It has been a little while since I have had a drugstore polish worth sharing. I admit that since falling down the Indie rabbit hole, there haven't been a lot of mainstream brands that have blown up my proverbial skirts...and especially not textured polishes. And in all honesty, this one didn't really do it for me at first either. But my five-year-old picked this, so dammit I'm gonna wear it.
I found this on a random shelf at CVS, in the midst of all the leftover Christmas gift sets. The Peanut immediately grabbed it...because sparkles. I hadn't bought polish from CVS in months, so I decided to grab it. My girls love textures, so at least they'd get some use out of it.
I didn't realize it was textured until I put it on. I'm sure it was on there somewhere...but I didn't pay much attention. It is a really unusual indigo filled with pale gold and indigo glitters. There is also a lovely shift across the top. The fact that this dries matte really makes this a pretty polish. It isn't as awful as some textures...but it still bugs me personally. No laundry folding will be done here.
The brush is a problem for me here. It is a wider brush, which I generally like...but I think textured polishes need a slightly longer brush, just to keep them from turning into a mop. This brush is a bit of a mop, kids. Notsomuch that it was a total disaster, but enough that I had thicker sides and a thinner top. I needed two medium coats for these pictures, regardless of the wonky brush.
The macros make it look a bit like a Star Trek prop. I like that.
|bunny bunny bunny yay!|
I think textures are over, right? No more tricksy textured polishes hiding on the shelves at my drugstore? I may never wear it again, but I know my kids will adore it. I want to say it reminds me of an OPI Liquid Sand...