american apparel nail polish in l'espirt: asos (£7)
As part of my Asos Future Stylist entry I was given some money to use towards my outfit, I picked out two American Apparel nail polishes as I was interested in trying them out and L'Espirit colour was perfect for the look I was going for. I am occasionally swayed to part with the cash for American Apparel items, Their leggings are my all time favourites. However I do think their prices can be over inflated. At £9 (they are cheaper on ASOS, but not the whole shade range of colours is online!) a polish its cheaper than OPI but still quite expensive compared to Models own or even lower down the price chart Barry M.
Of the two shades I've tried (Poppy Red & L'Espirt) both are one coat opaque, However I tend to use two coats, just out of habit and I feel the extra coat just smoothes everything down nicely. They dry down amazingly quickly, perfect if you need a quick manicure on the go. I experienced really minor tip wear (without a top coat!) considering I've wore it for 4 days while moving house. L'Espirt is a pretty grey-lavender-blue toned cream polish, I think its absolutely stunning. At first I thought it looked a bit like Models Own BlooBloo, but its got a gorgeous purple tone to it that BlooBloo lacks. In different lights it can look a creamy blue in others a warmish lavender, it even looks a touch grey.
AA Nails has a wonderful shade range, it contains a fair few really unique polishes that I haven't seen before as well as some lovely classic colours. They also are Cruelty, DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde free. These polishes completely live up to my expectation and certainly do all the things they claim to do. Pricey for nail polish but something I'd very much recommend as they actually do what they claim and are of a really high quality. Worth the money in other words! I'll definitely be making more purchases of these in the future.