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!
Radiation
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?

10 comments:

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

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  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.

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  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 :)

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  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!

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

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

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  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!

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  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?

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  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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