I mean look at those compact mirrors! If that weren't enough, there were also blingy tweezers and even eyelash curlers. But what I'm reviewing today is their nail polish...
Bling Cosmetics were nice enough to provide me with a nail polish of my choice to review. They had a few different colors on display but Cleopatra Gold spoke to me. And really, who am I to mess with fate? The polish came packaged in that cardboard box you see above.
Not only is the polish packaged in a box, it includes a velvet pouch and a polishing cloth. I thought the packaging was cute, it's all about the little details!
Before I get into the polish, I want to mention something. Another thing (besides the bling) that sets Bling Cosmetics apart is the nail polishes, lipsticks, and lip glosses are all equipped with a LED light in the cap. Again, it's all about the details. I tried to get a good pic of the nail polish all lit up but it was not meant to be. I will keep trying though! I thought it was such an interesting feature, it makes me feel like McGuyver. But now, onto the polish!
To be honest, I thought Cleopatra Gold was going to be regular warm gold metallic, possibly prone to brushstrokes. Boy, was I wrong! First of all, it's not a metallic per se, it's a CHROME!!! Second of all, it was completely opaque in 2 thin coats but I went with 3 for maximum impact. Third, I didn't have any visible brushstrokes ( to be honest, I wasn't even trying to be careful), and it dried pretty fast. I really love how this looks, it's so shiny and glow-y. As for the warm gold, I would describe more as a yellow gold/green gold. It defintely has green tones to it.
I've included a pic that was taken with flash, just so you can see the green in it. It was such a nice surprise for it to turn out to be a chrome, instead of what I was expecting it to be. One thing, chromes are notorious for highlighting nail ridges. Cleopatra Gold didn't do seem to do that for me, however I used a base coat and my nails are not prone to prominent ridges. Just thought it was something worth mentioning.
All in all, I was impressed with Bling Cosmetics SpotLight Nail Shine. It was pigmented, dried fast and had a good formula. Pretty much everything I look for in a nail polish. On their site, they also mention they donate part of their profits to various charities. Also worth mentioning is that they do not conduct animal testing. SpotLight Nail Shine retails for $25 on their site. To me, $25 seems a bit steep but am keeping in mind the cost of crystals and having them applied by hand. I do think it would make a great gift, especially as bridesmaids' gifts (as they are suggesting).
What do you think of Cleopatra Gold? Hope you are all having a great week!
*This product was provided by the company for review, however this in no way influences my opinion. For more information, please view my disclosure policy*