Another Arctic Goddess post today, but this time focusing on the nails. Whilst I’m not really one for wearing blue tones on my eyes (other than the occasional flirtation with navy) I am most definitely a fan of blue nails, which is why I couldn’t wait to try out Avon’s Arctic Goddess nail varnishes.
The two I used were Arctic Waters on the majority of the nails and Chilling Teal as an accent on each hand. I was seriously excited when I saw Arctic Waters as I’ve been lusting after a strong, turquoise/blue shade ever since Bobbi Brown launched her Turquoise varnish and I thought Arctic Waters might make a good contender.
In the bottle, Arctic Waters looks like it’s laced with a slight shimmer or possibly polychromatic which doesn’t really translate when on the nails. I personally was happy with this result as I wanted a strong punchy blue that didn’t have to compete with other shades for attention.
Chilling Teal is an interesting shade as it’s a bit wishy washy, but still very pretty and gives quite a metallic finish without looking too glittery and there are definitely hints of both blue and green in the mix.
I like both shades but it’s absolute love for Arctic Waters and annoyingly this would make the most beautiful, bright, summery shade that I would’ve loved admiring under the Spanish sun during my last holiday….oh well, next year!
When I first applied Arctic Waters it streaked like you wouldn’t believe and of course my heart immediately sank, but it evened out very quickly and the finish was lovely; definitely just as good as any of the higher priced brands. In this NOTD I used two coats of Arctic Waters and three coats of Chilling Teal.
Wear is pretty good; I’m about 4 days in and the edges are just starting to look a big raggedy, but there’s definitely a couple more days left in them yet.
All-in-all, some beautiful shades with easy application and great wear at the bargainous price of £6 a pop and the full Arctic Goddess collection launches in November. Have a look at my introduction the range here and my EOTD using the lead palette from the collection here.