While everyone has been busy fussing over Gucci’s bronzing powders (or the Poudre De Beauté Éclat Soleil as they are known more formally), I have been obsessed with their nail colors!
And it seems I am not alone in the addiction.
The Gucci nail polish started as a limited edition — part of their summer capsule collection — in the year 2020. However, they soon became so popular that making them a permanent fixture in the fashion-hybrid-beauty brand’s arsenal was just a logical conclusion!
As part of their permanent status, the Gucci nail polish bottles transformed from chunky tubes to a pear shape, whose retro vibe whispers luxe in a very minimalistic fashion.
They remind 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.
The Gucci nail polished now come in 10 shades, each one dedicated to iconic movies and characters from the Hollywood’s golden era. And they make for really happy nails… !
Anyone who knows me wouldn’t be surprised that I right away gravitated to the more offbeat colors — Melinda Green and Dorothy Turquoise. And they are SO PRETTY!!!!!!
The green is not as lime-neon as it looks in the bottle… it’s more of a leafy shade, I would say. But just that much “extra” to make a person look twice.
And the blue is very Breakfast at Tiffanys, so it gets a A LOT of real estate on my nails through the year.
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.
Gucci explains that this is in a large part down to the incorporation of Stearalkonium Bentonite in the formula, which helps with uniform pigment dispersion.
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 slim and ribbed, which makes it easy to apply the color — a boon, since I am not the most deft with painting my own nails.
Also, they took about two minutes to air dry — again, without any top coat to help them along!
Plus, they contain some impressive nail-friendly ingredients, such as red algae extract, which has a high calcium content; and Tocopherol, which is a form of vitamin E with antioxidant properties.
They are also vegan, besides being free of parabens, formaldehydes, and triclosan.
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.
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