Monday, 18 March 2019

All Nykaa Nail Polishes In My Stash : Swatch Fest!

Hello there!

I thought I'd compile a quick list of all the Nykaa nail polishes I own, for you to peruse. Don't get me wrong, I do have a number of other polishes from various brands, which you may have seen on the blog before. It's just that Nykaa's formula is the ONLY one I'm gravitating towards these days. It's smooth, long-lasting (4-5 days without chipping), priced well, and easy to stack!

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Swati has a few more beautiful shades in her collection, so maybe we can have a second round of this swatch fest. All in good time, ladies!
UPDATE : Part II of the swatch fest & more colors HERE

Let's jump into it already! Grab a cup of your favourite beverage and stay a while 'cause this post is going to be picture heavy 😀😀😀

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(Disclaimer : This is not a sponsored post. All products have been purchased by Curios and Dreams).
All swatches show two coats of polish, no base coat or top coat. The photos are unedited to show the true colours of each. (Feel free to leave a compliment on my improved application skills!)

Nykaa Matte Nail Lacquer - 28 Pink Meringue : A matte milky pink colour. My bottle is quite old now and hence the formula has turned thick and also the pink seems little faded, but you can see fresh swatches on Swati's hand here along with our review which features the first shades from her stash Smores Milkshake and Blueberry Frosting.

Nykaa nail polish, nykaa matte polish, review, swatch, pink meringue

Nykaa nail polish, nykaa matte polish, review, swatch, pink meringue

****

Nykaa Matte Nail Lacquer - 10 Almond Crumble : A pastel nude beige to suit all occasions. It's one of my favourites even though the formula is now thick. The formula dries very quick and this is a good option if you can think of nothing to match your dress and need to run out the door soon.

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Nykaa nail polish, nykaa matte polish, review, swatch, almond crumble

****

Nykaa Nail Enamel (Nudes Collection) - 54 Lavender Buttercream : Although this was a part of the nudes collection, this nude has an unusual twist. A beautiful greige lavender, best suited to fair skintones.

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Nykaa nail polish, Nykaa nude nail polish, review, swatch, lavender buttercream

****

Nykaa Gold Rush Nail Lacquer - 133 Lost in Gold : The only Nykaa polish that somehow hasn't dried out, even though this has been part of my collection since it's launch. It's one of the best gold nail polishes in the market and is your party BFF for dressing up your nails.

Nykaa nail polish, Nykaa gold rush nail polish, review, swatch, Lost in Gold

Nykaa nail polish, Nykaa gold rush nail polish, review, swatch, Lost in Gold

Nykaa nail polish, Nykaa gold rush nail polish, review, swatch, Lost in Gold

****

Nykaa Nail Enamel (Pastel Collection) - 47 Pomegran-ita : Part of the pastel collection, this shade is a sweet pick for the spring and is not as pale as a pastel. Eye-catching for sure! And if you're on the hunt for a coral that's as vibrant as summer, may I suggest looking at Coral Craze?

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Nykaa nail polish, Nykaa pastel nail polish, review, swatch, pomegranita

Nykaa nail polish, Nykaa pastel nail polish, review, swatch, pomegranita

****

Nykaa Nail Enamel (Pastel Collection) -  65 Mint Meringue : Another pastel collection feature, but again, not pale or milky at all. This one is as refreshing as a blue polish can get and reminds me of Maybelline's Turquoise Lagoon that was my summer sweetheart for a long time!

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Nykaa nail polish, Nykaa pastel nail polish, review, swatch, mint meringue

Nykaa nail polish, Nykaa pastel nail polish, review, swatch, mint meringue

****

Nykaa Nail Enamel (Wedding Collection) - 265 Pink Bloom : By no means is this restricted to wedding wear! In fact, this shade could be a part of the Floral Carnival collection and I wouldn't bat my eye in the slightest. A warm medium pink for all skin tones, this shade is a keeper.

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Nykaa nail polish, Nykaa wedding edition nail polish, review, swatch, pink bloom

Nykaa nail polish, Nykaa wedding edition nail polish, review, swatch, pink bloom

****

Nykaa Nail Enamel (Floral Carnival Collection) - 129 Dusky Azelea : A pretty and sophisticated pink-mauve. Probably the safest blind buy/gifting option and I say this from experience. Everyone and their nani like this shade, mine adores it!

Nykaa has a very similar (nearly identical) newly launched polish called Rustic Rose (Wedding edition) and Swati got lured into buying it. Needless to say, it was very disappointing as we both already own Dusky Azelea. See comparison swatches on our Instagram under the Polish Love highlights.

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Nykaa nail polish, Nykaa floral carnival nail polish, review, swatch, dusky azelea, rustic rose

Nykaa nail polish, Nykaa floral carnival nail polish, review, swatch, dusky azelea, rustic rose

****

Nykaa Nail Enamel (Floral Carnival Collection) - 108 Hot Pink Poppy : As hot and popping as it gets. This one is just shy from entering neon territory, but on the upside, perks up my complexion! Remember my bottle of Sexy, and how much I loved that fuchsia? Well, this pink is warmer, fun and girly and screams youthfulness. Summer and popsicles, here we come!

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Nykaa nail polish, Nykaa floral carnival nail polish, review, swatch, hot pink poppy

Nykaa nail polish, Nykaa floral carnival nail polish, review, swatch, hot pink poppy

****

Nykaa Nail Enamel (Floral Carnival Collection) - 137 Rouge Rose : Gorgeousness in a bottle. It is a medium-deep red with an undercurrent of pink and really does remind me of roses. Looks regal on the nails too and suits summer and winter wear alike. Another favourite!

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Nykaa nail polish, Nykaa floral carnival nail polish, review, swatch, rouge rose

****

Nykaa Nail Enamel (Floral Carnival Collection) - 127 Arabian Night Rose : Such a rich dark red that is a jewel in my collection. It's almost vampy! This shade is great for the toes too. As for the fingers, no shade in my collection gives off a chic Parisian vibe like this does. Somehow, when I layer 2 coats, it looks slightly like jelly!

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Nykaa nail polish, Nykaa floral carnival nail polish, review, swatch, arabian night rose

Nykaa nail polish, Nykaa floral carnival nail polish, review, swatch, arabian night rose

****

Nykaa Nail Enamel - 01 Marsala Chai : Swati was sent a bottle of this for review purposes, but I loved it so much that I went to the store to buy one for myself! Firstly, the name is so gourmand and befitting. This shade is a rich warm red brown that is a staple in winter. Earthy and so sophisticated!

Nykaa nail polish, review, swatch, marsala chai

Nykaa nail polish, review, swatch, marsala chai

Nykaa nail polish, review, swatch, marsala chai

****

Nykaa Salon Pro Gel Shine Lacquer - 215 Meet Me in Montreal : I really like the formula of this range, but definitely not the smell. However, for this warm and light blush nude, I'm willing to look past that!

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Nykaa nail polish, Nykaa gel nail polish, review, swatch, meet me in montreal

****

Nykaa Salon Pro Gel Shine Lacquer - 209 San Fran Mood : Finally I've found a replacement for my much loved Colorama Astral, but with much better longevity. This shade is the classic translucent nude for all skin tones, best worn as a single coat for French Manicure vibes, doubled for more colour. Three coats make it opaque. The light baby pink hue gives a healthy look to the nails and is my favourite for covering up stained nails.

However, if you like your polishes pigmented, DO NOT buy this.

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Index and Middle Finger - 2 coats. Ring and Pinky Finger - 3 coats.

Nykaa nail polish, Nykaa gel nail polish, review, swatch, san fran mood
Index and Middle Finger - 2 coats. Ring and Pinky Finger - 3 coats.

Nykaa nail polish, Nykaa gel nail polish, review, swatch, san fran mood
Index and Middle Finger - 2 coats. Ring and Pinky Finger - 3 coats.

****

OH. MY. GOD!

Those are all the Nykaa polishes I own (for now) and I hope these swatches help you in picking out your favourite shades. My cuticles definitely did not enjoy this session, but I found it incredibly fun! Let me know if you'd be interested in other swatch fests, other polishes, lipsticks, and the like.

And just in case this post got you wondering on how to build your own nail polish stash, here's a quick guide on doing it the sensible way!
xoxo
Smriti

P.S. Do not forget to check out more shades swatched HERE!!