Apparently I was feeling wine-y this week. Every polish is a lovely shade that reminds me of ripe berries.
On to the pretties:
Sally Hansen Insta Dri - Wined Up
- purchased at Rexall (chain drug store) for $5.99 CDN
Wined Up applied well, as the consistency of the polish was nice and the brush was large and well-shaped. It took two coats for the polish to be completely opaque and both coats dried quickly (as can be expected from a polish named Insta Dri). Wear was so-so - I had a fair amount of tip wear after two days.
OPI - DS Signature
- purchased at Rachelle's (local hair salon) for $6.95 CDN
Signature applied very nicely, with very little of the polish drag that sometimes occurs with holographics. It did however take three coats to be perfectly opaque, but since each coat dried quickly, it was not an imposition. It wore well, with only tip wear after two days.
Sally Hansen Salon - Beet Stain & Nfu Oh - #84
- SH purchased at Shoppers (chain drug store) for $5.99 CDN
- Nfu Oh purchased at fabuloustreet.com for $12.50 US
Beet Stain is a pretty pinky-purpley-burgundy shade that was part of the Tracey Reese collection for spring 2009.
Beet Stain did not have the best application - it was watery and streaky. In the photo to the left, you see two coats and the streakiness is apparent if you enlarge the picture. I did not do a third coat to even everything out because I knew I would be adding the Nfu Oh polish on top. The wear of this polish is just okay - I had reasonable tip wear after one day.
At that point, I added two coats of #84, an interesting polish containing dark pink, purple and copper glitter. Although it is a wonderful polish up close, I wish the glitter was larger to make more of an impact on the nail.