Ciao! Borghese Mena and Pistacchio

I really like Borghese polishes. Unfortunately, it is one of those brands that don't get a lot of buzz. That is a pity but I do understand why. The price is a bit steep for a drugstore polish though Sally Hansen is getting to be just as expensive. The selection can be limited depending on what the store has stocked and folks have this image of the brand as being boring. I prefer the term classic but that is just me. They make some amazing golds and the formula on the cremes are smooth as silk. The brush is wide like OPI but a bit stiffer and easier to use for me compared to OPI. I'm still not a fan of wide brushes though.

Over the next few days I will be posting some Borghese polishes.

Within the last year or so Borghese has released some really great colors that aren't the norm for that brand. Menta and Pistacchio were two of those colors. It was such a pleasant suprise to see these vibrant colors from them. I think they were limited edition though. I purchased mine at Rite Aid so if you have one of those you may want to check if they have them.

Menta is a sheer glowy blue with a hint of green. It reminds me of tropical ocean water. I have it over OPI Suzi Says Feng Shui on my pointer and middle finger, black on my ring finger and alone over my pinkie.

Close up of Menta over OPI Suzi Says Feng Shui.

Close up of Menta alone.

Close up of Menta over black.

Pistacchio is a sheer glowy emerald green. So damn pretty! This one went on a bit thicker and I sometimes wear this without layering. Here I layered it over OPI Jade is the New Black on the pointer and middle finger, black on the ring finger and alone on the pinky.

Close up of Pistacchio over OPI Jade is the New Black.

Close up of Pistacchio alone.

Close up of Pistacchio over black.


Rebecca June 9, 2010 at 4:22 PM

Ciao! I always love Borghese polishes when I see them. How much do they cost?

LB June 9, 2010 at 4:36 PM

They are between $7 and $8. A bit steep but the formula is really good. I know Rite Aid sometimes has them on sale for $5.

Anonymous June 10, 2010 at 12:14 AM

I had a dream last night that I did my nails with Borghese Rubino Red, haha.

I agree, I think the brand is "classic" rather than "boring". They have some phenomenal reds, with perfect formulas.

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