Thursday, 28 March 2013

W7 Suede Effects - Night Suede

This is the first polish I've worn from the W7 Suede collection, you can see all the ones I purchased here, my first impressions were good.  The polish applies beautifully, it's really smooth and easy to put on, is almost opaque in one coat and seems like it will stamp nicely too, another bonus is that it dries super fast too.
Night suede is a black matte effect polish shot through with silvery gold shimmer (depending on what light you are in) and it does look nice on the nail, unfortunately not for long though.  The tip wear on this polish is terrible.
I applied it in the evening and it looked like this:

By the time I got up in the morning, before even doing anything, there was already a fair amount of tip wear which just got worse as the day went on.  It's also prone to chipping, particularly at the edges of my nails.

I really like the colour of the polish and how it applies but the wear time is terrible.  It's definitely tip wear rather than shrinkage as I didn't apply a topcoat to my nails (doing that would have changed the suede effect).  I am hoping that if I make a special effort to wrap my tips next time I use one of these polishes the tip wear won't be quite so bad.
On the plus side, since it applies so nicely and dries very fast it's not a huge issue that it only lasts a day, it's easy enough to change it the next night.  I'm curious as to whether all the suede effect polishes that are out at the moment are the same so if you've tried other brands then please let me know how you find them!


  1. Oooh this is so nice! To be honest I don't think it has much similarity to suede, but its a lovely effect nonetheless. Will have to add this to my growing wishlist!

    1. No, I don't really get the suede thing either, I do like the finish though.