Straight to the pretties:
BB Couture - Prince Charming & Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear - Disco Ball
- BB Couture purchased at overallbeauty.com for $9.00 US
- SHHANXW purchased at Rexall (chain drug store) for $2.95 CDN
Prince Charming is a stunning royal blue with purple undertones. It positively glows on the nail - it is certainly one of my favourite blues. It flowed on smoothly and required two coats to achieve opacity.
To further enhance the gorgeousness that is Prince Charming, I layered to coats of Disco Ball over top. Disco Ball is a slightly milky base packed with iridescent glitter. It sparkles like crazy when the light strikes it. It applied fairly well, although it was a bit thick - but that's nothing a bit of thinner couldn't fix.
This combo suffered from some tip wear within the first 24 hours (I find chunky glitters often suffer from tip wear to a greater extent non-glitter polishes. I think the glitter catches on things as objects are picked up, resulting in the tip wear.)
Sally Hansen Salon - Sweet Creams & Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear - Pink Confetti
- Sally Hansen Salon purchased at Shoppers (chain drug store) for $5.99 CDN
- SHHANXW purchased at Rexall (chain drug store) for $1.53 CDN
I don't often wear "regular" nail colours. I tend to be more of a wacky colour connoisseur - blues, greens, yellows are more up my alley. But, every once in a while I crave a more natural look and this is the type of manicure that results. I applied three coats of Sweet Creams, an off-white (with a slight pinkish cast), slightly sheer polish. It applied nicely and was easy to work around on the nail. However, after only one day, I did have a moderate amount of tip wear.
To cover up this wear and to add some zing, I applied two coats of Pink Confetti. Pink Confetti is a sheerish light pink base with small iridescent glitter that adds a subtle hint of sparkle. It applied easily and dried quickly.
Sally Hansen Salon - Burnt Sienna
- purchased at Shoppers (chain drug store) for $5.99 CDN
Burnt Sienna is from a recently released Sally Hansen Collection that I believe is available only in Canada. It is a beautiful metallic polish that is brown and green and gold all at the same time. It truly is interesting.
I applied three coats of Burnt Sienna - two coats would have sufficed, but I really wanted a depth of colour, so I added one more. The polish applied well and moved around the nail nicely. However, the drying time was not great - I was still able to dent my polish over an hour later (likely this is due to the three coats, but I have other three coater polishes that dry more quickly). It also succumbed to a fair amount of wear - within 24 hours I had appreciable tip wear and after 36 hours I was starting to get chips. So, bottom line - a beautiful colour, but only so-so wear.