Kester Black Peony: a review

Hello sausage fingers!

Hello sausage fingers!

Needed a pick-me-up. Picked me up some nail polish.

Kester Black is an environmentally friendly and cruelty free nail polish brand from Australia, started by New Zealand-born designer Anna Ross. When I was last on their website several months back they had jewellery, but there's no longer any listed in their online store. Shame, I liked it. 


Peony's formula is on the thick side, and dries a shade or two darker than in the bottle (which, by the way, is a little pinker in person than in the photos; I'm awful at colour correction). I love the bottle design. There's something so chic about the shape and logo.

Taylor stocks Kester Black in their three Auckland stores, but the range isn't very big -- there were only five shades in the Newmarket store. They sell for $20NZD, and $17AUD online. Unfortunately they only ship to Australia and New Zealand, but they appear to have a couple of European stockists


ETA: a quick comparison with similar colours. Next to Peony is OPI My Address Is Hollywood; across is Butter London Fairy Lights and Scoundrel, with an unnamed Australis shade below.