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Nella Milano A Royal Affair

I haven’t done a swatch post in a long time as I’ve been quite absorbed with nail art challenges. But I’ve worn some lovely polishes recently, so I am aiming to post as many of them as I can over the next few weeks.

The first one is Nella Milano A Royal Affair. This is the first time I’ve tried this UK-based brand, and I’m very impressed.

The polish dried really quickly, and to a lovely shine. This swatch is 2 coats with top coat. I loved the formula of the polish. It was creamy and applied smoothly and evenly.

A Royal Affair is a rich, mid purple. I was surprised to find that I don’t have any colours very close to this in my collection already. L’Oréal Amazon Flower, is a colder colour than A Royal Affair, having more blue in it. This, in contrast, has a rich, warm tone to it. And Christian Louboutin Lova is a fair bit darker.

Nella Milano A Royal Affair
Nella Milano A Royal Affair

I needed to be a little careful with removal. I found this stained my skin slightly where I’d been slapdash about taking it off. I’m not always good at removing my nail polish like they do in salons, being meticulous about wiping only the nail plate not the skin, and ensuring that only clean areas of a cotton pad are used. So in places, this tinged my skin blue, but it did come off very easily with a shower though, so I don’t think it is a lasting problem. I do permanently wear a base coat of clear gel polish, to stop my natural nails getting stained with all the polish I wear. Typically, a staining polish will stain that gel base, and this didn’t, so I think the staining is just a temporary thing that washes off easily, thankfully.

Nella Milano A Royal Affair
Nella Milano A Royal Affair

If you want to purchase this, or any other Nella Milano polish, you can get 20% off with the code Kerrspecial. They have a lovely range of more than 30 colours. The polishes usually sell at £8.95 each, but there is a sale on at the moment, and they’re all £6.99 or less. A Royal Affair is on special promotion at the moment, at £4.47, and that comes down to just £3.58 with the 20% discount offer.



For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Nella Milano A Royal Affair
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri

All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
Nella Milano A Royal Affair was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.