When I heard that Spirit Beauty Lounge was carrying a new polish, of course I had to try it. Kure Bazaar‘s formula is up to 85% of natural origin based on wood pulp, wheat, cotton, potatoes and corn – I’m impressed. It is free of: toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate and synthetic camphor.
I’m also impressed with the color collection, I wanted to buy them all! But September and Hipster were the two that jumped out at me, and I’m reviewing September today. It’s my birthday month, so naturally is an awesome month.
September is described as: An Autumn berry jam.
Overall, that is pretty accurate. This color is interesting. Inside, it does look like a berry jam. It’s a purply magenta. Outside though, this color REALLY pops and becomes a bright fuscia. I have received quite a few compliments while wearing it! Everyone exclaims “what a beautiful color!” It’s true.
What has really impressed me though is the application. This applied amazingly well. It has a thicker formula but isn’t gloopy at all. Once on the nail, it evens itself out really well, so no streaking at all. It was completely opaque with one coat but applied two, to help prolong wear. It was also very glossy, even without a topcoat. I applied one though just to help preserve the color.
So not only does it apply well, and have a beautiful color – it wears great! I applied two days ago and in the meantime I have: taken two showers, washed my two pugs, cleaned the house (including who knows how many dishes), and did a bunch of yard work. Needless to say, I’ve really punished my nails. Guess what? No chips! I do have some wear at the ends, which – given all the stuff I’ve done with my hands this weekend – is acceptable to me.
Now, for pictures!
Here is a picture inside, the day I painted my nails:
And outside, two days later:
You can see the little bit of wear at the end of the nails on the outside pictures. But it’s barely noticeable – and no chips!
So looking at these two pictures, they really do look like two different polishes – but I swear it’s the same. This color just pops when the sun hits it, but is a beautiful purple inside.
Overall, I’m in love…..with a nail polish. I can’t wait to try Hipster – will be sure to post a review when I do! This is a great color with a great formula. Can’t ask for more! And I kinda want to buy every other color in the collection…
Ingredients: butyl acetate, ethyl acetate, nitrocellulose, isosorbide dicaprylate, adipic acid/neopentyl glycol/trimellitic anhydride copolymer, alcohol, stearalkonium bentonite, styrene /acrylates copolymer, silica, diacetone alcohol, benzophenone-1, trimethylpentanediyl dibenzoate, phosphoric acid, alumina.