Thursday, October 30, 2014
Hi guys! I can't believe Halloween is tomorrow and that October is almost over! Since October ends tomorrow this will be my last pink nail polish post for Breast Cancer Awareness Month! (And a promise that next month there will be some other colored nail polishes that aren't pink!) My final pink polish of October is Finger Paints "Art Nouveau Nectarine." I am very excited to try out this polish because Finger Paints is a brand I have never tried before!
"Art Nouveau Nectarine" is a very pretty coral colored polish! Formula wise "Art Nouveau Nectarine" is a a little bit thick, which made for thick coats of polish on my nails. However after two coats of polish there were no visible streak marks and it was completely opaque on my nails! "Art Nouveau Nectarine" began to chip after only two days, and I think it chipped so quickly because the polish went on so thick!
Overall Finger Paint's "Art Nouveau Nectarine" is a nice polish. The color is very pretty, it was completely opaque after two coats of polish and it had no visible streak marks. However it would have been nice if the polish wasn't quite as thick because then it would have been easier to apply and probably would not have chipped as quickly. I am willing to give "Art Nouveau Nectarine" another try because I think will a little patience and practice I can probably apply thinner coats of polish to my nails.
Thanks for reading my blog and for celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month with me! :)
Monday, October 27, 2014
Hi guys! It is still October so I am still rocking pink nail polish in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month! This month I have done a lot of brighter pinks so today I thought I would mix it up and wear a dusty pink polish. After digging through my Rubbermaid bins I settled on Nails INC's "Bruton Street."
"Bruton Street" is a light dusty pink, that almost has a purple tint to it. As for the formula it is slightly on the watery side, which made it a tiny bit more difficult to apply. However after two coats of polish "Bruton Street" was completely opaque and only had a few minor streak marks. In terms of chipping I was able to wear "Bruton Street" for three days before "Bruton Street" began chipping off in large chunks.
Overall Nails INC's "Bruton Street" is okay. While the formula is slightly watery and the polish did chip after just three days "Bruton Street" was completely opaque after two coats of polish and had no visible streak marks and the color is very pretty.
Thanks for reading my blog! :)
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Hi guys! I can't believe it is almost Halloween! I am looking forward to seeing all the cute costumes and eating the candy as I pass it out! Today's polish is Ciaté's "Candy Floss" which I have in a miniature version. I purchased "Candy Floss" as part of Ciaté's 2013 Christmas Advent Calendar. The set looks like this:
"Candy Floss" is underneath number 9.
"Candy Floss" is a blue-based bubblegum pink polish. The formula of "Candy Floss" is pretty good and it was very easy to apply. After two coats of polish "Candy Floss" was completely opaque and had no visible streak marks. As for chipping I was able to wear "Candy Floss" for five days before the tip chips started. However it wasn't the tip chips that caused me to remove "Candy Floss" but rather the fact that my nails had grown and there was a gap up by my nail beds.
Overall I am very happy with Ciaté's "Candy Floss." The formula is good and easy to apply, it was opaque after two coats and had no visible streak marks, it is a very pretty color and lasted five days before any chipping occurred and even then the chipping was very minor! I will definitely be wearing this nail polish over and over again!
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
"Posh Pink" is a bright pink crème polish that would make a great color for Summer! As for the formula "Posh Pink" was kind of watery and it made for super thick and uneven coats. After two coats the polish was completely opaque but there were a lot of visible streak marks. As for chipping that's impossible to say because "Posh Pink" refused to dry and smudged off my nails within a couple of hours.
Overall I am very unimpressed with Rimmel London's "Posh Pink." The only thing I like about this polish is the color, and I am fairly confident that a similar color can be found by a different nail polish brand. I definitely will not be wearing "Posh Pink" again any time soon!
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Saturday, October 18, 2014
Hi everyone! It is still October so that means it is time for another pink nail polish! Hooray for celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Since I am back home in North Carolina the leaves have started to change and it definitely feels like Autumn has arrived. I dug through my collection and found Zoya's "Tinsley" which seems to mix really well with the colors of the changing leaves!
"Tinsley" is a warm pink/red polish with yellow and orange shimmer in it and is gorgeous! Formula wise "Tinsley" was good and after two coats of polish it was completely opaque. However there were some minor streak marks but honestly it was barely noticeable because of the shimmer. As for chipping "Tinsley" lasted less than a day before it started to look bad. Even though "Tinsley" is a glitter it was fairly easy to remove, which was nice.
Overall Zoya's "Tinsley" is a fair nail polish. Everything about it was great except for the fact that it chipped after less than a day! I would be willing to give this polish another go and maybe next time it'll last longer!
Thanks for reading my blog! :)
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Hi guys! I can't believe we are halfway through October already! But since it is still October that means another pink nail polish for Breast Cancer Awareness Month! And today is an extra special post because it is also a Wednesday! ("And on Wednesday's we wear pink!" to quote Mean Girls!) Today I picked out OPI's "Italian Love Affair."
"Italian Love Affair" is a lovely baby pink polish with just a hint of shimmer and it almost a perfect match for the pink in the logo for Breast Cancer. Formula wise "Italian Love Affair" is very good and it was nice and easy to apply. After two coats "Italian Love Affair" was completely opaque and only had some very minor streak marks due to the hint of shimmer in the polish. As for chipping it started shortly after I put it on and by the end of day two my nails looked so horrible I had to remove the polish.
Overall I like OPI's "Italian Love Affair" because the color is gorgeous and the formula is very good and easy to apply. However I do wish I could have work "Italian Love Affair" for longer than two days before the chips looked so horrible. I will be giving this polish another try and maybe next time I can wear it for more than two days.
Thanks for reading my blog! :)
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Hi everyone! I know it is officially Autumn but I have been in Florida for the last week and it still feels like Summer here so I decided to wear a super fun hot pink! This week I decided to try out Essie's "Over The Shoulder" which is the perfect hot pink!
"Over The Shoulder" is a hot pink crème nail polish. Formula wise this polish is pretty good and after two coats "Over The Shoulder" was completely opaque and had very minimal streak marks. As for chipping this nail polish lasted about three days before it started to chip off the tips and sides of my nails.
Overall I am neither disappointed or overly thrilled with Essie's "Off The Shoulder." The formula is nice and after two coats the polish was opaque, but there were some minor streak marks and it chipped after only three days. The color is very pretty and would be a great color for the Spring or Summer and I am willing to give this nail polish anther try.
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Thursday, October 9, 2014
Hi guys! I hope everyone is enjoying some Autumn like weather! So today's pink polish is Sally Hansen's Fuzzy Coat in "Wool Lite" which is a special topcoat made of bar glitter. Sally Hansen's Fuzzy Coat collection came out right around the same time as Nails INC's Feather Collection and both are meant to create a feather-like look. However to create that feather-like look it requires a lot of polish so instead I use the Fuzzy Coat collection as a bar glitter top coat.
Sally Hansen's "Wool Lite" is a fun baby pink bar glitter and I decided to try it out over several different colored polishes! But first a bit more about "Wool Lite." Formula wise, like most glitters and special effects top coats, it is in a clear base. I had a slightly difficult time applying "Wool Lite" and it was semi-hard to get an even coat on each nail. However with a little patience I managed to do okay. Also since the bar glitter pieces are larger only one coat of "Wool Lite" was required on my nails, a second coat would have hidden the colored polish underneath. In terms of the actual bar glitter it did lay flat, but is even the tiniest bit stuck off the edge of a nail it caused the finger to get caught on stuff. I tried hard to watch where the brush left glitter and remove it while it was wet, but I also used nail clippers to trim the hanging glitter.
When I paint my nails I always start with a base coat, I use Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in "Invisible," then I apply the nail polish, and glitter and I finish it all off with a quick drying topcoat. For my topcoat I use Orly's "Sec'N'Dry." I thought I would put that here instead of being so repetitive below! :)
The first color I decided to try is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in "White On" which is a white crème polish. It took two coats of "White On" the be completely opaque and then I applied one coat of "Wool Lite." Out of all the colors I tested under "Wool Lite" this one was the most disappointing because you can hardly see the bar glitter pieces. (And it isn't just in this picture, I could not see it in real life on my nails either.)
I've used this nail polish over and over again, underneath neons, as a base for glitter and other special effects polishes, and for nail art and it is consistently my favorite white nail polish.
The second color I tested "Wool Lite" over is OPI's "Italian Love Affair" which is a pastel pink polish. OPI's "Italian Love Affair" needed two coats of polish to be opaque and then one coat of "Wool Lite" was used to create this look. I initially though that "Wool Lite" would not be visible but I was wrong, it instead it created a lovely subtle look. This was the most textured look I got from "Wool Lite."
Later this month I'll have a post up all about OPI's "Italian Love Affair." Be sure to look for it and I promise to post the link once that post is up!
The third nail polish I decided to try out with "Wool Lite" is Essie's "Off The Shoulder" which is a hot pink polish. "Off The Shoulder" is completely opaque after two coats of polish and then I applied one coat of "Wool Lite." This combination thrilled me and reminded me of strawberry ice cream and Summertime!
Early next week I'll have a blog all about Essie's "Off The Shoulder" so be sure to check back for it! EDIT: Here's the link to Essie's "Off The Shoulder": http://perfectlypolished12.blogspot.com/2014/10/essie-off-shoulder.html
The fourth and final polish I tried out with "Wool Lite" is Sally Hansen's Hard As Nails in "Black Heart." "Black Heart" requires only one oat of polish to be opaque and then just one coat of "Wool Lite" to get this fun look! I thought this would be a fun contrast and also black and pink always look cute together and I was right. I think this look is perfect for Breast Cancer Awareness Month! (And please forgive that ugly smudge on my middle finger, it looks horrible I know!)
Overall Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat in "Wool Lite" is very nice. I probably would never use it as it was intended, which is as a complete coverage special effects coat, but as a bar glitter it creates some super fun nails! Aside from how bad "Wool Lite" looked over white polish, it looked lovely on top of both pinks and black. I will definitely be rocking these looks again soon!
Thanks for reading my blog! :)
Monday, October 6, 2014
Hey guys! I hope everyone is having a great week, I know I am since I am currently at Walt Disney World in Florida. So today I decided to try out Nicole by OPI's "I'll Have The Salmon" which is another gorgeous pink polish to help celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
"I'll Have The Salmon" was part of the Spring 2014 addition to Nicole by OPI's regular line of polishes and the color is so gorgeous that I ran out and bought it as soon as it hit the shelves! Formula wise this polish is fantastic and very easy to apply. After two coats of "I'll Have The Salmon" my nails were completely opaque and had no visible streak marks. As for chipping Nicole by OPI's "I'll Have The Salmon" lasted about four days before the tip chips started. The tip chips were actually only noticeable if you looked closed because the peachy colored looked very similar to my skin, which was nice. (I love a nail polish that doesn't show a lot of the small tip chips!)
Overall I am very pleased with Nicole by OPI's "I'll Have The Salmon." The formula is nice and applied easily, the polish was opaque after two coats and had no visible streak marks and it lasted four days before chipping and even then the chips were not very noticeable! I definitely will be wearing this nail polish again and again!
Also check out the comparison I did between Nicole by OPI's "I'll Have The Salmon" and Essie's "Resort Fling": http://perfectlypolished12.blogspot.com/2014/05/comparison-nicole-by-opis-ill-have.html
Thanks for reading my blog! And Happy Breast Cancer Awareness Month! :)
Friday, October 3, 2014
Hi everyone! Happy October and Happy Breast Cancer Awareness Month! During the month of October I only wear pink nail polish to show my support of Breast Cancer Awareness. This week I decided to try out China Glaze's "Rose Among Thorns" which is a hot pink neon. Since "Rose Among Thorns" is a neon polish I decided to try it with and without white nail polish underneath it.
First I tried out China Glaze's "Rose Among Thorns" without any white nail polish as a base. I applied a clear base coat, two coats of "Rose Among Thorns" and then a quick drying top coat. Formula wise "Rose Among Thorns" is very good. I had no trouble at all applying this nail polish as it was neither too thick or too watery. After two coats the polish was not completely opaque but it had no visible streak marks. As with most neon nail polishes "Rose Among Thorns" dries matte. (I used a quick drying topcoat that creates a glossy/shiny finish for the photos in this post!)
(Also sorry for the photo of only three finger but I smudged my pointer finger beyond repair and decided to just photograph the nails that came out nicely!)
Secondly I tried out China Glaze's "Rose Among Thorns" with a white base coat. I applied a clear base coat, one coat of Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear in "White On," two coats of "Rose Among Thorns," and then a quick drying top coats. This time the brightness in "Rose Among Thorns" was much more visible, which is perfect since this is a neon polish! However there were some minor visible streak marks because of the white polish.
Overall I really love how bright China Glaze's "Rose Among Thorns" is and the formula is great. But I struggled to decide which version I liked best. Without the white base I loved how smooth and even the polished look but with the white polish you really get the neon pop of color! In the end I will probably wear both versions again and again. Also I think "Rose Among Thorns" would make a great nail polish for a Summertime pedicure!
Thanks for reading my blog and Happy Breast Cancer Awareness Month! :)