I must admit, this is probably only the 3rd or 4th Topshop polish I have tried, but whenever I have, they seem to be really pigmented, pretty and best of all brilliant quality.
|Tidal - No Flash|
|Tidal - Flash|
As you can see, it's a really gorgeous bright, yet subtle colour with a high sine gloss finish. I just applied two coats, with an undercoat of Sally Hansen's Nail Growth Treatment (which I always bang on about - but it's THE best). I think you could almost call this colour a pastel, as it is a really baby blue, but the grey edge actually gives it an extra dimension of colour. To me, the name Tidal is almost reminiscent of the foam at the edge of a rough sea, so you have a mix of the white, greys and pale blues, as it rolls onto shore.
I went a step further with this colour. After wearing it for a few hours with the gloss shining out-loud, I couldn't resist mattifying it, just because you might say i'm a little obsessed with that at the moment... The gloss itself is really, really lovely, but i'm just so into anything matte right now, I couldn't resist!
I once again used my Rimmel Matte Finish Mattifying Polish, once Tidal was dry, and here are the results...
|Matte With Flash|
|Matte Without Flash|
I love the gloss, and I love the matte. I really think it depends what mood you're in, matte is a bit more 'edgy' and gloss screams classic beauty, you can always mix and match, I always love that!
I definitely love the colour, quality and look of this polish. The packaging is too cute for words, and at £5, the bottle is a decent size for your money. The brush isn't the biggest, so if you rely on large, Revlon sized wands, you might find it a bit tricky. Saying that though, it isn't remarkably small, so do not let that put you off!
Basically yum and love! Let me know if you've tried Topshop polishes, and which are your faves?
Nails and Love, Lauren xx