Blue love: Soigne Clitoria Ternatea five free polish

Soigne Botanique Clitoria Ternatea five free nail polish

Lovely deep blue nail polish, silly name! Google informed me Clitoria Ternatea is a plant with beautiful blue flowers in the same hue as the polish, so the name makes sense for a company like Soigne producing natural nail polish. Still, not the easiest to remember or type, so perhaps the brand should spend a little more time on thinking up suitable yet cute names.

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Polish Pick: Truffe by Soigne

 

Soigne Botanique five free nail polish in truffeIf you have read a few of my polish picks before, you may have noticed I am not a summer polish kinda girl. I love pastel shades with a grey undertone (think Farrow and Ball colors for nails), deep jewel tones, and dark shades. Not your typical bright summer fair, but I continue to rock them nonetheless. So, it shouldn’t really surprise you I have been wearing dark grey Truffe on my nails all week and I absolutely love the color.

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Polish Pick: Couvert by Soigne Botanique

Soigne Botanique Couvert Natural Five Free Nail Polish

My polish pick for the week is the beautiful Couvert by Soigne Botanique. These natural polishes are five free and predominantly natural, but still great to work with. The formula has great consistency, not too runny and easy to apply, and doesn’t smell as chemical as normal polishes.

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Polish Pick: Soigne Glacage Turquoise

Soigne Botanique five free nail polish deep blue Glacage Turquoise

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.

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Soigne Polish Haul

Soigne botanique five free nail polish haulEver since growing my nails after an awful biting habit, I have absolutely adored nail polish. I love experimenting with different colours and brands, but I was definitely curious about the new wave of five free polishes (beauty blogger code for brands without carcinogenic components). When a great offer by Soigne Botanique landed in my inbox, I took it as a sign and ordered some of their polishes.

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Polish Pick: Saltwater Happy

Essie Saltwater happy light blue nail polish

After a little trip to Ikea and some new storage – I experienced that harrowing moment I am sure we’ve all had when you arrive at the car and wonder if all of these boxes will even fit but it worked somehow – I reorganised my make-up and polish. I really should do that more often, because I found some marvellous stuff including this amazing Essie polish.

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NOTW: Meet me at the chimney

This week I am rocking a color from the Essence christmas polish collection, as you might have been able to tell from its name: meet me at the chimney. Now, I have no idea how this semi-matte pistachio polish fits with a christmas theme, but it hasn’t stopped me from loving the color.

essence meet me at the chimney nail polish

The semi-matte effect is rather lovely and actually stays put relatively well on my weak nails: the first small chips appeared towards the end of the second day. Doesn’t sound very long lasting, but actually pretty decent from budget brand Essence as (semi)matte polishes are notoriously tricky. Meet me at the chimney is one of my surprise summer favorites.


Deze week draag ik een kleurtje uit de Essence Kerst nagellak collectie, zoals je misschien al had geraden na de naam: meet me at the chimney. Ik heb geen idee hoe deze semi-matte pistache nagellak bij een kerst thema past, maar ik hou van deze kleur.

essence meet me at the chimney nail polish

Het semi-matte effect is heel leuk en blijft verbazingwekkend lang zitten op mijn zwakke nagels: de eerste kleine chips waren pas te zien aan het einde van dag twee. Dat klinkt misschien niet heel lang, maar is eigenlijk best goed voor budget merk Essence omdat (semi)matte lakjes erg lastig zijn. Meet me at the chimney is een van mijn verrassende zomerfavorieten.