Thursday, March 22, 2012

Venique Skating on Thin Ice

Yesterday while I was out with my friend, she bought me a polish. :,) The brand is Venique and is fairly new. It can be found in salons, as it is a professional line. From the company:
Venique nail lacquer brings long-lasting color to salons. Every Venique nail polish formula, as well as the top coat, contains Sil-Tek, a silicone-based ingredient that creates flexibility within the polish to guard against chipping and flaking. Nails expand when they get wet and contract again when they dry. Sil-Tek's flexibility enables the polish to accommodate those normal variations. Diamond dust inside the topcoat makes it extra shiny! Takes a full 10 minutes to dry. Nails looking dull? You only have to buff a little and the shine will come back. Choose from 78 colors.

I have the color in "Skating on Thin Ice". Here are the ingredients from the bottle:
Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Phthalic Anhydride/Trimellitic Anydride/Glycols Copolymer, Isopropyl Alchohol, Stearalknoium Hectorite, Adipic Acid/Fumaric Acid/Phthalic Acid/Tricyclodecane Dimethanol Copolymer, Citric Acid, Mica (CI 77019), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Red 34 (CI 15880), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Violet 2 (CI 60725)

I used Zoya Anchor base coat, followed with two coats of color, and topped with Orly Sealon. Application was smooth, and their semi-wide brush helped. It's not as wide as OPI, but noticeably wider than your average polish brush. The conisistancy was like frosting a warm cake. Nothing ran, and it was a nice consistancy. The finish on this is metallic. Now I know people cry about metallics going streaky. I have a steady hand, and never minded the lines of streaky-ness on a metallic. I feel it gives it dimension. When I first polished these, there were noticeable lines. After it dried (and I don't know if it was the Orly Sealon topcoat, or just the polish) it dried smoother looking. There are still some lines, but much less than before.

This is a really pretty color. I haven't had a chance to wear-test this yet, but I hear it wears really well. I'll let you know!

ETA:  This wore very well.  I wasn't using the company's base and top coat, but I can attest that with the base and top I did use, this polish held up very well.  I only had very minor chips at five days, and instead of chipping, it seemed to start to lift around the free edge.  Almost like it was trying to peel, but it didn't.  This is definitely different than anything I have used before.  

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  1. I used the Venique polish called Rolling Tides recently. I was surprised at how long it lasted, no peeling, cracking,or lifting, and LOTS of compliments.

  2. I received a lot of complements too when I wore it. Even when mine was lifting, it was so strong that it didn't flake off. It's pretty amazing stuff.