Monday, 9 December 2013


Do you know Kiko?

You don't? Shame on you!

Kiko Cosmetics is the most popular make up brand made in Italy. You won't find a single Italian woman without something branded Kiko in the make up bag.

In the past years its popularity has increased enormously in Italy and abroad and the result is that more and more shops are opening all over the world.

In UK there are only three stores at the moment, two in London Westfield shopping centres and one just opened in Regent street.

I have got a long and trusted relationship with Kiko: great variety of products, reasonable price, good quality are some of the reason for my deep love for this brand: visiting the shop in my town when I go back home is usually the second thing I do after saying hello to my Mum and Dad.

There have been some misses, don't get me wrong, but overall I would totally recommend a shopping experience on their website.

There are about 5 collections released every year, with limited edition products and colours and promotions and sales are not rare.

Some products from past limited edition collections

I really hope there will be more Kiko shops opening soon all over the UK (I'll have one in Manchester, thanks), in the meantime, we can shop online here.

Today I want to show you a nail polish I bought last summer called Sugar Mat Nail Lacquer, shade 640.

It's one of the textured nail polished every single brand has decided to release this past year.

The effect is quite mat but incredibly sparkling thanks to the glitter and micropearls inside the polish 9hence the Sugar mention in the name).

I apply two coat to get full coverage, no top coat. The polish itself is quite thick and dense but this doesn't create me any problem, probably because the brush is very wide and flat, you don't have any reason to mess about really.

 It takes a couple of minutes to dry and I got 2-3 days without noticing any chipped end, quite good compared to the single day I normally get even with a top coat.

The shade is a coral orange-red with golden sparkles. Very summery but yet, very Christmas-y!

It's very similar, texture-wise, to the Models Own Velvet Goth but much better in quality (if you follow me on Instagram you will know I didn't enjoy that at all) and most of all it dries much quicker.

Give this a try if you like this kind of effect on your nails, you can buy it for £3.90 and even if at the moment there is only one shade available, I am sure all the others will be stocked again soon.

Any Kiko product you want me to review for you? I have got my drawers full!


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