So a few weeks ago when Walgreens was having their $.99 Sinful Color sale I was lucky enough to find a few that I didnt already own, Which usually never happens so I broke my no buy a bit and picked 2 up. I figured $2 wasn't really breaking my no buy since I spend almost that much on a pop every day. What were these 2 colors? Pink Smart from the What's Hot 2015 Collection and Charmed from the Glitz and Glittered Collection. It turned out that Charmed is not actually a new color. It's just been reformulated and I missed it the first time around.
First up is Pink Smart, a saturated baby pink creme polish that makes my skin look very tan. I love it what a polish does that! This overly pale girl needs all the help she can get.
|Photo taken in lightbox|
Application was only ok with this one. The first coat applied slightly streaky and was not self leveling. The streaking disappears after 2 coats and you're left with a smooth semi-gloss finish. Shown here is 2 coats plus top coat. I've heard rumors that this is a Walgreens exclusive color.
|Photo taken in natural light|
Next we have Charmed, a clear base with Pink and Silver micro glitters. I originally thought the base had a pink tint but when I tested it on a piece of paper all hints of pink were gone. I do see Pink in the bottle so it has to be glitters even though they are hard to see layered over a pink polish.
Application of Charmed was better than Pink Smart. I had nice even glitter coverage with each coat. Shown in my photos is 2 coats plus top coat but I could have gotten away with just 1. I would avoid trying to use this on it's own, I have a feeling it would take 5 or 6 coats to get full coverage and no one wants that many layers in their nails.
Charmed made my nails so sparkly that I had a had time photographing it in natural light. I did have good luck with my light box and was able to get this macro shot.
The finish of Charmed is a little gritty thanks to all that yummy glitter but a good top coat smooths everything out. That's all I have for you today, don't forget to enter my 3 year Facebook Giveaway if you haven't yet. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!