The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: high prices and labels don’t always mean you get the quality you pay for and unfortunately Dolce & Gabbana’s foray into nail lacquer is an example of this. But let’s look at the good first. When Dolce and Gabbana announced their nail polish line a few years back this cause quite the stir; after all, it’s one thing to have a make up range, and quite another to get into nail polishes. Whilst D&G have never been well known for their beauty range (I’ll perhaps review a few of their products in future), when they first unveiled their beautiful range of colors it perhaps seems like they might be onto something. This is easily the best thing about the whole Dolce & Gabbana range of nail polishes. Their rich royal green is easily the most perfect royal green I own.
The longevity of the polish isn’t too bad, where it can last with two coats for a week with no more than minimal chipping. So far so good. However, the application wand is where it really lets you down. Despite being put in beautiful packaging the long handle of the wan and the relatively runny formula of the polish means that it all too quickly gloops down onto your nail if you don’t sort out your application strategy fast enough.
This isn’t necessarily a problem – in fact there are many polishes which have their problem with its application wants and the new D&G nail lacquer packaging (new this year) is mean to minimised a new of these problems. Now, if this was a £9.99 polish the odd problem here and there might be just fine, but with a price tag of £20, it’s a little disappointing. So even though I want to like the like the Dolce & Gabbana Lacquer, I’m still not convinced.