Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Exurbe Cosmetics Nail Polishes





Today's post features a quite new swiss nail polish brand: exurbe cosmetics. I've been asked to test two of their polishes, thank you so much for this opportunity!

exurbe cosmetics produces 5-free polishes that are not tested on animals. The polishes are sold online (members only) and in some selected stores. Their collection contains 50 different polishes at the moment, but I'm sure there's more to come.


The polishes come in a square bottle with a removable cap, much like Chanel bottles. The design is pretty clean but I like it, square bottles are easier to stash ;-)


The first polish I recieved is China Girl, a bright pastel creme in a color that lies somewhere between mint and pistachio. It's not blue enough to be a true mint, but also not yellow enough to be called pistachio. The formula was surprisingly good for a pastel polish. Most pastels are somewhat thick and sheer at the same time and, honestly, a pain to apply. China Girl is a little sheer with the first coat, but completely opaque after the second. It has a medium viscosity, neither too thin nor too thick, and it's easy to apply. The pictures show two coats topped with one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top.






The second polish is Two Minutes To Midnight, a navy creme with slight teal and grey undertones. Two Minutes To Midnight is highly pigmented, the pictures show only one coat (plus one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top), so it's a true one-coater. The formula is a little on the thin side, but still quite easy to apply. It's recommendable to take your time with application, as clean up gets a little messy due to the really high pigmentation (as you can see on my index finger).






Since I'm usually wearing my polishes only one day, I can't really say anything about longevity, but I can confirm that neither of these two polishes had any signs of tipwear or chipping after 24 hours. I was really impressed by the easiness of appliaction and the quality in general.


So, who's the peer group of exurbe cosmetics, or in other words: who should buy these polishes?

Anyone who's living in Switzerland or Liechtenstein (no international shipping yet), likes high quality polishes with exclusiveness and doesn't mind the typical swiss price tag (one bottle costs Fr. 21.-, that's about the same range as swiss prices for Essie, OPI, China Glaze, Butter London etc.).


If you're interested in exurbe cosmetics, you can use this link to order them (that's an affiliate link, if you order through it, I get a provision). There are no shipping costs, no matter how many polishes you order.



These polishes were offered for reviewing purposes. Again, thank you very much, exurbe cosmetics!




10 comments:

  1. Beautiful colors and lovely swatches. That being said, I find it quite courageous to enter the market at this price segment. It is not the cheap range and quite populated already.

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    1. Courageous is the right word. The quality really is flawless, but the brand is pretty much unknown (outside of the blog world, there have been quite a lot of blog posts about it in the last few weeks). And to step in the market with an unknown brand way outside the "come on, it's so cheap, what can go wrong" price segment takes some balls. I hope for exurbe, it pays out.

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  2. Beautiful colours. I also really like the square bottles :)

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    1. Thank you <3
      I like the bottles, too .-)

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  3. I like the packaging and the quality of the nail polish although the colours aren't totally unseen. As Christine mentioned I also think they are pricey considering they're new in the market.

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    1. I agree. I hold my fingers crossed that they find their niche in the market, they really deserve it, but I'm not absolutely convinced they will. I guess we'll see...

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  4. Oooh great picks! A lot different from my pinks and peaches :-) But I like 'em both.

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    1. I was so glad I've been asked which colors I like. I love the pinks and peaches you showed - on you. But they are so not my colors :-)

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  5. China Girl sieht super toll aus. Den würde ich auch unbedingt tragen wollen :)

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    1. Ich wurde glücklicherweise gefragt, welche Farben ich mag, und mit der Umsetzung meines Wunsches (grün und blau) bin ich sehr zufrieden :-)

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