While everyone has been busy fussing over Gucci’s new bronzing powders (or the Poudre De Beauté Éclat Soleil as they are known more formally), I have been obsessed with their summer capsule collection of nail polishes.
There are five of the Gucci Vernis à Ongles (chic for nail color!) in total, each one dedicated to iconic movies and characters from the Hollywood’s golden era. And they make for really happy nails… !
And the blue is very Breakfast at Tiffanys, so guess it’s going to get a lot of real estate on my nails this season.
The bottles themselves are pure love, with a 1950s retro vibe that’s luxe in a very minimalistic fashion. It reminds me of the (now vintage) nail polishes that I would steal from my grandmother’s dresser as a kid. And that makes me feel grown up and nostalgic all at once
But what actually surprised me was the formula itself. Colors are relatively easier to mix up but Gucci has really gone all out on the formulation. Like all ‘polishes that I test, these were applied without any base or top coat and they glided over so smoothly that I don’t think you need any of that stuff at all! Which is a first for me.
This photo is from the fourth day of wear and there’s not a single chip even after all the hand washing and sanitisers. Plus, the brush head is wide and squat, which makes it easy to apply the color – a boon, since it’s going to be a while till nail salons become a part of our regular existence again.
I am seriously really very impressed.
Have you tried anything from Gucci Beauty yet? And what’s YOUR nail polish vibe? Bright? Or more understated? And did you know that your nail polish can reveal A LOT about your personality? Read this post to know more.