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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I'm now Jaded and Over the Top

I went to Ulta the other day. What, I needed some more nail polish. Really, you ask?!?  Did you forget your Ulta points expire the end of June? Well dammit, I was gonna get my $4 off! I was perusing the aisles and got a couple of Essie, a China Glaze and then saw that Ulta has their own polish brand. Now I don't normally hang at Ulta, I had seen their brand in the mailings I get, but never paid much attention.

Then I saw Jaded. This polish couldn't decide whether it was a holo or a duochrome. In the bottle, you see shimmers of green, blue, purple. I was all ready to ask you to help me decide what to label it in my post. Then I polished my nails.

Total disappointment.

The first layer was pretty cool, looked like what was in the bottle except so sheer I got worried I'd have to do tons of coats. The next layer made it opaque but the mystery was gone. I was left with a shimmer metallic green the color of American money. Not necessarily a bad thing, but wasn't what I saw in the bottle. Gone was the dream of a new holo, the dream of a new duochrome and I was left with this.

While I'm not exactly hating this, it wasn't what I thought. So I enjoyed this color for a few hours then decided to switch it up a little and try another Funky French. I grabbed my new Essie Over the Top. This color is a deep dark shimmer gunmetal gray and thought it'd go well with the green of the Jaded.

I must say, I did way better this time with the scotch tape. I'm not as embarrassed to show this off. I think the 2 colors play well together. I'm happy with this one.

Overall, this is a pretty cool look.  I'm still not sure that it's for me.  I think I'm still a one color girl at heart, but am inclined to mix it up for you my fans. The Ulta polish is not one I think I will buy again.  The polish is runny, not self leveling, I have serious brush marks.  Sometimes, buying cheap ends up being just that.


1 comment

  1. I just realized that this color is almost matching my car's paint job. Maybe I can use this polish as touch up paint!!!


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