This is a review for the clear "Puro clear" shade. I am not sure this is even a base coat, but it does the most amazing job both as a top and a base coat. It has a neat brush that is as wide as 2 regular nail polish brushes, so you can do your nail with one sweep... which results in no streaking (I also have colored versions of this polish, and the brush does the same amazing job in reducing streaking). This nail polish is great by itself AND makes other polishes last longer- I would definitely recommend anyone to try it.
Borghese Nail Lacquers are long-wearing, hydrating, stay-true color with exclusive Acqua di Vita® complex to help restore healthy moisture and Micronized Gemstones for brilliance. They are Tolulene, DBP and Formaldehyde free and also, they are not tested on animals.
The application is great, as the brush is so big - the biggest I've seen, in fact! - and perfectly firm, it basically covers the nail with only one stroke!
The nail polish dries really fast and it is easily removed. I love how this shade looks super shiny and glossy even days after applying it - can you see it in the picture?
This is a mid-priced polish that sells at Shoppers. I had seen it around when browsing but had hesitated to purchase it because I wasn't prepared to shell out the 11.99 regular price. It went on special and I had some cash to spend so I picked up Raspberry Sorbetto, a dark bubblegummy flamingoish pink that I thought was really cute and fresh for Summertime. I will attach a swatch of another blogger reviewing it so you can get a feel for the colour.
Colour is delicious and pigmentation is good. Two thick coats w. topcoat got nice coverage, especially for a darker shade.
Reasonably fast drying. It doesn't market itself as a fast-drying formula, but it does dry quickly.
Brush is thick and nice for wider nails like mine. With the formula, which is nice and smooth you get good coverage and it's easy to control.
-Regular price is a little steep for polish collecting as it's not so totally amazing that 11.99 is really worth it. With brands like Revlon & Sally Hansen and even L'Oreal being 4-5 dollars cheaper you can get polish that is just as good at a better price.
-Wish that it was just a little more pigmented. Maybe I'm fussy but I would like it to be a little more opaque. Still looks good.
All in all for the price I wouldn't buy this polish on a regular basis at full price, however I would buy another bottle if the colour really spoke to me or if I need retail therapy and it's on sale.
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