Thursday, 15 January 2015

Only Fingers And Toes Nail Polish // Beauty Review

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Only Fingers And Toes*
Nailcare brand available from Harvey Nichols

The only time I buy an expensive nail polish is when I'm purchasing it as a present for someone's birthday (or Christmas) so it kind of bugs me when premium nail brands lack in packaging. At best, a luxury nail polish will come in a thin cardboard box but it is unusual to find a nail polish that comes in an elegant gift box like this. I believe that it is always worth spending the extra pennies to gift someone a present that's really beautifully packaged. It's something that I appreciate because it makes the gift more "complete" and not to mention easy to wrap!

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That's where Only Fingers And Toes comes in. They're the new kid on the block, the coolest luxury nail brand of the moment and I've been hearing a lot about them on blogs and via social media. It looks like they not prides themselves in the quality of their nail lacquers and treatments, but also in how the products are displayed and presented. And that is what gives them the edge against their competitors.

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The presentation gift box is a thing of beauty, it's like unwrapping something as special as a piece of jewellery - and it should be for that price. Only Fingers And Toes nail polishes, whether it's an individual bottle, a trio gift set or a mega collection, comes in an sturdy, elegant dark grey box with a slick of orange peeping through the middle. 

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bright blue nail polish, blue nail polish, only fingers and toes nail polish

I picked a shade called Rhythm which is a vivid blue. It's quite a daring colour and I appreciate the blue shades aren't for everyone but I do love my blue nail polishes! Plus, I've been wearing red for months and needed a change! As this was the first time I have tried Only Fingers And Toes, I was keen to find out what the formula, pigment and coverage was like, and whether it was worth the hype.

The long-wearing formula of the nail polishes within the Only Fingers And Toes range are all a free-from formula which means that potentially harmful ingredients are not used (such as toulene, formaldehyde, camphir and Phthalic acid). I'm happy to hear this because in my opinion, premium brands should not take short cuts, there's absolutely no excuse. Now more than ever, people are increasinly aware of toxic ingredient and we are seeking for a better alternative. It is another aspect that sets themselves apart from other brands, it shows that they care about what goes in to their products and how it affects the customers. I don't know about the other shades but Rhythm is more watery in consistency than I'm used to but thankfully, no streaking, and the colour was opaque after two coats. Two coats gives good amount of coverage too. The application is easy, it was easy to handle and the brush is just the right size. I did find that it took about 5 minutes for each coat to dry so it's not a polish to use if you're in a hurry.  

The range is available from Harvey Nichols or directly from their own website. Individual bottles cost £16.

Next time I'm thinking of buying nail polish for a friend's birthday, I know EXACTLY where to go! What are you waiting for? Check out Only Fingers And Toes right now!

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  1. That is such a gorgeous colour! I hadn't heard of this brand before, but I'll definitely keep them in mind for the future.
    Rubi | The Den |

  2. I always think that about nail varnish packaging. The good ones cost quite a bit, but they don't look like they do - especially if you're giving them as a gift. It sounds like a lovely polish and looks so nice and shiny too! :)
    emmerliejay x

  3. This colour looks so beautiful, really want to get it now!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  4. What a gorgeous colour, one to be adding to a future wish list!

  5. Wow that colour is simply incredible, so bold and glossy and I really love the packaging very luxe xxx

    Blonde Of Carbs

  6. I love the vibrancy of this colour!

  7. I love love the blue nail polish! Very pretty! It is one of my favorite colors to wear on my nails.

  8. Thumb up for the package, I la la love cardboard box :)
    Rhythm is really vibrant and gorgeous! That's a nice pick
    Have a great day

  9. Thats an intense blue! I love that its in a cute little box!

  10. It seems like such a good product ! Love the packaging and the shade !

    Giveaway, win a pair of Polette glasses !

  11. I love this color! Good to hear that they're dropping the potentially harmful chemicals. I definitely think better choices like this can lead to other friendly choices. Like little green details. A little goes a long way. :)

  12. That shade of blue is gorgeous on you, it was really unexpected (in a good way). Also love the packaging, I've never seen one like it and would be a really lovely gift too!

    xx Alyson
    The Beauty Vanity

  13. I came SO close to picking one of these up over the holidays for myself but then my nails had a disaster and I knew it would be a while before I'd get any wear out of it! Once I've got my nails back to a healthier, paintable condition I might treat myself to one of these beauties!

    Sarah :)
    Saloca in Wonderland

  14. This is such a pretty nail polish shade! x



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