if you follow me on instagram (shameless plug: @babybohemian), you may have seen that i posted the above picture last night. i got the rms nail polish in beloved the other day and tried it out for the first time last night; i thought i would go into a little more detail today!
rms nail polishes retail for $15 and are a 6-free formula, cruelty free, and vegan. they are formulated without petrochemicals, parabens, dpb, tphp, toluene, camphor, xylene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, and animal products (specific info from rmsbeauty.com). the color range is curated but cool, they have very different shades than what you usually see at the drugstore or sephora.
first things first, i always use my opi nail envy as my base coat. i have both the original and the matte, so really whichever one i can find first is what i use. last night it was the matte, which i find has a nice bit of grip to it and sticks to the nail polish quite well.
beloved is a gorgeous red with warm, orangey undertones. it’s not too orange, as i’m not a fan of that, but it’s the perfect summery bright red. i love how a red can really be a neutral all year long. the formula on this is amazing – one average coat was perfectly opaque, but i did two just for luck and lasting power. the brush is fine, not amazing. it’s similar to an essie brush, thin and relatively long. i was worried about the larger top on this but it was easy to hold and work with. and the packaging is probably my favorite of any nail polish!
to top it off i used my usual nails inc 45 second top coat with kensington caviar. i bought this as a bit of a splurge last year ($15)and have been using it consistently to get my money’s worth, but i really love it. true to claims it dries in 45 seconds and is very protective and long lasting.
and that’s it! i don’t know about lasting power as of yet. nail polishes usually last 3-4 days on me before chipping if i’m lucky, so we’ll see how this stands up to that average. if it goes well, i am definitely going to purchase more shades, even with the high price tag of $15 a bottle.
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