Wandering about town today I found a new polish: Scotch Naturals! The name drew my eye, as well as the label design. A quick read and I found out it’s something I’ve been curious about - water based nail polish.
All the polishes have Scottish themes, like Queen of Scots, and my fave, the above - a gorgeous blood orange/paprika creme called To Hell With Swords and Garter.
Additionally - they claim to be vegan, 3 free, bio degradable, and free of ethyl acetate, butyl acetate, nitrocellulose, acetone, and heavy metals.
Entranced by the colours (most water based polish I’ve seen is kind of…yuk) I shelled out $13.00 for a bottle, and another for the top-coat.
- Bottle: gorgeous little bottle with a classy, attractive label, looks a little like a small Scotch bottle
- Smell: no chemical smell - it just smells kind of earthy, which is really nice, and the smell doesn’t carry far or linger
- Brush: short, which I like, and lush enough to spread out when you stroke it down the nail. It didn’t shed any bristles, either, which I’ve had happen with some surprisingly big name polishes.
- Application: applies very nicely - it doesn’t gloop or streak - but very thin. This could be a benefit or a problem, depending on the state of your nails. Mine are pretty damaged right now, what with gardening, and I could have used something with a little more landscaping power.There IS a basecoat for this product and might have helped. I noticed a few bubbles when I was doing my second coat, but I was able to stroke them out with the brush
- Colour: two coats provided lovely coverage, and deep, rich colour. It was a little matte by itself, but very nice
- Topcoat: a milky colour going on, this dries to a glassy sheen, but very thin
- Drying time: polish and top coat dried in 2-3 mins
- smells nice, applies nice, lovely colours…Give Me More!