IsaDora brandIsaDora is a Sweden cosmetic brand that was born in 1983 (yeah, same year as I), They offer a complete cosmetic line including make-up, skin, hair and body care, fragrances as well as nail polishes, of course! I've just tried their nail polishes and they are of great quality! Their make-up also seem to be quite good...I really want to try them once!
IsaDora graffiti nails
All IsaDora nail polishes are free from formaldehyde, toluene, DBP and camphor and they offer a large range of different colours.
Concerning the graffiti nail polishes, there are 10 (yeah, so many!) different colours that crackle really well!
Here are the different colours. IsaDora first released 6 different shades:
|"Spraycan Blue" (dark blue), "Yellow crew" (yellow), "Subway Green" (dark green), "Masterpiece" (bright pink), White Art" (withe), "Black Tag" (black)|
Due to their success, 4 new shades are now available:
|"Pink Bite" (very soft pink), "Blue Burner" (light blue), "Latte Queen" (beige), All City Brown" (dark brown)|
ApplicationThe application is quite easy due to the wide brush. The brush is indeed really really wide but its hair are quite short so that it's a bit strange to use if you're not familiar with it (see picture underneath).
|Comparison of IsaDora bursh (up) vs. OPI bursh (down)|
You should apply one coat of Graffiti nail polish not more otherwise the polish will not crackle well. For good results, it's best to use a rather thick coat. So load your brush heavily and apply one single coat on your nail. If you use a too thin coat, the colour of the cracking polish will not be neat and become a little dull. This is at least true for the light colours (I haven't try the darker ones yet).
The polish dries very quickly and dries matt. If you prefer a shiny look, just add a top coat and it will be perfect!
Overall2011 is the year of crackle polishes and I'm really pleased to have found this IsaDora polishes as they offer a lot of different colours and they crackle in a different way as other brands do. The pattern they leave is really pretty, they crackle a lot so that you can still see the polish you've used as a base very well.
Moreover, they are my first IsaDora experiment and I think I will also try their "regular" polishes. When I bought the Graffiti polishes, I've been given a free sample of "Crystal", a pearl white polish. I'll try it and give you my feedback soon. So stay tuned! ;D
You can buy IsaDora products online at http://cosmeticmall.com/ Unfortunately, the Graffiti nail polishes are not available there.
I've heard some people found IsaDora product at Walgreen.
Otherwise, in Europe you can find them at Douglas for 19-20$.
Links and exemples
- Mani with Pink Bite: here
|IsaDora Pink Bite over OPI Ski Teal We Drop|
- Mani with Latte Queen: to come soon
PS My post about OPI "Keys to my karma" and White Shatter is still lost due to blogger maintenance...I think I'll have to do it again...