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Monday, September 22, 2014

Pretty & Polished - Carrigan

    I hope everyone had a good weekend. I spent mine resting and catching up on a little housework. It was a much-needed rest and I'm almost back to feeling 100%. Today I'd like to share with you Carrigan from Pretty & Polished.


     Carrigan is a pale peach polish with a hint of  a pink undertone that dries to a glossy finish. I love peach polishes and this one is no exception.


Peach creme finish nail polish

     The application was an adventure for me. I tend to apply my polish in a thicker coat than most. Applying it this way caused streaking but the polish did level itself out. I learned that if I applied thinner coats I had no issues what so ever. Blame the streaks on user error. I only mentioned it because I'm sure I'm not the only person to apply thicker than average coats of polish. 


Creme nail polish in a peach color

     Look at that glossy finish! This is 2 coats without top coat. Unfortunately, at the time I'm writing this Carrigan is no longer available in the store, but you might be able to find one in a blog sale. I will be keeping my bottle because I really like this color and it makes a great base for nail art. 

     What so you think of this color? I'd also love to hear what your must have polishes are from Pretty & Polished. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!


32 comments :

  1. I must admit I am a little envious. I like peach polishes but this colour looks awful on me :(

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    1. Oh no, I hate it when that happens! Thankfully I haven't had that happen with any polishes that I really really like.

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  2. Peach really is your color! This looks so good on you. I'm glad you were able to get some rest this weekend. :)

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    1. Thanks. After the hectic week I had and not feeling the greatest on top of it I really needed it.

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  3. Not all peach look good on me. This one suits you well! I have yet to try any from this brand, but I heard good things :)

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    1. Thank you. I don't own a lot of P&P but the one's Ive tried have been good quality. I'd love to get a few more, so I thought Id ask for suggestions.

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  4. That is such a pretty color on you! I used to always do thicker coats when I applied polish, but I have gotten away from that because I have found it is so much easier for things to not be streaky/problematic when I do 3 thin coats vs 2 thicker coats. And sometimes, like in this case, it just works better for certain polishes to do it that way (because sometimes cremes have a mind of their own).

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    1. Very true. I'm trying to break the thicker coat habit I have but you know the saying. "Can't teach an old dog new tricks." so it's not going as well as Id hopped.

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  5. I love Carrigan on you!! I own this one as well and she is so pretty and even prettier as a base for glitter toppers!!!

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    1. Thank you! I had a feeling you might own this one, you are my go to blog for all things Pretty & Polished after all.

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  6. Oh, this is just gorgeous on you!! I think my favorite P&P shade is robin's nest egg.

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    1. Thank you. I'm guessing that's a pale blue shade, and I do love the color of Robin's eggs. I'll have to see if I can track one down.

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  7. This looks great on you! That shade of peach never looks good on me - I'm jealous :) I actually don't own any P&P yet! I'll be checking back to see what everyone else likes!

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    1. Thank you. I've been lucky that every peach polish Ive tried has worked with my skin tone. I can't say the same for yellows though, 99% look just awful on me.

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  8. I love a good squishy polish! Such a great neutral color. It looks fab on ya!

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    1. It sure is! I cant wait to use it in more nail art.

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  10. This looks like a lovely color! I don't think I have anything close to that in my collection. I definitely agree about it being a great base for nail art!

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  11. What a beautiful creme! I use to do thick coats and it took time to break that habit

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    1. Slowly I am breaking the habit, but it's a snails pace. =)

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    1. Peaches and tangerines are some of my go to colors when I don't know what to wear. I have yet to find one that I didn't like.

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  13. Wow that is pretty! And I'd love to see you do nail art with it, it would be perfect!

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    1. Thanks. I did do some really simple nail art with it a few weeks ago on my blog. Next I'm going to try glitter tips and then stamping. Working my way up to some free hand art.

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  14. This is such a lovely shade, right up my alley. :)

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    1. I just love it. So glad I picked it up when I had the chance.

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