nail of the day

Nail of the Day

Nail of the Day

Joe Fresh – Wave

I picked up two Joe Fresh nail polishes while in Alberta (this is my first time dabbling in the brand) and, with the polishes at least, I’m pretty impressed! Wave is a pale robin’s egg or sky blue, a shade that I have had my eye on for a while but have never found one that was just right. Who knew I could score one on a 3 for $10 deal!

This isn’t entirely a cream polish, there is a slight shimmer however it is only noticeable in certain lighting and even then its not like this is a metallic polish or anything. Application was good, not as amazing as an essence or essie polish but not terribly streaky either. I’ve been using my Revlon Topcoat over each manicure now so it’s difficult to tell how chip resistant this polish is since the top coat works like glue.

This polish comes with 6ml as opposed to the 13.5 – 15 ml of an essie or OPI polish. But hey, considering I’ve NEVER finished a polish, I’ll gladly take the lesser volume. 2 coats gave full opacity

Nail of the Day

Nail of the Day

Essence- Nude It
Deborah Lippmann – Boom Boom Pow

I’ve been lusting after Deborah Lippmann’s Boom Boom Pow since the beginning of the year and about a month ago I finally bit the bullet and bought it! Deborah Lippmann is pretty hard to find in my area, let alone finding the full range. This along with the price tag of this polish left me eying longingly at a distance (the distance being my eyes to the computer screen). Eventually picked this up off of ebay and it was love at first sight! Don’t know why it took me so long to actually use the polish, but it is perfect in so many ways!

Boom Boom Pow is a gold multi-glitter polish with a gold shimmer base. I had been on the hunt for a polish just like this for quite a while, but was never able to find one that was just right….well until I found this polish that is. The glitter doesn’t apply as easily as the milani glitters however it looks absolutely beautiful on the nail, especially when it hits the light. I used Essence nude it as a base and it worked perfectly. This polish applies like a dream, completely opaque in 1 coat. Love this combination and can’t wait to add some golden glitter to my future manicures!

I do apologize for the over-saturation of this picture (curse you phone apps!) however it does show the truest dimension of the polish; I got a lot of color cast from the natural sunlight.

Nail of the Day

Nail of the Day

Essence – Wake Up!

I love this polish, its the 3rd essence polish that i’ve tried and I have yet to be disappointed! The formula is fantastic and pretty much opaque in one quote. Wake Up is a dark reddish orange which is perfect for spring and summer (let’s be serious I’ll probably be rocking this in the fall as well). I love the way orange looks against my skintone so this polish is right up my alley

Nail of the Day

Nail of the Day

Kleancolor – Pastel Orange

I have been wanting a light peach polish for a while and when I saw this one for under $2 I had to give it a buy! I typically leave my polish on for about a week until before I change and I’ve only had this on since Sunday so I can’t comment on the wearability just yet.

This polish is a struggle to say the least. It is my first and will likely be my last Kleancolor polish which is unfortunate because I do really like the color. The formula was thick and took FOREVER to dry, this was the second time I had tried to wear this polish (thankfully this time was a success), the first time it just never tried! I literally painted my nails hours ago and they never completely felt hard to the touch. Another note is that this polish smells HORRIBLE. Now I don’t know anyone who particularly likes the smell of nail polish but this bottle literally smelled like paint. I was painting my nails in my bedroom with both my door and window wide open, however halfway through my manicure I had to go to another room because of the fumes.

After some thinking I decided this needed a quick dry top coat to be somewhat usable (mind you I don’t use a top coat so this required me to purchase one – stay tuned for a review on that in the near future!). I used the new Revlon Colorstay topcoat which seemed to do well but just to be sure I did the ‘dip nails in cold water’ trick. So far so good!