Bold Sangria is a deep eggplant purple with an extra glossy creme finish. To achieve full opacity, you will need to apply at least two coats, perhaps three if applied too thinly. It does not contain formaldehyde, toluene, or DBP.
The formula of these polishes is not my favorite but I love the color range so it’s not a deal breaker for me. It is a little thick but it does not run into the sides of the nail or cuticles which is great because I usually have that trouble with most nail polishes. The brush is wider than usual with a nice evenly cut edge and tapered corners. The shape of this brush makes it really easy to avoid making mistakes and apply the polish quickly. After applying two coats, I would give this polish at least 15 minutes to dry before you do anything, more time if you plan to go to sleep. I waited about 3 hours and then I went to bed and I still wound up with sheet creases in the surface of my nails. You might want to do your nails in the morning and give them all day to harden fully to avoid this.
I wore this for 3 days before it chipped which, for me, is pretty good. I’m really rough on my nails and many don’t survive even a day. I did notice some minor tip wear on the second day.
I usually don’t like very dark colors but this one is just so sleek. It has just enough purple in it to counter the darkness. It’s very fashion forward and I’m not uncomfortable wearing this color at all.
The bottle contains 0.4 oz (11.7 mL) and retails for about $5 – $8, depending on where you purchase it.