I was recently given the chance to try some nail polishes from Kester Black and Uslu Airlines by Australian retailer Outergold.com – who specialise in niche beauty and lifestyle products.
Prior to this I hadn’t tried either brands before, although I had heard great things about Kester Black from Swatchgirl.com. I was very impressed by the formula of both polishes- they both applied so evenly and lasted an incredible 3-5 days before any noticeable chipping.
Kester Black ‘Buttercream’ nail polish looks just like what you would expect from it’s name. Buttercream is a beautiful neutral milk coffee nude, which is almost opaque in two layers- as shown in swatch above (there is a slight translucency to the colour), and completely opaque in 3. The colour applies evenly with no streaking. I’m always overjoyed when I find a nude polish that doesn’t streak.
Kester Black is an Australian niche nail polish brand. All their polishes are ‘Five Free’ (no toluene, DBP, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin); cruelty free; and vegan.
Price: $17/ 15 mL
Uslu airlines is a Berlin based high end beauty company. Their products are named after airport destinations (I love this idea), and the shade NMA is named after the Namangan airport in Uzbekistan.
I chose this shade because a deep burgundy colour is my staple nail polish shade- so I’m always on a lookout for a good burgundy that has the sophistication of Butter London La Moss (but with a faster dry time and better chip resistance). This one is beautifully formulated – holds up much better than the Butter London one, and is a gorgeous shade.
Price: $29/ 11mLPosted by myfunnyvalentine on Apr 10th, 2014 in Nail Polish, Reviews, Swatches | 102568commentsAutumn+Nails%3A+Kester+Black+Buttermilk+and+Uslu+Airlines+NMA+2014-04-10+01%3A47%3A07myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D10256
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