Saturday, May 18, 2013

Bondi New York : Botanical Beauty.

*This polish was sent to me for free from Bondi NY, with a coupon code so I could try out a polish from their new polish line*

Good afternoon love bugs! Hope you all are doing well this weekend, I am spending my one day off this weekend relaxing and slowly shopping for things for Florida. I can't believe that it is less than 25 days away! I feel like I have so much to do yet!

Anyway today I bring you a polish from a company called Bondi NY. A while back I want to say maybe just before Christmas I was tweeted by them to send them my email so they could contact me about their new polish line that would be making its debut in 2013. I was super excited about this since it was the first time a company reached out to me to possibly review a nail polish!

So after a few months a waiting ( and to be honest I hadn't heard much communication so I thought maybe it was a dead end. But I was so wrong! ) I finally received an email with a coupon code so I could order one of their polishes. So when I went to their website: * Don't worry its not an affiliate link, I don't get anything if you click it to see what polishes they have to offer*

I saw they have a vast array of colors from polishes with shimmer, bright almost neon colors, and your spring time crèmes.

After looking at all the beautiful colors I chose Botanical Beauty.  Botanical Beauty is a lovely lilac color that some how combines a light purple and light pink. On the nail it leans more pink but trust me its definitely has some purple in it. Its a crème finish polish which happens to be one of my favorite finishes. It sort of reminds me of a hydrangea or a lilac bush.

I love the style of the bottle, for some reason I like the square shape, I think its because maybe its easier to store when organizing my polishes. The cap to this polish is cool, it doesn't come off revealing a smaller round cap but it does have the feel of a silky finish that's matte although the cap itself isn't slippery. The matte silky top actually helps me grip it better to open the polish, you know how sometimes we can't grip the top of polish to get it off because our fingers just slide.

The photos above were taken with two coats and a top coat in natural sunlight. The texture of the polish is amazing, if your careful it could be a ONE COATER! But I like to even out my polish with an extra coat so I did two, but the coverage for one is there. The finish without a top coat is glossy but not super glossy like when you do add the top coat.

Overall I really like this polish and think its a great pick for spring and summer, and the name couldn't fit better!

Bondi NY runs about $12.50 a bottle according to their website and right now some of the polishes I saw are marked down a couple of dollars. I suggest if your budget allows for one higher end polish you might want to give these a try.

That's all for now! Talk to you next time!
<3 Nicole