Why didn’t you tell me? C’mon. One of you had to know about this amazing, budget friendly nail polish brand. I stumbled upon Nanacoco Nail Polish in Loshusan Pharmacy in Barbican (Kingston, Jamaica) while searching for a perfect red. To my surprise, this bottle was only 1.50 USD. I ended up picking up five more polishes, but, of course, applied my perfect true red for the first brand review.
Finish – Glossy
Topcoat Used – Yes
Source – Loshusan Pharmacy – (Also available here online)
APPLICATION & CONSISTENCY
This polish went on very smooth. The brush is medium thick and packs quite a bit of polish on the brush without flooding the nail.
So, the polish is substantially thick. It actually has a few strings coming from it if you don’t mix the bottle of polish between your hands before use. Still, this didn’t affect the application at all. It went on smooth and even without any issue at all. It is definitely self-levelling. You don’t have to worry about streaks or patches at all.
Now friends, this polish is opaque in one medium coat. The coat pictured above was a first thin coat. Can you believe that? Bonus – The polish also dries pretty quickly and glossy, so you can be out the door, drive to your destination and have fully dry nails by the time you’re at your location.
LONGEVITY & REMOVAL
This nail polish lasted an amazing 7 WHOLE DAYS before chipping. This is after doing dishes without gloves at least once a day, cooking, cleaning, mild gardening etc. It was stellar in it’s performance. The usual wearing of the tip happened – but not until about day 4. I was truly blown away. I did use the (amazing) OPI topcoat but I use topcoat with all of my polishes. This one just lasted and lasted. I didn’t even remove it until day 9.
This polishes removed without any issue at all. It did take a little extra cotton but as long as you swipe downwards toward the tip (and not sideways), you shouldn’t have any bleeding or staining of the nail.
Nanacoco gets 5 stars for me. I usually don’t like thicker polishes but that doesn’t affect the application or result at all. Given how easy this polish is to apply and the fact that It lasted over a week, this easily gets 5 STARS. Now go buy your bottle and let me know how it goes.