03 October 2012

Korres Myrrh & Oligoelements Nail Colour Collection: Review, Pics, Swatches, NOTD


My nails are absolutely banjaxed. I have no idea what caused it but they are splitting and peeling to beat the band. I've chopped 'em right down and prefer to keep them painted to cover up the damage - but is that just adding insult to injury? Not with this new line from Korres - it may be complicated to pronounce, but the Myrrh & Oligoelements range is simple where it counts: the ingredients list.

In keeping with the ethos of this natural Greek brand, the colours are formulated without the syntethic nasties you normally find in nail polish. You've heard of three free nail colours, right? That's products without the chemicals Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde or Toluene. Well, these are three free and then some...there's no parabens, silicones, mineral oils, acetone, phthalates, formaldehyde, camphor, toluene or xylene. Phew!


Instead, what we have is a mixture of nutrients - the oligo elements in the name are trace minerals, to promote nail health, which include calcium, zinc and iron. The myrrh extract apparently enhances keratin, for stronger and more flexible nails, and helps boost hydration levels around the nail. There's Provitamn B5 in the mix too, which has moisturising properties.

All of that's well and good, but what are these like in action? I'm delighted to tell you they're amazing - every bit as amazing as I'd expect from the makers of these lip butters. They glide on to the nail like silk, dry incredibly quickly and to a really high shine, glossy finish, and they last well without chipping, too. Honestly, I feel like shouting from the roof tops about this brand - it's never let me down.


I've been sent three from the line, and the more I look at them the more I fall in love with the colours. Pomegranate is a really bright yet creamy pink, light grey is more of a grey beige shade and midnight blue is deep, dark and delicious, with a hint of shimmer.

There are nine colours in the range at €11.95 each.  You'll find Korres at Harvey Nichols, Debenhams or online at beautyboutique.ie. Are you tempted?
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