Swatch It Out: Random Polishes #14 | Nail Polish Swatches

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


It's nail polish swatch time once again!  The seven polishes that I have for you today range from $1 to $10 and include some of my old favorites and a couple hidden gems that I have been hidden in my collection all this time.




Revlon - Cayenne

This picture above shows 1 coat without a top coat under a daylight bulb.

I picked this one up at Big Lots for $1.50 awhile back, but these polishes are showing up other discount stores like the Dollar Tree for a dollar.

Polishes like this one are the reason I started doing this live swatch series.  It is just absolutely amazing, and it would probably still be sitting on my shelf unopened if I hadn't made a commitment to go through each of my polishes.

The formula is good.  It is a hair on the thin side, but nothing that causes application problems.  And it's opaque in one coat!  Yes! 


Wet n Wild Megalast - The Bronze Age

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

I received this polish in an awesome friend swap from Beth on a Budget on youtube.  You can find her channel HERE.

This polish line is found in a lot of retailers and usually runs about 2 dollars.

The formula on this one is awesome.  It just went on so smoothly and easily.  It can run a wee on the sheer side.  The picture above shows my nail line more than what you would see in person, but I probably could have benefited from a 3rd coat.


Formula X by Sephora - Space Cadet

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

I picked this polish up quite awhile ago from Big Lots for under $2.  This line is still being made and sold at Sephora stores but in a newer packaging.

This is another surprise gem that I would have missed, because it's been sitting in my collection since I bought it with the seal still around it.  It doesn't look special in the bottle, but it's amazing on the nail.

The formula is pretty good.  I probably could have gotten away with 2 coats, but I went ahead and did a third since I have some peeling on a couple of my tips.

I'm obsessed and in love!


Rainbow Honey - Kitsune

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

I picked this polish up directly from the company's web site awhile back.  I actually picked up the entire Yokai collection of which this is a part and did a post. So if you want to see what this one looks like outdoors, as well as, the others from that collection, you can find that post HERE.

The formula on this polish is great, and it's one of my favorites for this time of year.


Sephora by OPI (SOPI) - Seriously, It's a Naan-Issue

The picture above shows 2 coats without a top coat under a daylight bulb.  The picture is cooler in tone than how the polish appears in person.  It also dries darker on the nail than it appears in the bottle.

I picked this polish up awhile back at Big Lots for $1.80.

The formula on this polish was pretty good.  It was a little thin but not overly so. I did get some on the sides of my nails, but that was a combination of the large, square brush and live swatch filming.  (It's hard to paint your nails through a view finder sometimes.  Haha.)

The coverage is very nice and smooth after 2 coats.  It also dries very glossy. 


Maybelline Colorshow - Gilded Rose

The picture above shows 1 coat over a dark purple base without a top coat under a daylight bulb.  This picture doesn't do this shimmery glitter justice as it looks like a rose gold glitter bomb in person.

I picked this polish up awhile back from CVS during a sale with a coupon.  This was actually the polish that kick started my polish obsession once again after many years.

This is one of my favorite glitter polishes that I own.  It has tiny yellow gold shimmer and rose gold circle glitters.  You don't have to fish to get get coverage either.


Revlon - Silver Dollar

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

I picked this nail polish up from Big Lots in a 2 for $2 pack.

I've already shown 2 of the other amazing Revlon metallics polishes, Gold Coin and Copper Penny, in previous Swatch It Out installments.  So, I knew I had to include this beauty as well.

The formula is amazing! It looks like dead on silver on my nails.  I think this one would be great for doing winter themed manicures for the upcoming season.  (Snowflakes, anyone?)

I have yet to find metallics as good as these classic Revlon stand by polishes.  The price is also beyond amazing if you can find them at a discount store as well.

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Final Thoughts: 

Winners: 

The clear champion, for me, this time is Revlon Colorstay in Cayenne.  It's just beauty in a bottle with a one coat wonderful formula to boot.

I also fell in love with Formula X - Space Cadet.  I don't have any other polish like it.  I bought it for the name, and I ended up with something just awesome.

Duds: 

I don't feel that I have any duds this week.  A girl could get used to this type of thing. 

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Video (With Live Swatches)



Or watch on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQX5970wrEU

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You can find all my other Swatch It Out Posts: HERE

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*Not sponsored.  I bought all of these with my own money except one which I received in a friend mail gift as stated above.

*These are my opinions based on my experience with these particular polishes.  Your experience may vary.

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