*Disclosure – product was provided at a discount in exchange for an honest review*
Tux Polish is a new indie brand that started selling in January 2015. I have four currently available polishes for review today – Pool Party Purple, Hillish, Pink Panther, and Strawberry Daiquiri.
Pool Party Purple is a medium purple creme with white and blue glitter shards with some microglitter sprinkled throughout. The colour is definitely unique and I don’t have anything similar to it in my collection. It took two coats for opacity. This polish was slightly textured and required two coats of Seche Vite to smooth it out.
Hillish is a medium, yellow-leaning green matte creme. There were some white flecks throughout the polish but I’m not sure if they were intentional or not. The finish is similar to the Cult Nail’s Wax finish, which I have been a fan of. I did a coat of Seche Vite to add shine.
Strawberry Daiquiri is a red-leaning pink creme with holo microglitter and red flecks. This polish was another slightly textured polish. It covered in two coats and I really liked the red flecks. It gave it a uniqueness that is difficult to find in the indie polish world sometimes. Again, I added Seche Vite to smooth things out.
My favourite of the bunch is Pink Panther. PP has a blackened purple base and is filled with gold microglitter and red shimmer. Another textured polish. Without topcoat, I found this polish looked black, but with the added shine – WOWZERS!! The topcoat really brought out the gold glitter and shimmer. This is two coats but I probably could have gotten away with one.
Overall impression – For a new indie brand, these polishes are surprisingly good. Good coverage, unique colours, and customer service was good, too. The polishes shipped quickly and were well packaged. If I had to pick one thing to critique, it would be the bottle label. It’s done on paper and isn’t as crisp as it could be. The colours were slightly faded and it looked more like low ink than intentional. A very small complaint and definitely not enough to put me off the brand. It’s going to be interesting to see how this indie evolves.
Tux Polish can be bought at www.tuxpolish.com