Sunday, April 22, 2012

Essie Turquoise & Caicos and Color Club Platinum Record review and swatches

Hi everyone, 

One of my orders arrived yesterday and i finally saw my first China Glaze, Misa, Essie etc. polishes. I had a hard time choosing which to wear, to be honest! Finally, i landed with the first polish i'd put in the shopping cart - Essie Turquoise & Caicos. I also decided to play with Color Club Platinum Record and perform 'accent finger' technique on my nails. 

All pictures were taken without flash. 

natural light

I think everyone is pretty much aware of Turquoise & Caicos's characteristics. A jelly, it was quite pleasant to apply, except for that it tends to patch near the cuticle line if you brush over it several times. You don't expect this kind of polishes to be completely opaque in 1 or even 2 coats, but that's what we love them for, right? Anyway, here you see 3 coats. I can still see a tiny hint of smiley, but that's fine with me. The color is more vivid that it is in the photos, I couldn't get them to appear completely precise in the blog, despite the fact they're accurate in Photoshop. 

artificial light

Color Club is a gorgeous glitter in transparent base. It includes hexagons of 2 sizes and small round-shaped glitter. I read such glitters are tricky to apply, and this one is no exception. Still, it's a wonderful polish and, to my mind, a great substitution to Nubar White Polka Dots. Other its advantages are that it's easier to find (well, at least it was so for me)  and that it's cheaper. 

natural light

All in all, i'm very happy with these two. I can't say much about longevity as it's been about 20 hours since i did my nails, but they've been in tight contact with water and the manicure hasn't moved an inch, which is quite unusual for my nails. 

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