Is there even such a thing? While saying that any form of nail polish is ‘good for you’ might be a bit of a stretch, Trind’s nail lacquers are supposed to maintain your nails. I take this to mean that they don’t promise any miracle cures for problem nails, but they won’t make your nails any worse than they are either (i.e., they won’t dry them out or stain them).
left to right: Trind Caring Color in CC 133, CC 104, CC 136, CC 103, CC 115 (on thumb)
CC 133: Reminded me a lot of the famous CG Ruby Pumps, and naturally, I took my bottle out to compare. While the feel of the color is similar, Trind’s version lacks the jelly base of Ruby Pumps, and the finish is also a little bit rougher. However, it’s still a gorgeous color, and gives off the same red sparkles embedded in a deep red base vibe. 2 coats.
CC 104: In the bottle, it looks like a pale, milky pink, and you all know how I feel about any form of pink. However, on the nail it goes on smooth and sheer. Normally, I don’t like sheer polishes either, but this one just made my nails look so put together! I think this is what I would describe as an OL (office lady hehe) polish, it’s really good when you want to paint something on your nails for work or a formal event. I wouldn’t recommend this if your nails are extremely stained though, as the yellow will probably show through. 2 coats.
CC 136: Perfect mid-green shimmer! The shimmer particles are very smooth and linear, and they got the shade exactly right. It’s not too blue, not too yellow, plus it’s opaque in 1-2 coats.
CC 103: The only color I had trouble with. I love how clean and glossy this white creme is, but the formula is hard to manage. It’s definitely on the streaky side, and takes 3-4 coats to get a nice looking finish.
CC 115: Oh. Man. Super glossy, bright red creme. This is my favorite polish color ever, which we already established last year. Very similar to my Twilight Red Velvet polish, but I think this one applies even better. There are probably lots of versions of this type of red, but Trind did such a nice job with this one. 1-2 coats.
Full manicures with CC 115 and CC 104:
Loveee. Look how shiny!
The formula is thin and smooth, but not too thin, and the ‘strong’ colors are opaque in one or two coats. The brush gave me a lot of control too, so I was able to get a smooth edge when I actually sat down and took the time to do a proper manicure.
The bottle design is very unique, isn’t it? Can’t remember the last time I saw a polish cap that looked so sleek. As far as I could tell, none of these stained my nails or left them overly dried out, and they wore for a good amount of time.
Trind Caring Color Nail Lacquers retails for $15.95 each, which is above the limit of what I’m willing to pay for nail polish. However, I did see a 25% off discount code on Scrangie’s blog the other day, and it’s still good right now, so that should bring the price down a bit.
Try these if:
~You’re willing to spend a little extra for nail polish
~You like the sound of a nail polish that doesn’t totally kill your nails
And lastly, a big thank you to Egon, the president of the company, who was incredibly patient with me while I asked a billion questions about Trind’s nailcare items (which you’ll hear more about soon).
Have a wonderful July 4th! I’m off to eat some hot tofu soup, which is practically insane in this weather, but hey it’s good.
Full Disclosure: The products in this post were submitted for review, either by a PR firm or directly from the manufacturer. For more information, please see my disclaimer.