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Monday, March 19, 2012

W.I.C. by Herôme Edinburgh - Swatches and Review

Anyone who knows me will understand that I couldn't possibly pass up a nail polish called Edinburgh. It's my favorite place on earth, after all!  After I tried WIC Kingston, (<---click to see the review) I knew I had to try more of these polishes, but Herôme is a Dutch brand. I don't speak Dutch. If Paypal hadn't been glitchy when I tried to order more from their site, www.herome.com, I would have succeeded thanks to Google Chrome translating (somewhat) it for me. (EDITED TO ADD: Thanks to Iroshi Windwalker who commented below - there is a button at the top right to switch to English once you go to the Online Shop page. Doh!)

 So, a really sweet person, who just happens to live in the Netherlands got them for me. THANKS GWEN!!!! ♥ Check out Gwen's blog here.


This kicks off WIC Week here at Pointless Cafe and there's no way I could have started it off with anything OTHER than Edinburgh.


W.I.C. Edinburgh
W.I.C. Edinburgh




Edinburgh is a great forest green with lots of golden shimmer and it almost looks like a green/blue duochrome in certain lighting which I tried to capture in the photos. It's a metallic-like finish (I wouldn't call it a true metallic) that goes on easily and smoothly. One coat would probably do it, but I used two out of habit. Their brushes are flat, medium-width and cut well. (The width is smaller than Dior, but wider than normal brushes - the perfect size for my nails.) Dries to a shiny finish. Shown here with no top coat, but I added one later, as always.

W.I.C. Edinburgh
W.I.C. Edinburgh 

W.I.C. Edinburgh
W.I.C. Edinburgh 

W.I.C. Edinburgh
W.I.C. Edinburgh 

W.I.C. Edinburgh
W.I.C. Edinburgh 

W.I.C. Edinburgh
W.I.C. Edinburgh 

W.I.C. Edinburgh
W.I.C. Edinburgh 

W.I.C. Edinburgh
W.I.C. Edinburgh 



The depth and variation of color in this one really is fantastic and needs to be seen in person to appreciate.

They DO ship to the US and navigating their website isn't difficult. You can check out through Paypal and the process seemed pretty easy (except for the Paypal glitchiness issue that night, which had nothing to do with Herôme) so I say if you can read Dutch or use Google Chrome as your browser, you can order with ease. They retail for  7.50. (Which is close to $10 as I type this.)

What do you think?  Do you have any of this brand?

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9 comments :

  1. ACK!!! I need this! And it definitely reminds me of Scotland. Not that I have been there. LOL

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  2. Ugh, so pretty it hurts! Colors like this just make me swoon.

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  3. It's a very pretty colour indeed and it looks great on you. I've only got one polish from this brand, but I haven't tried it on yet. :)

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  4. Pretty!
    Never seen this brand before, thanks for the review :)

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  5. If no one else has mentioned it, I went to herome.com to check it out, and if you click on "Online Shop" then there's a link in the top-right corner that says "English" and everything is then in English. :)

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    1. No WAY! I completely missed that! Thanks so much! I'll amend my post to add that since I know not everyone reads comments. ♥

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