Last Lacquer Lundi, Carolyn (cmarie12) said, "Okay I am not a nail polish girl. I only paint my toes and they are either bright red or a pale pink but I have been following this series every Monday morning. And now I have a question, just how many bottles of nail polish do you own?"
Well, at last count, I own just over 200 bottles. Yeah, I know, it sounds excessive and in all honesty, it is excessive. However, nail polish makes me happy and it's a lot cheaper than fabric and much easier to store. So when I need a quick pick me up, a $5 bottle of polish does the trick.
Now on to the pretties:
Nfu-Oh - #125
- purchased at fabuloustreet.com for $8.50 US
This shimmery olive green nail polish is so interesting. I don't own another colour quite like it. The days that I wore this polish, I got many comments, so it certainly garners attention.
This polish applies nicely and has a good consistency. Due to a few bald spots, I put on three coats to ensure opaqueness. It wore well for the two days I had it on, with slight tip wear and no chipping.
Sally Hansen Insta Dri - Pronto Purple
- purchased at Zehrs (chain grocery store) for $5.99 CDN
With its gorgeous grape colour, this shimmery polish is a definite winner. The medium purple colour is beautiful and very flattering with my skin tone. Admittedly, I really enjoy purple nail polish, but this colour hit it out of the park for me.
Application was good, although the polish was a tad thick. However, the extra wide brush and good polish pigmentation meant that one coat coverage is possible (but, I used tow coats to get a greater depth of colour). I wore Pronto Purple for two days and only had to contend with tip wear.
Rimmel Lycra Wear 10 + Minerals - Tequila Sunrise
- purchased at Shoppers for $3.79 CDN
This medium orange polish is not unique - I have a few other polishes that are quite similar. I however, have a weakness for orange nail polish, so this one found its way home with me.
I was pleasantly surprised with Tequila Sunrise. It applied very well - nice consistency, easy to spread on the nail and fairly opaque ( two coats covered perfectly). It also wore exceptionally well. During the wearing of this polish, I did four hours of gardening - pulling weeds, trimming bushes, sawing off tree branches - all without gloves and the polish only had very minor tip wear. Not a chip in sight. Nice.
Speaking of gardening, I really should use gloves all the time, but I like getting my hands in the soil. However, my nails and skin are bearing the brunt of my outdoor activities. I have been moisturizing constantly and it seems to be keeping the drying and peeling at bay for the most part. So, if you, like me, are battling the crispy-crunchies, my best advice is to slap on the hand cream as often as you possibly can - it seems to be working for me.