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Water Me Pretty: Inglot Nail Polish Review

By Sophia Hussain

We’ve all been there, watching in horror as a dampened cotton ball slowly removes polish to reveal manky, yellowed nails–it happens sometimes, as bacteria accumulates under nail polish, and oxygen can’t kill it thanks to the sealant effect of the polish.


But kiss your yellow nails goodbye and watch water pass through the beautiful, candylicious hues of  this “revolutionary O2M Breathable Nail Enamel” by INGLOT. The polish is designed specifically to promote healthier nails by enabling oxygen and water vapour to permeate to the nail bed.  Poland-based INGLOT Cosmetics was founded by a chemist – the late Mr. Wojciech  WiesÅ‚aw  Inglot, who created O2M nail enamel based on the polymer originally designed for breathable contact lenses – Polymer KS_02.



Inglot Nail Polish Review

With over 70 colours in the O2M collection alone, and housed in chic slim-line bottles with the enamel suspended in clear glass, each generous 11ml of enamel is never tested on animals, and 4-free containing no formaldehyde,  toluene, dibutyl phthalate, and camphor.

I tried four fabulous mauve-based hues in a cream finish, which included: #678 (nude lilac), #690 (taupe mauve), #638 (raspberry mauve), and #637 (bordeaux plum).  I shaped my nails into my favourite almond-tips and no base or top coat was used.  Only two coats are required for smooth, opaque coverage which dries to a high-gloss finish in approximately 10 minutes.


Hue #678 has a slight iridescent high-gloss finish, especially noticeable in natural sunlight.  Hue#690 is part of the 2014 Berry Collection and is the ideal neutral tone, whilst hues #637 and #638 are perfect alternatives to a classic black cherry hue, as these enamels have a slight micro-gold glitter sheen when it dries to a high-gloss finish.


Inglot O2M remained chip-free for at least five days, and by day 7 there was minor chipping observed due to the almond-shaped manicure.  However subdued hues such as #678 will appear chip-free for up to 10 days without a top coat. As a Muslim, I love the stuff, because the permeability of the polish allows me to pray without violating the Wudu (you Muslim sisters will know what I mean!)


But there are other reasons to love Inglot: the cream finish was easy to remove with their Nail Enamel Remover, an acetone-free formula that is fortified with calendula oil, and vitamins A and E to nourish the nails.  The brilliant part is that the nail beds did not have that tight feeling post-removal.    Overall, with at least 10 variations off mauve hues in the O2M collection and a selection of various shades of all other colours in the rainbow,  you will definitely find your ‘muse hues’!


Don’t believe that a nail polish could actually be water permeable? Just watch this test video, and be amazed!

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Sophia Hussain

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  • Reply
    Maria RG
    Jan 29, 2015 at 10:59 am

    #Nails need to BREATHE too! I LOVE this product keeps my nails healthy as well as looking pretty. They have a great selection of colours and they last a pretty long time before chipping (about 2 weeks!). My colours of choice are: 601 (white) /672 (a soft beige)/674 (a subtle peach colour) /622 (red with a slight glitter) #inglot #o2m #breathble #nail #enamel

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