I just sort of realized that I’ve picked up a few limited edition nail polishes recently that I haven’t shared on here, so… Shame on me. These are all drugstore polishes that cost about $2 each. Really, I love a good polish, but I’m no snob.
I haven’t gotten around to wearing all of these on my nails yet, but if I wait until that day comes, these will be long gone. The swatches that are next to the bottles are all two coats.
Let’s start with the Wet n Wild Megalast Matte collection. There are 6 polishes in this collection, but I just grabbed the two that spoke to me the most.
This is Careful, It’s Vine-tage:
This is a beautiful dusty purple in the bottle, but it does dry a good bit darker. My swatch looks REALLY dark, but when it’s on the nail, it’s still clear that it’s purple, not black.
This is Echo Dark:
This is a beautiful deep blue in the bottle, but on the swatch it really does look almost black. The formula is a jelly, which seems weird for a polish with a matte finish. I’m a little disappointed that it dries so dark. I haven’t done a full mani of this yet, but I’m pretty sure that it will just look black once I have it on. I wonder if I could make a jelly sandwich with this… If I try that, I’ll let you know.
Next I have two polishes from the NYC Fashion Queen collection. This collection of six polishes has been around for a few months, and I didn’t think I wanted any of the polishes…. Until I got a $1 off coupon. That prompted me to pick up two.
Here’s Royal Chic:
I highly suspect that this is a dupe for Essie – Little Brown Dress, but I don’t know for sure. This looks like Hershey’s Syrup when it’s wet. It’s such a rich chocolate brown! It’s dark, but it is definitely brown, not black. I used this as a base for my recent Golden Leafy Nails. I’m a little bit in love with this polish right now.
I also have Rule the City:
This is a gunmetal grey micro-glitter polish with slightly larger red hex glitter. The red glitter tends to stick to the sides of the bottle, so on the nail it looks like it has less glitter than it does in the bottle. The finish is a little bit textured. I have yet to wear this, but I’ll bet it would look super pretty with a shiny top coat…. It might even look awesome with a matte top coat.
Last I have Sinful Colors – Prosecco.
This is from the Sinful Shine line of polishes and the collection is called Shining Bright Off the Runway. There are 8 polishes in the collection. The display said, “5x more glossy that patent leather shoes!” Who the heck comes up with stuff like that? What kind of gloss-o-meter is used to determine that sort of thing? Anyway…
After I bought this polish, I found out that it’s kind of the big deal color from this collection. People out there are searching high and low to find it. I found mine at Rite Aid, by the way.
I have actually worn this polish, but I was a dork and deleted, so you’ll have to check it out on my instagram. I think I had to apply three coats to get good coverage. It really is super shiny! Because it’s sheer, you can sort of slop it on and it will still look good. I actually didn’t love the color at first, but it really grew on me! It’s a perfect color to wear when you need to look a little more professional for work or an event or whatever.
Okay, so that’s the end of that!
I’m looking for a little feedback from you. Would you rather see a series of posts that are color themed (my favorite reds, my favorite pinks,…) or would you rather see posts that are brand themed (my favorite Sinful Colors, my favorite Wet n Wild,…)? Or do you mostly just care about nail art? Any feedback is appreciated! Thanks for reading!