Our introduction to Italian polishes is almost over. Last but not least we have Pupa. My memories of Pupa go back to when I was a teenager in Russia in the mid-90s. Pupa was one of those super cool luxury brands that you’d imagine buying for a special occasion. Back then, Russia was heading for an economic crisis so I certainly couldn’t afford it, I didn’t even know it was made in Italy!
So imagine how pleased I was to come across Pupa nail polish again on a European holiday with an advantageous exchange rate. It certainly didn’t disappoint. They have fantastic colours, a superb formula and super glossy finish. Everything you’d expect from a luxury polish except a crazy price tag. Under normal economic circumstances, Pupa is actually very affordable! Detailed review, as always, below…
As for the nail art, I went for a quick negative space manicure. I used striping tape for the cross detail and the French manicure and half moon details were hand painted. If you wish to re-create this manicure, this negative space nails tutorial will be very handy.
REVIEW – Pupa Milano Nail Polish:
- Formula: Highly pigmented, fast drying & very easy to apply. Cruelty-free and 5-Free, no toluene, camphor, DBP, formaldehyde resin and formaldehyde but they do contain nitrocellulose.
- Finish: Super glossy cremes.
- Application: The polishes go on evenly and flawlessly and are very easy to apply, a great brush too. You’ll need 1-2 costs to get a fully opaque coverage.
- Wearability: Up to 5 days with a top coat.
- Nail Art: Perfect for any kind of nail art or details. Gradients, negative space or freehand – whatever you feel like, these polishes are fail proof.
Overall Impression: With fantastic colours and a superb formula, Pupa nail polishes have everything the more expensive brands do except they’re much more affordable. If you can get some Pupa for yourself, do it! You’ll love them.
Availability: Pupa nail polish available via Pupa stores from 3.90 euro per bottle.
Polishes featured: Pupa 731 (ocean blue shimmer) and Pupa 702 (midnight blue creme).
Wearing: Gunmetal Knuckle Ring.
Have you tried Pupa polishes before? Also, what do you think about these blue negative space nails?
– Maria, xx
See previous posts from the SoNailicious Takes A Trip series here.