I finally got around to trying this Karpati Dito Nail Lacquer that I won in the Lust Have It hamper earlier this month (if you want to see what I won then click here). I won two of these in the hamper, a dark brown and this shimmery pink, this review today is on the shimmery pink. The packaging doesn't say what shade this is, but looking at this Karpati website, I think this shade might be Pretty In Pink. Since I won this, I don't know how much these cost, but some blogs stay they retail for $19.95, and some websites like Shop Naturally are selling them for $6.95. If you are interested in buying one of these then check out the stockist page on the Karpati website.
So clearly the thing that makes this nail polish unique is the packaging. These Karpati Dito Nial Lacquers come in a container that is designed to sit comfortably in-between two finders (see photo below), which I'm assuming is supposed to prevent spilling. I don't mind this concept, and I'm sure a lot of people will enjoy being able to sit this comfortably on your fingers, especially people who don't put on nail polish much and who are a little nervous about spilling it. I have been putting nail polish on for over 10 years so I am fine with the original containers, and if anything, this was a little bit strange to get used to. This does fit comfortably on my fingers, but I did realised while painting my nails I tend to move my hand around quite a bit, and I was a bit worried about spilling this.
I could get used to this container, but the thing I found the most difficult to use was the brush. The lid to the brush is so small which made it quite fiddly to use, and I was worried that I was going to drop it a few times. I thought I would include a comparison with the lid and brush of this Karpati nail polish compared to a normal nail polish.
I did however find this colour to be very pretty, it is a sheer nail polish with a very fine light pink shimmer. It makes for a really nice nude glittery nail, or it would look really nice over a light pink nail polish. The photos above are of two coats of the polish without a top coat. This nail polish does apply very evenly so you could easily get away with one coat.
- Great nail polish - beautiful colour and great formula
- Interesting packaging design, which I can imaging a lot of people loving
- Free from potentially harmful chemicals (Toluene, Formaldehyde, and Dibutyl Phthalate)
- The brand is from Sydney
- The lid is too small and makes applying the polish a little fiddly
- Contains 8mL of product compared to other nail polishes which generally contain 11-12mL
- This particular container does not contain the name of the shade on it (I have seen photos on peoples blog where their polish did have the name on the back, so this not be a common problem)
What do you think of this nail polish design? Is it something you would want to try?