Friday, March 16, 2012

NOTD - Karpati Dito Charismatic

Hi lovelies!

I hope everyone is well, just a quickie post to show you my recent NOTD which was Karpati Dito lacquer in Charismatic, which I received in my March Lust Have It box.

I have to say, this lacquer really didn't live up to my expectations as it was actually quite hard to use! It was a bit of a balancing act trying to hold it between two fingers while also trying to do my nail polish. I can see how it might come in handy if you were on the go and trying to do your nails or touch up your polish, but I have to say I'd probably save this for the rare occasion when I'm actually not doing my nails from the relative comfort of my own home. I have attached a photo below which I feel best describes what I mean.

I took this off Google Images. 

It's a fun concept, it's probably just going to need a bit of an adjustment. I'm not giving up on it just yet but I really hope my technique improves or this will be going into my seldom-used pile. I would say it's a cute concept and I'm so glad I got the chance to try it, as I'd been wanting to for a while, so that's one thing I can cross off my beauty lust list! I'm so glad that I was subscribed to this month's LHI box as I really got the chance to try a few products I wouldn't have gotten the chance to try otherwise!

Overall, I'd give the lacquer about a 7/10 rating. The pigmentation is pretty good, but I did find that I needed two relatively thick coats for complete opacity. Also, the brush isn't the best, in my opinion, so it takes a bit of adjusting balancing the bottle while trying to paint your nails evenly. Lastly, I will say that it didn't have much longevity, even with topcoat and basecoat, as I found chips and wearing on the tips after 2-3 days.

Here are a couple of quick photos. I'm afraid the sun wasn't out properly while I was wearing this so I couldn't take more decent photos. I'll definitely be wearing it again at some point so perhaps I can add to these when I do.

I actually have another shade to try as LHI sent me a replacement lacquer in the mail! It was a bit of a surprise as I had emailed them to ask if mine was faulty, and received no reply back, until the polish miraculously showed up at my door! I received a different shade, Mocha Moments, and this one looks much better as it doesn't have a wonky lid!

Hope you enjoyed my little review and NOTD, lovelies! Have you tried the Karpati Dito polishes? What did you think of it?

Much love,


  1. That's an amazing colour! I still don't get the concept of balancing a nail polish on my hands whilst doing it but it's a nice and innovative idea. Please show off Mocha Moments soon hun xx

  2. I loved the idea but they are a bit tricky...I will definitely try the other shade soon. :)

  3. The bottle is a great idea but I can just imagine tilting my hand and having nail polish spill everywhere.


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