Lakme 9 to 5 Nail enamel Berry Business: Review and NOTD

Today I will be reviewing Lakme 9 to 5 Nail enamel Berry Business. These nail polishes are available in 19 different shades. When the product was launched, only 16 shades were available but now the site shows 19 different shades.

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Product quantity: 9ml

Price:  Rs 220 (BUY HERE)

Ingredients: Not Mentioned

Product Description:

Flaunt your nails with Lakme’s Nine to Five Long wear Nail Enamel. Its long-lasting shine locks moisture & leaves you with breathtaking shine. With 19 beautiful perfect for office wear shades it will be difficult to choose only one.

How to Apply:

  1. Twist cap and remove the excess product while removing the brush out.
  2. Place on the center part of the nail just below the cuticle and drag below
  3. Repeat process on both sides of the center line ensure no empty spots on the nail
  4. Wait a couple of minutes and repeat the process, 2 coats recommended.

Key Features:

  • Circular bottle & cap for easy grip
  • Thick brush for better color deposition
  • 19 shades, hassle-free strokes
DSC_0769Packaging:

The nail polish comes in a usual cylindrical glass bottle with a rose gold colored cap. The applicator as always is attached to the cap and is flat and little wider than usual applicator which helps in easy application. Applicator covers the entire width of the nail in just one swipe.

My take on Lakme 9 to 5 Nail enamel Berry Business:

Color: As the name suggests, Berry Business s a beautiful berry color which is different from the usual pinks and reds. Sometimes bright pinks or reds do not look good in the office, but this color looks great on many outfits and especially is apt for office wear.

Lakme 9 to 5 Nail enamel Berry Business

Pigmentation: I loved the pigmentation of this particular color. Though 2 coats are required to get flawless looking nails, but even a single swipe does make the color opaque without being streaky.

Texture: This polish has a little thicker consistency and is not very flowy. This might be the possible reason that it looks decent even in a single swipe. The formula is easy to apply and gives a brilliant shine to the nails, but I really doubt that as it is already a little thicker, it might get a lot thicker soon and at that time it would not be easy to use these.

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Staying Power: The nail color is said to stay for a long time but one thing I am sure of is that it will not stay for one week. It does stay for 3-4 days but after that, it starts fading and chipping a bit. So if staying for 3-4 days makes it long staying one, then yes it is. I usually apply my color only for 2 days, so I personally do not mind this as it stays perfectly fine and glossy for 2 days.

Drying Time: As the polish is a little thicker in consistency it does take a little longer to dry. But as the second coats can be applied even before the polish completely dries, the drying time does not create much problem.

Swatches:

Lakme 9 to 5 Nail enamel Berry Business

Lakme 9 to 5 Nail enamel Berry Business

Lakme 9 to 5 Nail enamel Berry Business

Lakme 9 to 5 Nail enamel Berry Business Lakme 9 to 5 Nail enamel Berry Business

Pros of Lakme 9 to 5 Nail enamel Berry Business:
  • Affordable
  • Decent staying power
  • Pretty colors which are perfect for office use
  • Wide brush which makes application a lot easier
  • Works well even after a single coat
  • Nice sturdy packaging
Cons of Lakme 9 to 5 Nail enamel Berry Business:
  • No ingredient List
  • A weird smell which is different from usual nail polish smells
  • Little thicker in consistency which makes the drying time a bit longer
Would I buy this product again? Do I recommend this?

Yes!! It might be thicker in consistency or might not have an ingredient List but I did like the color and the way it looked on my nails…So I will repurchase this again, this color and other colors form this range too. And Yes, I do recommend this too, as this is a good quality product in this price range

Rating: 3.8/5

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