I want to start by sending out a huge thank you to everyone that sent on well wishes for Simon's health. It really is comforting to have a support group from around the globe. He is doing much better now and hopefully there won't be any lasting effects from the Vestibular Syndrome. However, every time he even grumbles in his sleep, I'm hovering over him to be sure he's okay. Being a mommy is hard!
Now, on to the pretties:
China Glaze - Code Orange
- purchased at head2toe.com for $2.99 US
I enjoy a good orange polish and Code Orange, from China Glaze's Operation Color collection, is one of my favourites. This medium orange polish has a subtle pink shimmer that gives it beautiful depth.
My only problem with this polish was the formula. The consistency was a bit runny and this causes the polish to pool at the cuticle unless great care is taken to avoid this. Other than that, Code Orange was great - it covered in two coats and dried fairly quickly.
It held up well over the two days I had it on - only tip wear.
China Glaze - For Audrey
- purchased at Sally Beauty Supply for $3.99 CDN
Do you like Tiffany? Do you like Audrey Hepburn? Did you like the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's? Well, put them all together and you have China Glaze's tribute polish, For Audrey. As can be expected it is the exact shade of the signature Tiffany blue box.
This polish applied well (although the formula in my bottle was a smidgen too thin) and was opaque in two coats. It held up well for the two days that I wore it - only tip wear.
My only concern with this polish was that it did not really flatter my skin tone. It brought out the purpley-blue undertones which made my skin appear a tad sickly. I think this shade is better suited to a darker skin tone. I will still wear this polish however as I love Tiffany. I have never received a Tiffany blue box of my own, but with For Audrey on my nails, I can daydream about it! And, just for fun, here's what I want: this, this, this and this (hint, hint)!
BB Couture - Poison Ivy
- purchased at overallbeauty.com for $8.00 US
I adore green nail polish. It is probably my favourite lacquer colour (closely followed by blue). I am always looking for the next great shade of emerald, forest, olive or mint. Poison Ivy is one of those amazing polishes that makes my heart go pitter patter! It is a medium-dark green creme with a deep rich look to it.
The only problem with Poison Ivy was the application. The formula was quite thick and difficult to apply evenly to the nail on the first coat (although I certainly will add some thinner to overcome that issue). The second coat applied more smoothly and that was all that was required to attain a perfect opaque finish.
I only had tip wear after two days of wear.