I have had 2 Anna Sui nail polishes over the past year, and I must admit that I can't get over the smell of the dried polish on my nails to even consider trying anymore of the shades. The polish is very thick, and was pain to apply. As someone else mentioned, the polish was extremely hard to get off the nails, as well. Won't be purchasing again. The bottles themselves are very gorgeous though.
The last bottle Chanel polish that I got was Miss Pink. I gorgeous summery pink that looked better on my toes than my fingers. Application was smooth, and I have yet to be disappointed with any Chanel polish. I had it on for 4 days, and didn't get a chip on my fingers. My toes stayed chip free for 2 weeks.
This has really strengthened my nails. I put it under polish, and I really can tell the difference after using it for 3 months. I always buy the one with the black cap, even though it is a bit hard to hold whilst polishing. One of my favourite nail products, and mighty cheap at that!
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Nail Prisms in Purple Diamond
foirfe 9/1/2004 5:30:00 AM
I really love this colour. I can't wear it at the office, though. No chips for me whilst I had it on on a 3 day weekend. The colours are astonishing if in the right light. I have yet to find any other nail varnish that is anything like it. I would definitely buy it again, and I am itching the get Pink Diamond. I'm hoping that one would be suitable to wear in front of clients. Another great nail prism colour.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Maximum Growth Nourishing Nail Polish
foirfe 9/1/2004 5:26:00 AM
I have this in Loveable Lilac. A lovely matte lavender. Very summery. Application was great and smooth with 2 coats. A great light purple colour that isn't too shocking. After 5 days, I didn't have any chips (I did use a top coat, however.) Don't really know if it really helped my nails grow though. I will be purchasing another bottle if this one gets too old, and I want to try this line in other colours. Great looking bottle, as well.
I recently purchased 5 of these 'nail makeups,' and whilst I am not overly displeased, I was quite shocked due to the fact that these really aren't all that 'chromey' at all. I only spent $5 for them, and a few might look good on my toes. I got 2 'Crystal Chromes', and can't really tell the difference between them at all. Ah well, you win some you lose some. The chipping is bad (I wore them during my vacation, and each nail was chipped within the day.) I do, however, really like some of the Sally Hansen nail prism line.
Polishes -Maybelline - Wet Shine Diamonds - Cherry Carats
foirfe 8/6/2004 5:32:00 AM
In the bottle, Cherry Carats is a gorgeous red with silver sparkles. On your nails, it is more of a pinkish red, with sporadic sparkles. Seeing that this was the Diamond line, I expected a lot more glitter and shine. The colour does look very sexy on toes, but it is really nothing special. The consistency of the polish was nice, as was drying time. Once dry, nails do not really have a very smooth finish, but top coat fixes that right up. A good buy for my money, but I was really expecting more of shiny 'diamond' effect.
I have just starting growing my nails out after years of biting. I have since purchased around 6 Revlon nail enamels. They have some utterly beautiful colours, great design, but I have got disappointed with each and every bottle that I have bought so far. They seem to take forever and a day to dry, as well as I have yet to have one fingernail that didn't have get a ton of bubbles. At first, I thought this was my problem with my top coat or base coat, but my favourite varnish brands do not do this. I will probably not be buying anymore Revlon nail varnishes. I do not like wasting my money.
Changing of the Garnet is just what the title says: garnet. Sparkles like a garnet gemstone. I like it best on my toes however, probably due to my fair complexion. This was my first purchase from OPI (I have just started growing my nails out after biting them since I can remember -- I'm 23.) With application, I noticed a lot of bubbles, but this was probably due to me. One of the most gorgeous colours that I own thus far.
For most of my life I have always bit my nails. I gathered up enough strength to finally put an end to it, and now have lovely gorgeous nails. So far in my nail polishing journey, I am making up for lost time by buying nail polish by the boatload. I have found that Hard Candy's Cosmic is my favorite colour thus far. A gorgeous baby peachy pink (reminds me a bit of a champagne colour as well), with silver glitter scattered throughout. It is a bit sheer on my nails with 2 coats, but absolutely gorgeous. Perfect for office ware. I have gotten compliments from clients and friends, which puts a smile on my face. Application is smooth, my only fault is once dry (without top coat), the polish is not smooth, due to the texture of the glitter. Chipping is minimal. A really wonderful polish.