31 May 2010

Lacquer Lundi

 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 is a dark red base with gold shimmer that makes it look slightly metallic (it reminds me of car paint).  This is a nice glowy red for my red fans in the crowd.

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 is a gorgeous dark green base packed with green glitter.  It screams, "Look at me!"  This polish is luminous and positively scrumptious.  It is certainly one of my favourite green polishes.

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 is an off white polish that reminds me of milk.

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).


Anček said...

Emerald sparkle <3 looks great on you.

gildedangel said...

Emerald Sparkle is one of my faves!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

They are sooooo pretty though!

Biba said...

I vote for Essie, it's perfect!

Sophie said...

What luck to buy Essie for
50 cents!!
Have you ever considered Konad?
Though stamping adds time to your manicure, it's very addicting!!! :)

Rose said...

These are awesome colors!

denise@thebluegardenia.com said...

Essie for 50 cents? Wow! Doesn't happen here in AZ. I like the Emerald Sparkle, but I'm too fashion-cowardly to wear it.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I lost my sheer white, which was my go to, somewhere along the line, so the Vanilla Bean is right up my alley! Maybe I'll stop by the CVS today.

Danielle said...

great finds, how did you get emerald sparkle for so cheap at sallys?!