Apparently I was channeling the Christmas season this past week.
On to the pretties:
Essie - Life of the Party
- purchased at Rachelle's (beauty salon) for $0.50 CDN
Life of the Party applied very nicely due to a really great formula that was the perfect consistency. It covered perfectly in tow coats. It also wore well, as I only had minor tip wear after two days of wearing.
China Glaze - Emerald Sparkle
- purchased at Sally Beauty Supply for $1.99 CDN
Emerald Sparkle had excellent application. It covered opaquely in two coats, but I applied a third to really get a rich depth of colour (a move I would later regret at removal time - I needed a sand blaster to power off all the glitter). It wore well with only tip wear after two days.
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear - Vanilla Bean
- purchased at Rexall (chain drug store) for $1.53 CDN
Vanilla Bean had a nice consistency, but it was so sheer that I had to apply four coats and I still had visible nail line. It was also rather streaky. I you are a fan of sheers this may be up your alley, but I am not a huge fan of this polish. It wore well though, with only tip wear after two days (one of which included gardening).