I don’t like it when nail polish companies only give their product numbers. I mean, how difficult can it be to think of names? So, being terribly original, I’m going to call Alix Avien No. 169 Olive as it is totally the colour of green olives, even the depth is right. 🙂
I mentioned before that I picked up a couple Alix Avien colours yesterday from a small cosmetics shop — I’m not even one hundred percent certain which country the company originates from, but who cares, the polishes are pretty. And from my research (and the labels on the bottles) while not 3-free, they don’t contain toluene or formaldehyde.
This is one coat of Olive. One. 🙂 The polish is very pigmented, the formula easy to work with. The brush while nothing special was nothing awful either. As you can see it is an olive green shimmer which appears a little brush stroke-y in these photos, but I didn’t notice it in real life.
I didn’t apply base or top coat for my swatch and took it off after taking pictures, so I can’t really say what the lasting power or drying time would be, but everything seemed tip-top.
All in all, Olive has pushed China Glaze’s Peace on Earth from my holiday shopping list as they’re probably too similar to own both. Also, you can see, I’ve created Alix Avien it’s own label as the experience was pleasant enough for me to plan on going hunting for more their pretties next week as I pick up my China Glaze holiday colours in the P.O.
p.s. Stay tuned for an update of the Sparkle-icious manicure later!
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