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.
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.