Swatch It Out: Random Polish #12

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

This is a series that I do every other Tuesday in which I pick 7 random polishes from my collection and do swatch pictures, live swatches, and mini reviews. 

LA Colors Nail Lacquer - Sunkissed

The picture shows 2 coats without a top coat under a daylight bulb.

I picked this up over a year ago for $1 at Family Dollar.

The formula is good.  I achieved opacity in 2 medium coats.  If you have long nails or do thinner coats, you may need 3 coats.

This is one favorite polishes for Fall time.  It is the one I associate with this time of year the most of any in my collection.

The wear time is pretty good but nothing spectacular.  I usually get about 4 days with a top coat and base coat. I usually get about a week out of most polishes.  So, it's average for me.  However, I think it is great for this polish line in which I've had issues with other polishes.

Wet n Wild Megalast - Vintage Mint

The picture above shows 2 coats without a top coat under a daylight bulb.  The color is warmer in tone in person than in the picture.  It wears on the nail pretty true to how it looks in the bottle.

This polish does have a silver shimmer that shows up nicely on the nail but not in my photo.

I can't remember exactly what store I picked this one up at, but it was a long time ago and $1.99.  Haha!

The formula on this one is great. It is one of the best ones in this polish line which has tends to have thick formulas.  It just went on the nail like a dream.

I've worn this one several times over the last few months, and I always get good wear time out of it with a base and top coat.  I usually get at least a week.  Even then, it's mainly just tip wear.

Zoya - Rue

The picture above shows 2 coats without a top coat under a daylight bulb.  In person, the polish is much warmer in tone and slightly deeper.

I picked this up from the company's website during a promotion.

The formula on this one is like water.  Haha!  It is runny.  Fortunately, it is not streaky at all.  The coverage and finish are very nice, but the polish will just run down the brush if you aren't careful.

I have a soft spot for this one, because it is so difficult to find a light neutral that looks nice with my skin tone.  They always end up making me look sick or dead.  This one looks nice to me.  I'm all about that life.

KleanColor Glitter Matte - Yogurt Raisins

The picture above shows 2 coats without a top coat under a daylight bulb.

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

The formula on this one is great.  It just glides on the nail beautifully.  The glitter also went on the nail very easily.

Unfortunately, that is all the good.

Despite being a matte polish, this stuff just wouldn't dry!  I wanted 15 minutes, and it still wasn't all the way dry.  I went ahead and did the 2nd coat for my live swatch anyway.  It wouldn't dry at all.

I swear that the KleanColor polishes just don't mesh with my body chemistry or something.  I have tried several now and had no luck.  They either never dry or I get less than an hour of wear time.

I've heard of people having great luck with them.  They do make great craft paints for me, I guess.

Super Black Lacquers - The Haymaker

The picture above shows 2 coats without a top coat under a daylight bulb.

I picked this one up over a year ago from the company's website during a sale.  They usually retails for about $12.

First, I just have to say that I am very happy that this polish has held up over time.  It didn't discolor, separate, or thicken up.  I mention this, because I've not had good luck with a lot of indie or subscription box polish brands holding up over time.  I also feel it's not something people talk about enough.  I have 4 other from this brand, and they have all held up well.

The formula is a bit on the runny side but not unmanageable.  I have worn this numerous times and always get great wear time, a week or more, with a top and base coat.

My favorite thing with this one is that it's not like anything else I have in my collection.  I just love how those red glitters pop out from the plum base.

Sinful Colors - Endless Blue

The picture above shows 2 coats without a top coat under a daylight bulb.  The color is much deeper in person.  It dries just a hair darker on the nail than in the bottle.

I got this at Walgreens during one of their $.99 sales.

The formula on this one is runny.  It's like the consistency of water.  Surprisingly, it's not streaky at all and dries it a smooth, glossy finish.

This is one of my favorites to wear in the summer months or just whenever I need a pop of color.  I mostly wear it on my toes.  I do get good wear time, but the average time a polish lasts on my toes is like 17 years.  So, that doesn't mean too much.  Haha!

Sinful Colors - Hottie

The picture above shows 1 coat over 2 coats of Endless Blue without a top coat under a daylight bulb.  The blue is just a hair deeper in person than in the photo, and the glitter has a rainbow flash that isn't picked up by the camera.

I picked this one up from Walgreens for $.99.

This is very much a topper as it would take half the bottle to get it opaque on its own.  The formula is a great consistency.

I knew I had to include this one along with Endless Blue as I hardly ever wear one without the other.  It's one of my favorite polish combinations.  In fact, this combo is what I wore on my toes the entire spring and summer this year.  Let's be real.  I'll probably slap it back on there after I'm done getting this posted.


Final Thoughts:

Dud(s) this week:  Despite it being super cute and having a fantastic formula, KleanColor Yogurt Raisins will be retired from my collection.

I just have to accept that my nails are just not compatible with this brand or something. 

Winner(s) this week:  I honestly can't pick one.  These are some of my favorite polishes to wear even though some of the formulas leave a lot to be desired.  I even like the Yogurt Raisins one I named as a dud.  I just wish it liked me back.


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