Clinique: Black Honey

And the award for my favourite product name of 2013 definitely goes to Black Honey. Sounds deliciously Halloweeny. Last week I got my mits on this and moved the navy nails aside (don’t worry, not forever) to give Cliniques Black Honey* a good run. As if the name wasn’t yummy enough, the colour is just beautiful, a dark cherry colour, perfect for autumn. It’s safe to say I’m well and truly smitten.

Now on to the basics – wear time? Standard. It lasts a good three to four days (more with Seche Vite) but is prone to chips on even my short little nails. The finish? Glossy, but even better with said topcoat. I prefer a super glossy finish over matte with this one, but each to their own. But their selling point (aside from the beautiful colour)? The formula is meant to be great if you’re sensitive to nail polishes (mum, listen up if you’re reading). Lot’s of us aren’t sensitive to the chemicals in most polishes, but if you are then you’ll know about it! The downside? My mum can happily start raiding my polish collection now.

Black Honey won’t be going anywhere any time soon. But I must admit, I do have my eye on a few more of their polishes – Really Rio, Party Red and Concrete Jungle are all at the top of the most wanted. Watch this space…

*PR Sample

RRP: £12 (link)


  1. Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt
    31 Oct 2013 / 11:38 am

    Gorgeous dark and vampy shade, but with more depth than a completely black shade – lovely! Xx

  2. liza prideaux
    31 Oct 2013 / 11:41 am

    Well this is gorgeous!
    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

  3. Alexandra A. Ftouli
    31 Oct 2013 / 11:45 am

    Love the color! LIke the glossy finish as well.

    Love,Sandra |

  4. scout.send.receive.
    31 Oct 2013 / 11:45 am

    definitely one of my favorite colors!

  5. Jenny
    31 Oct 2013 / 11:57 am

    It's a gorgeous shade x

  6. Emma Be Beauty
    31 Oct 2013 / 12:03 pm

    Such a pretty shade. I'm surprised you said it chipped after 3 days as I've heard the Clinque polishes last for ages. Might check it out though.

  7. Emily /
    31 Oct 2013 / 12:06 pm

    This colour is so gorgeous:) x

  8. Zuzana Humajova
    31 Oct 2013 / 12:51 pm

    Love the colour but I prefer Essie "diffusion line" brushes and it looks a hell lot like Essie Sole Mate. + clinique nail polishes are super expensive where I live and I'm not sensitive to any ingredient so I will pass this one :).

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  9. Sara Chergui
    31 Oct 2013 / 1:15 pm

    Lovely shade !

  10. Izzy
    31 Oct 2013 / 1:18 pm

    Beautiful colour! I look shades like this :)xo

  11. Kelly
    31 Oct 2013 / 2:02 pm

    Lovely colour! Shades like these are my favourite for fall.

    Kelly | secondhandspring

  12. carly
    31 Oct 2013 / 3:05 pm

    I have heard such good things about the entire black honey line at clinique! this color is gorgeous, it reminds me a bit of la moss by butter london 🙂


  13. Esme Peirce
    31 Oct 2013 / 3:12 pm

    Such a lovely colour 🙂 loving all the autumnal nail polishes x

  14. Olivia Law
    31 Oct 2013 / 3:14 pm

    This is a gorgeous colour – I have a similar one from Essie. I LOVE the name of this xo

  15. Sophie Hawker
    31 Oct 2013 / 3:36 pm

    This is a gorgeous shade, not seen one quite like it…


  16. SobbingOnFifth
    31 Oct 2013 / 4:46 pm

    Never thought of Clinique for nail polish but I will definitely start with this color – love it.

  17. Porcelain Eleanor
    31 Oct 2013 / 5:30 pm

    Such a beautiful shade! And perfect for this time of year, I love deep rich nail colours in the colder months, they look all cool and vampy 🙂
    Eleanor x

  18. elin erna
    31 Oct 2013 / 6:23 pm

    So pretty! x
    ♥ elín from elinlikes

  19. Michelle
    31 Oct 2013 / 6:58 pm

    lovely shade

  20. Nancy Wilde
    31 Oct 2013 / 7:09 pm

    sultry, dark shade! love it x

  21. patricia
    31 Oct 2013 / 7:25 pm

    I love these kinda shades that look black but close up you can see an undertone of colour, good pick! X

  22. Maddy
    31 Oct 2013 / 7:53 pm

    Love the colour, it looks gorgeous! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  23. falafelwaffle
    31 Oct 2013 / 8:28 pm

    Never realised that Clinique did nail polishes. How did that pass me by?
    Lovely shade 🙂

  24. vicki
    31 Oct 2013 / 8:29 pm

    Stunning dark spooky shade. Its really pretty

  25. Shelby
    31 Oct 2013 / 8:37 pm

    Party red is a gorgeous shade! The best red nail polish I've ever used 🙂 I love the clinique formula so much that I think I will have to pick up black honey as well.

  26. Emily Allen
    31 Oct 2013 / 9:50 pm

    I'm willing to my my navy polishes aside for this beauty it is stunning, wish I'd owned this in time for halloween :p xx Emmi

  27. Talisa Tossell
    31 Oct 2013 / 10:47 pm

    Looks gorge!

  28. joleisa
    01 Nov 2013 / 12:05 am

    Good autumn shade!

  29. Missmacbeauty
    01 Nov 2013 / 12:48 am

    Love the color!


  30. Anonymous
    01 Nov 2013 / 10:40 am

    Im not trying to be rude whatsoever but have you ever tried cleaning up your nails with a thin angled brush to give it a nice clean look?

  31. Simplybeautifulelegant
    02 Nov 2013 / 12:59 am

    great post! beautiful color.

  32. Kyllie
    09 Nov 2013 / 10:58 pm

    Es precioso! Me recuerda mucho al 227 de Kiko, es muy parecido.

    Kyllie | Make Up Fragrances

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