As an avid nail polish wearer and fan of green beauty, I have been looking around for a more natural alternative to my much beloved Essie polishes. I came across the beautiful range of polishes produced by Soigne Botanique and simply couldn’t resist giving them a go. I showed you my haul last week, but today I want to talk a little more about Glaçage Turquoise and my first impressions on how this five free nail polish.
Let’s start with the colour itself: a beautiful deep turquoise blue polish. Glaçage is French for icing and this polish does have a lovely shine to it. Although one coat gives quite decent coverage, you really need two coats to get a properly deep turquoise and perfect finish.
The bottle looks chique and the long round lid is easy to hold when applying polish. The brush isn’t the widest around – think a little less broad than Essie – but I love that. I find very wide brushes tricky to work with on and this is the perfect size.
The Soigne polishes are five free: shorthand for saying the company has removed harsh chemicals formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, camphor and formaldehyde resin to create a non-toxic nail polish formula. This is the first non-toxic polish I have tried, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect in terms of application and wear.
Glaçage Turquoise applies just like any other polish I own and I can’t detect any major differences in thickness. Drying time is also very comparable to normal (i.e. non quick drying) polishes. The crucial aspect of any polish is the longevity and I was pleasantly surprised by Soigne. I had expected this to be significantly less study than my normal polish, but it holds up quite well for about three to four days. It isn’t quite up there with Essie which does best on my weak nails and averages four to five days, but it is still very decent for a polish without toxic chemicals. If you have stronger nails you might experience less chipping.
This Soigne polish has really impressed me: I love the color, the wear is pretty decent, and it is much better for the environment and my own body. Can’t wait to try the rest of the shades I purchased now!