|Burberry Nail Polish Oxblood No. 303 ($21)|
I finally got my hands on the much-awaited Burberry nail polish Oxblood No. 303. Part of the newly launched Burberry nail polish collection, Oxblood was the only dark color available at my local Nordstrom, and according to the Burberry SA, it was also selling out quite fast. I did have a sneaking suspicion she said that just to get me to buy it (to be fair, though, she told me I could reserve it for later and not be charged for it), but it was the one color I was most curious about so I bought it anyway. The color is a deep, dark burgundy-berry that shows hints of brown tones to it under warmer lighting. Scroll on for more photos.
The Burberry plaid pattern carries on to the packaging of the nail polishes in the long grey metallic caps. These come off, though, to reveal a bit of an oddly shaped bottle with a regular/smaller cap. The brush is flat and does a good job of applying the polish on the nails. This is not the first Burberry polish I am trying out, and in general, I quite like the formula. The nail polishes are creamy in consistency and apply without any steaks or bubbles. The coats dry quite fast, even for a dark color like Oxblood, and I could apply 3 coats easily without waiting too long for the polish to dry or ending up with the dreaded "textured nails" later.
While I am quite liking the Burberry range of nail polishes, I am a bit on the fence about Oxblood. This is a really dark color, and I found it impossible to get a neat application around the edges. It's definitely meant for someone with better skills and neater nails than mine. It took me 3 coats of Oxblood to get a satisfactorily opaque, rich finish, and I would definitely recommend a top coat as the finish starts to look dull pretty fast. It's all a little too much work - a bit like wearing a statement red lip - but without any spectacular results. I love vampy nail colors, and I don't mind putting in a bit of an extra effort with applying them, but in this case, the color just doesn't wow me. Ultimately, this is about personal preference, though, and while I am not too excited about the color, it just might be the perfect fall/winter color for you. Do give it a try at the counter just to be sure!
Burberry Nail Polish - Oxblood No. 303 - Ingredients
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