Category Archives: Nail Polish

Sally Girl Mini Nail Polish New Shades Swatches & Review

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Brainy // Twinkle // Luv It // It’s So Me // Baby Doll

A while back, Sally Beauty released several new additions to the 99 cent Sally Girl polish line (the website has was recently updated by the way – much better swatches now!). If you aren’t familiar with these polishes, they’re small, but generally have good formulas.  I have a handful of them that I really like, and I bought five of the newer shades. Sometimes the bottles have the names printed on them, but sometimes they only have the item number, so I’ve included the item number for reference.  If you have a polish without a name, you can check on the Sally Beauty website (same link as above) – the website lists both name and number.

Sally Girl Brainy Twinkle Luv It It's So Me Genie Swatches

Brainy 812035 // Twinkle 812097 // Luv It 812049 // It’s So Me 812121 //  Genie 812015

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NYC Nail Polish Swatches – Long Wearing

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NYC Long Wearing Nail Polish

This is Part Two of my NYC Nail polish mega-swatch posts! Part One, which has swatches of 17 of the $1.99 Quick Dry polishes is here. This post has swatches of 12 of the $.99 Long Wear polish line. Several of these polishes are really excellent – beautiful colors and a great price.

You can see a list of all the available colors on the NYC website – 26 colors plus a clear.

NYC Long Wearing Nail Polish Swatches

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NYC Nail Polish Swatches – Quick Dry

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NYC In A Minute Quick Dry Nail Polish

This year, NYC added several new shades of nail polish to its lineup in both the 99 cent Long Wearing nail polish line and the $1.99 Quick Dry nail polish line. They’re some of my favorite polishes – uniformly good quality, not to mention cheap! During various sales, I’ve purchased quite a few polishes from each line. Today, I have swatches of 17 of the 28 permanent Quick Dry polishes for you, and I’ll have swatches of the other line in a separate post.

You can see a list of all the available colors on the NYC website – 27 colors plus Grand Central Station, which is clear. It’s my favorite inexpensive topcoat – I’ve gone through a couple bottles.

First, the bright cremes:

NYC Quick Dry polish - bright cremes

NYC Quick Dry polish – bright cremes

This is a very image heavy post – the rest is behind the cut!
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Rimmel 60 Second Nail Polish Swatches & Quick Review

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Rimmel 60 Second Nail Polish

Hot Chili Pepper // Sunny Days // Mintilicious // Blue Eyed Girl //
Sweet Lavender // I Lilac You

Rimmel has had nail polish as part of it’s line for a long time (the Lasting Finish nail polish in rectangular bottles), and as far as I know they are still part of the permanent collection. New this year are the 60-second nail colors, which come in mini bottles and sell for under $2 each. During a recent sale, I bought six of the 18 available shades (I believe these are the only 18 colors available, at least in the US – there is also a clear).

Rimmel 60 Second Nail Polish Swatches

Hot Chili Pepper // Sunny Days // Mintilicious // Blue Eyed Girl //
Sweet Lavender // I Lilac You

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Green NOTD — Plus More Green Polishes!

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In the spirit of St. Patrick’s day, today’s NOTD is a bright springtime green (Pure Ice Free Spirit) with a green holo topcoat (Milani Hi-Tech). Both polishes are swatched individually below.

And, if you’re trying to figure out which green polish to wear today, here are twelve of my favorites (I purchased all of these myself).

Butter London Wallis Color Club Port-Folio Hits Cool Swatches

Butter London Wallis // Color Club Port-Folio // Hits Mari Moon Cool

Butter London Wallis is one of my favorite greens of all time; I just love the antique gold-greens whether in nail polish or eyeshadow.

Color Club Port-Folio is actually purple, but has a strong green duochrome. It would be a great “green” to wear if you don’t want to wear a green!

Hits Mari Moon Cool is a gorgeous gold/green/purple duochrome – I just love all the Hits duochromes!

China Glaze OMG A UFO Milani Hi-Tech A-England St. George

China Glaze OMG A UFO // Milani Hi-Tech // A-England St. George

China Glaze OMG A UFO is a new favorite – a linear green holo, YAY! (By the way, the [affiliate] link goes to CherryCulture, who is selling the China Glaze holos for only $3.99 each; the best price I’ve seen. They’re all out of stock at the moment, but perhaps they will be back soon, or perhaps they haven’t come in yet).

Milani Hi-Tech is a scattered green holo. This is three coats; it’s very sheer, which I actually love, because it layers so well – you can make a dusty green holo as in this post, or a bright green holo like in the current post. I think this may be discontinued (sadly!) – I don’t see it available for purchase online at the usual suspects, and it was recently on clearance at CVS.

A-England St. George is more teal than green, but so gorgeous I had to include it!

Essence Walk on the Wild Side Essie Armed & Ready Sew Psyched Swatches

Essence Walk on the Wild Side // Essie Armed & Ready // Essie Sew Psyched

Essence Walk on the Wild Side is a new-ish addition to my stash; I love the darker green base with lighter green flecks.

It’s surprising that two of my favorite greens are Essie polishes, since I only have a handful of Essies in my stash, but I really do love both the dark murky green of Armed & Ready and the lighter murky green of Sew Psyched.

Pure Ice Free Spirit Don't Mess With OPI Hard Candy Jubilee Swatches

Pure Ice Free Spirit // OPI Don’t Mess With OPI // Hard Candy Jubilee

Pure Ice Free Sprit (exclusively available in Walmart stores) is such a HAPPY bright green with a subtle shimmer. I love it.

OPI Don’t Mess With OPI came out about two years ago as part of the Texas collection, which is best known for its gorgeous jellies (which I also love).  It’s still quite easy to find – I often see it at CVS.

Hard Candy just reformulated and redid its entire nail polish line. It’s up on Walmart.com here,  but not in stock yet. Jubilee is a mixed bag; I love how it looks, but it’s tricky to work with – the red bar glitters curl, and it’s quite thick.  I have three coats of topcoat on the swatch (none of the other polishes have any topcoat).  Still, it’s unique and interesting, so it may be worth it to you!

Which of these polishes do you like?

 

*As noted in this review, I purchased all twelve of the featured polishes.  This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy for more information.