Friday, January 1, 2016

Nonie Creme Colour Prevails Blue Blood

Happy New Year!

To start the new year, here's a new brand to the blog: Nonie Creme Colour Prevails.  From what I understand, Nonie Creme used to work for Butter London but left to create her own company found exclusively now at select Walgreens.  I've seen the butterfly winged items at my local Walgreens but was never particularly entranced until I came across this swatch of Blue Blood on Michelle's blog.

Before swatching, I asked on Instagram if anyone had any questions about this color/brand.  The first question was about the butterfly wing cap.  No surprises there.  Personally, I find the look to be unappealing and frankly a little cheap.  If it wasn't for the swatch I saw online, I would certainly not have shelled out $8 on such a small bottle of polish with such a silly looking cap.  However, using the cap really wasn't so bad.  Michelle has a great pictorial on how she used the cap to polish but I must admit that I actually found it much easier to polish with the wing facing upwards.   The brush is a bit thinner than I would have liked and you have to be careful when putting the wand back in the bottle since the the butterfly wing will tip over the bottle if it's not screwed in properly (not weighted evenly), but otherwise, not as big of a pain as one would have imagined.

The second question is if it was a dupe for Zoya Storm.  And the answer to that in unequivocally no.  Storm is a glorious deep cobalt with scattered holographic sparkle.  Blue Blood is an inky blue creme with aqua microshimmer than is sadly only visible in direct light as you can see from the angles in which the sun is hitting my nails and the bottle.  Truly a disappointing polish in my opinion.

This was two coats.

Sadly, I don't think I'll be keeping this polish.  For the size and lack of payoff, I just don't want the hassle of finding a way to shove this into my polish drawers (where would it even fit?).  Plus the thin brush just made me give up at the end and created funky lines at the cuticle line.  Oh well.  So much for starting the new year with a bang!


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