Before I got into nail polish in a big way I was a bit of a nail polish snob. I would never have thought about buying nail polish from a dollar or discount store. First of all the displays were lacking and they always tucked away some where that you couldn’t see the colours too well.
Once I discovered KleanColor which is a very inexpensive brand but with amazing quality, I went on a mission to try other cheap brands. Because surely if there was one amazing brand hiding in the teeny bopper infested discount stores there would be more.
The brand that I have most recently discovered is CR polishes or Care Romeis Beauty. CR doesn’t seem to have a website that I can find and nor do they seem to have a big following online. However I am pleasantly surprised at the range of colours that are available. So far I have found them in random discount/variety stores out West Auckland. My biggest haul coming from A-Z in Henderson Mall. Each well sized bottle is $2.00 NZD and the Henderson store has amazing colours.
So take a look at the colours I picked up last month, warning there are a tonne of pictures.
The CR brand doesn’t actually name their colours, they just have numbers on the bottom.
So from left to right: 106,14,59,28,06,113 and 19
14. to me is a very vibrant red shimmer.
You can see more of that shimmer in the sunlight, it has a little bit of orange undertone to it too.
59 would be a dark pink that is quite pearly but with a hint of shimmer to it.
106 is a clear base with dusky pink micro glitter and gold and purple chunky glitter scattered through it.
I think it looks awesome by its self but would awesome over another base colour.
113. is a dark silver foil I suppose that would be the best way to describe it. I was so impressed with the coverage, I barely needed the second coat.
28 would be my favourite a pearly aqua with a bit of shimmer to it.
06. is a shimmery Cobalt blue that matches my new shoes.
This colour also barely needed a second coat.
Despite the different bottle 19 is a CR polish and gorgeous limey shimmer *soon*
Doesn’t it look just amazing in the sunlight??
I am so impressed with the quality of this brand. All of the polishes except for the glitter top coat you barely needed a second coat the coverage was the strong. It tried pretty quick, nothing super amazing there but what got me was how long it lasted. All week at work with only a few minor nicks at the tips of my nails.
By sharing the inexpensive nail polish buzz with you I’m hoping to let you all know that you don’t have to spend all your money on getting a good variety of colours. You can get good quality, long lasting and amazing colour just for $2.00. I also want to encourage people who were like me to give different brands a go.
Go forth my lovely readers and be brave! Try something new whether a new colour, new brand or even a store (be it discount or not).