Friday, June 13, 2014

NOTD: Cinnamon Water-Based Nail Polish by Suncoat

Disclaimer:  I purchased this.
I received Cinnamon in my May Eco Emi box, and the color and water-based formula intrigued me.  I'll admit I was a bit skeptical and was envisioning that this would wear about as long as, well, a hot minute.  Guess who was pleasantly surprised?

Application was not without it's issues, as the first and second coats were a bit uneven looking, with both bald spots and visible brush strokes.  So, I did a final 3rd coat, not really expecting much.
Cinnamon dries down to a rather dull finish that wasn't particularly fetching, so I topped it with Seche Vite and figured 'what the hell, I can always put glitter on top'.  Turns out it was pretty enough with a top coat that I've let it be, and after 4 days of wear I've got minor tip wear with some minor tip wear.

So hey, I'm pleasantly surprised at how nice this is!  Apparently, a water-based nail polish has been long sought after, but issues such as poor wear and a long drying time had to be overcome.  Suncoat came up with some innovative technology, and now there is a nail polish that is:
  • ~65% water
  • environmentally friendly
  • does not dry or discolor nails
  • virtually odor-free
  • non-flammable
  • Mineral pigments and natural ingredients based
It's not 100% natural, but if you want polished nails without overloading yourself with chemicals, these may be a viable option.  I seem to remember receiving another one of Suncoat's polishes last year, I need to search my stash and try it out as well.  Suncoat's water-based polishes are $9.99 each and come in 22 different colors. 

Linking up with The Nail Files hosted by Jennie Shaw:

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  1. Hmmm, I've never heard of water based polish. Science is crazy! Haha! I was going to say that your nails are crazy shiny, but then you revealed it was because of Seche. Bummer the Suncoat polish's finish wasn't great, but since I do a top coat on every colour, I guess it doesn't really matter. As usual, though, you've picked a colour that looks great on you!

    1. I hadn't heard of water-based polishes before I received these either. I'm really surprised at how well it wore - virtually no chipping in almost a week!

  2. Pretty coppery color! Seveche top coat makes everything look better!

    1. I think you're right, as it didn't look that pretty on it's own!