Monday, July 29, 2013

Cuccio ~ Fountains of Versailles



Cuccio ~ Fountains of Versailles
Sea green shimmer with glass flecks

Cuccio is a new brand to me, even though the company has been in the beauty industry since the early 1980s. Fountains of Versailles is the type of polish I’d fall for any day. It’s sea green, it’s shimmery, there’s little glass flecks in it and the finish is almost foil-y. I find myself buying this sort of colour over and over again :D

Anyway – application was a breeze. The polish is well pigmented and if you’re in a hurry you can get away with one thick coat. I used two coats though, and the drying time was OK. I hadn’t got access to sunshine, so here’s what it looked like in daylight:


I love the look of the little flecks in there! Here’s another pic:


Sweet as!! That really shows the foil-y finish. Shiny, shimmery, beautiful!


I decided to stamp on it. I used Mash-39 for the fish/mermaid scales, and stamped with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri “ Jumpin’ Jade” to stamp with. For the dolphins I used Fauxnaud plate M71 and Kiko 616 from their Mirror Collection.
The topcoat is Poshé, my all time favourite. Here’s the final mani:


And one last look:


I love the way this turned out, and I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of buying this particular shade of polish.

One last note : this polish stained my fingers green-blue so much that I thought I’d grown Smurf hands!! Just saying, so that you’re not surprised
when your fingernails refuse to give up the hues.

So. What do you think, girls? Let me have your honest opinion in the comments below, please :)


Opacity: 9/10
Colour, prettiness: 10/10
Durability: 9/10
Value for money: 10/10
Overall: 9.5/10
Buy again: Yes

18 comments:

  1. That's a perfect sea mani :) - I think it's safe to say that you are cucu for Cuccio ;)

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    1. Haha, yes, that's really well said! :D And thank you so much, it means a lot to me!

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  2. First off I love the name! It's a beautiful colour and the stamps you used are perfect!

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    1. Thank you so much :) I seem to keep falling for colours like this one :)

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  3. Uhh i to love that kind of polish!! They just look so great :)
    And this mani looks so good :)

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    1. Thank you so much, I appreciate it. And I definitely also have a soft spot for colours like this one :)

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  4. I love how vibrant the colour is! Disappointing to hear how much it stains though

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    1. The staining was a total b*tch, but it was actually removable. And yes, the colour is just great! :)

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  5. Wow, what a gorgeous color! I love the water theme of the art you added... it goes perfectly with the green. :)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thank you so much, I was very pleased with this myself :)

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  6. this is a really amazing polish, bright and shimmery. precious teal with cute stamping :)

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    1. Thanks a million :) I'm so glad to hear that!

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  7. This nail polish is so beautiful that staining wouldn't stop me :D. Love the dolphins <3.
    I have the same situation, but I only keep buying similar bright blue shades :)

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    1. It is still with me, I don't have the heart to get rid of it just because of the staining :D

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  8. The mermaid stamp sealed this for me! The color of the polish is really nice too.

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    1. Thank you :) I really like the way the stamping turned out as well :)

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