Straight to the pretties:
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear - Ivy League
- purchased at Zellers (chain discount store) for $2.99 CDN
Ivy League is an absolutely gorgeous medium spring green polish, that positively glows from within due to a beautiful golden shimmer. This polish is definitely one of my favourite greens.
Ivy League has a nice formulation and applies smoothly and moves around the nail nicely. The only issue is coverage. It took me three coats to build up the colour enough to be opaque. I prefer a one or two-coater polish, but for this stunner, I'm willing to make an exception. This polish wore well - only tip wear after a day.
China Glaze - Vintage Crepe
- purchased at head2toebeauty.com for $2.99 US
Vintage crepe is a coral orange creme, with a very subtle pinkish cast. It is the perfect colour for warm summer endeavours, yet it is also appropriate for crisp fall days.
Vintage Crepe applied nicely and was opaque in two coats. It wore well for the day I had it on - only very minor tip wear.
MAC - Beyond Jealous & China Glaze - Golden Enchantment
- MAC purchased at maccosmetics.ca for $14.50 CDN
- China Glaze purchased at Sally Beauty Supply for $2.00 CDN
Beyond Jealous is another of the latest releases from MAC (I have reviewed two others the last two Lacquer Lundi posts). It is an extremely deep, dark forest green creme that almost appears black in certain lighting. It is most certainly a vampy colour.
Beyond Jealous applied very nicely, covering in two coats, due to very good pigmentation. It also wore well for the day and a half that I had it on alone.
When I decided I wanted a change from the MAC polish, I was too lazy to remove it and start anew, so I brushed Golden Enchantment over top. Golden Enchantment is a pretty polish with a sheer golden base , packed with micro glitter. The glitter shines in every colour of the rainbow on the nail, providing a interesting pick-me-up to a tired manicure. Ooo, sparkly.
My only issue with Golden Enchantment is with removal. As with all glitter polishes, this baby was a pain in the arse to take off. Lots of soaking with an acetone laden piece of felt sped things along, but believe me, there was still swearing!
MAC - Dry Martini
- purchased at maccosmetics.ca for $14.50 CDN
Dry Martini is the piece de resistance in the new MAC offerings as far as I am concerned. Its camouflage greenish-brown shade is unique. I am always smitten by slightly odd, somewhat weird colours and this polish falls firmly in that category. I do not have any other polish in my collection that even remotely resembles Dry Martini. I love it!
Dry Martini flowed smoothly onto the nail and it was opaque in three coats. I can't comment on wear, as I just put it on last night, but it looks great so far!