Only Fingers And Toes*
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!
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.
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.
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