bondi New York – Teal Magnolia

Bondi Teal Magnolia opener

 

Breaking into the incredibly vast world of retail nail polish is never easy, and yet that’s exactly what bondi New York founder Richard Annington aims to do with his newly launched range of lacquers. Some quick information about bondi New York:

  • 5 free – formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, DBP & toluene
  • 20 fashion forward colours which will launch twice a year, as well as 4 limited edition collections
  • available via select online retail partners, as well as on the www.bondinewyork.com
  • 100% of the net profit (after costs) is donated to their non-profit which makes grants to organizations like Food Bank for New York City

 

 

Bondi Teal Magnolia

Teal Magnolia ($15.00 15 ml/0.5 fl. oz) – a vibrant aqua/teal crème hue with a perfect balance of blue & green tones in the base, all in a medium density & easy flowing formula. Self levelling and ending with a glossy shine at the finish, application was effortless using its dense & slightly rounded brush, which I found to be very workable. The bottle shape and rubberized cap is very similar to that of NARS – on the wide side, although I don’t mind this at all. Bonus: no staining issues. Coats applied: 2, plus top coat

 

Bondi Teal Magnolia swatch

bondi New York – Teal Magnolia

 

Bondi Teal Magnolia swatch 2

bondi New York – Teal Magnolia

 

Bondi Teal Magnolia swatch 3

bondi New York – Teal Magnolia

 

Final thoughts: Being a “colour purist” at heart as well as having a strong fixation with aquatic-themed hues, I am completely impressed with my first foray into this brand with Teal Magnolia. Interestingly enough, this is one of the few green-leaning shades I’ve worn, that did not cause my skin to look ruddy (aka: lobster hands), and I can only imagine it’s because of the strong blue undertones. I can totally see this shade becoming a summertime pedi fave, and look forward to seeing what else bondi New York has in store!

Note that Harlow & Co. is now carrying the full bondi range.

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Bondi Teal Magnolia closer

 

 

 

*Disclosure: Product sample provided by the company/PR for my unbiased consideration

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