I know everyone has seen this collection by now. I certainly have. I've even posted my one pick from it back in January. I wish I had waited to buy it, hindsight being what it is. There was an epic sale at Sally's this past weekend, and I ended up picking up the whole collection (minus the red) for $2.25 a pop. The price was so good, that even my husband suggested buying them all.
A pretty average bright pink cream, honestly. The color is lovely, and I do love this particular shade of hot pink. But I had serious streaking problems with the one. It might have been the weather, as its been going from 75F-55F for the last week.
|three coats + top coat|
In True Stefani Fashion
A neat glitter bomb. There are silver and holo bits, plus square medium sized glitters. It was perfectly acceptable, as far as glitters go. Though I am seriously getting spoiled by superb indie glitters lately, so my barre is set pretty high for glitters.
|two coats glitter over Hey Baby|
and for science, here is it with NYC matte top coat. I honestly prefer it with the matte. It makes it a little more subtle...if silver and holo glitter can ever be subtle.
I Sing in Color
Super dark, super vampy color. This might have been my favorite of the non-satins. I did have a little bit of dragging, but I think the high humidity + unusually warm weather was making my polish dry slower than normal. Regardless, I can actually see this being a great year-round color for me. When I'm not doing bloggy stuff, black is usually my go-to color, and this will be a nice alternate.
|three coats + top coat|
4 in the Morning
This is a fabulous black satin. At first, I worried it would just be a matte version of Zoya Raven or NYC Bowery Black, but its a lot more special than that. In not-sunlight, it reminds me of leather. I can't wait for Sons of Anarchy to come back, because this will be the perfect polish for another themed manicure.
Push and Shove
The most famous polish in the collection, I think. People either love it or hate it. I am still undecided. It is amazingly reflective, more so than any other silver polish I've tried. But it is apparently also the fussiest. I followed the directions completely here, and the amount of ridges I see here is totally unacceptable. I may try it over other base coats, just to see if I can get a smoother finish. And don't try adding a top coat to this, it'll just dull the finish. I'm also disappointed that this is only good for one night of wear. A special look like this is something that you want to wear for a few days, but it'll flake like a bad friend according to some reviews I've read. Again, for $2.25, I'm not gonna bitch too much about it.
|two coats over Lay Down That Base|
The gold satin, plus Amanda's swatches, can be found below: