Monday, 26 September 2011

Uniqso: AQmore nail polishes review

Disclosure: These nail polishes were sponsored by UNIQSO, a Malaysian-based online store that sells nail polishes and circle lenses. However, this review is written based entirely on my own honest opinions.


The nail polishes arrived in a cute little box to protect them during transit. I absolutely adore the design of the bottles, so pretty with little cupids on it! The long handle also meant it was easy to control the brush.

AQmore Sky

2 coats. Goes on smoothly and dries pretty fast. Very opaque. I love the colour! Upon application, it was slightly darker than it looks in the bottle, but I still think it's a very pretty shade of blue.

AQmore Super Star Silver

Top coat. Goes on clear and smooth. However, even though the stars looked very pretty in the bottle, I found it hard to pick them up. The stars would all fall to the bottom so you'd first have to give the bottle a good shake, then swirl the brush around and try to make the stars stick to the brush, then gently lift the brush out of the bottle.


UNIQSO also provided this little piece of polystyrene for a little nail polish test. I painted the AQmore Sky nail polish in the top box and I painted a famous drugstore brand nail polish in the bottom box.


As you can see, the drugstore brand nail polish ate into the polystyrene! Since I'm not a chemist, I cannot explain why this happened.

However, according to UNIQSO, AQmore nail polishes are water-based (50% of it is made up of water) which is much, much better for our nails. Normal nail polishes have acetone, toluene and formaldehyde, which are very harsh dehydrating agents. This is the reason why a lot of girls who regularly paint their nails will find their nails becoming yellowish, dry and brittle in the long run. AQmore is supposed to protect our nails.

[Pic credit: UNIQSO]

The main thing that really interest me was the fact that you do not need nail polish removers in order to remove AQmore nail polishes! I must admit I was a bit sceptical, but it really does work! This part alone is a big bonus because I'm actually more concerned about the constant use of nail polish removers on my nails than the actual painting of them.


After soaking my fingers in warm water (as instructed), I slowly peeled the nail polish off. I tested it and found that starting on either ends of your nails is fine. I peeled it off in one, slow tug and as you can see, my nails were pretty much cleared! There are some bits left on my middle finger, but that's only because the nail polish tore as I was tugging it. After taking the above pictures, I just used my nail to gently scrape of the rest.

[Pic credit: UNIQSO]

I must admit that the staying power isn't that great because it's made to be easily peeled off. I guess that's the price you pay if you want to protect your nails. Also, it probably doesn't really matter for those who prefer to change their nail colours every couple of days. It's great if you want to give your nails some rest from nail polishes, but simply can't resist painting them. AQmore has a huge range of gorgeous colours, so you will definitely find something you like.

 

If you're interested in making a purchase from UNIQSO, they have kindly offered a code to all my readers, so remember to use my code 'JW10' to get a 10% discount.
xx

22 comments:

  1. It's all very good but it seems that they will peel off after a bath or hot shower when you even accidentally peel a little bit off... Not practical for me.

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  2. That's amazing! Really nice that it's so easy to take off. Could be a really nice if you want to do nailpolish to match your outfits and then you can remove it easily every day ^^ The colors you chose looks really nice :D

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  3. wow, it's so amazing! so easy to peel it off :3 and the nail is gorgeous <3

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  4. interesting! I had some peel nai polish when I was younger, the thing is they only last a few days for me, but that was almost 10 years ago.. perhaps I should give them another try!

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  5. The nail polish is really pretty! It is cool how they peel off! 

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  6. These look great, I love how it peels off! x

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  7. These nail polishes look really promising. I will definitely try them. :)

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  8. hahahhaa once i was bored & started painting packaging peanuts w polish. OMG they started completely disolving & made this weird bubbling sound HAHAHA i guess this shows that nail polish is really bad for us -_-

    the peeling off is really cool, but yeah i can imagine they won't stay on long. i always end up just using a toothpick to pick out the glitter shapes since they NEVER seem to come out w the brush *sighhh*

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  9. interesting water based nail polish. what if you're taking a bath. will it peel off then?

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  10. I'm curious to try it :] I paint my nails constantly but there are times I have to take a break because my nails get stained and yellow easily >.< The peeling off idea seems smart. I hate using acetone. It makes my skin super dry. Besides that, nice review and the color is pretty :]

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  11. Love that blue polish! It looks so milky and cute. ^^ And that's a pretty cool idea that you can peel it off when removing.

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  12. Ooo! This looks fun. Do you think you'll be buying more of them? =) 

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  13. their nail polishes are really amazing! haha i can just peel of the nail polish if i want too. but then that makes them not so wearable because they can just peel off anytime, maybe 2-3 days or something. also i agree on the fast drying part. it really does dry super fast. and you gotta love the cute bottle designs ^_~

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  14. I'm quite amazed by the styrofoam test! I like how opaque the colour look on your nails but the peeling part has got hits and miss. I tend to wash my hands with warm water. And also what happens when we shower with warm water too. It would seem like the colours would peel off easily. Let me know what happen when you shower ok? Oh right, you've already peeled them off. Silly me!

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  15. Oh, I find this post helpful. On a different note, I was told not to put on polish on my feet cause it's bruised. Must be the products that were previously applied. 

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  16. Thanks for the review, it looks really nice! love the blue! :)

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  17. Yeah, that's true. My nails are almost chipping and was told it's cause of over applying nail polish. Oh well.

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  18. Waw, you made some really nice pictures! Great post! This is a really interesting product. Many times I take off my nail polish anyway after a day's wear because it chops or I don't feel like wearing it any more :)

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