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 14: Stamps!

I finally got some stamping plates in the mail! So obviously today I had to use one of my stamps out.

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China Glaze in Spontaneous

I don’t really have anything against this polish, but I have like a MILLION purples, so I’ll be checking this with the other purples in my collection to see if I have a close enough match elsewhere. This is a maybe.

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OPI in I eat Mainely Lobster

It doesn’t really show in the picture, but this polish actually has some very fine microglitter, so it has a slight shimmer to it. I love the color, and the formula is great. Bonus points for having a Maine-related name. PLUS, by some miracle, this polish is actually still available to buy. Most of my polishes are probably from the mid-2000s so that’s not usually the case. Total keeper.

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Konad white stamping polish

I was a lot happier with how this polish performed than I was with the blue Konad polish. It applied really opaque and stamped well (as it should, since it’s specifically a stamping polish). I’ll be keeping this one.

And here’s the finished look:day 14

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NPP Day 8: A Stamping Miss

We’ve got some hits and some misses today.

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CHI Ceramic Nail Lacquer in Wrapped Around My Little Pinky

Yep, that Chi. I have to admit, my straightener’s a Chi and it’s older than most tweens. I thought this was pretty gimmicky, because there’s actual ceramic in the polish, so I didn’t have high hopes. Once again, I was proven wrong. It’s a pretty solid polish, though it does chip easily. If I have a dupe in my collection for this (which I’m pretty sure I do), I’ll likely be getting rid of this.

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Konad stamping polish in Blue

A few years ago, I asked for some stamping plates for my birthday. While I really love the concept of stamping, the plates I received were pretty lackluster and I was too lazy to buy any new plates. I recently grabbed some new ones on amazon so once they get here, my polish game is sure to improve. This polish, however, is pretty lacking. It’s supposed to be specially formulated for stamping, but I always found myself grabbing better, more opaque polishes in my collection. I’ll be getting rid of this.

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MAC Cosmetics polish in Formidable!

This is the cousin to what might be my favorite polish of all time (Mac Mean and Green). It doesn’t pick up well on camera, but it’s a gorgeous burgundy with blue and purple glitter. The shift is gorgeous. Not as gorgeous and Mean and Green, but still gorgeous. Obviously, I’m keeping this.

And here’s the look. I’m VERY much not a fan of the stamping polish:

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That’s at least one more polish down!

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