For someone who isn’t that into nail polish I seem to have acquired quite a few!
Thing is I hate the bother of removing them – so the prospect of these Aqmore water based polishes.
Water based polishes are supposed to be gentle on the nails, plus they can be removed with warm water and peeled off! Score!
I chose a top coat and 2 pretty shades in lavender and pink:
The top coat is clear – there are some pretty flowers in the container but these do not add anything to the product! They’re just there for decorative reasons!
Using the polish is straightforward. You need to cleanse the nail but not use a base coat – apply the water based polish, letting each layer dry first, then add a top coat to seal it in. According the Aqmore, it takes a bit of time for our nails to get used to the water based formula (I certainly found that it was very uneven on my first application)…When it comes to removal, dip your fingers in warm water in 20-30 seconds – once it starts to peel away just pull it off.
Do not wear the polish for more than 2 weeks as it can dry the nail out excessively.
Differences between water based polish and regular polish:
I must admit I found using Aqmore polishes very straightforward, in that I could just slap on 2 coats and and top coat then forget about it. It’s similar to paint, it’s a little easier to handle than polish I find.
The finish is quite shiny too. I found that it did peel up quite easily the first few times I wore it – apparently painting over the edge of the nail helps to prevent this.
I definitely like the opacity of this polish. The smell reminds me of poster paint to – Mr C likes this as he passionately hates the smell of nail polish. I am indifferent either way but I guess it’s not to have that smelly solvent smell lingering.
Please excuse my dry cuticles. This is office lady – not as pigmented as Lavender which is a shame:
I did find that when I peeled these off my nails looked a bit dry – some nail oil fixed this but I guess regardless of whatever polish I use, my nails will aways be a bit dry.
They have some pretty gorgeous colours! A snippet of my favourites:
Overall I do like these polishes – they may not be for someone who is used to and loves traditional polish – but I like how easy peasy these are to remove and I like opaque, cute colours.
See the range here.