I have a love-hate relationship with nail polish, as I mentioned earlier in this post. That relationship is erring on the side of love at the moment, especially since I bought Lavender Buttercream from Nykaa’s Nude nail polish collection. Enjoy the pictures while I struggle to describe this gorgeous shade.
One thing I can say for sure is that Lavender Buttercream is not lavender. In certain lights one could claim that there is a purple hue, but for the most part, it is a dark beige sort of colour, sort of like a nude (duh! I’m doing so well at this) but with a hint of ashy-ness, which is perfect because it doesn’t merge completely with your skin and make you look like you have no nails.
You can get away with one coat, but I always apply two. You can see the result in the pictures.The application is quite easy, it’s a no-nonsense brush. The handle isn’t shaped weirdly so it’s straightforward to apply. It takes roughly ten minutes to dry between coats, and it dries completely, so you can paint your nails the night before and won’t be left with fabric impressions on your painstakingly painted nails in the morning.
I love the Maybelline colorshow nail polishes (you’ll see how much I love them in an upcoming post! *sneaky*) and they have two nice nudes in the range – Nude Skin and Silk Stockings. These are quite warm, however, and they tend to merge in with my natural skintone. You can see the hint of grey/purple in Lavender Buttercream that distinguishes it from these two. For comparison purposes, I’ve also thrown in Blackcurrant Pop, which really is a lavender, not an impostor like my new love.
I’ve had this nail polish on for three days now, and there is zero sign of chipping, so I’m really impressed. The bottle is nice to look at and for Rs 179, I think this is a great deal. I’d definitely be picking up more shades from this range.
I’m flying to Hyderabad this weekend to meet my cousin. I’ve been out of town somewhere or the other every weekend, I feel like I’m on tour haha! What are your plans for the weekend? I hope you have a great one! 🙂