Polishes -Unlisted Brand - Confetti - 017 Dance Party Pink
gemini12 8/30/2012 5:57:00 PM
I admit, I'm a sucker for anything pink and for $1.99 at CVS, I couldn't pass up this cute pink polish. In the bottle the color is a creamy light-medium pink with no sparkles, glitter, or shimmer of any sort. On the nails it dries one to two shades darker to a medium pink. I love the color and don't regret the purchase, although I wouldn't buy it again for the following reasons: 1. Even after 4 coats the coverage was streaky 2. The applicator brush seemed to be noticeably narrow (possibly adding to the streaky application) and I had to make at least 4-5 swipes down my nail to cover the entire width of my nail. 3. The polish was on the thin/watery side (again, adding to streak problem???) 4. Although cute, the color is nothing unusual that can't be found elsewhere
Polishes -Wet 'n' Wild - FastDry - Hannah Pinktana
gemini12 8/26/2012 9:14:00 PM
If you're willing and have the time to apply upwards of 4 coats, this is a gorgeous polish with lots of pinkish-purple holo glitter. It would probably also be a pretty, but not unique, layering polish. Unlike some of the others, I didn't have problems with drying time. I wouldn't say it was a "fast" dry, but it was faster than average.
I have never understood the hype over this mascara. I tried it for the first time as a teenager after reading a recommendation in a magazine and hated how it made my lashes clump. Through the years I'd see reviews raving about how this was the BEST mascara ever and I'd try it again....and I'd hate it all over again. I have now given up on trying this mascara...with one exception: I am currently using the "Lots of Lashes" formula and it is a big improvement over the original formula.
I have very thin lashes and struggle to find mascaras that have a brush that is small enough that it doesn't get mascara all over my lid yet has a decent formulation. Although I'm not in love with this formulation, it's a BIG improvement over the original Great Lash formula, which I have always disliked. However, I do love the brush enough to make up for anything the actual mascara is lacking. This is my current "go to" mascara.
I think the biggest problem with this polish (besides the name) is that it is very deceiving in the bottle. Just looking at the bottle, you'd think that this would be a fabulous opaque gold glitter polish, but it's not. Having read the previous reviews, I purchased this polish specifically because I knew it would go on sheer with a light wash of gold glitter and that was the effect I wanted. If you're looking for a polish that adds a bit of gold glitter on top of a base color, this is a good choice. However, if you're looking for an opaque glitter polish, it would be best to purchase a different polish.
I love this color for an edgy pedicure. It's a shimmery medium-dark gray that definitely has blue undertones. It went on well and was completely opaque and gorgeous in two coats. It also lives up to it's "X-treme Wear" name--I've had this on my toes for over a week and it looks like I just polished them an hour ago. This isn't a color that I would wear often (just personal preference, not a reflection of this polish), but if I ever run out, I will definitely purchase again.
I realized I didn't have a nude polish in my collection and was going to purchase Sally Hansen's "Cafe Au Lait" based on reviews and swatches I had seen. But when I got to the store, Revlon's polishes were on sale and I realized that "Gray Suede" was a decent dupe of "Cafe Au Lait", so I purchased it instead. I didn't realize how fabulous a nude color would look on my nails, but it does and I'm in love. It went on opaque and smooth in two coats. Do not let the name of this color fool you--it's neither gray nor suede-y. Instead, it's a beautiful, wearable nude with a slight taupe undertone. In the bottle, there appears to be a slight shimmer to it, but it's not noticeable on the nail--if anything, it gives it a slightly shinier appearance and keeps it from becoming a chalky or flat. I'd definitely recommend this if you're looking for a basic wearable nude color.
Polishes -Wet 'n' Wild - Nail Color in Sparked / # 435F
gemini12 8/20/2012 9:35:00 PM
I can't emphasize enough what a great polish this is. Considering the price, I was prepared to have to apply multiple layers just to see a glitter pay-off, but after just one coat (over a dusty rose polish) the glitter and sparkle was incredible. The glitter in this polish is beautiful, but yet it's not over the top or tacky. Plus, it wears like iron. The only downside to this polish is that it is a pain to remove, but that's the norm for glitter polishes. Two thumbs up for this one, for sure!
This was the perfect "true blue" for my patriotic pedicure. Not only is the color a fantastic shade of blue, but it went on beautifully--creamy, opaque, streak-free and super-shiny, too boot! It also wore incredibly well. This one is a true steal---high-end performance at a bargain store price.
This is a perfect dark raspberry fuchsia pink with cool undertones. I love this color as both a manicure and pedicure polish. The application is very good, too--smooth and creamy without streaks. This is still my go-to raspberry pink, but I'm not sure if I'll repurchase simply due to the fact that there are many close dupes on the market.
For me this polish is a "miss" all the way around. As so many others have mentioned, the sparkle is pretty in the bottle and virtually invisible on the nail, so what's the point? If the sparkle/glitter in the bottle was clearly visible on the nail this would be a knockout color, but it's not, so if you already have a basic black polish, save your money. The only things keeping this from a rating of "1" were the price and the fact that the formulation is nice and gives a smooth opaque finish in two coats.
A fun pinky-lilac glitter polish that packs in the sparkle. Unlike some glitter polishes, this one give a noticeable glitter punch over other colors even after just one coat. At my age, I typically reserve this for my toes (either alone or over other colors) but also occasionally use it for an accent nail on my manis. Definitely a great polish at a fabulous price!
I'm not typically a red nail polish wearer, but I wanted a good, basic red to add to my collection without spending a lot of money. Boy, am I glad I chose this one! Not only is the color a gorgeous shade of red, but the application is smooth, not streaky, and opaque in two coats. It applies and wears like a much more expensive polish making this a steal at under $2.
Polishes -Unlisted Brand - Spoiled - Designated Driver
gemini12 6/17/2012 11:10:00 AM
This is a fun unique marigold color that I normally wouldn't buy except that I needed a darker yellow color for a sunset pedicure I wanted to try. I ended up really liking the color, but not the application. The brush with this bottle was exceptionally bad, even by Spoiled standards--not only was it uneven, bristles were falling out as I was painting my nails! Because of that, I'm not sure if the streaky application was due to the formula, the brush, or both (I'm guessing it was a bit of both). Overall, although I like the color, I wouldn't purchase this particular color again. However, I have used other Spoiled polishes with success, so my disappointment was with this particular color, not the entire line.
I am loving this color; it's a beautiful opaque blue-based purple creme that is true to the color in the bottle. I don't mind the wider "pro" brush and had no problems with application. The formula is really nice, too--I didn't have any problems with streaking and in a pinch you can get away with one coat because the application is fairly opaque and smooth. For the money I'm decidedly impressed with both the formula and the great color.