Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wet n’ Wild Megalast in Bubblegum Pop

I picked this beauty up from Dollar General’s huge new display of Wet n’ Wild Megalasts. It was the only one I got, and so far it’s been five days, no gloves for dishes, and no chipping, only tip wear. I really love the color and have gotten a lot of compliments on it. I am delighted it’s wearing so well, and I plan on changing it up tomorrow or Friday for sure.

I used one coat of Beauty Secrets Moisturizing Base Coat, one coat of Salon Sciences Instant Artificials, and then two layers of Bubblegum Pop, followed by one coat of Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat. I really like the results too. You can see from my bottle shot below that I have been using it exclusively. I like that it dries quickly, and that it shines so much. Thought sharing a bottle shot would show for sure which one I mean when I refer to the Insta-Dri in the red bottle.

I have some awesome manicures coming up and as I plan on buying the second set of Bundle Monster Plates they will be releasing this year, I am sure much more stamping nail art is on the way as well. They have a holiday set coming out, but so far, that isn’t really exciting me enough to want to get them. Also worth mentioning is the Brazilian company Drikk (DRK) are changing how they put their plates out, they are doing one line ‘ruler’ styled plates, which sadly have zero appeal for me, because I find them to be more expensive and offer fewer designs than they used to for an economical price. Two of these new DRK D ‘rulers’ are available now at Ninja Polish. Thank you for coming by my blog and I wish you happy polishing. 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Sinful Shine’s Pragmatic

I was very excited when I found the new display for Sinful Color’s, Sinful Shine, ‘With Gel Tech’ as it states on the bottle. The other differences are in price, and the tops, these new polishes cost $2.99 and have shiny silver caps. I picked out one called Pragmatic. A lovely lilac color that I really enjoyed wearing for the five days I wore it.

I used my favorite combination of Sally’s Beauty Secrets Moisturizing Base Coat, Instant Artificials, two coats of polish, then one layer of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat. The one bad thing I simply have to mention is that even up to the point where I was removing it to do my next manicure on day five I was able to push a nail into the right thumb and make a mark in the polish. Not good. So I think it might have to do with using the Instant Artificials with it, so I plan on doing a second trial without it. I’ll update you all when I’ve done that in the near future.

Another thing I want to mention it is smells a little different than regular Sinful Colors polishes do. Hard to pinpoint, but it’s slightly less pungent. On the first coat it was somewhat streaky, and the second coat did even it out, but even this might have been due to the use of Instant Artificials. I am probably going to get one more of this line of polishes, and will try it without the Instant Artificials, and test run it to see if it is possible to dent it after 24 hours of time to set. So that’s what I bring you today, I hope you enjoyed seeing Pragmatic and hearing my thoughts on using it. Thank you for coming by my blog and I wish you happy polishing.