Swatch It Out: Random Polish #2

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


It's time yet again to pick 7 random polishes from my embarrassingly large nail polish collection, swatch them, and see which ones are dreams or duds.

There is also a live swatch video of these up on my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGPlAhxRDd4




Revlon Colorstay - Cafe Pink

I picked this one up at Big Lots a few months ago for $1.50.  A lot of people are finding this and other polishes from the line at their Dollar Trees for $1 over the past few weeks.

The swatch above shows 2 coats with no top coat.  The formula on this one was pretty good.  It was a bit thicker than I prefer, but it is still very nice and manageable.  The only downside that I see to this polish and others from the same line is that they tend to take a little longer to dry than a lot of other polishes.


Wet n Wild Megalast - Hit the Pavement

I got this beauty in an awesome friend swap that I did on my youtube channel with Frumpette on a Budget.  I had never seen this particular shade in my area stores.  So, I was really thankful to have it.  The normal retail for these is $1.99.

This polish was a true diamond in the rough.  I didn't expect much, but I was blown away.  This is definitely one of my new favorite polishes ever.  It dries fast, goes on smoothly, and presents zero problems.  Yes!!!! The swatch above shows 2 coats with no top coat.


Hard Candy - Pixie Pink

I picked this one up at Walmart for $1.50 on clearance.  The regular retail is $4.00 for these polishes.  I had good expectations for this one, because the price is high for the amount of polish that you get.  This polish seriously has Julep syndrome.  Haha!  There is only .26 fl oz of product which is equivalent to a mini polish.  So, you can understand why my standards for this one were high.

Luckily, this polish turned out to be quite awesome.  The formula was an absolute dream.  It is seriously one of the best I've encountered in awhile.  It went on so quick and effortlessly.  The swatch above shows 3 coats with no top coat.


Maybelline Colorshow - Lustrous Lime

I picked this polish up at Big Lots last summer for $1.00.  Dollar Tree has also been carrying quite a few of the polishes in this line for $1.00 as well.

This polish kind of has a funny story.  I was watching Scents and Cents' channel on youtube one day, and I noticed the polish she was wearing.  It turns out that it was this one, and that I had had it in my collection for weeks and never even swatched it.

This is one of the gems from the Colorshow line.  I always get at least a week of wear out of it.  It's just so fun and vibrant which no white base required.  The swatch above shows 2 coats with no top coat.


Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure - Earl Gray

I picked this guy up at CVS for 75% off when they were doing their semi-annual clearance event.  So, I got it for around $1.50-$2.00.  Lots of polishes in this line are showing up at Big Lots for a $1.00 as well.

Let's be real.  I'm a tea junkie and Earl Gray is one of my favorite teas.  I would have bought it based on name alone.  Haha!

This polish is another dream one.  It just has a wonderful formula that just glides on the nail.  It is opaque in 2 coats as shown above and just...yes!  All the yeses!! Yes!


LA Colors Color Craze - Fancy Pants

I picked this one up at Dollar Tree recently for $1.00.  I believe it may be a newer color to the line or at least new to Dollar Tree for the spring.  I pretty much stalk the LA Colors display, and I have never seen it before.

This one was pretty good.  I got a ton of glitter without having to fish or do any specific placement.  What you see in the swatch above is 2 coats of me just using what was on the brush.  The base was also pretty good and not overly goopy. 


Cover Girl Outlast - Eternal Oceans

I picked this one up at Big Lots recently for $1.50.  They had a lot of Covergirl polishes that they were putting out.  So if you really like this line, keep you eyes peeled for sure.

This one won me over despite the fact that I am not a fan of deep purples.  I am a lavender girl through and through.  This one is just so flipping gorgeous that I just couldn't help but became enamoured. 

This one is almost a one coater.  I did have some extremely mild streaking.  So, I went ahead and did a second one.  If I would have made the first coat a bit thicker, it would have been sufficient.  I think this is the most gorgeous purple that I own now. 

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