21/07/2014

Soigné Nails - Macaron Collection

Hello everyone :)

Sorry this is a day late; ended up going out last night so i wasn't able to post anything!


A few weeks ago Soigné, a new luxury nail polish brand, held a giveaway on their Facebook page and I was one of the lucky winners! Each winner received the Macaron collection, inspired by French Macarons! (Lets face it, they have become increasingly popular over the last year or so!) I'd been eyeing up this set for a while and as the Soigné online shop isn't open yet i wasn't able to purchase it so i feel incredibly lucky to have been one of the winners. (Am also on a no buy!!) 


Heres a few important things you should know about their polishes:


Soigné, created in France and influenced by Parisian fashion, offers a formula that includes up to 85% of plant sourced raw materials. They offer a core palette as well as fashion influenced seasonal collections. Their base coat is oxygen based so it allows for breathability, hydration and encourages healthy nails. They also offer a Gel Effect top coat for a long lasting high gloss finish.


I was super excited to receive this collection! They turned up just a few days after I sent them my details and the first thing i noticed (how could i not?!) was the pretty, luxurious box the collection comes it, its actually one of the things that made me want the collection in the first place! Its a light pink colour with a silver foil like pattern around the edge. Each collection they release will have its own little box like this one! 





Each formula is exactly the same so i'll do a review of the formula and then show you each colour!


Application/Consistency:

Lets start with the Application, I absolutely LOVE the brush on these polishes, with one dip they pick up just enough polish to paint the entire nail. (When the bottle is new you do have to wipe some off as you take it out but this is pretty standard) The brush itself is flat and just the right width which helps you cover the nail in three strokes. It allows you to easily create a nice neat line near your cuticles too. The consistency to me is pretty much perfect, its thick but not gloopy, runny but not thin and the coverage is really quite good. Caramel and Lavande are creamy and I only needed to do 2 coats, but for the other three, Pistache, Fruit de la Passion and Pétale de Rose, i had to do 3 coats as they weren't so creamy. 

Dry time before able to apply topcoat:

There isn't really much to say about dry time apart from that I love how quick these polishes dry, within 3 minutes each coat was pretty much 100% dry and i could add top coat. Just how I like my polishes to be! 



Where to buy:

I'm going to assume that you'll soon be able to purchase this collection from Soignenails.com as i've been told they're opening in July! This collection is priced at £38 (and is totally and utterly worth that!) each individual polish will be priced at £11.

One thing i do want to point out is that i've noticed that my nails didn't have that harsh polish smell when they'd dried! I'm wondering if thats something to do with the natural formula!


So here are the colours you receive in the Macaron collection:

L-R: Pistache, Lavande, Caramel, Fruit de la Passion & Pétale De Rose
Each photo below shows how different the colours can look under the same light.

Pistache: A cool subtle minty green, sometimes looks more blue than green

pistache nail polish green mint pistachio soigne nails uk varnish

pistache nail polish green mint pistachio soigne nails uk varnish Macaron Collection

Lavande: A cool lilac colour inspired by the buds of Lavender

Lavande Macaron Collection nail polish green mint pistachio soigne nails uk varnish



Lavande Macaron Collection nail polish green mint pistachio soigne nails uk varnish

Caramel: A rich warm caramel nude colour

Caramel Macaron Collection nail polish green mint pistachio soigne nails uk varnish

Caramel Macaron Collection nail polish green mint pistachio soigne nails uk varnish

Fruit de la Passion: A rather bright coral/orange (mostly like the second picture the majority of the time) (Second fave!)

Fruit de la passion Macaron Collection nail polish soigne nails uk varnish

Fruit de la passion Macaron Collection nail polish soigne nails uk varnish

Pétale De Rose: A warm pinky coral colour (My absolute favourite!)

Petale de Rose Fruit de la passion Macaron Collection nail polish soigne nails uk varnish

Fruit de la passion Macaron Collection nail polish soigne nails uk varnish


I'm honestly 100% impressed by these polishes! I just love the colours and the formula and i would MUCH rather spend £11 on one of these than say nails inc or OPI. I'm also really excited to see their new collections and the packaging for each one! You can like Soigné on Facebook here if you'd like to stay up to date and know when their shop is open!

I have used some of these as a base for nail art so perhaps i'll show you those over the next week ;)

Thank you very much for reading :)

xXx









2 comments:

  1. Just picked this up in the Soigne sale for £19 plus an extra 10% discount (absolute bargain!) so I can't wait for it to arrive after reading this - such perfect Spring/Summer colours! X

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    1. Eeek i've only just seen your comment! Just 5 months later hahaha! Hope you're liking them all though, you're right, they're perfect! :) xx

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