Life = busy. Me = not feeling well. All of that = a week long break. Forgive me? I hope you will. :)
I came across a new brand of polish called Kismet. If you have the retailer "Bootlegger" at a mall near you, you will probably be familiar with that brand name. It's their "house brand" and apparently they now have their own brand of polishes. The downside of them: no names. Arrgh. Does anyone but myself find that supremely frustrating? WE NEED NAMES, PEOPLE!
Here are two of the Kismet polishes I purchased. One, a win, the other, fail.
2 coats, no topcoat.
I LOVE THIS POLISH. Seriously. This was almost a one coater but I wanted to make sure it would be "camera ready" and added a second coat for good measure. These pictures make it look more red than what it is IRL although it's still very pretty. There is also pink micro shimmer throughout, very nice. I thought I'd try jazzing it up so I grabbed my Color Club Fame & Fortune and went to town.
Color Club Fame & Fortune
1 coat layered over Kismet polish, no topcoat.
I dinged my ring and pinky nails pretty bad so please excuse the odd two-finger photo's. Fame & Fortune is UNREAL. I love the shard glitter pieces. They are a mix between pink and holographic and the shine and glitter is gorgeous.
I find this polish very difficult to categorize. In the bottle it leans more green however my camera picks up more of a slate grey colour. There is some micro glitter/shimmer however it doesn't lay flat, it is a bit gritty and slightly brush-strokey. Overall, although it was a very opaque polish (I could have gotten away with one coat of this as well) the odd colour and gritty/brush-strokey finish make this a big ol' fail to me. Can't win them all, right?
Bootlegger had a BOGO sale on their polishes so I got both of these for $4.99 plus tax. Not bad, although I will never wear the grey/slate/greenish polish again. The hot, hot pink is fabulous. Complete win.
My Blue Monday post is coming later on today - stay tuned! ;)