Kmart is quickly becoming one of my favourite places to shop. They have a great range of clothing, footwear, and accessories, and it’s all so inexpensive! My local store has recently revamped their cosmetic section, and while browsing there a couple of weeks ago I found a range I hadn’t seen before, called Lips and Tips. It is a Kmart house brand - that is, the products are produced by Kmart themselves. Everything was NZ$4 an item. I grabbed ten nail polishes and some lippies. Today I have some photos of the Feather polishes!
The polishes come on cards, with holes to hang them on the display. My photos of the front of the packaging didn’t come out, but the polish is held in place with clear plastic so you can clearly see the bottle and its contents. Here is a pic of the back (I thought this might be particularly useful for anyone interested in what ingredients are used):
The bottles themselves are quite sturdy, which is awesome considering the price. The large square tops actually lift off so you can use the smaller brush lid for easier control.
Now, for their close up! All of these polishes feature bar glitter in a clear base.
Bird Bird - holo pink, metallic pink, and matte white glitter.
Peacock - matte pale green, and matte white glitter.
Flamingo - matte pale pink, and matte white glitter.
Seabird - metallic blue, and matte white glitter.
Oriole - matte orange, and matte white glitter.
I also have some quick and dirty swatches I did on a nail wheel:
From left to right: Seabird, Flamingo, Oriole, Peacock, Big Bird. All show one coat over a black creme base.
While I haven’t used these polishes for a full mani yet, I can tell you that they stink - as in, Kleancolor level stink. They smell very heavily like chemicals, which I guess is to be expected from cheap polish. The smell doesn’t bother me too much but I know there are some of you out there who are sensitive to this kind of thing, so these polishes may not be for you. Something else I noticed - and this is a point in their favour, in my opinion - is that the base on these pretties is very thin. Not pooling-in-your-cuticles thin, but the kind of level that is very easy to manage. I really hate it when a lovely glitter polish is goopy and thick and you spend most of your time wrestling with the brush, trying to get the glitter to go where you want it, and in the end, your nails are covered in two inches of base and three pieces of glitter. Not these! I can see these polishes being an absolute breeze to apply.