I am feeling much better, brighter and bloggier today, and I spent loads of time yesterday editing photos. It's funny how hindsight works, and I realised that knowing THIS review was the next blog post I needed to do (3 weeks ago) had actually been stressing me out. Why? Because it's a monster, it's HUGE! Solution? I've now carved it into a couple of posts - more manageable for me, and suddenly ... oh, I feel lighter, less stressed. Crumpets, we're stupid sometimes :/
So Rococo Nail Apparel is a new brand which is sold through the cosmetics nirvana which is SpaceNK. I showed you some of these photos a few weeks ago, but here they are again - will you just LOOK at the packaging!
I agree you can't always tell a book by it's cover, but this is a brand that has made a lot of effort to package itself well and "richly". Buying these products, you know you should be getting a deluxe experience, but history is littered with fabulous exteriors and hollow interiors. So how did the products shape up?
Well, I didn't try the "extras" box set or the top and base coats. To me, they are very much all of a muchness, whatever brand you use, and I really do believe it's a case of personal body chemistry as to what will work for you. So, no opinion here other than that they LOOK great, and they also signal a brand that has thought things through, and that understands good nails doesn't just stop at a pretty polish.
LAB NUDE 8.8
So, onto the polishes, which is where it's at. Here they are, all lined up, and I really loved the little rainbow I was sent, apart from the camel-coloured one, which is just not me. Again, great packaging, but also, good application, no streaking, no issues.
Are they worth £14 each? That's a hard one to answer. They are good products, so we're not talking about a £2 atrocity hiding in expensive packaging, but what REALLY distinguishes a £5 polish from a £14 one? Honestly, I don't know, and I don't think there's an answer. Why is Chanel more expensive than Barry M or China Glaze? It's unlikely it's down to superior product, so my view is that if your budget can take it, these polishes WILL make you happy.
I think that's enough for this post, there are 2 more to come. They also sent me their Skinny Artist nail art brush for review, but as you can imagine, I haven't given that one a whirl yet - but I will! These polishes were sent to me for my honest review and are sold in SpaceNK stores.