Chic Nail Colors – Ash and Silky White

Chic Nail Colors – Ash and Silky White

Chic is a locallly available brand of nail polish, which I found right beside Bobbie and Caronia during a quick trip to cosmetics section of a department store. I was looking for a taupe, because big as that nail polish trend was last year, I never put on any taupe polish because wearing that particular shade didn’t really appeal to me. So I thought I might try an affordable brand first, that way I wouldn’t feel too bad if I ended up not using the polish. Ash was the first one I saw so I grabbed that, then I also got Silky White because I didn’t have any basic white polish yet.

Chic Nail Colors - Ash and Silky WhiteThe label on the back of Ash says that it’s a glaze, while on Silky White it says ‘regular’, but these both have creme finishes. I would’ve liked to find out more information about Chic, but I couldn’t find their website or Facebook page.

Chic Nail Colors - Ash and Silky White

Chic Nail Colors - Ash and Silky WhiteAsh is a…well, a taupe. It has more grey tones in actual compared to the photos here. *Scratches head. I’m not sure how to describe this color aside from that it has tones of both brown and grey, and it’s not dark but more of a medum taupe. It looks so unappealing in the bottle, but I’m so glad I tried it, because on the nails, it’s a chic, clean, understated color. It reminds me a little of malted chocolate milk, and I like it a lot. This makes for such a nice break from the bright colors, pastels, and shimmers that I’ve been wearing lately. I guess I get the taupe nail polish trend now!

It’s rather sheer so I needed to apply 3 coats of it. The formula is also a bit runny, but even so I experienced no major application issues with it.  Good application, all in all. It’s a creme and has a shiny finish.

Chic Silky White, on the other hand, is a streaky mess. After 3 coats, it still shows streaks and bald spots. It was a bit thick and gloopy too, so I added some drops of thinner to it, and that improved the application, though not a whole lot. It’s a plain white with a creme finish, not much else to say about the color. I’d planned to layer it with some glitters, but, I dunno, I might now use it much.

Chic Nail Colors - Ash and Silky WhiteAsh, photo taken outdoors. It’s got cooler grey tones to it in actual, though the photo’s close enough. I’ve worn this 3 days now so excuse the tip wear.

Chic Nail Colors - Ash and Silky WhiteSilky White

Chic Nail Colors – Likes:

  • Ash is such a chic shade on the nails!
  • These are so affordable. They cost PhP 31 each.
  • Ash applies smoothly.
  • Easy to come by.

Chic Nail Colors – Dislikes:

  • Silky White is streaky and gloopy.

Overall:

I’m happy to have come across the Chic Ash Nail Polish. It’s turned me on to taupe and how subtly chic it can look on the nails. Silky White I don’t like so much, but oh well, that’s fine. I’m definitely looking forward to checking out more of Chic’s nail polishes.

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7 Responses to Chic Nail Colors – Ash and Silky White

  1. René says:

    The taupe shade does look appealing. Very tempting!

  2. Ida says:

    It looks even nicer in person, René. :)

  3. thiamere says:

    there is one shade that i have been wanting to try ever since i saw their new release. the gray-ish one in their grainy collection. im just curious as to how it looks like when swatched. i haven’t seen a swatch kasi sa dept. store though im not a fan of sand polish but hey, i haven’t seen a shade like that…hehe

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