|(OPI You Don't Know Jacques, Rimmel Steel Grey, H&M Grey Sky, Essie St. Lucia Lilac)|
Price: $1.99 CAD
Size: 0.1 fl oz/3.2 ml (it's a fifth of a regular sized OPI nail polish)
A few months back, I picked up a nail polish from H&M. At the time, they were just testing the market and were only selling the minis. I'm assuming it was a success because they're now selling full sized nail polishes in a wide variety of colours. I think the full size polishes are $6.95 or right around there. Even though I purchased this nail polish a while back, I decided to do a post on it because every time I wear it, I get someone asking me what it is.
The colour I picked up is called 'Grey Sky' and cost $1.99 for 0.1 fl oz (it's tiny). As you can see from the photo above, the colour is really unique. I can't really figure it out. It's like a very light mauve-grey colour. I bought it because I thought it looked like it belonged in the taupe/mauve/grey family of polishes that everyone, including me, loves so much. It has a very subtle micro shimmer. When applied, the micro-shimmer is barely detectable.
The formula is pretty amazing and is very easy to apply. The first coat goes on a little uneven - probably because I have shaky hands. Within 2 coats, it's opaque and isn't the slightest bit streaky.
How long the nail polish lasts obviously depends on how rough you are on your nails. I'm not careful with my nail polish at all. I'm always moving boxes, using my nails to remove stickers or pry something open, and I'm always walking into things or getting my fingers caught in or between things. In other words, I can be a walking disaster at times. I'll start to see chips after about 3 days (that's using Sally Hanson's Mega Shine Extended Wear Top Coat - my fav). 3 days really isn't all that bad in my opinion. For comparison, a Revlon polish will last about 2-3 days and an OPI usually lasts me about 4-5 days. Removing the polish is also very easy.
This is a great shade to wear for formal events or for work. I wear some pretty crazy colours sometimes and will do glitter on all 10 nails, but for those events where you need to look more professional, this is my go-to. It's such an easy colour to wear and honestly, something about it makes my fingers look nicer. I know I'm not crazy for thinking that because two other people mentioned the same thing to me haha. It's a very elegant yet chic colour. No catch. Just a whole lot of awesomeness in a tiny bottle!
I'm tempted to try out their lip glosses.
Have you tried any H&M cosmetics or nail polishes?