15 November 2010

Lacquer Lundi

Straight to the pretties:

 Essie - Overnight
- purchased at Rachelle's (beauty salon) for $0.50 CDN

Overnight is a lovely traditional red.  If it was the 50s and I wanted a "bad girl" reputation, I'd likely be sporting something along the lines of Overnight.  These days, it fits the bill for the gal that wants a nice solid red in her collection.

Overnight applied nicely, due to the fab formula and great pigmentation. I needed two coats for perfect opacity.  It wore well, with only tip wear after three days.

 Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear - Gunmetal
- purchased at Rexall (chain drug store) for $2.95 CDN

I love the greys that have been around for the last two seasons - you get the look of a dark nail without the goth references that can accompany the black polishes.  Although I do love a moody black polish, I'm not always looking to go quite so dark, so grey is a nice compromise.  Gunmetal is a gorgeous medium metallic grey that glows on the nail.

Gunmetal applied exceptionally well (as have all of my Xtreme Wears), requiring two coats for full coverage.  It also wore well, with tip wear after two days.

Icing - Roger That
- purchased at Icing for $3.75 CDN

Goodness knows, I love a teal/tuquoise polish, so I could not resist picking up Roger That the last time I was in an Icing store.  The colour is a gorgeous sea colour that makes me long for warm summer days (to all my Aussie and Kiwi friends, I am so jealous of you all right now).

Roger That applied well, but I needed three coats for full opacity.  I am not a fan of applying more than two coats, so this was a bit of a disappointment.  I was also left unhappy by the wear - I had tip wear and major chips after two days.  Colour me unimpressed at the polish formulation.


Denise said...

Which one does Hartley like best? My dogs would probably prefer one called Pork Fat. Especially if it was a scratch n' sniff variety.

Rose said...

Thanks for the pretties! (I'm looking forward to seeing your dress.)

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I paint my nails so rarely that I try to resist buying more polish, but I may have to get that gunmetal. Love.