(From left to right: Caronia Nail Hardener & Base Coat (for holding nail polish) 49php, Wonder Woman Nail Polish Duo in Gold, Wonder Woman Nail Polish Duo in shimmering pink 129php (available in all Bench stores nationwide), Caronia Fast-Dry Top Coat to fully seal the color 49php and Caronia Kwik-Dry & Cuticle Conditioner for smudge free nails 49php, and the San San Acetone Free Nail Polish Remover Pads 49php)
So here's another nail polish blog post. Today, I'm going to show you my most honest thoughts about this Nail Polish Duo by Bench. How I got this? Well, As my mom and I went shopping and everything, this suddenly caught my attention. Obviously, it's the packaging. It just looks great! Although I don't like the blue handle. It looks like a typical polish handle though it doesn't look cheap. Plus the nail polish is heavy, probably because of the heavily-lidded glass packaging. As I paid in the cashier area, I happen to notice the different shades of nail polish display just right behind the wax and other hair styling products of Bench. I actually didn't know that Bench also sells nail polish. I guess I am not that so keen as when I go there, I just look for tees or pants only.
So yeah, as the cashier punch all the stuff we've bought, I took the chance to look at their polish, and I saw these!
I'm really glad that when my mom saw me looking at them, she insisted that I include those on the things that we're buying. And that's how I got these! Maybe mom just saw this on me that I'm internally drooling over the polishes lol haha!
There are actually three of these, one has this red and blue duo, while the other one is gold and red. But since I fell in love with these gold and pink first, I chose them instead! I am actually planning to buy the other two next time I drop by Bench.
After applying base coat, I applied my first coat of this pink one on four nails only. Since this is a duo, I believe that I can't use just one of them, so I prefer to apply the gold one on my accent/ring finger instead. I don't know if they go well but hey, since they came from the same packaging, I think they are like a combo.
You can almost see little specks of green, gold, red, orange, violet, etc in the pink nail polish. Gold is the most prominent. So anyway, I love glittery shades, and I think that was what persuaded me to get this duo. Haha. What I didn't like is that the polish is not really opaque. It wasn't very pigmented at all that I had to apply several coats to get the finish that I wanted.
Another thing I didn't like about the pink one is that it's quick-drying (in a bad way). I am just spreading the polish on my nail plate when the consistency of the fluid gets thick already. Well, for some other people, maybe that's a good thing since drying will be faster, but for me, it just makes the whole thing messy. But this isn't a problem if you have solvent for thinning out nail enamels.
As for the gold one, I have no problem with it. It just glides smoothly. Plus I really love the color gold when it comes to nail polish! Its elegance just never fades.
On my second coat, I achieved the fullness and opacity I wanted. It lasts 4 days in me before I got minimal chipping. The top coat and base coats helped a lot!
(second coat with top coat)
For this duo, you will just have to pay for as low as 129php. Not bad!
On the base of the bottle, here's a sticker there that says Warrior Princess. It's kinda made me feel like I am a warrior too lol! I guess it refers to the duo color? It has no ingredients listed on the nail polish. However, the full details are to be read on the plastic packaging.
So yeah, I think that's all I have to say! Happy blogging! xx