Hi you guys! I have a somewhat disappointing post for you today. I tried out my second Chick Nail Polish, Raven's Egg. This is a gorgeous royal blue colour that seems to shimmer in certain lights. I have mixed views about this polish. See more in the swatches below!
So, here it is. Raven's Egg. In natural lighting without a flash. This is one coat, yes one coat! Which is why the edges of my nails are a little wonky lol. I was going to do 2 coats but after one I thought, why not leave this, so I did! The opacity of this was devine, however the application, not so much.
Indoors, natural light, no flash. Now, the application of this was a lot to be desired. Mine was thick, goopy and had an almost stick texture, if you could call it that. I'm sure this could be fixed with a little polish thinner but I have not been able to find any here and no one seems to know what it is (one girl asked if I was looking for nail polish remover...I groaned inside lol). It was easy to work with and I could apply it easily but after my first experience with Chick, I thought this one would be a lot nicer than it was...
I do love the colour of this. A beautiful royal blue that really is fantastic. There is a slight shimmer in there that makes it even more special. I liked that it wasn't too dark either. Some blue polishes are almost black and you can't tell the difference! Another big downside to this polish was the staining. Oh boy, the staining. I had this on for about 15 minutes, took photos, decided I wasn't completely happy with it and took it off. Almost. My nails and the skin around them are all blue, I went over them twice with remover once the polish was actually off and they are still tinged. I was going to show you one of my new Polished London colours (I got 4 in the mail today, yay!) but that is not going to happen anytime soon. Not until I get my nails back. They look like they've been stained with food colouring :(
I got an outdoor shot for you. One coat of Raven's Egg - such a fitting name - with no top coat! Looking at this, I just can't understand how I have come to dislike this polish! I mean, that colour is sensational! The formula and staining however, have not helped. I know the staining is probably to be expected with dark polishes but I have worn darker polishes for A LOT longer and they have not left a splotch of colour.
There you have it, my somewhat disappointing polish. I think this is the first one I have not raved about and loved as much as I normally do. I wanted to love it, I really did, but just can't. Maybe I will try it again in a few weeks time and see what happens. I got this colour off Etsy if I remember correctly :) Definitely give Chick Nail Polishes a try, they are fabulous (from my previous experience)! Have you tried Raven's Egg and had the same or completely the opposite experience with it? Let me know! I will be back soon with my new Polished London colours when I get rid of my blue tinged nubs LOL :P
Have a great rest of the day, Em x