Eyeko Posh Polish
This is my first foray into the world of Eyeko. For ages I had seen their polishes popping up on blogs all over the place but I’d never really seen enough of anything interesting to make me go straight out and place an order.
However, recently, I needed (yes, neeeeeeded) to get some bits from ASOS and I knew they stocked Eyeko so thought for the sake of £3.00, I might as well add one in to the shop, you know, since I was already paying for the postage and all.
I do feel like perhaps I should have sponsored a UK brand sooner but there we go. I chose Posh Polish, a mushroom/taupe shade that is extremely similar to other nail varnishes in this family such as Boots Beanie, or OPI Over The Taupe and You Don’t Know Jacques. So it wasn’t really the colour I was interested in as much as the applciation, wear and so on.
Personally…I’m not shouting this one from the rooftops. I did two coats over a layer of OPI Designer Series Basecoat and it went on fine. The brush may be a little long and flicky for my taste, but certainly nothing that presented any problems.
The things I struggled with were the fact that it doesnt’t blend in well. I painted my two coats quickly and fine, but then when I realised I’d accidentally left a gap down the side of one of my nails and went to fill it in, the new stripe wouldn’t blend in and dry with the rest of the polish, leaving me with a streak that sticks out on one side. Small criticism perhaps, but enough for me to notice.
And then, after using a Seche topcoat, I found that the polish dried lovely and fast and to a high sheen. regrettably though I got a massive chip on my thumbnail the next morning, without putting it to any stress or strain so am not entirely sure how that occurred. Maybe it was the Seche Vite? I don’t have chips on any other nails.
Have any of you tried this with another topcoat? I know Nubar’s Diamont was mentioned in dispatches as being a good friend to Eyeko so I might give that a go.
Anyway. Since originally writing this post, I have acquired a few more of these to use that I won in a blog giveaway but at the moment, the jury is out on Eyeko. I am inclined to think that they have nice shades but I am wary of the consistency. £3.00 isnt exactly expensive but for only 8.5ml, that isn’t overly cheap either.
What do you think? Do you like Eyeko? Does it last well on you? Wanting to hear your thoughts!