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

15 comments:

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...

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

@Marionne
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...

@KTee
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! :)

@Appu
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. :)

@Lorla
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...

@Anni
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...

@Adis
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