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Dec. 01.

Manicure Monday: Oriflame Pure Colour Nail Polish in Berry Intense

mm-oriflame-thI’ve been meaning to try this polish for a while, after winning it in a giveaway organised by one of Oriflame’s independent consultants. Unfortunately though, with everything else going on in my life, it has been sitting in my to do pile for a while, until today, when I finally decided to take out Berry Intense, from the Pure Colour Nail Polish Collection, and give it a whirl.

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Oriflame are another in the style of Avon and Mary Kay, themselves coming from Sweden. The idea is that you order online, or through their catalog and one of their independent beauty consultants, and receive your delivery. Surprisingly, I have never used a service like this, as I tend to prefer in most cases to play with my makeup before I buy it. However, some of the items in the catalog do draw me in, so I wouldn’t rule out buying something, as it does appear to be good value.

Berry intense is a rich shade, somewhere between a wine and a berry. It was one of two to jump out at me from the website, but looking at the bottle, compared to the online swatch, the bottle runs more wine/red. The bottle is a little shorter, and wider than others, with the lid being nearly as wide as the bottle, and taking up about half the height. This means that you do get quite close to your nails when you are working, and in use I did tap my nails with the lid a couple of times.

And here is how the polish looks on my nails. As usual, pictures are both without and with flash.

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oriflame-flash

I’m unbelievably torn by this polish. I really do like the colour, but something is letting it down for me, and that is either the brush or formula of the polish is leading to it dragging and ruining the finish. I don’t have the patience to take so long with my nails, being so super gentle with the application of polish. And normally that doesn’t matter, except here. Where this would have been a polish I may have looked to if I wanted to do my nails in a hurry, it may end up sitting on my polish shelf for some time, until I can take enough time to figure out how to make it work, and that is a shame.

Robyn

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