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Stop! Caca (Swatch) Time!
Oh Mavala, I thought our first date was a ripper. We clicked. We chatted over wine. We promised to keep in touch.
This was not what I had in mind by keeping in touch.
Let's go through the good things first. *Silence*
Ok, now, onto the bad. The formula is ok (two coats) but it streaks badly. And the colour? It's just not me at all.
Well, it was me in 1988 but so was Rick Astley and Bros and I'm pretty sure I don't want to revisit that hot mess all over again. Even my kids laughed at the photos of me at my 14th birthday party (I was wearing Dexie's Midnight Runner style overalls, with a striped sailor top underneath).
I was recently fortunate enough to receive the entire China Glaze Holiday 2010 Collection. All 16 bottles of the stuff! You should have seen me opening up the package. It was a mess of bubble wrap, squeeing and lamingtons. Ok, the lamingtons I was already eating, but still!
To save my poor hands from trying to divorce me on the grounds of cruel and unusual treatment, I will post these over three days, rather than doing them all at once. And, instead of playing favourites, I'm going to post them in alphabetical order. I can't have them getting jealous, yo. Tis the season and all.
Some of you will already be familiar with this lacquer, as it features in my first YouTube tutorial (which I've hidden under the jump for anyone who hasn't yet seen it).
This just makes me hungry. The colour is a sophisticated dark brown / almost black.
Unfortunately, whilst I love the colour, that's pretty much all I love. The formula is super gluggy and, whilst it is opaque in two coats, we're talking two difficult and protracted coats. I might try some thinner to see if this could be more workable.
To compound the formula issue, the brush is ghetto. GHETTO. Toilet brush with an exponential factor of annoying.
So, yah, good points and bad. Not Michael Jackson bad. Just plain bad. But I do HEART that colour.
When I received Katharina, as part of the Melbourne Beauty Blogger Event, I was fully 'meh'. A pink? Been there. Done that. Got the bored stares of onlookers to show for it. I fully got my ungrateful wretch on.
Sometimes, though, a lacquer will surprise you. And this one certainly has.
This is a perfect mix, on the nail, of coral and pink. I tried to Brangelina the mix. Corink? Piral? Let me work on that some more.
In short, superb formula and universally flattering shade. I heart, and am somewhat embarrassed at my initial reaction, because, really, this is fab.
This lacquer was provided to me for review. For more information on YGN's Disclosure Policy, please click here.
I know this collection will be old news for my Northern Hemisphere lovelies, but it's just been released here in Australia. So I figured I would give it another try for those Aussies considering buying it.
In short, a glorious collection with one clear and utterly unique standout. This collection may be coming later to Australia but it's perfect timing as we lead up to Christmas parties.
This is a lovely colour. Like a cream, but with a subtle hint of green through it. Great neutral for work.
The formula was a little trickier to work with than the others I'd tried. I could still get to opaque in two coats but it dried unevenly. As in, if you have an errant brush stroke, it will show. This is easily fixable with a top coat.
That concludes my piCture pOlish palooza. I hope you guys have enjoyed seeing this brand new Aussie brand and that you've entered the giveaway to win three lacquers of your choice.
The lacquer featured in this review was provided by piCture pOlish. For more information on YGN's Disclosure Policy, please click here.