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From Russia With Love! Platinum Artiste #272 – Review & Swatches

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platinum nail polishRight now we’re in Russia. To be precise, in the middle of Siberia – right here! A very interesting country with rich history and strange rules (or absence of the latter). To our greatest pleasure, in Russia we discovered some fantastic local nail polish brands and also specialised nail art shops. Unfortunately, most of them don’t sell online and unless someone can recommend them to you or direct you to the location, it is impossible to find them.

We were lucky – our friend took us to one of the largest nail art supplies shops in Siberia. Jeeezzz, we haven’t seen anything like THAT in Australia! Dozens of shelves full of various little pretty things – stickers, brushes, glitters, crystals, feathers, paints, stencils – you name it! We were so excited to show you, guys that nail art paradise but… the director of the shop said it is prohibited to take photos in the shop (not even with iPhone for Instagram!) and refused to answer any questions. Told you! Strange rules.

Anyways, you can see part of our haul from that secret KGB nail shop here. And, today we’re showing you one of the polishes acquired during our pilgrimage to that shop -  Platinum Artiste #272! The shade is similar to Sally Hansen Lustre Shine Scarab but it’s darker with more blue undertones and glitter particles are slightly larger. Plus, quality of Platinum Artiste is better than Sally Hansen despite that Platinum nail polish costs 3 times less than SH.

Curious to find out more about this shade? Read our full review below!

emerald glitter polishplatinum artiste 272platinum nail polish 1REVIEW:

  • Formula:  Even though it is quite sheer, every new layer of Platinum Artiste #272 goes on your nails smoothly. It is also fast drying and 3-free!
  • Application: Very easy to apply. 4-5 coats will ensure full coverage.
  • Finish: A complex metallic in greyish emerald shade with multi dimensional, extra fine glitter that ranges from turquoise, gold, lilac and red. It’s beautiful!
  • Brush: Great wide brush with nice bristles, very easy to use.
  • Wearability: With top coat 3-4 days.
  • Extra comments: Even though it is a glitter it is very easy to remove.
  • Nail Art: Perfect as a base for any nail art or for glitter gradients. Not suitable for details as it’s too sheer.
  • cute polish
  • Overall Impression: A stunning metallic shade! Fantastic quality despite the price. Not to mention it is 3-free. If you find Platinum Artiste polish, buy it without thinking twice!

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Availability: Unless you’re in Russia or have a Russian nail mail friend you can’t buy Platinum anywhere. We did our research and couldn’t find any online shops that sell this brand or ship it internationally. In Russia, Platinum polishes retail for $3-4 per bottle.

How do you like the Platinum nail polish? Would you get one if you could? Or, if you know any online shop that sells them, let us know!

PS. Tomorrow we’re going into the wild Siberian forest called “Tayga”, so we won’t be online for 3-4 days. After that, Russia (or maybe Siberia) inspired nails with tutorial!

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  • lisenden July 8, 2013, 10:44 am

    What a fascinating adventure! Why are you visiting the wilds of Russia? I have an American friend who lived in Siberia for a few years and she had some tales to tell. Sounds like the store director had her cranky pants on that day. Sheesh! Have fun in the taiga :D

    • Maria V July 8, 2013, 6:51 pm

      Oh yes! Russia is great fun but can get difficult sometimes! hopefully next time we’ll be more successful and get some insider photos too!

  • Elena July 8, 2013, 4:13 pm

    It was very interesting to read!)) I’m from Russia and I’m a blogger too. Totally agree with you Platinum polishes are worth to try. I love them)

    • Maria V July 8, 2013, 6:58 pm

      Thank you Elena and you’re absolutely right Platinum polishes are so good! I’ll be going back to that shop to get some more Platinum shades for sure. Now that I know they’re so good it would be silly not to bring back to Australia more shades!

  • Lilit July 8, 2013, 8:34 pm

    Hehe I love the rules of No photos inside! What are you going to do? Sell it to the competition in the US? And loving the cute little toy with the “Privet” written on it, yep, I haven’t fogotten my Russian yet!
    PS: Hope you’re having fun!
    xx
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    • Maria V July 8, 2013, 9:05 pm

      I know! How funny is that? I told them – its a free advertising as I’d love to let all my followers know about their shop but “No, it is prohibited! Don’t you dare to write about us!” Whatever, hopefully I’ll find another shop to write about with a director who understands/knows a bit more. Or, shall I buy some spy equipment via Russian black market, go back and film it all secretly? I’ll wear big black sunglasses and a fake beard too! *jokes*

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