Sugar Tip Tac Toe Nail Lacquer Pro Arabian Nights Collection : Beauty with Bronze 74 ~ Review & Swatch

So Sugar cosmetics launched Arabian Nights collection in its Tip Tac Toe Pro nailpolish range in June and I must admit, when I saw the new launch alert in my mail I literally exclaimed ‘Wow! What gorgeous shades’. I love love such glittery bright shades (my most fav Glitter nailpolish was THIS, which sadly was a limited edition) and I immediately ordered 2 shades from this range. In this post I am reviewing a gorgeous brown shimmery shade- Beauty with Bronze 74

 

Price: Rs 299 for 10 ml

Shelf Life: 2 years

 

Sugar Tip Tac Toe Nail Lacquer Pro Beauty with Bronze Review

Sugar cosmetics Tip Tac Toe nail lacquer comes in its signature cuboidal bottle with square cap. The nailpolish bottle is housed in cardboard packaging which contain all the necessary manufacturing and other details. The cardboard packaging is blue-black in color with attractive art. The shade name is written on a tiny sticker along the side of the cardboard packaging, so it is difficult to sort if you stash the polish along with its outer packing. The nailpolish bottle itself is glass packaging with matte black cap. The brand name is printed at the front and brand logo at the top of the cap. The shade name is stickered at the bottom of the polish. I had some issue with the cap of another nailpolish by Sugar (read about it HERE) and thankfully the problem is sorted with this one. However, I do wish Sugar cosmetics improved its nailpolish brush. The straight ended brush always makes a mess  around the nail bed during application.

Beauty with Bronze is a gorgeous coffee bean brown color with heavy golden, bronze and copper shimmer. The shimmer is very fine and reflects the light so beautifully. The main shift in color is bronze. It dries to a smooth, glossy finish and doesnot have gritty or sandy texture. All the shades in this range have a black jelly base color with different colored shimmers. It looks almost foil like in direct light which takes the beauty of this shade to whole another level. The brown color with bronze shimmer effects somehow reminds me of autumn.

The consistency is just right and pigmentation is decent. Being a jelly base it is slightly translucent in first coat, but gives full coverage in 2 coats. This nailpolish dries fast so you don’t have to wait much between application of multiple coats.

Tip Tac Toe nail lacquer claim to be non-toxic with Nine-free formula, i.e., no parabens, formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, camphor, xylene, formaldehyde resin, acetone and ethyl tosylamide.

Sadly, it didn’t last that long as I was expecting it to be. I could see tip wear by the end of 2nd day and chipping after 4 days. The glossiness starts to fade after 2-3 days.

I have a Kiko nailpolish mini nail lacquer in shade Pearly Chocolate 38 which is slightly similar to this. Is it a dupe or not, you be the judge.  The base color of both the polish is brown but Kiko one doesnot have shimmer and is slightly warm and more coppery than Sugar one.

Another similar color I can think of is Maybelline Colorshow ‘Wine and Dine’. But that also is more copper-ey than bronze with less shimmer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall, Sugar Tip Tac Toe Nail lacquer Pro comes in cuboidal glass bottle with cuboidal black cap. The brush is short and straight which makes the application messy. Arabian Nights collection has 5 gorgeous shades with black jelly base and different colored reflective shimmer.The shade Beauty with Bronze is a gorgeous coffee bean color with tons of bronze, gold and copper shimmer. The shimmer is highly reflective and looks foil like in direct light. The pigmentation is decent and gives full coverage in two coats. It dries super quickly but starts to chip after 3-4 days. All the shades in Arabian Nights collection have black jelly base with different colored shimmer. I love such heavy shimmer and will probably purchase more shades from this range.

 

xoxo, Blossom 🙂

 

Revlon Colorstay Longwear Nail Enamel: Bold Sangria ~ Swatch & Review

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This year has gone by so fast, don’t you think? It’s november already! The evenings have started to get chilly and the sun has hidden under the thick smog (Seriously Delhi, where do you want to go with the pollution levels?!) While the winter is about to make its entry in this part of the world, I thought of reviewing my fav nail polish for winter. Spring is about colors and vividness, Fall is all about dark colors. Revlon Colorstay LongWear Nail Enamel in shade Bold Sangria is one perfect Fall color.

 

Price: Rs 350 for 11.7 ml

 

Revlon Colorstay Longwear Nail Enamel in shade Bold Sangria is a beautiful eggplant purple nail polish which flatters  my medium skin toned hands. I don’t like wearing black nail polish and this is such a beautiful alternative to wear dark, gothic colors. The color is dark eggplant purple but it also appears bit brownish in some lighting.

Revlon Colorstay Nail Enamels come in a sturdy cylindrical bottle with shade name sticked on top. What impressed me most apart from the color is the brush of this nail polish. The double-barrel brush is wide with tapered corners, making nailpolish application a dream. The entire nail gets covered in two strokes. I absolutely hate thin brushes and the brush of this nail polish is amazing. The unique shape of the brush allows hassle free and quick application.

The formula of this nailpolish is creamy, it is neither too runny nor too thick. Color consistency is great and gives full coverage in 2 coats. The finish is super shiny and it looks high end on the nails. I saw minor tip wear starting next day onwards, but this happens with almost ALL the nailpolish I own (As seen in pics below).  I would call it pretty long lasting if applied with a top coat.

One thing to note is that this is NOT quick drying and it will take its fair share of time to dry. So better apply it when you are not in a hurry. I applied it at night and even after giving it full time to dry, ended up with crease marks in morning.

 

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Revlon Colorstay Nail Enamel in shade Bold Sangria is a beautiful eggplant purple color. The consistency is creamy and highly glossy. The brush of this nailpolish is unique and makes the application hassle free. Only drawback is this is not quick drying. But the color is so gorgeous that it has become my fav Fall color. If you like dark, gothic nail colors, do give this one a try.