Monday, September 5, 2011

Blue Monday: L.A. Colors - Radiation & Sinful Colors - Pearl Harbor

Today I decided to grab a polish from a brand I haven't used in months: L.A. Colors. These polishes regularly retail at $1.99 however I purchased my collection of them when they went on sale for $1.49 and I have to say I am quite impressed with them. They have a good colour range and some pretty finishes. If you have this brand available near you be sure to check them out! 

I have mentioned a couple of times in the past week that one of my favourite colours is teal/turquoise. Radiation with Pearl Harbor is practically bliss on nails for me: I love the combination. I can't wait to try Pearl Harbor over darker shades of blue and black.

Onto the mani ...

3 coats of L.A. Colors in Radiation with 1 coat of Seche Vite.

Look at that pretty green shimmer! (Click to enlarge.)

Then I added a coat of Sinful Colors Pearl Harbor & a coat of "TOP SECRET Ultra Fast Dry TopCoat".

Click the photo to see the pretty glitters!
I used 3 regular coats of polish: the first was quite sheer but the second and third coats helped to build opacity. To remove VNL 3 coats were enough IRL but the camera picks up a little bit so you could add a fourth coat if that bothers you.

Pearl Harbor
I love this glitter polish. I'm not sure that 'glitter' is the correct term for this polish though because they are so small and smooth; perhaps 'micro-glitter' is a better description. I added a thin top coat and that was all that was needed for it to feel completely smooth.

What is your favourite turquoise polish?


  1. I love LA Colors! They sell them at Dollar Tree here, they're so awesome.

  2. Everyone talks about Dollar Tree but we don't have them here in Canada. It sounds like your type of dollar stores are better stocked than mine.

  3. I didn't know LA Colors were sold at the Dollar Tree. There's one right down the road so I'm probably gonna have to check it out :)

  4. I can get L.A. Color at the local dollar store for $1!!!! Love the Sinful Colors layering that you did! It looks great!

  5. Beautiful! I love it even more with the glitter on top of it. $1? Lowest Ive seen it at was $2.50!

  6. Wow so pretty! and such a great price :)

  7. Peace, Love & Polish - Definitely check them out, they are worth it.
    imfeelingnail-venturous - Thank you, me too!
    Micki-Lacquer Nirvana - I know, if they were a dollar I probably wouldn't have gotten any!
    drinkcitra - Thank you!

  8. I have issues with most teals staining my fingernails, even with a good base coat. Have you noticed certain teals working better than others?

  9. polished components - I don't actually wear a base coat and Radiation didn't stain my nails at all. However, I only wore this mani for a day.


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