e.l.f. Desert Haze
There’s nothing I like more than a random act of kindness. So, imagine my surprise and delight when I had a missed parcel card waiting for me one afternoon. “But I haven’t ordered anything!” I squeaked to the husband (we are on another saving mission, this time for a house). And then, it transpires that the parcel is a very nice package indeed – the nice people at e.l.f. sending me three of their new nail varnishes to try out.
You may recall that Sheenie tried out some e.l.f. polishes earlier in the year. You can read the reviews here.
I also have a couple in my untrieds but I wasn’t as inspired to get them on my nails as fast as I was these new ones. It’s like e.l.f. chose colours for me that they knew I’d like.
I know there are a few of you who are not going to be a fan of this colour. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea. But I love it. For my first experience of e.l.f, I wasn’t disappointed. OK, I had to give the brush a little haircut (a few stray strands here and there) but I like the bottle shape and there is something very satisfying about the way the lid clicks into position.
The polish itself is a thick creme. The first coat went on ever so sheer but by the time I had done three, I was left with a perfectly opaque manicure. Like I say though, it is thick and it dries unbelievably fast, so you do need to work quickly, or make sure each layer is totally dry before adding another one, or you do risk dragging.
I am pleased to say that e.l.f. polishes appear to be good friends with Seche Vite. I added a coat of Seche to my thick, wet nails and it evened it out, dried the whole thing in less than ten minutes and left me with a hard but glossy manicure. Amazing.
Also, it is quite hardwearing. I kept this on for four days and experienced no chips. It’s like glue. The colour is not a bad looky-likey for some shades from the more expensive brands such as Rescue Beauty Lounge’s Grunge or Ciate’s Cookies and Cream.
All in all, I’m impressed. e.l.f. aren’t renowned for making the most fascinating colours so this new shade pleases me. My kind of colour that is hard-wearing and only retailing at £1.50 for 10ml. e.l.f. – please keep up the good work!
Desert Haze was sent to me for review purposes. e.l.f. nail varnishes (and other products) can be purchased online here.