Monday, June 17, 2013

Alessandro Bubble Gum

One of the fun parts of nail polish collecting is swapping with fellow lacquer lovers and getting to try brands I wouldn't otherwise be able to add to my stash. One of those brands I'd gotten a couple bottles of via swap was Alessandro, but now they've launched in the U.S. so it'll be much easier to get them stateside. I received a sample bottle of the line that's now available here. The color I got is Bubble Gum, a bright warm pink creme. Two coats was plenty for opaque coverage, but I could have used a third (or some topcoat) for a smoother look.





I wasn't blown away by the color (I think you all know by now how many pink cremes I already own) but I did quite like the bottle, which is unique in my stash as far as I can recall. The footprint is a space-efficient rectangle but the edges are ever so slightly curved which makes it look a bit more elegant. The cap has a smooth indentation on the front and ribs along the indentations on the sides, so it's much easier to hold than a plain, straight sided plastic cap would be.



There are 99 colors of Alessandro polish available from the Alessandro International U.S. website. They're $9.50 for a 10 ml bottle, and some of them look much more interesting to me than this hot pink creme that I tried. There are also base coats, top coats, hand cremes, and other products for manicures and pedicures.

The polish shown in this entry was provided free for review purposes. The content of the entry was not dictated by the provider, and I get to keep the polish for my own use.

11 comments:

  1. It's not really my color either - but I look forward to trying Alessandro, I ordered my first ones yesterday!

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  2. They must have thought you were a polish muggle!

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  3. This is a good color for you! I couldnt pull it off! It doesnt look like bubble gum to me.

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  4. i love international nail mail buddies though i haven't had one in a long time. fun to get new brands though. that bottle is very cool looking. i am not a huge fan of the color either though you do have 98 others to choose from. :)

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  5. Nice shade :) The bottle shape is pretty cool!

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  6. Lovely pink, it looks so nice on you!

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  7. Never heard of this brand before :) That pink is so girly :)

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  8. Lovely swatches :) I really like the lid, it looks convenient

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  9. I love swapping for the very reason. Nice shade.

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