Say no to naked nails

Review: The Nykaa matt nail enamel in 5 shades – nougat bar, rasberry tart, blueberry frosting, pink meringue and nutcracker dreams

As much as we would love to see nail paint brands like Essie, Ciaté London, Formula X and OPI opening stores in India, it’s a pleasant surprise to discover Indian brands such as Nykaa launching such fantastic quality, reasonable nail paints. The huge shade selection, the different finishes, the affordable price point, and the superb quality, make these nail polishes my top favourites for 2017.


I’m the kind of person who can’t manage to have perfect nails for more than one day. The obsessive cleaning freak that I am, I often end up with chipped nail paint on day 2. My nail paints also lose their initial gloss, become duller and also a bit yellowish as we tend to use a lot of turmeric in our food and essentially eat with our hands.


However, these matt polishes are the whole package. I am not exaggerating when I say that these last on me for at least 3 days without chipping, dulling or discoloration. And that’s a big deal because I haven’t found a nail paint that stays unscathed on me for that long. And I’ve tried heaps. If I had to be on a vacay where I don’t do the dishes or scrub the bathroom, then these would last the week, for sure!


They are almost opaque in one thick coat, setting to a complete matt finish in minutes. They are fast-drying and go on smooth without much effort. No clumping and no dragging.


The applicator brush is perfect in that you need 3 steady swipes to paint each nail neatly. If there was one drawback, it would be that the darker colours tend to start losing their matt finish after day 3 (at this point, I’m just nitpicking).


The nude collection has a nude for every girl. Grey toned, pink toned, brown toned – they’ve got all bases covered. The non-nudey colours also have some gorgeous shades. Reds, pinks, rare grey-blues, and strange colours that I can’t wait to try, like the deep vampy grey chia pudding or the goth green matcha tiramisu. The names are certainly innovative.


All in all, such value for money — Nykaa have totally nailed it with this product! In fact, I would buy them even if they were not so cheap. For me they are absolute winners.


Until next time, stay calm and polish on! XOXO

Disclaimer: All products mentioned are bought by me with my own money. My reviews are neither sponsored nor biased. I review only those products that I deem fit to recommend to others, staying mindful not to exaggerate or undermine their quality, value and usefulness. This post does not contain any affiliate links. 


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