Friday, 7 January 2011

Urban Decay Summer of Love Nail kit.

I got this gorgeous little set for Christmas,'Summer of love' what a cute name and the colours definitely feel summery.
It has 7 tiny 5ml mini nail polishes.
I was quiet excited to try them but forgot to take a picture whilst they were still in the case. 
 Above picture from Debenhnams and also available to buy for £17.50

 It is said that All of our colours are formulated without toluene, formaldehyde, or DBP which is a huge plus as those are nail polish badies.
 DBP or 'dibutyl phthalate' is a plasticizer that makes nail polish flexible. Toluene is a colourless liquid used as a solvent. And Formaldehyde helps harden nails... It's also a cheap preservative used in shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and children's bubble bath.

 Skin Deep  (popular online safety guide).  Show that DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde have the same high hazard score of 10 which is the highest. It is also said that these ingredients are linked to cancer, developmental/reproductive toxicity and allergies.

Some of them require two coats such as Aquarius (electric teal), Love Light (baby pink sparkle) and maybe even Shine On (beige sparkle) which can be annoying especially as your using more polish and its only 5ml to start off with but the pay off is worth it.
Aquarius is a gorgeous colour (I love teal!) and Hashbury is pretty nice too (Orchid purple)

 Colours in this set that I adore for instance Woodstock (bright pink) and Psychedelic Sister (Bright Coral) A downer is that they aren't sold individually in bigger sized bottles.

Overall I like that they are free of hazardous chemicals, the little case they come in is cute and great for storage and there's plenty of room to add other things into it or I'm thinking of using it for make up. I think at £17.50 there pricey but it's a great way to try new colours without having to buy big bottles.
I personally don't think I'd repurchase the set although there is some pretty colours (especially woodstock) there's not enough that make me think OHMY I neeeed. I feel like I could easily find dupes too. I really think Urban Decay should sell individual polishes as I'd definitely repurchase a couple of them but just not the set.
I'll eventually do some pictures of the different colours on my nails so keep a look out (the lighting at the moment is rubbish so I gave up on nail pictures.)



  1. Love it!
    Sabrina O.

  2. that pink is eye popping! i'd certainly wear that colour.

  3. @ Sabrina- Thank you!

    @ Sarah - oh it really is but not in a neon way either, it's such a gorgeous barbie pink!

  4. There is some really pretty colours <3


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