Duri Nail Polish Swatches

by Bionic Beauty on 29.Aug.2009 · 8 comments

I got some new nail polishes! I have never had the chance to try Duri nail lacquers before and it’s always fun to try out new things… so without further delay here are swatches of my new colors.

Duri Bridal Bells nail polish swatch

Duri nail polish in Bridal Bells

Bridal Bells is an opaque pastel pink cream that would be perfect for a unqiue french tip or a reverse moon manicure. There’s nothing really amazing about the color- meaning I’ve seen many pink creams just like this. The formula was a bit thick which resulted in some cuticle drag and tip buildup. It was also a bit slow to dry. The picture shows 3 coats.

Duri nail polish swatch of Everyday is a Valentine

Duri nail polish in Everyday is a Valentine

Everyday is a Valentine is a bright classic red polish. The cool factor is that it’s a semi-translucent jelly! This polish applied like a dream. Since it’s a jelly, it won’t be fully opaque, but it was still wonderfully pigmented. My swatch shows 2 coats. It was a bit slow to dry and even with my normal base coat of Seche Clear, this polish left a significant amount of red stain on my nails upon removal.

Duri Girl Power nail polish swatch

Duri nail polish in Girl Power

Girl Power is the only polish of this group that really caught my eye. The color is a trendy summer neon pink with duochrome flashes of fuschia and pink shimmer. Lovely!!
It applied smoothly but dried super slowwwwwly. However, this color was so pigmented, you could truthfully get away with only 1 coat- and that is rare these days. This color is just gorgeous. Even with the slow drying time, I’ll put up with it for a color this rocking.

This closeup of Girl Power does not do the polish justice…

Closeup swatch of Duri's Girl Power nail polish

A closeup of Girl Power because it's pretty!

Which color is your favorite?

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Stacy August 29, 2009 at 11:35 am

I would have to go with Girl Power! I love the in your face shade, think that it would make any girl’s hand look beautiful!

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2 Kirsten P. August 29, 2009 at 6:38 pm

I love that “Girl Power” shade, it looks really nice! :)

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3 Linda K August 29, 2009 at 7:34 pm

The girl power looks the best!

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4 gio August 30, 2009 at 8:08 am

I love Girl Power! It looks gorgeous!

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5 Patti Sherman August 30, 2009 at 10:57 am

Valentine is my pick!

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6 Robin of toxicbeautyblog.com August 31, 2009 at 8:01 pm

Pretty colors! I especially like Bridal Bells. Question though: are they toulene, formaldehyde, and DBP free? I stay away from these toxins in my nail polish.

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7 Bionic Beauty August 31, 2009 at 8:13 pm

Robin, Great question. I meant to research that before the review but it totally slipped my mind. I’ve got an email in to the Duri company now to ask. Here’s to hoping they respond quickly. :)

Cheers,
Jami

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8 Bionic Beauty September 1, 2009 at 11:14 am

Robin, Here is the reply from Duri:
“Our nail polishes contain the minimum amount of Formaldehyde (less then 1%) and are completely DBP and toluene free.”

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