Good evening my dear fiends!
Todays post was quite a piece of work, but it was well worth it. I rummaged through my drawers picking up every single romantic pink polish I own :-) So I thought it was just the time of the year to get some swatches done with these babies, Valentine's day is just around the corner and what would be more fitting for such an occaison than some pale pink nail polish?
So here we go!
First one up is Color Club "Russian Lilac"
The name implies some kind of lilac tint in there. Well, I couldn't find it, instead in my honest opinion, the color is a pale white with just a dust of light pink on it.
The formula is okay, the first coat was pretty streaky and the polish is fairly thick. It took 3 coats in total to be opaque enough for me
Overall, this is a perfect light base polish to do some fun and colorful Konadicures, since the white is not as harsh as OPI's Alpine Snow for instance
Next up is Essie "Nude Beach"
This is the palest pink enriched with a beautiful opalescent pearl shimmer
I absolutely hate this polish when I am wearing it as a single polish, the formula is a bit goopy and it took me 4 coats the get the slightest hint of color on my nails. BUT I looooooove this polish for layering, especially if you use this over darker colors it really shines!
Up next we have Zoya "Bailey"
Wow, this one is definitely the most beautiful, wearable sheer pink that I own. A barley there color, enriched with some microglitter and fine shimmer. Perfect for the "I have barley anything on my nails" look. Took me 3 coats in total, the formula is perfect as always, a little bit thick, but not streaky at all, glides on smooth.
So this one would be the winner, when I had to pick the most romantic barley there pink out of the bunch :-)
Next up is OPI "Privacy Please"
Beautiful. Pale pink sheer creme polish. Love it. If you look for something without glitter, shimmer or any other gadgets, this is your winner
Regular OPI formula, no flaws. Took three coats to be nice and opaque.
Next up is China Glaze "Innocence"
Name says it all. Perfect for "model hands" very similar to OPI's Privacy Please, but with just a wee tiny bit of shimmer in the finish.
Took 3 coats to be opaque. I like the formula better than OPI's since this one is a bit thicker, the OPI seems to be a little bit more on the runny side, but I guess that is personal preference
In my opinion, if you have either the OPI or the China Glaze, you don't need the other. YAY saved some cash :-)
Next up we have China Glaze "Temptation Carnation"
Tempting indeed. So we're back to the sheers, but this one comes packed with a whole lot of beautiful shimmer. Love it. The color isn't "in your face" but the shimmer makes it get noticed.
Again, like the last polishes, 3 coats to be opaque. Applied nice and smooth, no complaints.
I guess I do still prefer Zoya Bailey when it comes to sheer pinks with shimmer. But nevertheless, this ones a beauty. So if you have a hard time finding Zoya nail polish, go for the China Glaze one.
Up next is OPI "Pink of hearts 2009"
Hmm this one is difficult. I would say it's a sheer, since it took 3 coats to be opaque, but after 3 coats it looks like a perfect creme to me. Hmmm. I guess I'll call it a semi-creme then. Lovely light pink hue, more on the warm side though
One BIG complaint: Why do all the charity brushes from OPI have this hideous huge mop brush? It's a pain, there is no way on earth to manage a correct and fine application with this monster of a brush. YIKES!
Other than that, it the usual OPI quality polish you know, nice color, nothing exciting, just nice solid pink. Still big rant for the brush though.
And the last one up for today: Scherer Chameleon "Dreams"
beautiful pale pink duochrome polish, makes me think of a pearl necklace in the sunlight. Very romantic *sigh*
Like Essies Nude Beach, this polish was meant for layering, since you need at least 3 coats to get this anywhere near opaque. Still absolutely amazing on it's own.
So that's it for today, look forward for part II and even more pretty pink goodness!
Samstag, 30. Januar 2010
Good evening my dear fiends!