Swatch It Out: Random Polishes #9

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


It's swatchin' time once again.  The seven polishes that I have for y'all today range anywhere from $1 to $10 retail price.  The video with live swatches of each polished is also embedded and linked down below.




Zoya - Ling

The picture above shows two coats without a top coat under a daylight bulb.

I picked this one up directly from the company's website during one of their promotions.  It retails for $10, but there often are sales in which the polishes are 50% off or even more.

This one wasn't very streaky, but it did benefit from a second coat.  The formula was okay.  It was a little on the runny side but not unmanageable.  Overall, it is just a wonderful cadet-type blue with a great finish.


Pony Nails (Memebox) - Eclipse

The swatch picture above shows one coat without a top coat under a daylight bulb.

I picked this polish up in a set from Memebox.  It sells for around $2-$3.

I had been wanting to try these since Memebox started offering them.  I've always had good luck with Korean skin care.  So, why not try nail polish, too?

The formula on this one is great! It isn't too thin or thick and went on the nail like a dream.

This one could really go 1 to 2 coats depending on how thick you paint on your nails.  In the swatch video, I got away with one coat.  When I painted my nails with it later, I did slightly thinner coats and it benefited from a second coat.

The wear time is pretty decent.  I wore this one for a five days after filming the live swatch video for this set with a top coat.  I did have noticeable tip wear which isn't surprising given how dark the color is compared to my nails.  It was pretty chip resistant.  I only had one place on my thumb chip off when I was trying to peel off a label.


Revlon - Eclectic

This picture above shows two coats without a top coat under a daylight bulb.

I picked this one up on sale with a coupon at either CVS or Kroger.  The full retail price is around $4-5.

I love the color of this polish.  It's like a slightly darker jade green.  It just looks great on the nail.

The formula is quite runny.  I would be painting my nails, and it would start dropping off the brush.  It is manageable with the skinny brush that comes on the regular line Revlon polishes, but I really wish it was a bit thicker.


LA Colors - Treasure Island

The swatch picture above shows 1 coat over Revlon Eclectic without a top coat under a daylight bulb.

I picked this polish up at either Dollar Tree or Family Dollar for $1.

The formula on this one is quite nice.  It's not too thick not is it too thin.  The glitter doesn't sink to the bottom, and it is easy to get onto the nail evenly without fishing.  In fact, I didn't even shake the bottle before I did this swatch.  I just stuck the brush in there and went with it.  It had been sitting on my shelf for months as well.


Revlon Colorstay - Passionate Pink

The picture above shows two coats without a top coat under a daylight bulb.

I picked this polish up at Big Lots for $1.50.  People are also finding this polish line at their local Dollar Tree stores for $1.

I love the color pink, but I am not usually one for bright pink polishes.  So, it's surprising to me at how much I love this one.  It's just so bright and fun!

The formula on this one is pretty good, but it is just a hair on the thin side.  It is still very manageable especially with the good brushes that come with this line. 



Kleancolor - Biker Chic

The swatch picture above shows one coat without a top coat under a daylight bulb.

I picked this polish up from Shop Miss A for $1.

This is a textured glitter polish.  The formula is excellent!  It is the perfect consistency and went on like a dream.

I am hoping that this one wears well.  I have worn another Kleancolor polish that was a matte metallic (post here) and I barely got a day out of it before it flaked off in chunks.  So, I will have to try this one and see.  I think I may have better luck since this one isn't a matte finish.


China Glaze - Sand Dolla Make You Holla

The swatch picture above shows 3 coats without a top coat under a daylight bulb.

I picked this one up at Sally Beauty Supply on either clearance or a BOGO deal.  These usually retail for around $6 each.

The formula on this one is quite nice even though it is a bit sheer for my taste.  I like to have 2 coats or less for opacity unless it's an intentionally sheer finish.  This one does look quite nice with the nail line showing through as well with less coats.  It gives a nice twist to a natural manicure with the small glitter and sand textured finish.

This polish is very similar to another polish that I featured in a previous Swatch It Out from Hard Candy called Pixie Pink which has just a hair more glitter and no texture.  You can check that post out HERE.

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Final Thoughts

So it's time to pick which one was my favorite and see if there are any polishes that need to be passed on or retired into my craft paint pile.

Favorite Pony Nails - Eclipse (in love!)

To Maybe Pass On:  Kleancolor - Biker Chic (it depends on how it wears)

If the Kleancolor polish wears well, I think I may have all keepers here.

While I'm not too fond of the fact that the China Glaze needs 3 coats, I have a weakness for pastel pink polishes.  You might be a polish addict if... Haha! 

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Video (with live swatches)



Or watch on youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS_YeA-MpxM

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You can check out my other Swatch It Out posts: HERE

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*Not sponsored nor were any of these sent to me for free.  I bought all these lovelies myself.  :D

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