Friday, April 18, 2014

Seche Casually Cool

purchased by me

Casually Cool is my first polish from Seche, but it definitely won't be the last!  This pastel blue crème was opaque in one coat--unusual for a pastel.  I didn't even mind that the shimmer in the bottle didn't translate to the nail, because with one coat, I can add a shimmery top coat!

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Seche polishes are available at Ulta and Head2ToeBeauty, 8ty8Beauty and I'm sure other places as well. :-)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

FingerPaints Hammered Terra-Cotta

purchased by me

Hammered Terra-Cotta is a new addition to FingerPaints' core collection, and it's gorgeous!  It's a rosy copper textured glitter that was a little thick but very easy to work with, and opaque in just two coats.


Hammered Terra-Cotta and the rest of the FingerPaints polishes are only available at Sally Beauty.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips in Done to Scale

purchased by me

Whew!  Sally Hansen has changed the price, the packaging and the number of polish strips, but they haven't shortened that long-winded name.  The polish strips now come in a small cardboard envelope, they contain 12 strips instead of 16, they've eliminated the instructions, small file and cuticle stick, and they're $5.99 instead of $10.99 (on average).  I like the lower price, but considering all they've gotten rid of, it still seems a bit high.  On the other hand, the newest limited edition strips are really gorgeous and different, so that gives me hope for even more neat patterns!

Done to scale is the mermaid nails I've never been able to do on my own, with a blue scale pattern on a silver background.  Fortunately, Sally Hansen didn't lower the quality of the strips.  As always, they were easy to use, super-pretty and wore like iron.

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Done to Scale is part of the limited edition South Beach Shores collection, and it's available wherever Sally Hansen polish strips are sold.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Urban Lacquer One-Eyed Dragon

purchased by me

One-Eyed Dragon is part of Urban Lacquer's cheeky Members Only collection from Valentine's Day.  It's a duochrome that shifts from emerald green to dark slate blue.  One-Eyed Dragon is opaque in two smooth coats, and the color shift is strong and consistent.  Highly recommended!

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One-Eyed Dragon is still available at the Urban Lacquer Etsy store, but I don't know for how much longer, so if you want it, get it now!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Sally Hansen Triple Shine Make Waves

purchased by me

Make Waves, another core polish from Sally Hansen Triple Shine, is a bright turquoise blue with vivid green shimmer.  Like Drama Sheen, it was sheer and not completely opaque in three coats.  Again, the formula was good and the color made up for the sheerness.

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Make Waves can be found wherever Sally Hansen polishes are sold.