5 April 2010

Lacquer Lundi

No chit chat today.  Straight to the pretties:

MAC - Blue India
- purchased at maccosmetics.ca for $14.50 CDN

Blue India is the result of a collaboration between MAC and Liberty of London (is it just me or does it seem that Liberty is in cahoots with everyone these days?) for Spring 2010.  This dark, dusty teal creme is one of two polish offerings in the collection (the other is a fairly nondescript white).  I love the colour of this polish; it fits in beautifully with the teals in my wardrobe.

Blue India applied nicely - good consistency, easy to move around the nail, decent brush (although I wish it was a tad wider) and good coverage, with two coats for opacity.  Wear was okay - I had very visible tip wear after two days, with no chipping.

Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear - Mellow Yellow
- purchased at Rexall (chain drug store) for $1.99 CDN

I was looking for a colour that screams warm days and sunny skies.  I got it in Mellow Yellow, a bright yellow creme.

Mellow Yellow, like most other yellow polishes is a problem child.  I applied three thick coats and still had bald spots and streaky areas.  I think a fourth coat would have remedied these issues, but with that much polish, my manicure may never have dried (as it was, the three thick coats took longer than normal).  If I had applied thin coats only, I probably would have had to use five.  This is too much trouble, so I settled for the less than optimum coverage.  Wear was good, with only tip wear after two days.

 OPI - Jade is the New Black
- purchased at Trade Secrets for $ 9.95 CDN

Jade is the New Black is from OPI's Spring 2010 Hong Kong collection.  It is a greyed down medium green creme that is a unique colour in my polish stash.  I don't have any other green quite like it.

Jade is the New Black applied nicely.  Good formula, nice wide brush, great pigmentation (covered perfectly in two coats).  Wear is decent - only tip wear after two days.


cidell said...

I too bit the bullet and bought Blue India. And, it's love for me! I adore muted blues and this fits right into my grayed out blues.

angie.a said...

That's so funny you mention it, because I read an article about LIberty & Target this morning, and how they were expanding into new markets to try & generate revenue to repay some debts. I can't imagine the fabric world without Liberty Tana Lawns!!!

Biba said...

Oh, MAC Blue india is so gorgeus!