My gorgeous Luxembourgish friend sent me this lovely nail polish in a Christmas parcel last year, and after having finally tried it out, I thought I’d share my thoughts on it. It was the first time I’d ever heard of Manhattan nail polish, and was quite intrigued by this German brand.
I used three coats and a topcoat, and the beautiful glittery gold sparkling on my fingertips was just so glamorous that I couldn’t stop darting furtive glances at them throughout the day. I got so many comments and compliments from both colleagues and students, that I would definitely call it a big success.
Although it took three coats to reach a reasonable opacity (although looking back now, four might have been better), the layers dried quite quickly, so it took less time than my regular base coat and two coats do. That was a huge plus for me, I must admit, even though I ended up having to use a clear topcoat because of the roughness. I suppose liquid sand type nails just aren’t for me then…
In spite of quite simply adoring everything about this varnish, I was very nearly banging my head against the wall in frustration when it was time to remove it. It just took ages, which is the same with any glitter polish I guess. I’m not used to just sitting around with cotton wool and nail polish remover on my nails, waiting for it to seep through enough to be removed, and thus I found it quite annoying, but once I was watching a TV show and showed a smidgen of patience, it was perfectly all right in the end. I can deal with that, and I’d love to try out more of their other varnishes if I get the chance.
I can’t wait to be in the mood for Cleopatra nails again!
Have a beautiful day, darlings!