I have a hell lot of products that I have bought on a whim and they do nothing except cluttering my closet. Many of them are nail enamels.
I have used nail colors forever. I have bought all the routine ones like Lakmé, Revlon, Colorbar, and even many local brands that are not worth mentioning. Now I have a very bad habit of buying colors that the SA suggests. Then I come home and I don’t like them and I chuck them in the dresser drawer. Moreover, I get very impatient, if the consistency of the nail polish changes. So I won’t bother thinning them, I’ll throw them out!!
Moral of the story; I have wasted a lot of money on the many nail colors I have used. So here comes the one line review for Street Wear Color Rich Nail Enamels- They are dirt cheap!!!
I love Street Wear Color Rich Nail Enamel because-
- They are very affordable. Rs. 45/- per bottle. Contains 5 ml of product. So I can be as whimsical as I want to be.
- One bottle will last you for 5-6 manicures.
- They come in a small bottle, so I generally finish them before the consistency changes.
- Their colour palette is huge. I can get as many shades as I want.
- I have never yet failed to find a shade “matching” to any of my outfits.
- They have many mattes. Lakme is full of shimmer. Colorbar is good but they have a bigger bottle and are definitely costlier.
- Their quality is real nice. I have never come across broken polish, uneven brushes or crappy packaging.
- Their brush is good. Never had any complaints with it.
- I don’t like to spend much time in applying the polish. I get very impatient. These dry real quickly. I mean I can start the double coat as soon as I finish with the last pinkie.
- I generally go from one shade to another. I don’t like to repeat a shade. Only because there are so many shades I am yet to try. They always have something new on every visit of mine.
- They have all these subtle, summery, breezy tones and also the bold greens and blues!!
- They do not dry my nails.
- They come off easily.
- They are the most easily available lot. I even found them in a kirana store across the street!! I pick them up every time I go there to buy Maggi and stuff!!! LOL!!!
- I am in a bridal mode right now, so I bought these two Reds- Hot red for my hands and Bridal Red for my feet.
- The left one is Hot Red and the right one is Bridal Red.
- Both these Reds are matte and have a nice and glossy finish.
- I am wearing these colours since last four days. And they have not yet chipped, faded or turned powdery.
- They are great for Nail Art. They are thin in consistency so easily make lines and dots.
- Here is the Hot red on my hands-
- It is very glossy. The colour matches my engagement sari border exactly… Yay!!!
- Here is the Bridal red on my feet-
Although I mostly buy Street wear Nail Colors, there are some things that bother me.
- The colour pay-off is disappointing. I have to apply at least two-three coats to get the colour right.
- It chips easily without a top coat. As I never wear nail colors without top coat anyway. I am fine with it.
- I never found Street wear’s top coat or base coat. I don’t know if they make it or not. I have one from Lakmé.
- Their white is streaky. It destroyed my attempts at French Manicure. Colorbar’s white is great.
Other than this I really don’t mind the nail colors at all. They let me play with colors as much as I want.
This is a brand which is great for college girls. It is affordable, has fun colors and good quality.
I didn’t like their nail polish remover though.
Here are some quick tips I always find useful while applying nail polish-
- Store the nail colors in fridge. The consistency will not change. Heat causes the alcohol in it to evaporate which causes thickening of nail polish.
- Always use a base coat and top coat. Not only the color lasts longer, drying of nails is also prevented.
- If your nails are turning yellowish due to excessive use of nail colors, soak them in a cup of warm water and 1 tb sp vinegar.
- File your nails in one direction only. Nails are made up of densely packed fibres. Excessive filing can loosen them up. Thus, weakening your nails.
- Always use a cuticle cream or even hands cream before applying and after removing nail polish.
My rating: :star: :star: :star: + :star: for price = :star: :star: :star: :star:
Which is your favorite Nail polish brand???