I was really excited when a parcel containing some New CID Cosmetics arrived on my doorstep a couple of weeks back. This is a brand I'm not very familiar with to be honest, but I've quickly grown to love. I think you all know by now how much I love my nail varnishes so these were the products I was dying to try out first! Today I've got some reviews and swatches on three of the shades from their i-Polish Light Up Nail Varnish Range.
The packaging is very basic but I love the sleek contemporary feel they have. The bottles are quite slimline and I like how the chrome lid has been styled to incorporate a bright LED light, which makes it much easier to see exactly where you're applying the polish to give you a neater finish. Each bottle is transparent so you can easily see the colour inside, there is a sticker on the bottom of the bottle with the names of each shade and stating the ingredients.
The applicator brushes are medium sized, and although I do prefer large flat brushes, these do make for quite easy application, and give an even coverage to the nails. Each shade is very sweetly named after all sorts of yummy desserts. As an added bonus, these polishes are free from three of the nasty ingredients usually found in more traditional nail varnishes; Formaldehyde, Toluene and Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP).
i-Polish Raspberry Brulee*
I think this has to be my favourite of the three shades I was sent. Raspberry Brulee is a pretty creamy looking medium pink shade. I managed to achieve a completely opaque finish with 2 coats. This shade in particular seemed to dry with quite a glossy finish, so no need to add a top coat.
i-Polish Bread & Butter Pudding*
I've been wearing this shade a lot since getting my hands on it, it's the perfect nude shade for the A/W months. Its a neutral brown/beige colour which would be ideal for work etc. Once again, this became opaque within 2 coats and dries with a fairly glossy finish to it.
i-Polish Summer Fruit Pudding*
(I must firstly apologise for the fact that the photo above with nail swatch does not truly represent the actual colour. You should look at the first picture of the bottle for a more accurate shade match. This always seems to happen when I'm swatching red polishes, any ideas?) But anyway, Summer Fruit Pudding is a deep ruby red shade with an iridescent glitter effect to it, which when teamed up with a good top coat provides an amazingly high shine finish. Perfect for the upcoming party season. This applied almost opaque with as little as one coat, but as habit, I always apply two anyway.
You can purchase from the New CID cosmetics website at £10 for 11ml.
There are a few other shades I've been eyeing up that I'd love to get my hands on!