July 26, 2013

Lakme True Wear Nail color: FreeSpirit N236 Narendra Kumar: my experience

Happy Friday everyone! Here's a little review and my take on a nail polish , I picked up quite awhile ago.
this Lakme true nail color range is the good old range that I have been using since my teenage days.

Price:Rs 95 for 9ml.

Packaging:This comes in the traditional good old Lakme nail paint packaging with a beige cap.

My Opinion:-
I am a nail paint lover and therefore I try to keep buying different nail colors from different brands while also being on tight budget.
These nail polishes come in wonderful shades and every year Lakme launches new shades as part of a designer collection and this shade is from their famous Narendra Kumar collection.
This shade is in N236.
It is a warm plummy pink very close to purple shade. It has a Very nice glossy-thick finish to this one, almost a creamy/milky jelly finish and luckily without any shimmer.
The formula on these are very good.  They apply evenly with zero effort and they dry very quickly.  I have no complaints about the formula.  All are opaque in two coats and that's what I'm wearing here.

The nail paint has a nice flowy liquid texture which is neither thick nor runny.It dries to a creamy finish with a glossy touch but the glossiness fades in 3-4 days of application without a top coat. The nail paint lasts long on my nail.  With proper care and minimal work the nail-paint can stay fresh and last a week and a half easily.
In my case,it stayed without a top coat for 4 days with minimum chipping and fading and lost of household chores and dish washing especially,after which it fades off from the tips which is acceptable.

Nail color  with flash:


  •     Adorable plummy-pink shade with no shimmers
  •     Applicator brush gives an easy and even application
  •     Commendable staying power.
  •     Well-pigmented and gives a very opaque coverage in 2 full coats.
  •     Dries up quickly but not super-fast.
  •     Gives a nice glossy creamy finish to the nails but the shine fades off.
  •     Available in large number of shades like browns, Pinks, Mauves, Reds and Maroons.

Cons :-
  •     If you do a lot of household chores, the nail-paint starts fading off from the nail-tips by the end of 3rd day.
  •     The nail polish has become slightly thick over time.
  •     The shade gets darker with each coat. So, if you go for multiple coats of the shade it may turn weird and tacky,.
  • Astonishingly the beige cap of my bottle got separated from the inner part of the cap ,leadind to slipping away from hand and falling.

Its a beautiful shades just right for the winters and ,fall.This color will suit mostly fair and wheatish skin tones with ease. Its a must try for those who love pinks.I am in love with it,and planning to do  a nail art with this too. :D