Tuesday Untrieds #22

It’s that time of the week again, and I’m back with six more untried polishes. Well, five untrieds and one that’s already tried and loved.

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Fingerpaints, Violaceous Vase is a light purple with purple metallic glitters of different sizes and shapes (mostly circles and shards). The base also has a light shimmer running throughout it, although I couldn’t tell if the shimmer was purple, blue, or silver. The formula is not bad. The base is very sheer and shimmery. It would possibly be opaque in 3-4 coats on its own. I also used 1 coat over black.

This is pretty. It has a delicate, fairy-tale like look on the nail. It’s probably not for me, as it’s too sheer to be easily opaque on its own, but too opaque for me to like the look of it over another base color. I will destash it.

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Orly Colorblast, Lady Truth is a blue-toned red creme. The formula for this polish is good. It applies smoothly and is opaque in 2 coats. In certain lights, I could still see a hint of VNL at 2 coats, so 3 might be better.

This is a nice red. It’s a beautiful color tone, and easy to apply. But it’s nothing special or unique. I ended up with this as part of a set from the Wonder Woman collection. Reds generally aren’t my thing, and I already have several reds I love. This one is heading to the destash pile.

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Orly Colorblast, Beauty, Brains, & Brawn is a clear base with dark blue micro glitter — midnight or navy — and red and gold shards. The glitters in this are so small, but they are dense. The formula for this polish was not great. I found the base to be too heavy, and it was difficult to get the shards onto the nail. It might be opaque in 4+ coats on its own. It might also work as a topper.

I stopped at 2 coats for my swatch picture. Honestly, I couldn’t summon up the interest to go for a third or fourth. As a topper, I think this one would be fairly limiting. The glitter is dark, so it would only work over certain lighter colors. I loved the red glittery polish that was in this collection. Because of that, I was super excited about trying this one. It was a huge disappointment. I just don’t like it at all, so it’s getting destashed.

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This one might be a repeat. I can’t remember if I already included it in a Tuesday Untried post, but I have already worn it in a full manicure. It’s still in my notes, so … If this one is a repeat, my apologies. This is, of course, OPI, Jade is the New Black. I think it was from the 2010 Hong Kong Collection, but my guess is that it’s part of the core line now. I had no trouble locating a bottle of it at my local Rite Aid. It’s a lovely green: not too yellow and not too blue. The formula is beyond perfect. It is opaque in 2 easy coats, and it was so lovely going onto the nail. My bottle looks awful, as you can see in the photograph. But the polish inside is perfect.

Needless to say, I love this polish. It was a complete impulse purchase. After I saw a swatch of this on my nail bestie’s Instagram feed, I HAD to have it. It really is a perfect green, and a definite keeper for me.

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Sinful Colors, Tealing Power is part of the Stoned Crystal Shimmers Collection. It is a beautiful, blue-leaning teal with silver iridescent flakes. It applies easily and levels out well. It was opaque for me in 2 coats, even for my photograph. I still had a hint of VNL on the second coat, so I might want 3 coats in the future, especially now that my nails are longer.

This is a surprisingly pretty polish. I love the base color and the flakes against it. It’s a beautiful contrast. This was a complete impulse purchase on my part. I happened upon a whole display of these at my local Rite Aid, which was surprising. The polishes from this collection have been sold out everywhere else for months now, but I guess my Rite Aid was late or slow in getting them. Totally worked in my favor! This one is a delightful keeper!

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Sinful Colors, Whipped Frosting is from the Kandee Johnson Vintage Matte Collection. It is a white matte creme. The formula was not fantastic. I’m not sure if this was due to me trying to swatch it too quickly or what, but it was really streaky for me when I tried to go in with thin coats. I had a hard time finding a balance between too thin and too thick. It dries super fast, as most mattes, and it has a rubbery consistency/look on the nail.

This polish is workable, but I feel like you have to take your time and really figure out the formula and proper coat consistency. My usual application technique didn’t work well for this at all. Even so, I really liked how this looks on the nail. I want to try wearing it again to see if I can improve on the application. I’m keeping it for now.

Believe it or not, I am almost at the end of my untried polishes! At this point in time, I only have 13 left. I think I can get through those in about two more posts. This is super exciting to me! I never thought I would get through all of these. When I started it seemed like an insurmountable task. Although … I might end up with new untrieds along the way. Such is the life of a  polish hoarder, after all!

 

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4 thoughts on “Tuesday Untrieds #22

  1. Okay wait. You *liked* how Whipped Frosting looked on the nail? I took a look at that swatch pic and thought “Dear mother of God. I have never seen Patti’s nails look so bad.” Of course, that’s not your fault, it’s the formula. But it really shows every flaw, like how your ring nail is filed crooked. JodisPolish loves these — but she is the only one who can seem to make them look good! I think some like to add a drop of thinner to these (although, maybe yours is too thin already??)

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    1. Huh. Weird. I didn’t think it looked *that* bad. O.o I shall have to peruse my picture again.

      I don’t think my ring finger nail is filed crooked. I think a bit of polish got stuck in the sidewall near the edge to combine with an unfortunate shadow, and I didn’t see it. D’OH! To be fair, it’s also not a great picture due to the lighting, which was harsher than I would have liked. But I took this picture at my parents’ house … so I didn’t have much of a choice, lighting-wise. It looked a lot better in person. LOL

      I am really on the fence about this polish, though. I want to try to wear it again before making a final choice. Sometimes, a polish doesn’t perform great for me in swatching mode because I am rushing through things in order to get several photos done. But it might work better with an actual manicure, where I take my time. This might be one of those. If not … she will sadly have to find a new home.

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      1. Yeah, it might work well for nail art. It might also look cute with a bright topper over it. I have a multi-colored Colores de Carol one that immediately comes to mind. I wonder how it would look over this polish? Hmmm ….

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