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It doesn’t matter how many times we’ve given ourselves a mani—we always end up with stray polish all over our cuticles. Luckily, this German brand is out to make the whole affair easier. Considered one of the premier professional lacquer brands in Europe, alessandro crossed the ocean to bring us its rock-solid formula and specially designed bottle. With both bright, flashy colors and universally flattering neutrals, you’re bound to find a shade you love.
I loved the color of the nail polish when I received it (blue lagoon) and I couldn't wait to test it out. I used a nail polish primer, the nail polish, and then a top coat. I got to work the next morning and the polish was already chipping. By the end of my work day (I have a desk job) I was missing several big chips. I found this product to be VERY disappointing.1
This rich opaque polish is perfect after 2-3 coats. The brush makes for easy application and the color (Blue Lagoon) is dark enough for winter but can also be worn year round.4
First thoughts: The blue color I got in my birchbox is a very lovely color on my skin tone. (olive? warm? etc.)
However Essie, is the only brand I have come across so far that is less likely to chip without a top coat.
This brand might be prone to chipping without a top coat.
The color of the actual nail polish was much darker than the picture shows. It's more of a dark denim. The polish is very thin, it took three coats to fully cover my nails. Most nail polishes only need two coats. One nice thing about this polish that I liked was that it is very very shiney when it dries. It looks like a top coat was already applied.3
Blue Lagoon is such a beautiful color!!! It looks like velvet when you pair it with a matte top coat. Gorgeous. Many more colors by alessandro are on my list of must buys.5
Loved the color I received! Two coats of this polish, and your nails look great!!5
Blue lagoon is so, so pretty. Fantastic consistancy, smooth application, and the bottle is easy to handle. Lasted for days, and I'm a nurse whose hands take a LOT of abuse. Got tons of compliments!!!5
I really loved the color. (Blue lagoon) It is just this perfect dark, muted blue that is so lovely. Perfect for fall/winter. It went on quite smooth, might not have needed two coats, but looked better with two. Good bottle and handle design. If they were not so outrageously priced, I would buy more. Call me old fashioned or just plain cheap, but I don't feel like nail polish should ever cost over $10.4
This sample is a great color for toes. I put two coats on my fingernails right when I got it (without a base coat and top coat) and it started to chip off the next day. Will try again with a top coat to see if it helps.3
Never thought I would purchase a $12 bottle of nail polish...never really went over $8. Well, it's definitely worth the $12! The color goes on great...I used two coats, but I always do anyways. Like any other nail polish, it chips over time. But, I definitely feel this one lasted longer than others.5