Tuesday, 24 January 2012


american apparel nail polish in l'espirt

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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.

26 comments:

  1. I seriously love the colour choice but one colour, I think it was Malibu something, stained my nails bright green. Ahhhh, but otherwise I do love them, haha.

    xoxo

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  2. Great colour, wish my nails were long enough at the moment to pull any shade off! Xx

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  3. I've picked up one of these nail polish's and found that they come off so easily! But you can't say no to some of their unique colors!
    simplyyoursamb.blogspot.com

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  4. I am yet to try AA nail varnishes. Love this colour though xo

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  5. Such a lovely colour and i need fast drying polishes! A little expensive at £9 though.


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  6. Lovely colour, I've never tried them think I might do now so thank you xx

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  7. Love this colour, so pretty! xx

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  8. That colour is really lovely - I see what you mean about the blue, purple and grey tones! I don't usually spend that much on a single nail polish but this sounds really good!xx

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  9. Great shade ! Reminds me of Miss Stone Heart from H&M ! xx

    clayandbeauty.blogspot.com

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  10. what a lovely colour, i have heard a lot about these polishes but never tried them, may have to invest xx

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  11. I quite like this, defos a colour that goes with the weather at the moment!

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  12. I really like the colour, not something i would usually pick up myself but it looks lovely once on.

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  13. Do you think this colour suits all skin types? X

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  14. This is the ideal colour, it would go with my entire wardrobe! The fact it's quick to dry and wear resistant without a topcoat sells it to me, and I love the retro bottle as well

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  15. Oh I really want to try one of the AA nailpolishes one day, they always seem to have such a great quality!
    xxx

    London Last Night

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  16. I have the same one and I love it!

    http://www.sandra-thepuzzleofmylife.blogspot.com/

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  17. i love aa nail varnishes, they are such good quality

    january, x
    jessicajanuary.com

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  18. This colour is identical to MO Beth's blue!
    Looks lovely, but I dont think i'd be willing to part with £9 a bottle when the models own alternative is just as good!

    Romina
    ignitingbones.blogspot.com

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  19. my sister works in aa, will deffs be stealing her 50% discount to buy this!
    http://charlottec0uture.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  20. i always get a worried about store brand cosmetics, i used to be addicted to asda own-brand stuff when i was little and it's put me off a bit haha! these look really good though, definitely gonna give them a try x

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  21. PRETTY colour! very nice soft pastel :)

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  22. i'd never thought of american apparel for nail varnish before but i think this post will make me think twice about where i next purchase some nail varnish from! gorgeous colour too lily! X

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