Double Photo Test

Clinique are a brand often called upon for their complexion expertise buttoned-up in a clinical white lab coat. But for the past six years they’ve been beavering away at branching out from their cosmetic credentials and plotting a way into the world of nail colour. Didn’t see that one coming did ya? So give a well mani-ed welcome to their A Different Nail Enamel*, launched in 12 shades with limited edition line-up popping up each season. Now without having the chance to play around with these I’m not sure they ever would have ever ended up on my fingertips. Despite the aesthetically pleasing line-up, there’s no more room at my nail polish inn and at first glance the colours seem somewhat dupable. But reservations aside the formula is hardy (four or five days of wear before a re-paint is required), the brush dollops on just the right amount of lacquer, it’s formulated as safe to use on sensitive skins and a few picks have emerged as necessary additions to my colour chest. Namely Sweet Tooth, a sugary sheer ‘my natural nail colour but better’ shade as seen on my Mum above and Happy <3 a pinked-up rouge that sets itself apart as a nice springtime red.

They’re up for grabs now along with their summer shade offering online, and due to land onto counters on 31st May at £12 a pop. Because the inn can always make space for one more polish, right?

*PR Sample

  • Danielle

    Funny, if I didn’t read this I probably would not have been interested in these.

    - Danielle

  • Pippa Jones
  • WY

    That red is amaze-balls. Need. It. Now. x

  • Isabelle

    Very curious about these! Didn’t see Clinique nail polishes coming.. But I’ll welcome them with open arms anyway :)

  • Olivia S

    Ahh have been waiting for your review on these! :)
    Olivia – xx

  • Maddy Cane

    I didn’t even know they did nail polishes! They look amazing though! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD


  • Hollie Galvin

    Happy looks lovely. I think it’s great Clinique have came out with this line. Very clever :)

  • Ellie Price

    I’ve loved cliniques makeup for years – now I need these too!

  • Ellie Smith

    I do love the look of that red colour, I’m really enjoying the Barry M Gel Shines so I think I might give one of these a go! As always thank you Anna, great review xx

  • Beth Louise

    A long wearing nail varnish is always worth the money! Looks nice and shiny too :)

    Beth-Lou’s Beauty Blog


  • yanksgurl613

    they are so pretty the red one looks great on your nails. Ill prob give these a go! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @

  • Natalie

    These polishes are really cool, they where designed for people with really sensitive skin. Cliniques dermatologists figured out alot of people where breaking out or getting dermatitis in the eye because of the gunk in nail polishes. So they created a formula that was Ophthalmologist tested so not to give you an eye infection, non-acnegenic so not to make you break out and Allergy tested!! <3 <3 <3 Clinique!!! xx

  • Fleur

    Sounds good to me. I really like the shades they have in their summer collection! I may well have to pick up the bright green :) xo

  • Lets Talk Beauty

    I am surprised that they are only £12 that’s not too horrible a price. They look pretty and I hear that they wear really well. I am going to check them out when they hit the shops

  • Clare :)

    If there ain’t enough room at the inn then open up the stable I say. It’s what Jesus would have wanted.

    Clare xx