I snagged this orangey-pink pearlescent neon, Pearly Brights by Nina, from the Sally’s in my hometown. I found the formula a bit annoying, going opaque in one coat, but only in some places, while taking three coats in others. Argh. Also, the brush is HUGE, so if you have really narrow nailbeds I’d say take a pass. However, the color is fun, and perfect for one last Summer hurrah.
I already reviewed this pink China Glaze polish, Pink Voltage, back in March, but I had far fewer problems with the formula this time. It’s a great two-coat summer polish, and it dries super fast, which you gotta love. Over Pink Voltage I added one coat of Desperately Seeking Sequins by OPI, which is a nice mix of fine and medium-sized silver glitter. I also dabbed on a bit of Gold Glitter by Joe FRESH, which is a polish I’m not loving as time goes on. It’s far too thick to be used as anything other than a base color, and even for that it would now need a serious thinning.
I saw this black Jordana polish recced here, and figured I’d give it a try. It’s a fairly cheap polish, so I was a little skeptical at first, but after giving it a try, I love it! With a bit of extra care I got away with just one coat. Plus it’s 3 Free! The gold flake polish I’m wearing is from American Apparel. It’s eminently popular and hardly needs reccing, but yeah, it’s pretty awesome. I was worried it was going to be one of those glitters that looks thick in the bottle but sparse on the nail, but nope; one thick coat does the job.
My opinion on Red Velvet, this red shimmer polish by Sally Hansen Diamond Strength, did a complete one-eighty. Red Velvet went on smooth as butter, barely needed a second coat, and was just a gorgeous warm red that seemed to glow. I loved it. But either I got tired of it fast or something about it changed slightly, because I didn’t love it nearly as much after a day or two. It just seemed to lack that fresh, glowy luster it originally had. And then when I removed it, it stained quite badly, even though I was wearing a base coat underneath. I went from wanting to sing this polish’s praises, to wanting to warn people off of it.
Feel The Breeze by China Glaze is a light pink creme polish that’s fairly matte and slightly on the coralish side. The color is great for summer, playful yet cool, but the formula was incredibly thick, gloopy, and just plain difficult. However, I may just have got a bad bottle; other reviews of this polish don’t describe it as being nearly so difficult to work with.
I just want to say a quick (but sincere!) thank you to the 105 people who have started following me since I began this page last November. I meant to say something when I hit 100 followers, but then I accidentally procrastinated for a week. I know that in the tumblerverse 105 is not in any way a large number of followers to have, but even so, it’s more than I ever expected. So thank you to every single one of you; you are all more than I expected.
Two coats of Pool Party by China Glaze (neon; much brighter than it looks)
Two thick coats of Kendall on the Katwalk by Nicole
Daubs of Dazzle Me by Pure Ice
Daubs of Gold Glitter by Joe Fresh
Daubs of Hamptons Peach by NYC
Two coats of Violets Are Blue by Sinful Colors
Top coat of Grand Central Station by NYC
Two coats of Lav-Endure by Covergirl Outlast
One coat of Ski Slope Sweetie by OPI
Top coat of Grand Central Station by NYC
Lav-Endure - a lavender creme polish - wasn’t bad, but it bubbled a fair bit and tended towards goopiness. I didn’t find it nearly as good as the red polish from this same collection. Ski Slope Sweetie is a white shimmer in a clear base, and I like it a lot, mostly because I have a feeling it’ll look good over just about everything.
Two coats of Listen to Your Momager by Nicole
The only thing I don’t like about this cobalt blue shimmer polish is its name. It was surprisingly liquid in its application, yet not overly watery or transparent - just really smooth (no danger of goopiness here). Plus I picked it up for a cool $1.90 at my local Dollarama. Nice!