Thursday, February 20, 2014

Cuccio ~ Iron Clad


Cuccio ~ Iron Clad
Deep dusty matte purple with shimmer

There are polishes that get to sit in my box of untried for a very long time for no other reason than there are so many in there to choose from. This Cuccio has been sitting there for… I don’t know how long, but a long time. Today is the day where it gets to show itself in all its glory!

When I bought it I didn’t know it was a matte. And it’s a matte that dries super fast. You can literally sit and watch paint dry as you apply it! This polish is practically opaque in one single coat, but I applied two anyway, and it made a difference. The colour got a bit deeper and more beautiful too in my opinion. A tip is to apply this with as few strokes with the brush as possible – that way it applies nicely and evenly.

Here’s what two coats look like:


I love that a matte can have shimmer in it. I don’t think I would like it as much without the shimmer.


Anyway – first I stamped on it. I used a Moyou London stamping plate called “Pro Collection-02” and I stamped with Essie’s “Penny Talk”. Here’s that step:


That’s quite pretty, isn’t it? I haven’t applied my topcoat yet, because I’m not quite done.


Now it’s time for another untried: Ninja Polish “Pinkerbell”. That’s a clear base packed with blue, green and pink matte glitters. I sponged a bit of Pinkerbell by the base of my nails and then I applied a layer of topcoat.

Here’s the final result:


And a final shot:


I have to say that I quite like this combination. The base colour matches the stamping colour and the glitter colour really well. Not a bad pick of untrieds if you ask me, haha! But enough about me – what do you think of this? Please let me know in the comments below.



Opacity: 9/10
Colour, prettiness: 7/10
Durability: 710
Value for money: 8/10
Overall: 8/10
Buy again: No

10 comments:

  1. I think the polish looks really nice and the end result is really cool:)
    I would have probably given it a shiny top coat, but that's just because I love sparkles :P

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    1. I actually did that in the end - but not before after having added both stamp and glitter :) I love sparkles too! :)

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  2. I really like this polish and I think I like it most on it's own. Pretty shimmer in it. :-)

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    1. Yes, the shimmer is really nice, I like it too :)

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  3. Ahh you covered it all up, that beautiful Cuccio - so you clearly do not like it, save it for a swap with me, because I find it gorgeous LOL

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  4. I love the stamping and the beautiful glitter.

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  5. I have a quite similar polish like the Cuccio and I love it.
    Wonderful final result with the satamping and glitter, but as Maria mentioned it above I like it to much the base polish, so for me it would be enough just with the stamping :)

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    1. I must admit that the glitter was a test - I wasn't sure if it was going to work or not :)

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