Two Fails and a Win

Fail number one:

Sally Hansen Nailgrowth Miracle in Loyal Lavender.

Yukkkity, yukkity, yukkity, yuk. This is one nasty polish. On a stick. Tacky, cheap looking purple lavender with a pretty hiden shimmer in the bottle that translates to a tacky, not so lovely opalescence in the sun. The formula is full of fail. Globby and thin, like trying to brush snot all over the nails. It applies unevenly and dries looking chalky and... just blech. The brush is wide, which I like but it is over contoured and not well, ruining the point of the wide brush. This polish is ugly and gross. It actually looked better in the photo than in person. I don't know how...

Fail number two:

The next polish of fail is Sally Hansen Nailgrowth Miracle in Gentle Blossom. Another one that had promise in the bottle. Soft, clear minty green packed with silver shimmer. Should have been a slam dunk for a favourite. No such luck. The colour didn't translate to the nail. The formula was gritty, clotted and dragged and streaked horribly. Three coats had no hope of even trying to be beautiful. It also dried dull and chalky looking. Horrid, horrid polish. The brush was so badly trimmed that I had to clean the polish off of it and trim it, myself just so I could swatch this loser. 

Both of these polishes are currently sitting on top of my dresser with their receipt, awaiting return from whence they were purchased. I'll use the money to get polishes I will actually like.

I am really disappointed in Sally Hansen. So many of their polishes are so nice. But this line is not. 

In happier news, today's manicure is Color Club Who Are You Wearing? from their Rebel Debutante collection. This is a shiny, interesting ivory beige that isn't a boring, one tone granny beige. This polish goes from a porcelain ivory in direct sun to a soft, greyed lavender in the shade. The texture is smooth and almost a crelly. I applied two coats and am pretty happy with the coverage. I could have slapped on a third, to get it super opaque. I topped it with Seche and am happy with this soft, light, fresh and gentle colour.

So, gentle readers, there you have it. Two awful polishes that I am sitting here wishing I had passed up and one I am really happy that I bought. 

Thank you so much for popping in. Have a wonderful evening and may your polish never bubble.