NPP Days 26-29: One giant mega-post

ALRIGHT, so I’ve been absent a few days. We’re moving in exactly one week and I’ve been in a constant state of freakout for an entire week. I want to pack, but we’re not getting boxes until thursday (sidenote, if you’re looking for an alternative to cardboard moving boxes, try bungo box if they’re available in your city).

Anyway, I took a look at how many untested polishes were still in my box and decided there was no way I was gonna get that all done in time before they needed to be packed up to move to my new place. So I’ve been testing an ABSURD amount of polish. At this rate, I’ll be done Monday, just in time to make one final pass for dupes (more on that later) and then pack everything up into a nice, safe cardboard box for the harrowing 17 minute drive to my new place.

As usual, the testing of polishes is easy. Getting it up on this blog? Not so easy. Here are a bunch of polishes that I’ve tested over the past few days.

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NPP Day 25: An assortment of nudes

A quick post today, because the lighting in my apartment was a pile of garbage

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From left to right: Sephora by OPI in Three Way Mirror, Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Twiggy, and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Shell We Dance? and Choco-Latte

Three Way Mirror: Super weird name, but this is a great polish. It’s a deep, pink-leaning-nude with great coverage and wear time. This is one of my favorites.

Twiggy: This is a weird color choice for me. It’s the color of a coffee that you’ve put WAY too much milk in, and it’s not something I normally reach for, but it’s truly a great formula. It took one coat for full opacity (though I usually do two). I’m keeping this.

Shell We Dance?: This is basically just another nude pink french polish, but I’m a sucker for the brush and the formula, so I’ll be keeping this.

Choco-Latte: This polish is apretty close match to the color of my skin (though it doesn’t show it in my horribly-lit photos), so it’s the true definition of a nude. I’ve repeatedly said I love this formulation of polish, so I don’t need to say it again. This is a keeper.

And here’s the look that I had to heavily adjust in photoshop because it’s hella dark out, and even then, the tone looks a little more orange than it really is in person:

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And what a surprise. Four more keepers.


NPP Day 19: Pinky Promise

I’m a fan of the way today’s look came out. Also, a few general updates about how I’m gonna be posting things from now on – I’m currently a day ahead, so I thought it’d be good to make my post after a day of wear so I can comment on things like wear time and chipping. Obviously nothing will look different than it does now, but that’s a nice extra thing to know.

Onto the polish:

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NPP Day 16: Sheer fun

I’ve been getting a little ambitious with the stamping lately. Today’s look is definitely one of my favorites, and I’ll probably be replicating it as soon as this nail polish experiment is over.

Let’s talk polish:

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Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Plum’s the Word

I love this color. I love this formula. I love everything about this. As a stamping polish, it worked like a dream. This is a total keeper.

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Essie in Pinkadelic

Everyone needs a sheer polish. This is it for me. The formula’s good (though, not the best) and it’s sheer but not too sheer. Unless a better sheer polish pops up in my collection, I’ll be keeping this.

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Sally Hansen Gem Crush in Razzle Dazzler

As far as glitter polishes go, this applies fairly opaque and heavily. I gravitate toward these pinky-plum colors, so this makes for a great accent nail. I’ll be keeping this.

And now, the look:

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I’m really pleased with how this came out. The sheer polish was a great backdrop for the plum stamps. They stamped super smoothly (with the help of my new stamper!) and I think the whole thing looked great 🙂