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Friday, May 21, 2010


Posted by Libby's Pink Vanity at 5/21/2010 09:23:00 PM
This is, so far, the worst two, new to me, polishes I have tried.  If it was just one or the other, I'd be a bit more upbeat about it.  However, these two are downers.

Let me show you.  Here's the two polishes I picked out.

Color Club polish is Wild and Willing.  It will be on my toes.  The Sally Hansen is from the new Salon Manicure collection and this one is called Ring My Shell, it will go on the hands.

This picture is taking on a sunny day.  

                                 Ring My Shell photo taken in my office with no flash.
                                                     Here it is outside on a sunny day.
A big dragonfly that stopped by to see what I was up to.  It's a big one, for sure.  Not one of those 'whispy' little babies.
Toes with indoor lighting, no flash, at top.  Bottom, outside on a sunny day.

So, the hands are almost what I expected.  A sheer polish, but I thought it would become more opaque with a couple more coats.  This one is with a BC, two coats of Seche Clear and then 3 coats of the color.  Visible nail lines and red-stained cuticles.  I'll take the blame on the stains.  Wild and Willing is a shimmery, ultra light lavender that has the tiniest of pink and green glimmers.  If it would have coated as lovely as the color in the bottle, I would be more of a happy camper.  (Come to think of it, I don't like camping, PERIOD!)  I think a black or deep blue stamp, of some sort, might be the winning grace for this polish.  Stay posted.

The toes are a BC, two coats of Seche Clear and two coats of the Color Club.  Wild and Willing is a chunky copper color that has copper glitter.  What I didn't like about this one is that the glitter didn't lay out to the end of the nail.  Something about painting my big toes doesn't seem right.  Maybe there are ridges in the nails that I'm not buffing out.  But the polish is going on gloopy, like painting over already wet polish.  Granted, I can tell that this polish is suspended in a lot of clear, but I had to lay it on rather thick for the second coat to even show up.

And so, I am not bananas about either color or how the mani turned out.  There is one positive about the SH; I love the width of the brush.  It made polishing very easy.

Have you ever did both your hands and toes and thought 'ehh'?  How long would you leave these two colors on before changing them out?


Recalcitrant Nails on May 22, 2010 at 8:50 AM said...

Nice choices. I've got a good routine for my toes and polish so I don't think about leaving it on for too fingers, well, thats a different story. Its always so hard to take my mani off if I've fallen in love with the color. ;)

KarenD on May 22, 2010 at 9:41 AM said...

I was disappointed in Ring My Shell, too--I wanted it to look more like it did in the bottle on my nails. I use a pearly base coat (Seche Base) so it didn't look as sheer on me. When I tried layering it over a deep plum, though, I loved it.

Libby's Pink Vanity on May 22, 2010 at 10:20 PM said...

Oh, good ideas, Karen. Over a plum-y purple would be a cool twist.

LW, I used to want my mani's to last as long as possible. However, I've come to the conclusion that I'll never get through all my polishes at that rate. ;)

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