Saturday, 24 January 2015

Soigné Nail Polish Swatches and Review


I have been so excited about posting these beautiful polishes from Soigné Botanique because - oh, just look at them!  They are such gorgeous colours.  I've had the photos taken for ages, just haven't had the time to write a post about them, but here they are.  Soigné are a relatively new brand as far as I can tell - and one of the things I love about them (apart from the colours) is that they are 5-free polishes and vegan friendly.  They also have up to 85% plant-sourced natural ingredients, which is reflected in the pretty French names for the polishes.

I was sent Eau* (light blue), Clitoria Ternatea* (dark blue) and Ube* (lilac) to try out.  The bottles are the now quite familiar rectangular ones which have brushes which make application easy.  The formula is pretty opaque and quick-drying - I used just two coats in the photos below.  I've also used them a few times in some watermarbling, which you can see here and here on Instagram.

Eau

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'Eau' is a stunning bright light blue which I absolutely adore and can't stop looking at when I'm wearing it.  I will definitely be wearing this one a whole lot this coming spring and summer.

Clitoria Ternatea

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Alright, I'll admit, I laughed at the name 'Clitoria Ternatea' too until I did a Google search and discovered that it's a bright blue flower - and the blue isn't anything like this polish, but I love the polish all the same.  It's a bit more royal than a plain navy blue and I've been wearing it a lot this winter.

"Clitoria ternatea" by Wilfredor - Own work
Licensed under CC0 via Wikimedia Commons

Ube

Soigne Ube swatchSoigne Ube swatch

I had to Google 'Ube' because I had no idea what it was.  I assumed it was some sort of flower - but no, it's actually the Filipino purple yam which is a popular ingredient in ice cream.  Who knew?  Anyway, general knowledge apart, this is such a gorgeous spring-time purple.


There are 28 colours in their Core Collection and honestly I want them all!  At £11 each though, they're not the most reasonable polishes on the market at the moment.  But the good news is that all three of the polishes in this post are currently £6.50 on the Soigné website.

*PR samples

3 comments:

  1. I'm in love with Eau! I got the Fruit Marbles collection for Christmas, I still haven't had chance to use it though!!

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  2. Eau is a stunning shade, it'll be great come the better weather

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  3. I love them all! I was considering using them for my mobile therapy business. Do you thing they will stay as long as OPI on a manicure? Thanks

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