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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Review and Swatches: Claire's Pastel Nail Polish

I recently purchased this set of six pastel nail polishes from Claire's. If you don't know what Claire's is, it's a retail store that sells accessories, jewelry, and other fashionable items typically for the younger generation. I remember as a teeny bopper I would always shop at Claire's! This set of nail polishes really caught my eye because I'm such a junkie when it comes to rainbow colored... anything! And even though these were pastel, I knew they were gonna come out looking fabulous!

Before I go on to the review I just want to say how vibrant these colors are in real life. These colors would literally glow under a UV light! My camera does not do these swatches any justice and for you to actually get the full effect, you'd have to see it in person.

PRICE: $12.50 USD
SIZE: 0.25 fl. oz (7.5 ml) per container
VALUE FOR PRICE: 3/5 (roughly $2 per nail polish - $12.50/6 nail polishes = $2.08)
EASE OF USE: 4/5
PACKAGING: 3/5
MEETS EXPECTATIONS: 4/5
OVERALL USE: 4/5


PROS:
Colors are very vibrant and they all have a cream finish except for the purple. It has a slight shimmer to it. Nonetheless, all the colors are gorgeous!
Nice consistency, except for the first coat. After about two coats, the colors look very opaque which is a plus!
The price isn't too bad. You do get a variety of six different colors which are all amazing.
Quick drying.
    CONS:
    The size per nail polish. You don't get a whole lot but again, the variety of colors replaces that.
    The wand is pretty short. I like my nail polish wand to be fairly long for better control.
    First coat is a little runny. Two coats is fine but I think three coats will be best to get the overall opaqueness of each color.
    Not too sure yet on the lasting power but with any nail polish I recommend a good top coat.

       

        

        

        

      {Each swatch was about three coats of nail polish}
      TOP L to R: a toned down hot pink, a gorgeous pastel orange or better yet a peachy gorgeous color, & perfect pastel yellow!
      BOTTOM L to R: Perfect pastel green! I'm surprised this one doesn't look neon green, perfect pastel blue, what more can I say!? This last one is not a cream color but it's a lovely pastel purple that looks so dreamy in sunlight.

      OVERALL:
      I love love LOVE each one of these nail polishes. I love this entire collection and the color choices are on point! These colors SCREAM Spring! I love the fact that it's not your typical neon colors (though I love me some neon!) But these are so perfect for the Spring season and with Easter not too far away, the color combinations are endless!

      WOULD I RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT? Yes
      WOULD I PURCHASE AGAIN? Yes



      DISCLAIMER: The products reviewed on this blog are based on the opinions and experiences of the author. This product was purchased by the author and in no way was this review influenced by the company of the product.