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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Pink Wednesday: February 8, 2012

Hello, my Pretties!

Today's Pink Wednesday chosen polish was a fail.  Total, utter fail.  But, oh, well.  I shall share it with you anyway.

I had picked Claire's Cosmetics Nail Polish in Cotton Candy.  It is a very cotton candy pink for sure.  I'd say it's also very bubble gum pink.  I can't remember the price I paid for this but I couldn't have been much.  But now I feel like what ever I did pay for it was too much.  It's not good in my opinion.

Claire's Cosmetics Nail Polish
Cotton Candy

First off, I had to take the photos without a flash because the flash was too bright and washing out the polish.  With a flash, the polish looked like a super pale pink, almost white shade.  The true color of the polish is closer to the shade without the flash but brighter.  Seriously, it looks like bubble gum.

I didn't take photos of my nails with one coat on.  It would have been a waste of time.  I didn't even take pictures with two coats on!  This is three coats on my nails!  Unbelievable.

I mean, look at the streakiness!  This is unacceptable.  I don't like to apply more than two coats of nails polish EVER!  Two coats is my limit because that is average for a nail polish.  Maybe, just maybe, if the color is pretty enough and I can see the color payoff improve with every coat, then I will apply a third coat.  This polish did not show improvement with the third coat.  No way was I going to waste my time in applying a fourth!

This is not pretty at all.  You can see little "bald spots" at the top of my nail beds by the cuticles.  The nail polish applied to this patch here seemed to disappear with every stroke of the brush.  I could not get an even application.  And yes, I did let it dry between coats.  No, I did not apply a base coat.  I never do.

Nail art flower shaped rhinestones by Cutie Beauty.

I had planned to do some nail art with these adorable flower shaped rhinestones but after the crappy application of the nail polish, I didn't want to waste the nail art on this piece of work.  Not all the little flowers could save this bad mani.

I am so disappointed.

Sorry, Claire's Cosmetics but this is not OK with me.  I don't bash the entire Claire's Cosmetics line because I do have some eyeshadow palettes by them that I adore.  This nail polish just isn't worth much to me in my opinion.

Sorry for the bad review on this nail polish.  I don't mean to hurt anyone's feelings.  I just think that I should share my true feelings about a product and how it worked for me.

Luv & Luk,

♥♥ All items mentioned in this post were purchased by me with my own money.  These are my own thoughts and honest opinions. ♥♥


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    1. Thanks for checking out my blog and for the follow! That means a lot to me. And yes, thanks for leaving your link, I will check out your blog as well. :)

  2. I think it is great that you were honest about this product! Good to know the formula is not good. I really like the color of it on you though - it compliments you very nicely! Hopefully you find another (better formula) shade like this one to rave about! Can't wait to see what rhinestone design you do another time! I have never done that before so I'd like to see it! :)

    1. Of course I will be honest! I will try to be honest with out being brutal. LOL. I wasn't too upset that the polish didn't work for me. I know it wasn't expensive and I do have a similar shade already so that's OK. I will do some nail art soon, I'm still thinking of a design. Haha, I over think things all the time!

  3. Thank you for the post I have always wanted to try this Claire nail polishes. I too never put on top coat.
    Great post BBB =)

    1. I can't say if all the Claire's polishes are like this or just this one. This one wasn't great at all but I hope the others will be :)

  4. Thanks for sharing girl its a pretty color sucks it didn't turn out good =/

    1. Yeah, no problem. If I can save anyone a $1 or $2 then it's all good :) The color was nice. While looking at it in the sunlight the other day, it's more of a pink Hi-Liter color. It didn't turn out good so I guess I should just toss it. Good thing it's one of those mini polishes.

  5. Pretty color, but it's a bummer about the formula.

    1. Yup, such a shame. Can't judge a polish by the way it looks in the bottle!


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