REVIEW: Formula X #ColorCurators: Song of Style

I’m going to intro this post by basically fan-girling on Aimee Song because she's all things awesome! I’ve been following Song of Style for a long time now, going back to when I started my very first fashion blog. I love her unique fashion sense, her perfect tousled hair, her hot badass sister Dani, and the fact she still takes the time to comment and like other people’s Instagram photos. True story – Aimee commented and liked two of my pictures last year. (Woot woot!) Unlike so many other top fashion bloggers, Aimee still holds her full time job as an interior designer. Talk about power house! In my eyes, Aimee Song can do no wrong! ;)

Now that that’s out in the open, let’s get down to reviewing her new #colorcurators collection with nail brand, Formula X. She has released three limited edition pastel nail polishes in mint, nude and pale pink. At first I thought the colours wouldn’t be wearable or flattering on my olive skin but they are. I’m also digging the contrast of these colours against my black outfits. Keep reading for the full review.

Xo, Nathalie

REVIEW SONG OF STYLE FOR FORMULA X
To be honest I wasn’t going to buy these at first because the only colour I could really see myself wearing is the nude shade. On the other hand I wanted to support her latest collaboration by getting all three colours - Nude For You, Mintfluencer and A Girl's Best Friend. So happy I did because I love each colour more than the next. They're different enough from what's currently in my nail polish collection and they make an impact. Trust me, everyone's been complementing my nails.

One coat gives excellent coverage but two is necessary in order to get a proper manicure. As with any brand, I'd recommend a base and top coat if you want your manicure to last. While testing the A Girl's Best Friend (pink shade) I got lazy and skipped that step and my manicure started chipping by day two. Really, it's up to you guys how much time you want to take to do your nails but I think the extra step is worth it.

Cons:

  • Base coat and top coat necessary for a long wearing manicure

Pros:

  • Excellent colour pay off in one coat
  • Quick drying (not speedy but pretty damn good)
  • Long wearing when used with a base coat and primer

NUDE FOR YOU
The first shade I tried from the Formula X collab with Song Of Style. This shade is beautiful on olive skin and looks so clean and perfect. Love it! 

MINTFLUENCER
A brightish pale mint shade that makes me think of spring. This colour is statement all of the way and calls for attention.

A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND
This is the one shade I didn't think I'd like but other than Nude For You, it's my favourite. 

BUTTER AVENUE MACARONS
I want to say a special thank you to my friends at Butter Avenue for always supplying me with such beautiful macarons for this post and for my belly. Make sure you stop by if you haven't already!