Thursday, 18 August 2011

Adorned Nails: Herôme W.I.C. Kingston

It's an apparently innocent, work-friendly champagne-coloured polish today. No biggie.

This came in a Herôme box set which also contained a free lipgloss in a matching shade (well, kind of matching). The nameless Herôme lipgloss is in a chocolate milk shade. I paid €6.95 for this box set, which is what you'd usually pay for the polish alone (7ml).

It was a good thing that the lipgloss was free because the chocolate milk shade looked terribly unflattering on me, hence, only a swatch here. It's basically a petroleum jelly-based lipgloss with fine bits of gold shimmer and it smells of, uh, lady perfume.

There were several box sets with different colours to choose from. A red polish with a red lipgloss would have been a better choice but I chose Kingston because, hey, it's a holo!

Herôme W.I.C. Kingston is an introvert holo polish (remember Catrice Dirty Berry?). I've had this polish for a couple of months but because sunny days here have been few and far between, I've had to keep postponing wearing Kingston. No strong sunshine = no holo effect = pointless.

Well, finally, here are the sunny photos. You're looking at two coats over GOSH Fix Base Coat.

More information:
Herôme W.I.C. website


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous nailpolish and stunning photos as always. Take care, Nicole x

Marionne said...

WOW! Just WOW! How did I miss that pretty? *runs to the nearest etos ;-) (tomorrow)

Witoxicity said...

Hey, thank you, Nicole! Have a great weekend! :D

Hi, Marionne! I've got to admit, it's very easy to miss this one. It's a simple, subdued colour, so it tends to get overshadowed by other 'louder' colours in the Herôme collection. The holo effect is also subtler. It's nevetheless pretty and very work-appropriate, I'd say. I hope you can get your hands on it soon! :)

Anonymous said...

A subtle but gorgeous holo. This is a very elegant one. Hope there will be lots of sunny days so we can enjoy your beautiful polishes even more. :)

What a pity customers can't pick a polish and a lipgloss to ones liking......matching or not ;(

"KTee" xx

Witoxicity said...

Haha, yeah, if only we could pick and choose the combinations that we like. If this weren't a holo, I would never have gone for it. Sunny days, sigh, I'm crossing my fingers! :D

Caramel Diva said...

Thanks for the lovely comment..i've been doing great...i'm getting prepared to start back school next week.

Love the gold glitter polish and lipgloss set.

Appu said...

Beautiful! I love all your holo polishes & I LOVE the one you sent me :D

Lorla said...

Your nails are impeccable and such a flattering color!

Witoxicity said...

@Caramel Diva
Thank you! :)

Thanks, Appu! :D Well, holos are always mesmerising, no matter which one it is. However, I have to say that Teeez Outta Control is an awesome one. I'm very glad to hear that you appreciate its beauty. :)

I hope you've been well, Lorla. It's been a very long time. Thank you very much for your kind words! :)

Anni said...

Yay another holo! I really like this colour :) I might get it whenever I'm at Douglas! (heheh)

Witoxicity said...

Yeah, see if you can get it at your Dougles store, Anni. Be warned though that the holo is subtler than some others. It's nevertheless a very wearable shade. :)

Karla Michelle said...

I so envy your pictures my dear!! :) how can you take such accurate photos you can actually see the glitters upclose.. as always, your polishes look great on your slender fingers.. :)

Witoxicity said...

@Karla Michelle
Hello Karla! You're so sweet. Thanks so much for your very supportive words. :) Honestly, it's really the camera doing all the work. I, on my part, just aim and shoot. :)

Adis said...

Holo!!! I have to say, I like the Herome polishes :). I've two (a mint-ish green and a dark slate with subtle grey shimmer) and they both apply like a dream :o.

Witoxicity said...

Hello! Holo! ;D It's good that you've had good experience with Herôme polishes. Mine have been rather mixed - I've talked about them before in my other Herôme posts. I really should try one of their darker colours. For some reason, all my Herôme polishes are coincidentally light ones! :D