Today's guest post is brought to you by the fabulous Liloo from Le petit jardin de liloo
You can get the girl out of high street but you can't get the high street out of me and if a brand doesn't usually sell in your average Boots or Superdrug, I am not usually interested. This is true unless a brand gets a huge amount of hype around beauty blogs. American born brand Nailtiques is one of these brands which my beauty blogging friends have been raving about and obviously I had to find out for myself, if the praise is worth the hype. Nailtiques is best known for their nail treatment range, and their ground breaking protein formula, which won them, not once but 9 times the best beauty buy award by InStyle Magazine.
Today, I want to share with you my impressions on Maui, a nail polish, part of their colour range, designed with the same award winning protein formula.
”The colors are from our line's 16 classic shades, all infused with the same protein Nailtiques nail treatments use. Our formula offer special combinations of ingredients, including hydrolyzed keratin and protein in combination with gelatin and calcium to build a healthy nail foundation.”
Maui is a bright corally pinky red creme which screams Summer and I love the fact that they chose an Hawaiian Island to name it after. The application was an absolute dream and reminded me straight away of the outstanding quality of the Leighton Denny nail polishes, which I didn't think, until I tried Nailtiques could be rivalled. The best word to describe the delight of the formula is creamy and I couldn't believe how easy was to apply. Not a hint of streak, drag, bubble or anything like that in sight, the polish practically applied itself. I felt in control of the application at all times and was able to take my time to guide the polish on my nail bed and around the edges.
All fine and dandy, I hear you say, but what's the damage on the purse? Maui was gifted to me by a friend. I didn't know of its value while first playing the polish but I knew right away it was high end polish, which the tight high street girl in me wouldn't normally go for. Well I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the Nailtiques polishes retail at £8.75 at Look Fantastic. This is more than I would usually part with but I would happily part with this amount of money for a Leighton Denny polish as treat, even if the Leighton Denny polishes don't have the protein formula added bonus.
Maui required 3 generous coats to cover completely the 'white' nail line, which is 1 coat that I would usually be happy to apply but the formula is such a dream to work with that I am happy to overlook that. Besides when you know you're actually caring and strengthening your nails while painting your nails, you really don't mind.
Conclusion: I am in love, I need some more Nailtiques colours in my life but I don't know which 'city' to go for next. Cairo, Shanghai, St Tropez? If you own some Nailtiques, let me know which shade you would recommend :)
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