Most of you now know that I am a qualified nail tech, and so you should also know how I just loveeeee nail polishes [and how I'm always on the lookout for new colours and trends].
About 3 weeks ago I was sent this gorgeous nail polish from Pupa Milano; it is one of their latest products and the line is called Lasting Color Gel Glass Effect Nail Polish. It promises to give the same shiny, glassy effect one achieves when doing gel nails. As a nail tech, I was quite intrigued and I quickly painted by nails with this gorgeous summery red colour.
First of all I want to say that about 10 people complimented me on my nails the week I had this on, so thumbs up for that!
This nail polish comes in 49 different shades, ranging from cool colours such as blues and purples, to warmer tones such as reds and oranges. You can check out the whole collection by following this link *here*.
It comes in a glass bottle which holds 5ml worth of product. The brush is wide enough to be able to achieve a nice thin coat by just one brush stroke [ especially if you have narrow nails like mine] - brushes such as these help avoid a 'streaky' effect.
One is advised to use both a base coat and a top coat to achieve the bestest results possible - but I was in a rush [ as always ] and so thought nothing of skipping those steps. Now I do want to state that at the time of taking the photos I had nail extensions on and maybe that is why I decided to skip those steps - mostly because nail polish has better longevity on fake nails even without using base/top coat.
So, on my nail extensions this lasted well over a week even without the help of base/top coat, and without my nail extensions [because I have since removed them] this has lasted about 4/5 days before I started to see minimal tip wear.
The colour payoff is also excellent; one coat is enough to achieve opaque, glossy nails, but I always prefer to apply 2 coats [but maybe that's just me ].
The Pupa Milano Lasting Colour Gel Nail Polish costs €6 and can be found in pharmacies and selected outlets around Malta and Gozo.
***Disclaimer: This product was sent to me by Pupa Milano for review purposes. I was not paid to do this review. What I wrote in the review is my honest and unbiased opinion.