Roots is inspired by Frida Kahlo’s painting of the same name, in which she lays on the cracked earth, roots extending from her body to nourish the ground around her. Like the painting, this polish has a range of warm colors layered to create complexity and depth.
Roots is a multichrome flakie polish that shifts between shades of red, copper, orange, and gold with holographic glitter.
This shade is part of the Frida Kahlo Collection.
Opaque in 2-3 coats.
This nail polish dries textured. We recommend applying clear top coat over the nail polish for a smooth, longer lasting mani!
Our photos are taken with daylight bulbs that replicate sunlight. Holographic nail polish looks best under sunlight and concentrated indoor lighting (e.g. halogen lights in the kitchen!).
Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic, Anhydride Copolymer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Silica, Benzophenone-3, N-Butyl Alcohol, Violet 2 May Contain: Aluminum Powder, Mica, Iron Oxide, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ultramarines, Red 6, Red 22, Red 30, Red 28, Red 34 , Red 7, Orange 5, Yellow 5, Yellow 11, Yellow 6, Yellow 10, Blue 1, Black 2, Violet 2 Ext , Titanium Dioxide, Synthetic Fluorophylogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polyurethane 33, Silver, Chromium, Magnesium Fluoride, Bismuth Oxychloride.
This is gorgeous, it feels like I’m wearing autumn on my nails. I wish I had a working top coat.
I love this color so I ordered it along with Matsu from the "Japan" collection. The Matsu was perfect, but. Roots was super thick and goopy and made it very hard to paint your nails. I managed it, but it looked awful due to the thick consistency. And it is a little upsetting due to the price and really not being able to use the polish. On the upside the other bottle I purchased, Matsu, is a beautiful dark green that works flawlessly and I have used quite a few times with endless compliments. Maybe the Roots I received was an old batch. I still love this brand!
Hi Johanna! We are so sorry you aren’t fully satisfied with Roots. Our Customer Experience Team will be in touch with you via email, please check your inbox for their message.
Sometimes you look at the picture of a polish and go "...nah, kinda ****" but then you remember it's really difficult to get the full effect of a polish in a single picture. So then you read the actual description (and this is why I never buy polish online without reading the description no matter what the pics look like) and go "this is exactly the kind of polish I'd love on top of this other polish I have....". That sometimes was Roots for me. I already trust illimité as a brand, so I went okay let's give this a try. It is one of the best glitters to put on top of a copper, brown, orange etc autumnal nail polishes, because despite the pics and the bottle being jam packed with flakies, the base itself is clear. The flakes are a good size and it's easy to build into an opaque layer, too. Or just add a bit of a twist to your already pretty mani. I'm so glad I bought this while there was a sale on and I got two for the price of one because I love this.
I absolutely LOVE this polish! The beautiful prism of colors really comes to life in the light.Easy to apply and cures perfectly! Thank you for your superior products!