have loved the products. One of the things I was most excited for with my return to Spain was being able to buy some more Kiko make up.
|The two colours that I bought|
As you can see, one of the first things I bought from myself when I got here was these two nail varnishes. They both cost 1€ as there was an offer in the store that day but normally they cost around 2,50€. These two are from the magnetic nail varnish range which gives the colours a shine to them. I was a little shocked at myself when I bought these as I don’t normally wear green but I was excited to try it out. However, I also stuck to my usual palate as well by getting the purple one. I have to say that I am really happy with these colours as they both go on really well and both look good if you want to do alternate nail colours.
Now, when I use nail varnish I like to use two coats as I think the colour comes out better and it helps to make it look more pigmented. I think that sometimes if you just use one coat you may be putting too much nail varnish on in one go. It is better to do two coats of thinner liquid than one coat of gloopiness.
|How the colour looks on|
Unfortunately I was only able to get a photo of the green nail varnish on my nails as my nails decided to break a couple of days afterwards. But from the photo you can see that the colour is the same colour as in the bottle. This made me happy as sometimes the colour can look darker or lighter than the bottle portrays it.
The only downside I have to this nail varnish is that, for me at least, the colour chipped away rather quickly and after a couple of days of wearing it a few of the nails looked haggard. I don’t think this is to do with the quailty of the product as it only happened on the nails that I normally pick at with the rest of my fingers. Maybe one day I will be able to get over that annoying habit.
It seems that experiencing a new culture is not the only thing that I’m doing in Spain.
Hasta la fuego
Lauren 🙂 x