If I really had to live my life with only one beauty product, it’s got to be Nail Polishes. If you are a regular reader at at my blog, you’d probably know my love for these tiny bottles with colourful liquids inside, the kind of stuff that is no less than some magic potion for many..
I really like the fact that many Indian brands are coming up with these Nail Kits. Faces also launched 2 Nail Kits a while back, the Cocktail Collection the Love Struck Collection and this post is about my thoughts on the same.
When it comes to doing Nail Polishes, I do believe that Faces is one of those brands which has always tried to innovate and reinvent in terms of finishes and textures (remember their Sand Coats? ) and also one of the few players in the drugstore category who have gone out of their comfort zone to accommodate colours and shades that are not so conventional. I have always liked their Nail Polishes , and the Ultime Pro ones have been such a favorite of mine.
Coming back to the new nail Kits, both of these kits have 3 Nail Polishes each, perfect if used alone or in conjunction with each other. While the colors in the Cocktail Collection exude drama and mystery, the Love Struck Collection is more about beautiful romantic colors that one would typically associate with soft mushy walks or coy dates with your loved ones. Each individual bottle contains 6 ml of product and the set of 3 bottles is priced at Rs 399.
The Cocktail Collection consists of three polishes namely Scarlet (an intense Warm Red) , Cast a Spell (Creamy Black) and Starry Night (gold glitter in a transparent base).
The 3 polishes in the Love Struck Collection are First Date Creamy Hot Pink), Be Mine (A red toned Pink) and Daydream (White and Red glitter hexes in a milky base).
While all the 3 nail polishes in each set can be combined to create some really fabulous nail art at home, the polishes that specifically stood out for me were Scarlet from the Cocktail Collection and First Date from the Love Struck Collection. It is nice to see that each set also had a glitter/textured polish so that added quite a bit to the versatility of the set and some dimension to the nails when used on top of a creamy base. The back of each set also gives you some ideas on how you can create some simple nail art using these kits.
All the polishes in each set were nice and pigmented, with an even streak-free finish. The last ability is about 3-4 days on an average, albeit its a little longer when topped with the glitter coat of each set.
Overall, I think these sets are good for beginners or maybe those who are looking forward to assemble a basic nail kit. The shades in each set complement each other quite well, except for daydream, which I felt looked better on the nails only when used alone. These are also great value for money, especially considering their quality. However, I also do feel that the shades in the Cocktail Collection are quite basic and there could’ve been a little twist to give the polishes more bling. For example the black is too flat and for a Cocktail Themed kit, it could’ve been a black with mauve or silver sparkles, but that’s just a personal opinion.