Sunday, September 8, 2013

Clinique 70° and Sunny

Today I have a fun polish to share with you, from a brand I haven't tried before. I have Clinique 70° and Sunny, which is a polish from Clinique's revamped (or possibly brand new-- I'm not sure) line of polishes, also called "A Different Nail Enamel for Sensitive Skin," and the formula is not supposed to irritate your eyes when your fingers come in contact with them. Personally, I don't think I can say that any of my polishes actually irritate my eyes, but given that I wear contacts and have an unfortunate tendency to rub my eyes a lot it's nice to see a line of polishes that are attempting to prevent any irritation due to the chemicals in the polish. One of my good friends gave me two of these Clinique polishes for my birthday-- it's just taken me awhile to try them.

The first polish I went for was 70° and Sunny, which is a sunny, warm egg yolk yellow creme. Perfect for adding some cheer to your grey September days (as they have been here in the PNW recently). Like most yellows, it's not perfect, but comes pretty close. The first coat was a little streaky, but two coats evened it out nicely and I used three just make sure there were no streaks. I was really happy with the formula, and I love the warmth of the color. Here I didn't use a top coat and while it doesn't dry to a super shiny finish all on its own, it still looks great.

Artificial light - flash:

Natural light:

I love this color yellow, and while I'm not sure the formula is actually good for sensitive skin, I did think the formula was good in terms of application. I also thought the polish had less of a scent than some polishes (even other 3/4/5-Free polishes), which I really appreciated since my nose is extra sensitive right now.

You can find Clinique nail enamel at their website, and there is an even wider range of shades available on the Nordstrom website. These polishes retail for $12.50 each.