I realized last week that my first-ever blog post was nail polish blog post, but I haven’t talked about polishes much ever since. This makes no sense, since my nails are almost always painted. Going forward, I’m making an effort to include more nail polish reviews/features!
My nail polish look for this week is Rock Oyster from H&M Beauty. H&M polishes retail for $7.99 for 0.27 fl oz. in Canada, and the new line of its beauty products, which include these polishes, can only be found in select stores. Unfortunately, none of the H&M stores in my city carry its new beauty collection (at least not that I’ve seen – I’ve visited every H&M in the city to check), so I picked this one up while in Toronto.
Rock Oyster is a grey-taupe with silver pearl running through it. It has an interesting finish – it reminded me of a brushed metal finish at first, but it’s slightly shinier than what I would typically call a brushed metal. It took me two coats to get full coverage, and had no issues with leaving streaks. The drying time is very short, which seems to be a quality for most brush metal polish finishes – perfect for those of us who hate waiting around for our nails to dry (which is everyone, I assume!)
This week, I didn’t use a top coat with the polish because I was in a rush to get my nails done. I think this works out for the better, since the lack of a top coat gives me a better idea of the true lasting power of the polish. Unfortunately, Rock Oyster chipped on me after only two days, which is unusual as I rarely have an issue with my polishes chipping. See on my third finger, there are are two chips in it that weren’t there when it first dried.
This is the third time I’ve worn this polish. The first two times I did use a top coat, and I found it lasted about 4 days before chipping instead of the 2 – it still doesn’t last as long on me as most nail polishes, but it’s better than without a top coat.
Overall, I really enjoy this polish, although using a top coat with this is highly recommended. I have to wear neutral nail colours for work, and I’ve become a bit bored of nudes with cream finishes. The finish of Rock Oyster gives me a bit of a change from the usual, yet still keeps everything neutral.
What are you wearing on your nails this week?