This creamy white is inspired by the stunning Grand Mosque of Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is considered the largest example of marble mosaic in the world. One of the world’s largest mosques, its features 82 domes, 24 carat gold chandeliers, 1,000 columns, and the largest hand-knotted carpet.
Abu Dhabi[ah-boo dah-bee] is as a bold white, the creamy texture of the formula providing an opaque look.
The red was inspired by the red sandstone walls of the Agra Fort in Agra, India[ah-gruh]. The Agra Fort was built in the 1500s and was used as the residence for the emperors of the Mughal dynasty until 1638. Now a UNESCO world heritage site, this is considered the sister monument to the Taj Mahal. The Agra Fort comprises of beautiful architecture such as the Jahangir Palace, the Khas Mahal, Diwan-I-Khas, and two beautiful mosques.
Agra is a classic bold red, perfectly opaque in just one coat.
This pink beige shade is inspired by the Egyptian city of Alexandria, also referred to as the “Pearl of the Mediterranean.” Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Alexandria is the largest city on the Mediterranean and known for its rich culture and ancient history. Alexandria is famous for the great lighthouse Pharos which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, for its legendary great library, and for the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages.
Alexandria is a delicate, light pink beige. This color is more pink than Dakar, but more nude than Komodo.
Aswan [as-wahn] is inspired by the historical and awe-inspiring city of Aswan, Egypt. In Aswan you will find Abu Simbel, incredible massive rock temples that were built by Ramesses II – the Great Temple, dedicated to himself, and the Small Temple, dedicated to his chief wife Queen Nefertari. Other incredible historical monuments are sprinkled throughout Aswan, from the Temple of Philae, Temple of Kom Ombo, Temple of Isis, and even mausoleums from the Fatamid Era.
Aswan is best described as a rich, opaque cocoa brown.
This nude color was inspired by the sandy capital of Iraq, Baghdad [buhg-dad]. Once known as the world’s “centre of learning” and the largest city of the Middle Ages, the city was significantly destroyed by the Mongols in the 13th century and then again by the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. Though many of the cultural and historical pieces of the city are gone, there are still some that stand today, like the Al-Khulafa Mosque. This 10th century mosque dates back to the abbasid era and its sand-toned architecture is the main inspiration for the color.
Baghdad is best described as a sandy beige-nude, opaque in just one coat.
This lovely iridescent polish was inspired by the sovereign state of Bahrain. This now island kingdom, has been claimed by the British, the Portuguese, and was also sought after by Iran – but it was originally a mercantile civilization called Dilmun. Throughout history, Bahrain has been famous for its pearl trade and pearl diving, which inspired this pearly and iridescent color.
Bahrain is best described as an iridescent and pearly finish. This can be worn alone or over another color as a topcoat, adding a beautiful, cool color shift.
This warm nude pink color was inspired by the beautiful and fascinating Lebanese city of Beirut. One of the oldest cities in the world, Beirut is known for its rich history, its beautiful coast, and its vibrant culture – even being called the “Paris of the East.” This amazing city is home to Byzantine Mosaics, extravagant mosques and cathedrals, roman baths, ancient streets, and ruins from the Canaanite and Ottoman eras. One of the famous landmarks off the coast of Beirut, Pigeon’s Rock, is known to have been the site of some of the oldest evidence of human existence was found. It is also claimed to be the remains of the sea monster the green hero Perseus killed to save Andromeda, having used Medusa’s head to turn the monster into stone.
Beirut is a creamy pink nude halal nail polish with warm undertones. It is more opaque and pinker than Sakura and more warm and slightly darker than Dakar.
This metallic silver is inspired by the fifth richest nation in the world, Brunei [broo-nei]. One of the traditional forms of art in this country is silverwork or silver crafting, an ancient practice that is now known to be a profitable industry for the cottages. This sultanate nation is also known as having incredible mosques, lush forests, and the famous village of Kampong Ayer that is entirely on stilts over water.
Brunei is best described as a vivid silver with a metallic foil finish.
This pearly pink was inspired by the beautiful city of Morocco, Casablanca [kas-uh-blan-kuh]. The 1942 movie “Casablanca” has branded this city as a romantic location, but you can also find beautiful architecture at the Hassan II Mosque, painted pink walls and bustling markets in the old Medina district, and enjoy the beachfront.
Casablanca is best described as pearly light pink. One coat provides a pale nude and two coats give an opaque finish.