ELF nail polish in smoky brown [review with swatches!!]


I just finished my exams today after 21 days of pure exam and assignment torture.
I had 8 exams and 6 assignments and I couldn't be any happier that I've finished once and for all.
Tomorrow my giveaway for the Sigma F80 brush is going to end so head over HERE to enter if you haven't yet :))

And just because I'm in a good mood and I want to see who really does read my posts fully,
anyone who comments on this post and already has an entry over at my giveaway will get an extra entry!

Rules are:

- just tell me that you've entered my giveaway already 
+ tell me something post-related 
and you're in for an extra entry!!! 

So today I'm going to have a series of awesome posts / reviews for you ..
and each and every comment in these posts for today,
[in which you state that you would like the extra entry]
will entitle you for an extra entry!!!
All comments must be entered by tomorrow 22nd June, 2011 -midnight - my clock, my time -
on THESE handful of posts that I'm posting today/ tomorrow.

The reason I'm doing this,
is that some people just follow for the sake of the giveaway
and I really would like to amp up the chances for my truly loyal readers :)))

This post is all about:
ELF regular line / essentials nail polish in smokey brown!!
ELF nail polish in smoky brown
you know how ELF has the "good-textured" nail polishes 
and the "I need at least three coats to get this showing up nail polishes"
This is one of the "good-textured" ones!!
2 coats is good enough with this one, 
and it doesn't apply streaky at all

ELF nail polish in smoky brown

I know a lot of people really really like this shade,
but I was expecting a nude mushroom shade. 
I was wrong. 
The swatch on the site pretty much showed it.
This is on the darker side. 
To be honest, 
I didn't really like it on its own. 
I then used my ELF matte finisher nail polish 
[review coming soon!]
and it looked awesome!!!!!!!
I loved the combo, 
it's so cute :]

Standard cute ELF packaging, 
which I love :)

I have always had issue with nail polish. 
I bite it off, 
it chips off. 
and it bugs me. 
Yes, this chips in like 1-3 days. 
But that's pretty standard with me. 
 I never really had a nail polish which lasted more than 3 days without chipping. 
Even with a top coat :)
So this is a pretty good standard.

I don't see a lot of bloggers talk about the drying time of a nail polish
But to me, 
this is an issue. 
I can't wait 15 minutes for one coat to dry. 
Because I get nervous. 
These nail polishes don't dry in like 60 seconds.
But my nails dry pretty fast. 
I don't know the exact time. 
But by the time I finish both hands with my first coat, 
I'm ready to coat the first hand again.
So drying time is pretty good too. 

I can't explain how much I love ELF nail polishes. 
I was never really a massive fan of nail polishes, 
I used to gel my nails for like 2 years
[I used to do them, and I have been planning a whole post about that.]
But these ELF nail polishes look great on my all bitten exam nails. 
Yup right now they don't exactly look like those in the photos - 
they are quite rugged haha. 
I don't think I'll repurchase this shade, 
because I'm more of a bright nail kind of girl. 
But if you're looking for a cheap, chocolate mushroom nail polish, 
this is a great option!!

FTC DISCLAIMER: I am not paid to do this post. I bought the product myself for my personal use unless otherwise stated and I am not affiliated with the company. Everything I said in this review is my genuine honest opinion :)


  1. color is great .. i would love to buy this :) i love this shade..


  2. I've entered your giveaway already

  3. i finished my exam too today hun :) yaaay! already entered your giveaway :)

  4. Lovely colour!
    (I've entered the giveaway ;)

  5. Ya I have this color to I will have to try the Matte nail polish over it the next time I wear it. :)

  6. I love this colour so muchhh!! I have it and in winter I usually wear it all the time.

  7. The first nail polish color is really pretty


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