Monday, May 28, 2012

Joe Fresh Mint

I think I may have found the *perfect* mint green nail polish... and it's cheap! Joe Fresh Mint delivers little application issues- the first coat might be streaky but the color builds up once you get the to second layer. I find many mint polishes are yellow based, but this one is blue based so it is a lot more flattering (at least on me!). I also received numerous compliments when I wore this ;) I highly suggest it !
The funny thing is that I have had this polish for at least 2 years now, and I haven't tried it until now!
I used Mavala Protective Base Coat & Seche Vite Top Coat.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Essie Coat Azure

I am still rummaging through my untrieds and found Essie Coat Azure (released with Spring 2011). This polish has a very nice formula- it is a little bit on the thicker side but you only need 2 coats to make it completely opaque. I also like the shimmer in this polish ! It makes it different from all my other cornflower blues & I think it  can work year round.

Let's see what other untrieds  I can find in my stash !
I used Mavala Protective Base Coat & Essie Good to Go Top Coat.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Essie French Affair

Today I am wearing Essie French Affair from their 2011 Spring Collection. It seems like I keep reviewing polishes from last year, but it's because I am trying to get through all of my untrieds.... which are a lot (eek!).
Anywho, French Affair is a very, very cool toned light pastel pink (think MAC Snob lipstick). It's so pale that it is almost bright, but I had a difficult time capturing this effect in my pictures. The downside is that the application isn't the best. The polish is very streaky if you apply thin coats. Conversely, if you get too much polish on your brush, it will pool your cuticles like crazy. I applied 4 thin coats here and patiently waited for each layer to dry before applying the next one. It was the only way I could avoid bald spots.

I think this is a "cute" polish, but I am not sure if I can get past the application issues.
I used Mavala Protective Base Coat & Sèche Vite top coat.