When I was in the Kiko store recently, this particular shade really caught my eye. That, and the fact that the nail polishes were reduced to £1 from £3.90! What a bargain! I hadn’t used the Kiko nail polishes before, so I had no idea whether or not it would be any good. Well, after using this polish, I can say that they are amazing! Colour, shine and reasonable wear time (about 3 days for this shade), all for only £1.
There are quite a few different ranges of nail polish within Kiko, this particular one being the cheapest at £3.90 (or £1 as in the sale). Within the £3.90 range, there are tonnes of colours and different finishes to choose from.
I really love the shade that I picked up, as it has lots of different tones embedded in the tropical green base. This particular shade is a medium-deep bright, vivid teal green shot through with gold and turquoise particles. I think that the name, Pearly Amazon Green, describes it well as it has a real tropical nature to it.
I wasn’t sure at all what the brush was going to be like, particularly given that the nail polish was so cheap in price. I’m so pleased to say that it is a great brush! The polish applies really smoothly and evenly. The brush looked a little narrow at first (I like brushes which are a little wider for nail polish application) but the bristles sweep out really nicely and make it easy to coat the nail. The bristles aren’t floppy and they don’t spread out too much, which is good.
One of the best things about this particular polish is that it applies really opaquely, even with one coat. My usual polish application method is a base coat (I like OPI Nail Envy), two coats of nail colour and a top coat (I like the Essie Good to Go Top Coat). One coat of nail colour over my base coat gave a surprisingly opaque, true to bottle finish. I like to use two coats when I apply any nail polish and wow, does this nail polish look amazing with two coats! The colour looked so opaque, shiny and gorgeous on the nails. Applying a top coat just made it look even shinier and smoother.
Something that I really love about this particular shade is that it looks even more metallic, deeper and shinier at night-time under bright lights. The teal really comes through and looks even deeper in hue. So pretty!
This particular nail polish lasted for three full days on me before it showed minor tip wear and started chipping. My nail polishes generally lasts anything between three to five days, so that is a pretty good result for a £1 nail polish. It will be really interesting to try out another shade, as I find that there can be variation in wear time between shades in the same brand. Even within the same brand, some nail polishes last a full week on me, whilst others last only three days.
Stockists and price
Shade 532 Pearly Amazon Green is sold as part of the Kiko ‘Nail Lacquer’ range. The Nail Lacquers can be found in Kiko stores and also on the Kiko official webpages.
As mentioned above, the ‘Nail Lacquer range usually retails for £3.90 but the polishes are currently reduced to £1. It’s an amazing price reduction and a fantastic time to try out the nail polishes, especially if any colours take your fancy. I’m looking forward to trying some more and seeing if they match up to my experience with shade 532. The bottles contain 11ml of polish, so you are also getting a good amount of product for your money.
Have you tried the Kiko Nail Lacquers before? What did you think of them? Any particular shades you would recommend? Or any that you aren’t so keen on? Let me know in the comment section below.