Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Swatch - Essie The Girls Are Out

This polish was part of the Essie Naughty Nautical collection released in 2013.

The Girls Are Out:
Plum magenta with gold flecks. The flecks are kind of confusing because they look white/pearlescent, but on the nail and in light they look gold. Flecks are not sparkly in the sun; the polish is too shiny and makes that hard to see if they do somehow sparkle. Definitely adds more interest to what would otherwise be a regular cream. I quite like this polish and don't have a colour like this in my stash~

Pictures show two coats without top coat.

Formula - Great! Smooth and easy to apply (shocker for Essie)
Pigmentation - Great! One coater if thick coat
Shine - Shiny
Dry Time - Faster than average cream
Removal - Easy, tiny bit more scrubbing than creams due to flecks
Staining - None

Naughty Nautical Collection: Full Steam Ahead, Naughty Nautical, Rock The Boat, Sunday Funday, The Girls Are Out, The More The Merrier.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Swatch - China Glaze Budding Romance

An unusual colour and one many would consider ugly will be reviewed today. 

Budding Romance:
Mossy mustard green crelly. Jelly-like but builds opacity nicely with no VNL. I applied 2 medium coats easily. This one is from the Avant Garden collection released in 2013.

Formula - Good, easy application
Pigmentation - Okay, jelly-like but two thicker coats covered everything
Shine - Shiny!
Dry Time - Average
Removal - Easy
Staining - None
Bottle Vs. Mani Colour - Darker and with brown tones instead of green on the nail vs. bottle colour

I quite like these strange, unique colours. This could also be a really handy colour for nail art maybe? Sometimes I hold on to strange colours also for nail art purposes.

Avant Garden collection polishes: Budding Romance, Dandy Lyin' Around, Fade Into Hue, Fancy Pants, Keep Calm Pain On, Life Is Rosy, Mimosa's Before Mani's, Passion For Petals, Pink-id Promise, Snap My Dragon, Sunday Funday, Tart-y For The Party.
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