It’s a momentous day. I’ve finally gone through ALL of my nail polish! All I really need to do now is make one final sweep for dupes/sub-par polishes, and then my task will be complete! And just in time to pack it all up in a box and move it to my new apartment, too.
Onto the polishes.
Swatch #1: Oranges
First of all, props to these polishes for somehow being ever so slightly different enough from each other so that none of them could be considered dupes.
Club Havana: I was surprised by this polish. Obviously wet n wild is known as one of the cheaper brands, so I was expecting it to have a cheapy finish, but it didn’t. The wear time honestly isn’t the best, but a good topcoat helps. (This one’s on my pinky)
Rouge Rebel: I loved the bright color in this, but the finish just wasn’t doing it for me. Like a lot of ultra-bright polishes, this had a weird almost-matte, kind of chalky look to it. I’ll be ditching this. (ring finger)
Orange Oasis: This color is hella cute. It reminds me of sunflowers. The formula was also pretty great. I’m really impressed with this polish all-around. (middle finger)
Hi Def: I loved how deep orange this polish is. I’ve got no complaints. This is a solid polish. (pointer finger)
Life’s a Peach: This polish DEFINITELY needs 3 coats, but it’s ADORABLE. It has a slight sheen, and I’m just a sucker for anything named after peaches. As usual, the ORLY formula is solid. (thumb)
Black as Night: This is the only matte polish I own, so I don’t really have a baseline for what a matte polish should be. I think it performs well enough – it dries super quickly and is, in fact, matte, but I’m still on the fence about whether or not I actually like matte polish. I’ll be keeping this. (pinky)
Tame Me Now: I put this over a matte black base thinking it’d be like the other two pure ice glitter polishes I tested, but it didn’t need it at all. The picture below is just two coats of glitter with a brush (not a sponge), so it’s definitely a really great glitter! (pointer finger)
Envy: Dude this polish is gorgeous. Enough said. (ring finger)
I Only Shop Vintage: Same, tbh. It’s just gorgeous. No further discussion. (middle finger)
Aaaand the final set of swatches:
(I messed up and this picture is tiny!!!! Sorry about that)
Konad: I’m not a fan of this. I don’t think it performs any better than other gold polishes that I have, and it’s not useful as a regular polish because of the shape of the brush. I’ll be getting rid of this. (stamped on thumb, but you can barely see it)
Disc: This is such a cool color. It’s a peachy gold and it’s great. (pointer finger)
Mean & Green: This is one of my favorite polishes OF ALL TIME. It takes 3 coats to really shine, but it’s just amazing. It shifts red/purple/green and I love it.
Art Deco White: I’m a little rusty with the striping brush, but this is still a perfectly functional deco polish. (french tip)
Fairy Tailor: I’m super impressed with this polish. It took two coats to be as opaque as it was, and I loved the formual.
Gilty Pleasure: Another great color. (middle finger)
Well, I’m pretty glad that’s over! Expect one more post with the final tally, but other than that, get ready for more posts after I move!