NOTD: Liz Earle Pure Poetry
It feels like forever since I last did a nails of the day post! I haven't actually painted my nails at all since December so I thought it was about time to get the polish out again! I got this Liz Earle nail polish in the shade Pure Poetry as one of my gifts from Rosie (Botanic Purity) in the Christmas green beauty swap - thank you again Rosie! This is the first nail polish I've tried from Liz Earle's cruelty free and 5-free (no Formaldehyde, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Toluene, Formaldehyde Resin or Camphor) range and I'm pretty impressed with it!
The formula is a little thinner than most of my other nail polish, but strangely this doesn't mean that there is little colour payoff. I managed to get a completely even, streak free and glossy finish with just one coat - pretty impressive! The formula is also enriched with avocado and borage oils which is supposed to help protect and strengthen the nails, although having only used it once I can't comment on the performance in that respect just yet.
Pure Poetry is one of those chameleon shades that looks different depending on the setting. In the daylight it's a dark but somehow still bright red, almost with a hint of pink. Looking at my nails now though in the evening under artificial light the colour is a much deeper purpley-red burgundy. I actually only have one other red nail polish so it's great to have another unique red shade in my collection! There are currently 12 shades of Liz Earle's nail polish and they're priced fairly middle-of-the-range at £7.50, available here from John Lewis.
Have you tried Liz Earle nail polish before? What do you think of this shade?