Anyways, today's post is a review on the E.L.F. nail polish in Teal Blue. They recently released four new shades in the UK (I'm not sure how long they've had them in the US for), but they consist of Purple Dream, Dark Glitter Purple, Copper and Teal Blue. The minute I saw the Teal Blue on the site, I just had to get it.
My camera didn't really manage to capture the intensity of the green. When I saw it on the site, I thought it would come out like these pictures too, but it is definitely more of a deep yet bright green than the turquoise shade that I thought it would be. It actually matches a top that I own:
As with all the E.L.F. polishes I own, I use the Nude polish as a base coat and then apply two coats of the colour of choice. The Teal Blue made for a great application, and was not streaky at all. I guess it does take a while to dry in between coats, but because the colour is so intense, each coat that I applied didn't have to be too thick.
I didn't notice any chipping until the fourth day which I reckon was both a work of applying a base coat and the Teal Blue varnish. The smell of the nail varnish is quite strong, but I haven't really tried a nail varnish that doesn't stink the house out.. plus, for £1.50, I'm totally willingly to crack open the window just so I can apply my pretty polish.
- Great colour (intense)
- Not streaky
- Colour not true to the site (as always)
- Takes a while to dry
- Strong smell
If you're not in a rush and you can cope with the smell, I definitely recommend the E.L.F. Teal Blue nail polish. It's cheap and it's such a fun colour! For the price of one drug store polish, I could get about 3 of these E.L.F. ones, so being the cheapo I am, I love it! I can wear it all through Spring and Summer, and I'm sure I'll be able to incorporate it into Autumn and Winter somehow too.