17 August 2009

Lacquer Lundi

Straight to the pretties:

Rimmel Play Fast - Killer Queen
- purchased at Rexall (chain drug store) for $3.26 CDN

Killer Queen is such a gorgeous colour - a reddish purple base with gold shimmer. I am not the only one that enjoys this polish as I got many compliments while wearing it.

As with all the Rimmel polishes that I've tried, Killer Queen applied smoothly (and easily thanks to a wonderfully wide and nicely shaped brush) and covered nicely in two coats. Unfortunately, it is not the most sturdy polish - I had chips after only two days.

Sally Hansen Ista Dri - Blue Streak
- purchased at Zehrs (chain grocery store) for $5.99 CDN

I am a sucker for a turquoise polish - I probably have 10 turquoise polishes in my stash that are only very subtly different from each other. So when I saw my beloved SH Insta Dri polish in Blue Streak, I had high hopes that I could keep it and adopt out the other turquoises to good homes. It, however, was not to be.

Let me first begin by saying the colour is beautiful - this metallic blue reminds me of beetle wings. Neither is the problem with the application or consistency, as both were good. The issue is with the wear, or lack of wear to be specific. After less than 24 hours, I had chips and a bit of peeling. Not good.

Avon Nailwear Pro - Ruby Slipper
- purchased at avon.ca for $2.99 CDN

There's no place like home, there's no place like home... Ruby Slipper is exactly what you'd expect based on the name - a rich red base, packed with red glitter. This polish is a red lover's red (I bet Summerset would love this polish).

As with all the Avon polish I have used, the polish is quite good. Ruby Slipper applied easily (although the consistency was a tad thin), covered nicely (two coats for opacity) and wore well (only tip wear after two days).

So, grab Toto, channel your inner Dorothy and ease on down the road into Ruby Slipper.


Sheila said...

I like the first one... it reminds of eggplant. Will check my local drugstore. Its time to remove the green and that color would be so refreshing.

Summerset said...

Oh yeah! Red polish *and* red glitter, what's not to love? Must order that one.

Rachel said...

I love them all, especially the 3rd one.

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

Shannon - I think I saw this in the Sept issue of InStyle but have you seen the new metallic nail polish? They start with a silver base then add gold foil and then silver foil to make this metallic mixture. It looked so kewl and I immediately thought of you when I saw it!

Linda T said...

Oh Shannon, I had pretty much stopped using polish since I retired. If fact, I had tossed several bottles that had been in the drawer for many months. With all your fun posts and showing such fun colos, I'm buying again and even have some "non-traditional" colors that make my husband think I have finally, completely lost it!

Anonymous said...

I really like the last two. Too bad the turquoise one didn't wear better.

Mardel said...

As usual, fabulous colors. I've passed a meme on to you if you find the time.