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Jan 22 2014

Alessandro USA Nail Polish

Disclaimer: I am a Alessandro Brand Ambassador. See bottom.

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Can you tell I tried to form the nail polish bottles above in the shape of an “A”? Ha!

Anyway!

I am new to the nail polish brand Alessandro, which has made a relatively recent jump into the USA market after having been a European lacquer brand for a long time.

I purchased my first Alessandro polishes at The Makeup Show Pop-Up Shop in December, but since then I became an Ambassador for the brand! So I have five more Alessandro Nail Polishes from the brand’s line of 99 colors to share with you today.

I’m excited to get to know this brand better, and I look forward sharing with you my honest thoughts about it as I review different polishes and products.

So let’s just get into it!

New York Grey

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New York Grey is a grey creme. I thought this was a bit on the crelly side, like I thought about all the cremes I tried here – but it’s just a thinner formula. I don’t think it’s crelly. It’s shown here in two coats, opaque and pretty.

Red Carpet

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Red Carpet is a vibrant, true red creme. Shown in two coats, opaque. It’s a classic, “Marilyn” red.

Wild Safari

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Wild Safari is a bright green creme. This is a beautiful hue! Shown opaque in two coats. This will be fab for summer.

Wild Cat

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Wild Cat is a beautiful shimmer – it’s a brown base loaded with bronze and gold shimmer. This looks beautiful in the sun AND the shade. It was opaque in two coats.

Peppermint Patty

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Peppermint Patty sounds like it should be a mint green, and maybe my eyes are screwy, but this polish looks like a pretty light blue creme. This is one of my favorite ones. I love blue, all the various hues of it!

I dig the Alessandro bottles, which are square, and I like the short brush handles. I tend to have more control when the brush handles/brushes are shorter. Here’s a shot of the brush/cap:

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The cap has a four-sided recession grip and indent designed for more comfortable polishing, and it does feel good in my hands.

The polish itself is nice. I didn’t have any issues in application. I mentioned the formula being a little thinner than other brands I’ve used recently but that doesn’t impact its application. The formula is supposed to be fast-drying and promises no chipping, smooth and streak-free application and high color intensity due to UV absorber in the polish. It also says the polish protects the nails and has a high gloss shine. I can attest to the high gloss shine, color intensity and great application. I will do a little wear-testing to find out more about the chipping, though!

The brand recommends that you gently shake Alessandro nail polish bottles before use, and apply the polish over base coat with a top coat (they mention their own, of course!). They also recommend two coats of color, which sounds right, based on opacity I had with these five polishes.

Alessandro Nail Polish retails through the brand’s site here for $9.50 a bottle. You get .34 fl. oz. of polish.The colors here are also available in soak-off UV gel nail polish and UV color gels.

Have you tried Alessandro yet? What are your thoughts? Any colors jump out at you in this post? I think they are pretty dupable hues, but the range is pretty large and I think every good line needs, for example, a classic red.

What do you think of Alessandro?

Disclaimer: I received the Alessandro nail polishes to review from the PR Firm/Manufacturer as a brand ambassador. I am NOT compensated if someone clicks a link and makes a purchase. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!

 

  • GlitteryGlossy

    I have to find Wild Safari!

  • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

    Ooooh, I am drooling over Peppermint Patty!

  • Kendra Stanton

    love the wild safari and wild cat..I totally want them!

  • Amber

    wow, what gorgeous colors! NY Grey is just what I have been looking for!!

  • http://www.beyondbeautylounge.com/ Beyond Beauty Lounge

    Love New York Grey

  • MyNewestAddiction

    Peppermint Patty is so pretty!

  • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda Mendoza

    I hve never heard of this brand but I love how creamy and shiny these are!

  • Ange

    Ohh I love New York Gray!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    I like Wild Safari and Wild Cat. Thanks for your beautiful nail swatches!!!

    • BeautyJudy

      Good picks! And thank you :)

  • Farryn

    Love the grey! stunning!

    • BeautyJudy

      Agreed Farryn! :)

  • TinaBowling

    Loving Peppermint Patty!

    • BeautyJudy

      me too Tina!!

  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

    Wild Safari is gorgeous!

    • BeautyJudy

      I agree, that one is beautiful!

  • http://www.manifestdestany.com/ Destany

    I’ve never heard of this brand before. I LOVE Red Carpet and Wild Safari :)

    • BeautyJudy

      Red Carpet is a nice red. I’m excited to have tried them!

  • http://loveforlacquer.com/ loveforlacquer

    Peppermint Patty is right up my alley! Gorg!

    • BeautyJudy

      Me too, Jess!!!

  • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    Wild cat is so gorgeous! I’m so drawn to shades like that

    • BeautyJudy

      I agree, that shimmer is beautiful!

  • Anastasia

    I used to buy Alessandro polishes back when I lived in Europe, it’s a great brand with nice formulas. I especially like Wild Cat from the swatches above :)

    • BeautyJudy

      Agreed – I’m enjoying these. I’m actually wearing one not in this post, Blue Nuit, right now! It’s beautiful.

  • Nidia Doherty

    For my huge collection of polishes, I’ve never heard of this brand before. Such pretty colors – I think Wild Cat and NY Grey are my top picks. Nice swatches!

    • BeautyJudy

      Nidia, they are a recent jump into the US! I am impressed with the polish so far, and like the colors they sent me. I also picked up some beautiful colors for winter, I’ve been cycling through them!