Adorned Nails: HEMA No. 18

In the shade

It's a numbered polish this time, from the Dutch departmental store HEMA. HEMA is known for its budget-friendly products and this one cost no more than a couple of euros.

Housed in a cute little bottle of 7ml, it is another one of those soothing colours. No. 18 is what I would describe as something between metallic taupe and metallic violet. It's sheer, so I did need to use four coats. You can still see the nail line on my pinky as it was with three. Other than that, application was a breeze.

To give you an all-round impression of this polish, here are photos of my nails taken in the sun:

No. 18 is nothing spectacular, but it's just something very easy on the eye. There's a certain charm in that.


Anonymous said...

Very easy on the eye indeed, but I like it. It's very elegant. Take care, Nicole x

Andreea Cz said...

i really like the colour and the way it glows

Anni said...

Hi! Is that some subtle gold shimmer I see there?

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pics! The sun really lights up this gorgeous, soothing color.

It's always nice to find something to your liking and not expensive too.


Witoxicity said...

Thank you, Nicole. You're always very kind. :)

'Glow' is indeed a perfect word to describe this polish! Thanks for dropping by, Andreaa. :)

Hi, Anni! Actually, yes. This polish has tiny specks of gold / warm silver floating in a taupe/faint violet base. The specks are very fine though, so they're not that easily noticeable. :)

True, true. Pretty doesn't always have to be expensive. :)

makeup merriment said...

Be still my heart....I just love these sorts of shades! It's so gorgeous- almost reminds me of Stila Kitten shadow if it were a nail polish (maybe just needs a touch more pink ;O)). Your nails still make me wicked jealous! xoxox jeanie

Witoxicity said...

@makeup merriment
Ooh, Stila Kitten. Hmmm, that would be champagne/nude pink? This polish comes close but you're right, it needs a tad more pink to be a Kitten. No need to get green-eyed there, my dear! I have my (other skin) issues to battle. Anyway, I hope all's going well with your nail treatments. :)

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