Flower — Berry Begonia (Nail’d It Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Flower Nail'd It Nail Lacquer in Berry Begonia

Brand: Flower Beauty

In 2013, Drew Barrymore launched a line of makeup called Flower, available only at Wal-Mart.

While I don’t make it a habit to shop at that retailer, I recently ended up placing a Wal-Mart Canada order for an item I couldn’t find elsewhere, and I noticed that Flower had arrived in Canada (since 2014, apparently). Being the nail polish collector that I am, one bottle of Flower’s Nail’d It Nail Lacquer was added to my order! Sigh.

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I remember buying this 1997 premiere issue of Jane Magazine (and I think I still have it somewhere!).

Now, I am going to disclose that I have always liked Drew Barrymore as an actress, despite not usually watching many rom coms and teen coms, which were basically her bread and butter genres. I enjoyed 50 First Dates, Never Been Kissed, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and her cameo in Scream. Whip It, which she directed, was really good. I didn’t even mind Home Fries and Music & Lyrics. And I just found out that she voiced Jillian Russell in Family Guy, so that kinda makes up for her being in Charlie’s Angels and the American Fever Pitch remake.

Plus, E.T.

Therefore, despite the evils of Wal-Mart, I secretly wanted to like Berry Begonia, the Nail’d It color that I picked solely because I thought it looked like a vampy shade of Marsala, Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2015.

Verdict: for CA$5.98, I’m pretty happy with it! The packaging is cute and sturdy, and it’s probably one of the nicer designs at this price point. The brush is a little bit fatter and flatter than I’d personally like, but it works well.

Berry Begonia is a deep browned-burgundy red cream. Nothing too unique (think Revlon Vixen), and I think it’s slightly misnamed with the word “berry”, but I do like the color very much.

The formula was pretty good: nice and even with two coats, though it didn’t self-level perfectly so I did a thin third coat just to get it extra even. It dried to a fairly glossy finish, too.

Would I buy Flower polish again? Dammit, yes. Yes, I would.

Flower Nail'd It Nail Lacquer in Berry Begonia, swatch

Flower Nail’d It Nail Lacquer retails for US$4.98 / CA $5.98 and is 0.4 US fl oz / 12 mL. It is free of toluene, added formaldehyde, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and is made in the USA. As you’d expect from Drew Barrymore, the brand is cruelty-free.

Flower Beauty products are manufactured by Maesa Group, based in France with operations worldwide. Maesa also manufacture products for companies like Elizabeth Arden, L’Oréal, Victoria’s Secret, and Zara.

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13 thoughts on “Flower — Berry Begonia (Nail’d It Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

  1. I was holding my breath to see if you’d like this nail polish formula because I too, secretly wanted you to like it! Phew. So glad it delivers. I was so psyched when Walmart Canada started to carry the Flower line… only to stand in front of the display not knowing what to buy. I left empty handed and still have yet to try anything from the line. I’ve read rave reviews about the lip stuff – but I really wanted to try an eye shadow. Now I’ll add nail polish to that wish list.

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      • Sometimes I get overwhelmed and the thought of choosing something I wouldn’t like causes me to just freeze. I did this multiple times when confronted with new brands especially when I go travelling overseas… most recently I stood in front of the IsaDora display like an idiot and also left empty-handed. Doh!

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        • Haha, yes, I can be like that, too. Except instead of not choosing, I tend to pick something at random (unless it’s pricy, of course). This explains why I have a looooot of cheap np. Hahahaha.

          Oh, I don’t think you’re missing much with IsaDora, unless they have changed their formula. I had one a long time ago, which I think I bought at a Walgreens or something. It was very meh, though the color was nice (coincidentally another deep red vampy cream).

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    • Ha, yes. I am a bit flaky with my WP theme. I don’t think I’ll ever buy one just because whenever I see a new one that I like, I go, “oooooh let’s see how that works”.

      I guess I might roll my own in the future, but who has the money and time for that right now, when there is nail polish to buy and swatch 😀

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        • I like the scheme you have! Meant to say this for a while now, but your logo is very cool. The color you picked works well and is unique (basically, nobody else uses brown, haha!).

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          • Aw thanks! 😀 That logo idea came to me, I swear, in a daydream, lol. Then I had lots of imput from friends / bf on the details. Ha, brown is awesome. I think beauty blogs do tend to have a certain “look” about them. Eh, I might just move things around here and there, minor face lift.

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