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Wednesday 19 October 2011

NOTD: Sex Kitten


Leighton Denny - Sex Kitten

This polish popped through my letterbox the other day as a part of my GlossyBox (more on that in another post) and I was a bit dubious about whether I would like it or not to be honest. 
If you have followed my nail of the day posts for long you will notice that I don't really favour the whole pearlescent metallic look very often, I am more of a creme polish lover or i go for shimmer so the finish wasn't something I was looking forward to.
This is the first Leighton Denny polish I have ever used, so I can't comment on all the other ones out there, but the finish on this polish did exactly what I thought it would upon application, and its the reason I don't go for them, they streak.

Now obviously I am not talking streaking as in uneven coverage, I am talking streaking as in I can see where the brush bristles were. It drives me insane, I openly admit I am a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to my nails, but the lines in the application are something I can't tolerate, and I have actually just taken this off after wearing it for a day.

Other then the streaky appearance this went on fairly well with two coats. I can still see the whites of my nails which is always an issue when dealing with a light shade polish, but the colour was fairly opaque and it is pretty being what i would call a true ice blue.
I did find the brush to be a little hard to control because the cap is quite large but fairly short, which never allows for graceful application (all polish producers should take note of Ciate bottles I think) and this probably increased teh streaking as it meant on my fairly slim nails I had to attempt to curve the brush away from my skin. 

At £11 each these polishes aren't cheap, and I think that although I would be happy to try a cream finish polish by them I won't be rushing out to pick one up, if I happen to spot some in T.K.Maxx though I might grab some to try.


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