Kiko Nail Lacquer – 521 Pearly Ocean: Review & Swatch

Kiko makes really good nailpolishes at very affordable price. Nail lacquer range is the least expensive of all Kiko nailpolishes with such a HUGE (capital letters) spectrum of colors. The quality is very good and shade selection is Uh-may-zing! They have almost every color that you can wish for. I have 12 shades of this range with me as of now (which will keep on increasing depending on my visit to the store :D). You can check the other colors I picked  in my Haul Post HERE.

Price: Rs 290 for 11 ml


Kiko Nail Lacquer 521 Pearly Ocean Review 

Kiko nail lacquer’s packaging reminds me of Colorbar’s previous nailpolish packaging (now they have standardized the packaging to thick square bottles). Kiko nail polish comes in cuboidal packaging with black cap. The shade number and other details are sticker-ed at the back. Kiko doesnot have names to its shades, but only numbers. I picked the shade name for this nailpolish from its official website. The brush is decent, not very thin not thick. It picks enough nailpolish for one coat application.

Kiko Nail lacquer 521 Pearly ocean is  gorgeous turquoise blue color with blue pearly shimmer. The color is super vibrant and the swatches below do not do justice to it. It has a slight pinkish-purple sheen which is not visible on the nails as such but can be seen in bottle if you look at it sideways. This gives the nailpolish a beautiful iridiscence. The consistency is slightly sheer and but goes opaque in 2-3 coats. Kiko nail polishes are quick drying and you dont have to wait much before applying coats (if you apply thin coats).

Kiko nail lacquer 521 (Pearly Ocean) being a shimmer nailpolish is smooth to apply, but takes a bit more time to remove.

Coming to the wear time, Kiko nail polishes stay fairly long and I could see only a slight tip wear after 3 days (which normally starts next day itself with other nail polishes). Proper chipping started after 6-7 days which is impressive!

I apply nailpolishes after applying a base coat so I didnot see any staining, but I have read that this particular shade may stain the nails, so apply this after using a base coat.


Pssst, The shade is more vibrant and turquoise- surf blue than the swatches below.









Overall, I am in love with Kiko nailpolishes. This brand has become my absolute fav.  From color, to the quality, to the wear time, to the price, this nailpolish is a dream. The huge shade selection will make you go crazy and whichever color your heart desires, they will most probably have it, The testers for the nailpolish makes it so much easy for the customers to try before buying a shade (something Indian brands should learn!). Price wise, these are super affordable (at par with Indian brands) but so much better in quality. Shade 521 Pearly Ocean is a vibrant turquoise blue color with blue shimmer. The color is gorgeous and I couldnot help myself looking at my hands again and again when I applied this. If you love blue on you nails, definitely check this one. 

xoxo, Blossom


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Maybelline Express Finish Nail Enamel – Turquoise Lagoon: Review & Swatch

For one thing I don’t go by the “rules” of fashion linked with the weather…that brights are for spring/summer, dark colors are for winters. I wear any color any time depending on my mood (I am sure we all do). So the other day I was just checking out Maybelline counter when this pretty polish caught my attention. I asked the SA to swatch it on my nail and my feelings for Turquoise came all rushing back. Actually my favorite color keeps changing and this used to be my favorite color all my teen years. I had forgotten how pretty turquoise color is. Turquoise eyeliner looks equally amazing.

maybelline express finish

This color cheers my mood whenever I apply it. Very soothing and cool color. This color is the kind you would want to wear in spring/summer. It will brighten up any outfit.

maybelline nailpolish

Maybelline Express Finish nail polish in Turquoise lagoon is a true vibrant turquoise color. The consistency is opaque and takes 2 coats to build the color. The finish is creamy and glossy. The polish dries up to smoothest of texture on the nails. I mean you wont feel any ridges or bump. You would want to touch your nails all day. Whaat? Nobody does that?! Only I do it?!

The packaging looks chic and sturdy with the shade name written on top of the silver cap. The brush is decent and applies a fair amount in one go. The quantity is sufficient and will last a long time.

Formula is slightly on thicker side, so multiple application can turn streaky and gloopy. 2 coats is sufficient and gives true color. Also, brush strokes may show if you apply thin coat.

Staying power is good. It started to chip after 3-4 days- that too only slight tip wear.

Now coming to the 40 seconds claim, it does dry super fast. Full marks for that. This nailpolish will set before you finish up, adore your nails and close the bottle. Perfect for time crunch situations. I like such fast drying polishes.

Also, the best part for this nailpolish is its hassle-free removal. It takes absolutely no effort in removing this nailpolish. It gets removed with one single swipe of remover. Plus it doesn’t spread and dirty up the skin around nails while removing.

Price: Rs 210 

Quantity: 10 ml

This color is slightly difficult to photograph. It looks minty in sunlight but in reality it is a true bright turquoise color.

maybelline express finish turquoise lagoon


maybelline turquoise lagoon nailpolish


maybelline express finish nailpolish


maybelline express finish turquoise lagoon review


maybelline express finish review


maybelline express finish turquoise lagoon swatch





Turquoise nail art

Blue is my all-time favorite color. I find an excuse to wear blue on my nails. Here I’m wearing a peacock blue nail polish (true color is not visible because of the shine) with aqua blue (matt finish) and white art on corner.

What I do is I put on a shade and when it starts to chip or fade after some days, i try to revamp it by doing some art on it. I’m very lazy to remove the whole thing, specially when I’m not still bored of the color and want the color to sit on my nails for some more time. =D

So this is the result of one such laziness.

The design is somewhat like one-fourth of a flower.

No nail art tool/ pen is used and everything is free hand.

Hope you find it useful.


Blossom 🙂