Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Clinique A Different Nail Enamel for Sensitive Skins - Review & Swatches

Clinique has recently come out with a brand spankin' new line of nail polishes. These polishes are meant for sensitive nails, and are designed to minimize unwanted reactions to the nails, skin and eyes. I think we've all been there - prepping yourself to paint your nails, all comfortable and ready for a primping sesh, and after a couple digits painted, the smell gets to you. Some are worst than others, and these, I have to admit smell just about the same as any other polish. But then again, to me, polish is polish. Perhaps Clinique is whipping out some crazy science that I can't detect with my nose? Whose knows (pun! haha!).

From left to right: Sweet Tooth, Fizzy, Pinkini, Really Rio, Red Red Red, Black Honey, Hula Skirt

My favorite color is by far Hula Skirt. It's a fresh green that is almost minty, but not quite. Really Rio is also gorgeous.

On my nails, I tested out Pinkini and Really Rio. Both were opaque in two coats (albeit, a bit streaky) and wore really well. The major downside to these? The dry time. They took forever to dry, and for someone who's always on the go, that didn't work for me. And since I don't have sensitive nails, I can't comment on whether these were gentle. I have to say though, the wear time on these was excellent. Pinkini wore a week without any chips. Perhaps the slow dry time makes for long wearing polish?

Hope this was helpful for you! If you don't mind waiting for polish to dry, this might be a winner!

  * I have received these products for consideration but my opinions are always my own. I am not being compensated for this review and I always strive to review products with honesty.


  1. Ack, did you try topping it with Seche Vite? That might cut down on dry time. Hula skirt is definitely my favourite as well, but I'm intrigued by Fizzy, even though I'm not much of a nude wearer! Fizzy reminds me of the inside of a shell, such a pretty colour!

    1. I'll definitely have to give them a go with Seche Vite! Hula Skirt is gorgeous!

  2. I totally agree, the hulu skirt is beyond fabulous. Such a helpful post, hun. If you get a moment, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest outfit. xo


  3. These actually really appeal to me as my nails are always a mess.

  4. I love the Hula Skirt!!


  5. Pinkini looks really cute! Lovin' your blog!