Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Annika Nail Polish by The Edge Nails*

Hey guys, I've got a bit of news for you! As some of you might know (follow me on Instagram and Twitter to know about such japes) I recently started a beginner's course for acrylic nails. Well, I completed the course this Saturday and I PASSED! I have a qualification in nails, who would have thunk it! I'll be blogging about my experiences soon but I just thought I'd share that with you :D

I've got a new range of polishes to show you guys today. Annika Nail Polish from The Edge Nails is a range of 30 shades ranging from neutrals, pastels, brights and metallics. When asked what sort of shades I would like to try, I wanted some great autumnal colours.

Just in case you don't know, The Edge Nails are one of the leading professional nail care brands and sell mostly to wholesalers, nail salons and technicians. All of their pricing on their website is price + VAT so bear this in mind when checking it out!

L-R: Cafe au Lait, Clean Slate, Wild Side and Deep Velvet
First off, I really liked the look of these polishes. The matte finish of the square cap gives the polish a bit of a luxe look but don't worry, you can take the cap off to paint more comfortably with the smaller rounded cap underneath. The polishes have a wider brush for application with ease. The formula is a little thinner than I'm used too but this could be down to the fact that there are so many gel-like polishes out this day that I think everything should be a bit thicker. All the swatches below are between two-three coats and no top coat.

Cafe au Lait - a warm nude, Cafe au Lait will give you perfect mannequin hands to anyone with a bit more colour than me. I was pleasantly surprised that this shade still suited me regardless of my ghostly complexion! It took three coats to get full opacity. It took a few minutes to dry but you can see that it has a nice shine to it.

Clean Slate - anyone else just love a grey polish? A great alternative to a black, Clean Slate is your standard mid-grey. In person. I thought the two coats was enough but as you can see, there are some patches which would have benefited from another coat.

Wild Side - If you're looking for a punchy orange for Halloween, then this might be for you. Another three coater, Wild Side may be a little bit much for some people but if you're adventurous then why not give it a go. It has photographed a little more yellow. In real life, it has a touch more red to it.

Deep Velvet - Last but definitely not least, we have Deep Velvet. I actually wore this burgundy metallic shade on my birthday last week and got a few compliments. It's rich, it's shimmery, it's shiny, it's gorgeous. It's winter in a bottle. A three-coater, you won't be disappointed!

So what do you think of Annika polishes? I thought they were pretty good. A thinner formulation than I'm used to in a world of gel-like polishes, if you have the time to put on the additional coat or two then these are worth checking out. The polishes are £4.20 each and can be bought from The Edge Nails' website HERE. Thanks to The Edge Nails for sending me these polishes to try. 

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1 comment

  1. Wow wow wow, these colours are lovely and in particular I'm crushing hard over Deep Velvet.
    Your swatches are gorgeous.
    Vicky xx


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