Swatch It Out: Random Polish #4

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

It's that time once again where I swatch random polishes from my nail polish collection and see if I have some winners, some duds, or some...meh.

Before I start, I do have to say that my nails are not in the best of shape at the moment.  I have had several breaks, tons of peeling, hangnails for days, and a just a whole lot of not fun nail happenings.

I wanted to go ahead and do this swatch it out, because I think it's important to see polish on problem nails as well.  It's not like I'm sponsored and trying to sell y'all on any of these anyway.  I just show you them as they are when I swatch them.

Pure Ice - Lacquered Lilacs

The above picture shows 2 coats without a top coat.

The formula on this one is quite good especially for the price point.  I have worn this one several times before with a top coat.  (Pure Ice Girl on the Run quick dry, funny enough).  I usually get close to a week out of it.

Honestly, my only complaint about this one is that you have to go into Walmart to get it.  Haha!

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel - B Girl

The above picture shows 3 coats with no top coat.

This is my first polish from this line.  I had been curious to try them for quite awhile, but the $10+ price tag always turned me off.

I love the color of it.  It's beautiful.  I don't like that it takes 3 coats to be opaque.  A polish at that price should not be more than 2 coats unless it's a topper in my opinion.

I also bought the top coat that goes with this line, and I didn't enjoy it.  It was quite thick, especially over 3 coats of polish, and I never could get it to fully dry.

So, this one is for sure the most disappointing of this bunch, but I'll be keeping it.  It's just so dang pretty.  Grrrr. 

China Glaze - Reggae to Riches

The above picture shows 2 coats with no top coat.

Oh, how do I love thee?

This was one of the first China Glaze polishes that I ever bought, and it's still probably my favorite.  It is just gorgeous, and the formula is wonderful. Yes!

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure - Hi Ho Silver

The above pic shows 2 coats with no top coat.  And...the incorrect polish name. :/

This is one of my favorite metallic polishes ever.  It goes on very nicely, dries fast, and looks like you broke a freakin' old school thermometer and dipped your piggies in it.  (Don't ever do that, kids.)

I picked this one up at the last CVS semi-annual sticker sale, but I have been seeing this line of polishes showing up at Big Lots for only $1 each.  So, keep your eyes peeled for deals.

Revlon Colorstay - Indigo Night

This above picture shows 2 coats with no top coat.

I had to bring this polish back out, because it is my go-to blue for 4th of July nail art.  I just love it.  I can see the fireworks already.

I picked this one up at Big Lots for $1.50 last summer, but this line of polishes have been showing up at Dollar Tree recently. 

Rimmel Salon Pro - Hip Hop

The above picture is 2 coats with no top coat.

Oh man...I can't believe I never swatched or wore this one before now.  It is beyond fabulous!  I seriously fell in love after I put it on.

My only complaint is with the packaging.  I find that the top is way too short and fat.  It can make it hard to maneuver your polish properly especially with the wide salon brush.

This one is definitely my surprise favorite of today's group.  It's the next polish in line to go on my phalanges.

Nicole by OPI - Carrie'd Away

The above picture shows 2 coats with no top coat.

This has been my go-to quick accent nail polish since I got it.  It covers completely in 2 coats and dries fast.  It also has a slightly textured finish that adds to it as well.  Love it!

I picked this one up at Kmart on clearance.  It seems the whole Carrie Underwood collection has been showing up discounted at various places.


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Still not sponsored.  Y'all think a polish company would sponsor me with my crude set-up?  Haha...

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