|Would buy this product again.||37%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This nail polish destroyed my toenails. I made the mistake of using it last summer and when I tried to remove it after having it on for a few weeks it left me with abraded yellowed ugly nails. In the decades I've been wearing polish, I have never seen anything like this. It took me over six months to regrow my toenails back to normal.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Gusto gold dust review.
I got this on sale a while ago. I would never have paid full price for this (10-12$). The brush is awesome, short and bulky like I like them. The formula is thin, so I have to apply 2 to 3 coats before it is opaque. It dries fast. However, the fact that I have to apply so many coats before being able to achieve anything is ridiculous. I would not repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
How come this is so cheap? yet so fantastic.
I got the Castello blue in the dry Rapido collection.
Awesome dries quickly, colour is fab and has perfect texture.
My new HG nail line.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I found a set of the Borghese Rapido Fast Dry nail polish on sale and was excited to try them. While I do enjoy the colours, I found this nail polish to be quite thin and streaky..so I needed to apply three coats before I could really see the colour. I did not really notice any difference in drying time. I probably would not buy Borghese nail polish at full price.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
reg price: $8, price i paid: $2
packaging quality: 3 i think the packaging is a bit too wide and takes up too much space but i like how it is very fancy
i will not repurchase even with the sale. i wont be using this polish ever again because its drying time. i think the polishes were on sale because they were no longer going to be sold at rite aid. i recently went to rite aid and they werent there anymore.
i got the color in menta which is supposed to be a quick dry formula as stated on the bottle. it does not dry. its one of those polishes that are dry to the touch but if you press your finger or anything on it a little it will smudge and marks will form. dry to the touch but not completely dry. i think it takes over an hour to dry but wasnt counting.
its a pretty green color but it is hard to get a even coat. formula is looks liquidy but when you start applying it you have to apply fast. it turns thick fast.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
One of my birthday gifts was Borghese Rapido Nail polish in the color "Felice Tangerine". I love the bright orange color and I would wear it any given time. I usually keep my nails short when I'm using colorful nails, it gives me the fresh/put together look.
Application: streaky at first,but it's perfectly opaque with a second coat applied with light hand. It wears pretty good for about 5 days with base/top coats. The wide brush glides over my nails with ease and precision and my nail beads aren't wide at all. Using a wide brush actually is a nice break from Zoya's, Essie's and Gosh's thinner brushes.
Price: $13.00. It's an expensive brand in Canada comparing it to Essie, China Glaze and Opi. : ( So, I'm glad I got it as a gift!!
Packaging quality: it's funtional, the content didn't leak or dry, it' small enough to carry in my bag for touch ups. : )
Overall: I love this bright orange color and I might look for some anusual colors by Borghese soon, hopefully it will be on sale. : )
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I have this in Rivera Sunset, which is a bronzey gold color.
I just want to say I LOVE THE BRUSH on this stuff. I do not know what it is, but its so tiny and cute and was easy to apply.
Some people said the formula was kind of streaky, I can see that, but I applied 4? coats I think.
The staying power is alright, I've been playing with paper mache paste while having this stuff on and my nails are only chipped in certain areas (I broke my nail once and trust me, paper mache paste DOES NOT come off easily) so I bet on a typical week the staying power would be phenomenal. I got this on a really good sale, or I would probably not pick it up.
DRYING IS AMAZING. I've used China Glaze exclusively for years and it takes almost 12 hours for that to dry fully (I'd think it was dry after painting it at noon, go to bed, and wake up with it in ruins), so when this dried while I was painting my other hand I was in awe.
I will deff. be re-using this in the future.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Angelica Blush review.
Bought this on sale for $2! It was the price that caught my eye first then the color. The color is a cream with a hint of yellow and orange. The polish went on sticky icky and smelled oddly nice. The brush was uneven and thick.
I gave my nails 4 or 5 coats! Coverage was terrible and the stickiness did not help. It took a long time to dry between coats. I think I have to thin it out next time otherwise this product is a bust!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I got this in Menta for 75% off. I found it to be extremely streaky. I can't use it and will be returning it even at a cheap price.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Review for Borghese Rapido Nail Polish in Siena.
This was a lovely sparkly bronze color in the bottle and on sale, so I decided to try it. It is definately not a one coater. I applied one coat and it was watery and weak, several shades lighter than it looked in the bottle, and not at all flattering with my skintone (NC 20). I was flusterated and removed it, so I cannot attest to the staying power of the polish, but I may come back to it eventually and see how it looks and lasts after 2-3 coats. I would not rebuy or recommend this particular color, but I may still buy other Borghese polishes to test out.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Silver, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Green
I find these way discounted from time to time. The colors are sophisticated and unusual. I love the retro packaging, and the brush is different, neither worse nor better for me. If there was a color I ever ran low on I would rebuy although I rarely get to the bottom of any polish. Overall these are decent polishes, some better than others with a well chosen color selection.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I own two Borghese polishes-Carnivale Grape and Milano Taupe. The formula is nice and smooth, and the dry time isn't outrageous, although it isn't the fastest. I'm not a huge fan of the brush, but it's not unmanageable. The color range is nice, if somewhat conservative. I wish I had more interesting things to say about the line, but really they're just at the more 'luxe' end of the drugstore polish scale, and they carry some good core colors.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I bought a Borghese Manicure Set with clear top coat, bianco white tip, and b80d toscano nude color. Luckily, I got them on clearance at Ulta, because I'd be kicking myself if I'd paid full price.
The top coat and white tip are decent, but the toscano nude is awful. It's streaky and doesn't level well. I've ruined two manicures trying to make it work, and it just sucks. Throwing this one away so I won't be tempted to try it again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I purchased this in Che Bella Red and I love it. The applicator is amazing and it goes on smoothly, It lasts very long, and looks great....I wish it was not so expensive but you get your moneys worth!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I only wear polish on my toe nails. I loved this brand. I put it on with great ease and it stayed on forever, without a chip or peel at all. It lasted 3 weeks and I took it off only because I wanted to change colors. I thought because of it's long lasting ability, that it would be difficult to take off. It came of with great ease. I wear closed shoes during the week, open shoes at home (or walk barefoot). For me, this lacquer was better than the OPI I was using.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
The worst nailpolish. I tried without a base and it peeled right off my nails when it dried (which took forever). I then applied it with a base and again it peeled right off. It peeled not in pieces, but in one huge piece- all of the polish gone. Hey at least I didn't need any remover! The color had separated in the bottle and it took a long time to shake and shake to mix it, which should have tipped me off to not buy. Thick polish usually takes too long to dry and goes on clumpy. I wonder if I just got a bad bottle? For the price I won't try again to see if it was just that.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought two shades, Carnavale Grape and Angelic Blush, while they were on clearance at CVS. I was so excited because these polishes are usually so expensive I thought they must be great. Unfortunately they are not.
-long drying time (2-3 hours I timed it and then it never truly settles on the grape shade)
-thick applicator (takes a long time to get used it-it applies thick layers)
-I love the color payoff. The grape is exceptional but is especially gel like and never settles completely.
-The shine. Shine is great but since it never truly settles you still get smudge marks hours later!
-Longevity. It lasts long albeit smudged, about 3-4 days with minor edge wear on index fingers and then 6 days with major chipping.
Overall I would never buy these polishes again and if I still had the receipt I would've tried to get store credit. 3 hour drying time is ridiculous especially for a normally 8 dollar polish.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I really love this product, but it took a while to get there. Although the colours may not be as varied or out there as OPI, they are very rich and have a lot of depth and shine. The problem with this polish is that it takes a while to master the technique of applying it with the super wide brush, and if it isn't properly applied, it goes on too thick and chips of easily. Once the technique is mastered, however, the polish lasts forever if applied in thin layers (2 to 3, depending on the colour).
I have been using this polish with Essie First Base Basecoat and Sèche Vite Top Coat, and it lasted for a full 8 days before it started chipping noticeably, and only showed some minor tip wear beginning on day 4.
I own this in Che Bella Red (cherry red), San Remo Bronze (a light pinky bronze), La Strada Rose (mauve with gold sheen), and Rapido Menta (pale mint green). I love all the colours and will definitely pick up more. The only thing currently holding me back is my student budget: the polish is quite pricey -- at my local drugstore it's more expensive than OPI at the salon ($13.99 CDN vs. $12.50 CDN for OPI).
I also love that this polish is good for the nails and doesn't contain the harmful chemicals that OPI does (although I still love my OPI colours).
For those who've tried Borghese and given negative reviews, I encourage you to try to master the wide brush and apply very thin coats. You'll see it lasts just as long as OPI.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have this in Angelica Blush, and I LOVE this nail polish. It's a perfect baby milky pink with great color payoff, unlike the OPI Soft Shades. The only baby pink color that I like nearly as much, is the Orly polish in "Lift the Veil." Usually, such light colors are so sheer that no matter how much building you do, you'll NEVER get any color payoff. (like the China Glaze polish in "Innocence" which looks exactly the same as this Borghese polish in the bottle)
The brush is short and fat which makes application easy. I actually like the stiffness of it, because otherwise it would be harder to control.
It can be a bit pricey for some people...it's about 7 or 8 dollars, and I got it from Ulta. This is more than I usually spend on nail polish, because of my connections I am able to shop at progressional stores where I can buy any OPI nail polish for 4 dollars or any China Glaze nail polish for 3. But I think the price is totally worth it. I use a China Glaze topcoat after initially painting my nails, and each day after that I apply a cheap clear coat (NYC...about 99 cents/bottle) and with those steps, it almost NEVER chips.
I'm so happy I found this polish! I love it wayyy more than any of my OPI or China Glaze polishes. I have to go and buy a backup!
Based on the negative reviews, it looks like the formula varies for each color. But mine is fantastic ^_^
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
PROS: There just weren't any pros for me, except for the fact it was nail polish. And....perhaps that maybe other shades than the two I tried actually work well.
CONS: So streaky and oily in consistency. Extremely hard to work with. The brush is terrible. Very tiny and stiff.