I didn't like these polishes too much. I bought Peach Creme and Whitest White. Peach Creme is a sheer pink color. The color is like OPI's Bubble Bath. With both, you need a few coats to tell it's pink. Whitest White is just as the name says (color is like white-out). These take a long time to dry completely and they chip pretty quickly. I also found these to be too thin and watery for my liking. The gloss/shine also seemed to wear off quickly.
I bought my first nail polish by Milani - reddest red - and I love it! The color is a nice deep red. It was only $3 or so. Polish went on nicely and lasted several days. Would buy again!
I tried Milani Nail Laquer in Magenta Metal - a gorgeous metallic magenta with blue undertones. Polish went on well but needed 3 coats for opacity. Color dried a little dull but a topcoat brought the gloss back. It looked great for 3 days, but on day 4 it started to chip horribly, and touch-ups were futile as they would chip almost immediately.
I thought my first experience may have been a fluke so I tried it again this week with exactly the same results, chipping horribly after day 3 (I always get 5-6 days without chipping with my holy grail Avon Nailwear). Polish is cheap enough but I don't have the time to re-do it every 4 days, so this one's going in the trash :(
This review is for Glitzy Stars. What a lovely topcoat. Did not mean to purchase nail polish today, but it caught my eye. It is a great top dazzler with very fine, yet profuse glitter. I love it. A beautiful silver-white that can be used in numerous ways. As usual, the great Milani quality as far as application & drying time. Love it because it is not over the top, giant glitter chunks. Milani really had it down.
I bought Milani in Sweetie Pie when it was onsale and I'm in love. It's a gorgeous color and dries incredibly smoothly. My only complaint is that I need to put on three coats to get some real color, which can be annoying.
Blargh! This is cheap crap. It takes forever to dry and it chips in a hurry. Such a shame, as this is the only brand in which I can consistently find black nail polish. Which means I do repurchase it in that color only. I combine it with Orly nail bonder and a good topcoat to get it to last and to dry faster.
I've tried Milani polish in Bella Berry, Sweetest Pink, Pink Lady, Electric Pink, Pink Pop, Juicy Glo, and Playful! Their formulas tend to run the gamut from very thin and streaky to perfect. If they err it's generally on the too thin side- I've never had a goopy Milani but I have had some that take 3 coats to get bottle color or that streak. In general I like the control thinner polish gives you as long as it's true to bottle color so it's all good. I have to give them high marks for a nice color range with less cliche drugstore colors than normal, very cheap prices, and lovely staying power. The application can be a PITA sometimes but once you get that Milani on, you wont want to take it off (and it wont come off)
The only reason I have more OPIs than Milanis is because OPI has a bigger variety of colors... but Milani is a REALLY great brand! The first time I got it, was when they were having a special at Ulta of buy one get one free (I ended up getting 6 for like $13) and I was blown away! It didn't start chipping till a week later, and the colors are all beautiful. I always check out the Milani nailpolish now if I'm at a drugstore.
This review is for the shade Sweetie Pie. This is a very pale, sheer light pink. You have to put on several coats to get it to be opaque, which is kind of a bad thing for me...but my nails turned out well. And the polish (along with my sally henson top coat) seemed to stay on pretty well. The color is pretty and I would reccomend it to people who like pale pinks. Milani seems to have alot of pale pinks for some reason...
This has become my favorite brand of nail polish. I can go for a week without any chipping, which is great since I'm not much for maintenance. Not a wide selection of colors, but I like their pale pinks. Great price too.