Let’s start this week off right with a vibrant and juicy colour!
I recently came across some beautiful pictures on Instagram, bright, shiny polishes that captivated me. Turns out we have a new brand in the polish world, a boutique lacquer named Bondi New York, and I could not wait to try one for myself!
A little something about Bondi: Launched in 2013, Bondi New York is a collection of twenty fashion forward colors that are five free (formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, toluene and DBP). Based out of New York, our brand is American made with all of the net profits going to our non-profit foundation which supports a wide variety of charitable causes throughout the United States.
The concept behind this new polish company is amazing. I love beauty companies with a cause; knowing that your purchases are not only good for you, but supportive of charities.
My first Bondi New York polish is Chasing the Sun, an aptly named orange:
The product describtion from the Bondi website:
Channel your solar powers with a little daylight on your digits. A vibrant orange will get your manicure noticed even on the dreariest of days. Consider yourself sun-worshipped.
Consider me converted!
Chasing the Sun is an absolutely gorgeous bright orange, not so bright that it’s blinding or neon, but definitely bright. Orange is one of my favourite summer colours, and this hue is perfectly wearable. While it will be brightening up your dreary days, just imagine this beauty on sunkissed skin!
The formula on Chasing the Sun was wonderful. It provided a lot of coverage on the first coat, levelled easily, and on the second coat was flawless. The SHINE on this product was blinding! (I did not bother adding a top coat to let you see its shine.) The only slight drawback I can mention was that I wished the brush to be a touch wider as it was more of a rounded, delicate brush. However, that could be because I have gotten quite used to (and comfortable with) the OPI wide Pro-brush. If you prefer the control of a rounded brush, you will love this!
Here are two gorgeous coats over base coat:
I am smitten. What do you think of this new player in the lacquer world?
(Product provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)