Little Ondine Nail Polish – First Impressions
Did you know that odourless nail polish was a thing? I didn’t until recently and here’s why the very concept is music to my ears.
My broken brain inflicts Chronic Daily Migraine on me (either as punishment for some shockingly bad past life behaviour on my part or possibly just because I inherited the faulty gene from my dad). Smells really matter to people like me. When my brain is being a supersensitive diva, which is the vast majority of the time, the wrong smell can actually be a trigger for some nasty pain or just helpfully add extra nausea & vomiting to a migraine that’s already trying to kill me.
So, I was very excited to hear about Little Ondine Nail Polish Range. I ordered this bottle from Beauty Crowd (where this shade is on sale for £7.80) and was ludicrously delighted when it arrived this morning.
The brand markets the product as odourless, peelable and made with only natural ingredients (chemical free in fact!). To be honest, it’s the odourless and peelable elements that got me interested. If the both claims turn out to be true, I wouldn’t need to use nasty chemical smelling nail polish remover either; woo hoo!
I applied this polish in the shade First Love for the first time today. Here are my first impressions:
- It actually is completely odourless! Yay! Amazing 😊.
- The texture is obviously different to traditional nail polishes. This is to be expected since water, resin & natural pigment ingredients seem to be all that goes into this formula. Perfect for beauty lovers who prefer to avoid too many chemical nasties in their makeup.
- The first coat can be disconcerting – the colour appears watery. When you’ve applied the recommended 2-3 coats though, you get the decent coverage shown in my pics👍🏼.
- Drying time was definitely less than most polishes in my opinion.
- This is a very pretty shade. ‘First Love’ looks a rosy pink in the bottle but when applied is slightly brighter than that.
- Watch out for tiny bubbles when applying! Also keep an eye out for stray fibres; the resin vibe going on with this product seems to make both of these appearing in the dried result a little more likely than with traditional polishes. (Am I the only person know thinking about the mosquito trapped in Amber in Jurassic Park? Course it could just be the pain meds talking…)
- Those little bits of polish that creep onto cuticles & usually need to be removed with nail polish remover – they peel straight off when dry. Love it 😊.
- I expected to need a little practice with this polish to master it but actually it was easy peasy.
- Overall first impression – I’m pretty impressed!
I can’t yet comment on how the peelable feature is going to pan out; I suspect though that it will peel well as the resin/slightly rubbery texture seems perfectly suited to it. I am pleased with this polish so far. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the formula and texture but the result on my nails is pretty and doesn’t feel weird when I run my fingertips over it. DID I MENTION IT DOESN’T SMELL OF ANYTHING?!
I’ll be back soon with an update on how Little Ondine’s polish wears and how the peelable feature works out. I may even invest in another colour…or four 😜.