This Polish Is Grape!

Kokie Raise The Barbados

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After wearing lighter colors all week I was looking for something a little richer. Kokie Raise The Barbados is a vibrant grape purple. It has a formula with a great consistency that's very easy to work with. I was a bit surprised to see it dry semi matte and a lot faster than I was expecting. I was looking for a glossy manicure today but since I almost always apply top coat it wasn't a big deal. I also found that Raise The Barbados dried darker on my nails than it looked in the bottle. Once I sat down to write this post it occurred to me that maybe I should have checked it out with a white base. It dried down like a neon polish often does. I didn't have the time to redo my nails with a white base but out of curiosity I tried it on a swatch stick because I wanted to see what would happen. Raise The Barbados on a white base turns out the same color as you see in the bottle. A brighter purple is nice but I liked the look of it without the base as well. Pictured is two coats with top coat.

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Silver roses made the base look darker than Raise The Barbados really is. It was such a pretty manicure in person that I don't feel this picture really does it justice. When I removed my polish my nails were stain free as were my cuticles. I love a happy ending! I hoped you all have a great weekend and I'll see you Monday.

Disclaimer! I have received these as press samples from Kokie Cosmetics (pronounced Co-Key) . At Nailvanna we pride ourselves on honesty, openness and transparency and you can read my full disclosure statement here concerning our reviewing practices.

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