Nails of the day NOTD Soigne Petale De Rose and Essence Holo Shimmer in Pixie Dust swatches

Nails of the Day // Soigne Petale De Rose & Essence Pixie Dust Holo!

[Umm – hey!  Soooo it looks like I wrote this and then never posted it, for some reason.  I have no idea why, and it was about 2 months ago, oops!  But thought I’d post it anyway].  Hi guys!  In a return to my usual schedule, I’m back to bright summer nails… Just had a little neutral-nails break there for a minute!  I think I might have shown this nail polish on the blog before.  I wear it a lot as it’s one of my favourite shades, but also it’s really long-lasting.  Introducing… Soigne Petale De Rose!

Nails of the day NOTD Soigne Petale De Rose and Essence Holo Shimmer in Pixie Dust swatches

Soigne – Petale De Rose & Essence Holo Shimmer in Pixie Dust

Soigne: About The Brand

Soigne is a brand I discovered through Birchbox.  I got this polish in my July 2015 Birchbox and instantly loved it!   

Soigne are a salon brand who produce non-toxic nail polishes.  Soigné is a French word translates ‘to take care of’ in English.  The brand aim to keep your nails healthy and free from chemicals, whilst still looking pretty and polished.  Their polishes are 5-toxin free, not tested on animals and are even vegan – which is great!  

I’m not sure what it is that makes these Soigne polishes so long-lasting on my nails.  Maybe it’s to do with them containing less chemicals, or maybe they just have a great formula.  I don’t know, but whatever it is, I like it!  I have a different shade (Mousse Aux Framboises) and it’s just as good.  

Nobody really wants to change their nail polish every two days or walk around with chipped nails, so I really do appreciate nail polishes that last longer.  I find it strange that in this day and age, with all the technology available to us, it’s still hard to find a polish that lasts longer than a couple of days!

Nails of the day NOTD Soigne Petale De Rose and Essence Holo Shimmer in Pixie Dust swatches

Soigne – Petale De Rose & Essence Holo Shimmer in Pixie Dust

Soigne Petale De Rose & Essence Holo Shimmer Pixie Dust

I used my usual base coat – Nails Inc Kensington Caviar Base Coat.  I then used two coats of Soigne Petale De Rose.  It’s such a gorgeous consistency – really creamy, even and opaque.  This is one of those polishes where you can do a really quick rush job on your nails and it still looks great, as it’s almost impossible to streak!
 
I added two coats of Essence Holo Shimmer in Pixie Dust onto my ring fingers.  This is such a pretty polish, it’s such a shame it doesn’t show up very well on the photos.  It’s a really fine, shimmery holo glitter which has a gold and pink shift in the light.  I know you can’t see it very well here, but it’s really pretty in real life.  Next time you’re passing an Essence counter (in Wilkos etc), have a look!  It’s less than £2 but so lovely.  I’d put in a link for you, but I can’t seem to find it for sale online at the moment.
 
Nails of the day NOTD Soigne Petale De Rose and Essence Holo Shimmer in Pixie Dust swatches

Soigne – Petale De Rose & Essence Holo Shimmer in Pixie Dust

 
I used one coat of Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat on top of everything, and my nails stayed intact and chip-free for about 4 days!
 
You can find Soigne Petale De Rose here for £11.  It’s a bit on the expensive side, but I truly think the quality justifies the price in this case.  Nails Inc polishes are between £11 and £15 now, and they last nowhere near as well!

What do you think of this colour?  Have you ever tried either of the polishes?  Let me know in the comments!

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