Over the last few weeks, you may have started to see a brand called Bondi around the blogosphere. It's a new brand which is carried by Harlow & Co and which is also available on its own website, HERE. I was sent a bottle for review, and here she is :)
I deliberately chose Strawberry Fields because I don't have a colour exactly like this in my stash. I thought she looked happy and summery and cheerful - and she is!
Brandwise, Bondi New York is a collection of 20 fashion forward colors which are free from formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, DBP and toluene, making it 5-free. The collection has been formulated to be long lasting and chip resistant. Even better, 100% of the net profit (after costs) is donated to their non-profit charity which makes grants to organizations like Food Bank for New York City.
This went on effortlessly. The brush is what I would call "normal", so not as wide as an OPI and not as thin as a Zoya. The bottle is lovely - beautifully square for storage :) and it LOOKS classy too.
Strawberry Fields then ... I'm gonna be honest, I have NO idea what colour to call this lol. She's a soft red-burnt orange-sort of pink kind of deal, and she really is lovely and cheerful. Bright, but not obnoxious. Colourful, but with a subdued quality. Tangy, but not too zany.
I also used her as the base for my Poppies mani, which you can see here. Art-wise, she'll be fab, as she bridges a lot of colours on the spectrum.
Bondi sells for $15, making it pricey to a US market. Is it worth it? Well to me, and my UK prices, yes. I didn't wear it long enough to test the chip resistant aspect, but everything about this did scream quality product - beautifully creamy, effortless application, smooth and glossy. And would I put my hand in my pocket to buy more? Yes, I would, so it's a thumbs up from me.
This product was sent to me for my honest review - enjoy xx :)