Let me be honest upfront, I am not really a nail paint person. I have always had short nails, was a nail-bitter when small (yuck! I know). And when I got over it, my nails wouldn’t really grow much and chip easily. This was followed by a period when I didn’t have the time/inclination towards long nails and anyway, my job using computers wasn’t conducive to long painted nails. And then as a new mother, I chose to keep away from it. Finally, I am now giving a shot to the nail paint…though my nails are still stubs!!
A Different Nail Enamel For Sensitive Skins. Benefits: Appropriate for sensitive eyes and skins. Glossy, long-wear colour that’s easy on the eyes…meaning it helps reduce the chances eyes will itch, burn or water with contact. Quick-drying. Ophthalmologist tested.
How To Use:
- For extended wear, first apply a prep coat of A Diiferent Nail Enamel for Sensistive Skin Base and Top Coat.
- Follow with coat (or two) of your favourite shade.
- End with a finish coat of A Different Nail Enamel for Sensitive Skins Base and Top Coat.
US $12.50 / INR 1100 for 9 ml.
The nail paint comes packaged in a round glass bottle with silver detailing. I feel that the bottle is fairly big – so you do get a lot of product for the price. It comes packaged in a typical Clinique box.
My Experience with Clinique A Different Nail Enamel – Hi Sweetie:
The nail paint is special – it’s safe for sensitive skin and eyes and is ophthalmologist tested. My first thought – Gimmicky! Gimmicky! Gimmicky! But take a second look, we touch our eyes on average about 200 times a day? And with all that contact – you can easily irritate sensitive skin and eyes. Dermatologists actually say that nail enamel is considered a significant allergen source for facial rashes that can develop around the upper and lower eyelids, which more common for people with sensitive skin.
Brush: Brush is kind of thin and easy to use. One application is good for my nails.
Color: The shade “Hi Sweetie” is a cool-toned pink fuchsia – bright and pretty. It brightens up the hands and does not look garish. The colour would be fab for the wedding season. I can see the newly wed Punjabi bride wearing this with her rani-coloured reception dress! Am I being too stereo typed? Yeah…maybe I am! But it’s okay because I am a Punjabi too!
Texture: The texture is creamy gel-like. It has a nice glossy shine which stays on and does not wear off with time. It dries pretty fast, you don’t really have to hand around waiting for it to dry.
Pigmentation: Pigmentation is good – one coat is decent. However, you do need 2 coats to get the full coverage and the correct pop of colour. Two coats gives you the shade in the bottle.
Lasting Power: The product lasted about 3 days me before showing signs of chipping, which is fairly good considering how much wear my hands go through taking care of the kiddos.
To sum this up for you:
Pros of Clinique A Different Nail Enamel – Hi Sweetie:
- A beautiful summery color.
- Lightweight texture – gel like.
- Good pigmentation – opaque in two swipes.
- Lasts for 3 days before showing first signs of chipping.
- Nice packaging.
- Safe for sensitive skin and eyes.
- Ophthalmologist tested.
- Dries quickly.
Cons of Clinique A Different Nail Enamel – Hi Sweetie:
- Nothing at all.
Though my initial reaction to the product’s tag line of being “Safe for Sensitive Skin and Eyes” seemed “gimmicky,” when you have 2 munchkins you keep touching through the day – you are happy to be doubly sure. The colour selection is not stellar but they do have some interesting shades. I will be sharing one more shade soon.
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