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Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Binky London Swatch and Review


Binky London Pelham Pink and Sloane Silver
Binky London Pelham Pink and Sloane Silver

Binky London is a new brand that just released in the UK last week. I have a few samples to show you, let's start with a pink, since pink is one of my favourite nail colours....... the brighter the better, lol! This one is called Pelham Pink and it's from Binky's Gel Collection. It's a bright pink with great coverage, easy application and a super high gloss - this swatch is just two coats, no topcoat!

Binky London Pelham Pink

Binky London Pelham Pink
Binky London Pelham Pink 

Here's a macro to show how dense and rich the colour is in this one. I love both the colour and finish on this polish.
Binky London Pelham Pink
Binky London Pelham Pink 


Next up is Beaufort Burgundy - a rich deep burgundy, pretty much what it says on the tin. I loved this colour, I wore it alone last week for a couple of days and then I used it as the base for a Christmas nail art design (watch this space for that one!). I did use Seche Vite with this polish, mostly because I didn't want to wait around for it to dry.

Binky London Beaufort Burgundy
Binky London Beaufort Burgundy

Binky London Beaufort Burgundy

Binky London Beaufort Burgundy
Binky London Beaufort Burgundy


Just two coats again though, the coverage on these colours is really good. And one other thing, the brushes are a super shape, quite big, but flat and rounded (if you are an artist, they're a filbert shape) - this makes it really easy to paint a neat edge around the cuticles. I didn't need any clean up with these, not even this burgundy shade.

Binky London Beaufort Burgundy


Next is a St Tropez Taupe, a pretty nude with a slight shimmer. Two coats again.

Binky London St Tropez Taupe


Binky London St Tropez Taupe

Binky London St Tropez Taupe
Binky London St Tropez Taupe

And finally (for tonight, I have other colours I'll be posting about in the next week or two) here is Sloane Square Silver. It's a silver foil............. I'm not the greatest fan of foil and metallic polishes on their own but I do love them for stamping! The moment I saw the consistency of this polish, I knew it would be perfect for stamping. I decided to add a gradient in this shade to really put it through its paces - and it came out with flying colours! I stamped first with an image from Bundle Monster plate BM-311 over Pelham Pink, then added the gradient with a slightly damp sponge. Binky London Sloane Square Silver is just PERFECT for stamping and blending. My promotional package included some other foils and I can't wait to try them out in nail art designs!

Binky London Pelham Pink and Sloane Silver

Binky London Pelham Pink and Sloane Silver
Binky London Pelham Pink and Sloane Silver

Binky London Pelham Pink and Sloane Silver

Binky London Pelham Pink and Sloane Silver
Binky London Pelham Pink and Sloane Silver

Overall I'm really impressed with this line. OK, the colours aren't that adventurous, but they are good staples for any collection. What I like most is the formula and application, which are superb. And the shape of the brush.

These polishes were sent for review. You can buy Binky London polishes from Escentual.com; they are £4.95. There are twelve colours in two colour collections. I have the other eight polishes (which include a glitter topper and a colour shifting topper) lined up on desk ready to try!

4 comments:

  1. I love the Pelham Pink the best! Your nails are so gorgeous that even 'everyday' colors looks so fabulous on them! *big sigh*

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    1. Thank you! I actually like wearing 'everyday' colours sometimes - all the crazy colours and glitter get a bit much if you wear them all the time. A nice plain pink, red or nude is can be quite refreshing!

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