Sunday, May 20, 2012

WIC by Herôme - Colourful Curaçao collection

Hello everyone! :-) For this post I have swatches from Dutch brand WIC by Herôme. Every now and then WIC comes up with a limited collection. And I'm always very excited to see them because they often contain interesting colors or finishes that really stand out against their core collection which mostly consists of cremes. This time I'm showing you the Colourful Curaçao collection, a mix of bright shimmers and two frosts, let's have a look at the polishes then!



Kontiki Beach - A lovely violet shimmer. The formula was amazing and it needed two coats for coverage. Usually I'm more drawn to blue-toned purples but I think Kontiki Beach is just gorgeous!



Mambo Beach - A typical old-fashioned pink frost that our mommies used to wear a few decades ago... (Though it appears much more orangy on the pictures.) I tried to be open-minded when I swatched this polish, but I really don't like it. That color combined with the frosty finish is just so dated. The good thing however, is that brushstrokes were easy to avoid. I applied two coats and as you can see, the frosty finish is almost perfectly smooth.



Blue Bay - The second frost in this collection, a silver with small hints of blue/purple. The color was hard to capture in my pictures though, in real life it's less purple and more silver. Blue Bay looked quite interesting in the bottle, but unfortunately it's not that pretty on the nails. I used two coats for coverage and extreme brushstrokes were just inevitable. :-( 



Cabana Beach - A bright turquoise shimmer. Ooh, I love this one! The color, formula and application are great. The only thing that would make Cabana Beach even better is if it covers in less than three coats, other than that it's perfect!



Banda Bou - I was most excited to try out this polish. The dusty, yellow-toned green color is already interesting, but then there's that subtle silver pearly finish that completes it. Yellow-toned greens normally aren't my cup of tea, but this one I like. Look at that unusual color and finish. ^^ I applied 2-3 coats.



Daaibooi Beach - Last but certainly not least! Daaibooi Beach is a rich, blue-toned green shimmer. It's quite an unusual color for a spring collection, but who cares when it's this pretty, it has so much depth! This one also needed three (thin) coats, but you can probably get away with two thicker ones as well.

So here you have it, WIC's Colourful Curaçao collection. I honestly like the whole collection except for the two frosts, but I'm glad to see WIC has the courage to try something different, who knows what they'll come up with next time. What do you think of these polishes?

W.I.C. nail polishes are available in the Herôme online shop for €7.50 per bottle of 0.7ml/0.2 fl.oz., or 12.50 for two. Shipping is worldwide.

These polishes were sent to me for review.

29 comments:

  1. Ze hebben allemaal wel iets bijzonders :)

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  2. The 4th and the last one are sooooo beautiful!

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  3. oh! just a tip, if you dab on the top layer of polish with a makeup sponge, no brush strokes!

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    1. That's a great tip! Thank you. :-D

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  4. I think the last three are gorgeous!! :D

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  5. All of them are beautiful! They look good on your nails <3

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  6. I personally love them all! I think they are all pretty!

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  7. The last three are pretty amazing looking

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  8. I agree...the pink frost is SO dated, but those last two...FABULOUS!!!

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  9. grappig hoe rozig mambo beach hier lijkt, op mijn foto's is ze veel donkerder koraalkleurig. Lastig om goede fotos te krijgen momenteel met al die regen en wolken :S

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  10. I like Kontiki Beach and Blue Bay, even though it makes visible brushstrokes. I like frosts :)

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  11. Mambo, Blue Bay and Cabana Beach are so pretty!:)

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  12. I love Cabana Beach, such a pretty colour! I have never heard of this brand before, but their colours look gorgeous :)

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  13. Oh my goooosh. What a bunch of stunning colours! I want them. I want them right now.

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  14. Wauw, wat een prachtige kleuren! :D het is dat ik blut ben, anders was ik morgen meteen naar de winkels gegaan! :D

    Liefs, xx

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  15. I'm not a fan of the frosts either, but Kontiki Beach looks so juicy and vibrant! Banda Bou is really cool too--who knew pea green could look so refreshing? ;)

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  16. I love all your designs! I'm Hosting a Nail Pic Comp where u can win a couple of @modelsown polishes & share ur designs I would love it if you took a look: http://www.thesatiricalstylist.com/2012/05/16/mini-polish-giveaway-models-own-hedonist-ibiza-mix/
    xoxo

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  17. Love the last three :) Gorgeus shades :)

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  18. why don't you do some tribal nails with cabana beach and blue bay? that would look cool.

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  19. Oh wow they all look fantastic!! I neeeed them. Any idea where I could get these to ship to New Zealand? XD
    -Del xx

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    1. W.I.C. nail polishes are available in the Herôme online shop (http://www.herome.com) for €7.50 per bottle of 0.7ml/0.2 fl.oz., or €12.50 for two. Shipping is worldwide.

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  20. My favorites are Cabana Beach and Daaibooi Beach

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  21. What kind of tape are you using???

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    1. Just regular translucent stationery tape. ;-)

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