I recently swatched what has got to be the grossest polish I have swatched to date.
I bought it last winter because it looked so pretty, but then I forgot all about it and never wore it.
The color is really beautiful in the bottle- a pale icy blue with a smattering of opalescent glitter. A snowy, sparkly, perfect winter color adorably housed inside a snowman's head.
Unfortunately, it just does not work on the nails. It dries to a chalky matte finish with huge lumps and chunks because the glitter is covered in polish and can't shine through the chalky base. It looks like cottage cheese. If I walked into the hospital wearing this I'm sure they'd write me a prescription.
I mean... this is so gross and chunky that you can still see the chunks even with two coats of topcoat. The funny thing is, this polish looks better in the picture than it does in real life. Usually it's the complete opposite- polish looks better in real life than in the pictures. My pictures usually tend to show me flaws that I don't notice in real life as well, but in this case it seems to hide the flaws that are glaringly obvious in real life. Must be all the topcoat.
It makes me wonder how a polish that looks so incredible in the bottle ends up being so gross on the nail. It's like they didn't even test this before they mass produced it. It doesn't even have a name! It's a crying shame cause the color in the bottle is positively magical.
I normally love the Snowman polishes that come out every year. My absolute favorite is that red and green fine glitter Snowman. And you know.... they used to have cute little top hats for lids but now all they have is a weird black pole coming out of their head.
So far that's the only dud snowman in my collection. All the other ones are amazing. Fingers crossed this year's set...
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Posted by Scrangie at 2:26 PM