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Today I have a nail polish spotlight ready for you guys, and because everything is better when it’s doubled* I am showing you not one but two nail polishes: one Pupa nail lacquer, and one Bourjois nail lacquer. Have a look!
* double chocolate milk shakes, double cheeseburgers, twin kittens, two for the price of one, double jackpots… you get the idea.
Pupa Chrome Nail Polish in Cherry Pink
From Pupa’s Chrome Nail Polish collection I got Cherry Pink, a metallic pink shade with a chrome effect. I don’t understand why Pupa decided to name this shade Cherry Pink, because there is absolutely nothing cherry about it. So just leave out the Cherry, because Cherry Pink is just plain pink.
The Pupa Chrome Nail Polish in Cherry Pink has a lovely chrome finish that I like a lot. This is actually my first chrome nail polish and the reason for that is that I was convinced that chrome-effect nail polish was a nightmare to apply. A messy uneven finish with ugly brush strokes, that’s what I saw when I thought about chrome nail polish. But I was wrong, because the Pupa Chrome Nail Polish in Cherry Pink is a dream to apply. The brush feels great in my hand and is easy to use, and it allows for the nail polish to be applied in one fluent movement, for a perfectly even result.
One coat is enough for perfect coverage, and the finish is nice and even, without brush strokes. And the chrome effect is lovely, especially when the sun hits the nail polish. I’m also pretty impressed with the wear. I didn’t get any tip wear until day four, and it wasn’t until day five that I got a few chips here and there. Definitely not bad considering how clumsy and uncareful I am with my nails. This nail polish definitely gets my (wild and uncareful) stamp of approval!
Bourjois Mini Nail Polish in 1980 Cobalt Blue
A while ago Bourjois celebrated its 150-year anniversary with the launch of a limited-edition mini nail polish collection with colors that refer to important moments in the history of Bourjois. Today I am going back to the 80s with 1980 Cobalt Blue. Bourjois is obviously better than Pupa at naming their nail polishes, because 1980 Cobalt Blue really is a cobalt blue shade. It’s a light version of it, yes, but still cobalt blue. The color is bright and vibrant, and I find it perfect for summer. And the bright blue looks gorgeous against sun-kissed skin, so you’d better get in your bikini and start working on that tan!
Bourjois’ 1980 Cobalt Blue is a mini nail polish and that’s both great and not so great. A tiny nail polish means a tiny price tag (yay!) and it also means that you can get many different colors to mix things up without going broke (double yay!). And the tiny round bottle is super cute and is fun to look at. But unfortunately a tiny bottle also means a teeny tiny brush, and I had a little trouble working with it. I couldn’t figure out how to hold it properly and I had to be really careful while applying the nail polish. I also find it annoying that the plastic wrapper that goes around the cap is attached to actual label around the bottle. This is my second Bourjois mini nail polish, and again I accidentally tore the label while trying to remove the plastic wrapper from the cap. Such a shame.
But luckily the super fun color, the gorgeous glossy finish and the perfect coverage of 1980 Cobalt Blue make up for a lot. It only takes one coat to get perfect coverage, and the finish looks flawlessly even. And the wear is fine as well. I took the nail polish off after three days, but only because I wanted to put on a different color. I didn’t get any tip wear or chipping whatsoever. Not bad!
Do you like my new Pupa en Bourjois nail polishes? Which of the two is your favorite?