during the period of only a couple of months my nail polish collection has tripled and, as it usually happens, I found out that I have a lot of dupes. When I first got into nail polish, I bought polishes from various brands because I wanted to test various formulas. At the moment, several brands stood out as offering either great colours and/or great formulas. For this reason, I thought it would be a good idea to clear out my collection to make more space for new nail polishes.
it seems that being persistent pays off. When the month started, I didn’t think I’d have so many empties, but I’ve determinately stuck with using up the products and the result is here – the biggest empties post so far. Even though there is a lot of small samples, there’s still quite a generous amount of full sized products. Surprisingly, several make-up items are gone, too (among which the unspendable Dior blush). In the light of my pre no-buy haul, I’m glad to have more space.
the not so nice weather allows me on working through a bunch of swatches I’ve done ages ago, but never had a chance to post. Today it is Eveline Mini Max’s turn.
FORMULA and APPLICATION: Medium thick, but easy to work with. It went on evenly – there were no streaks and/or bald spots. It was completely opaque in two coats.
COLOUR and FINISH: #800 is a pale rosy lilac crème. On my nails it looks slightly pinker than in the bottle.
MY COMMENT: Out of all pale lilac polishes, this one is my favourite. The formula puts Essie crèmes to shame.
Swatches (2 coats, no base or top coat)
FORMULA and APPLICATION: Very thin and super sheer, but easy to work with. It requires more coats to achieve a full opacity – at least three.
COLOUR and FINISH: A bright shimmery fuchsia pink jelly. The base colour is warm-toned, but the shimmer flashes blue.
MY COMMENT: It’s pink, lol. I’m not a fan of the formula – it reminds me a bit of a Moment nail polish, but I am a fan of this colour.
Swatches: 3 coats, no top coat
as you probably know the colour of the year 2014 according to Pantone institute is Radiant Orchid (a medium dark purplish pink). Eveline Mini Max in #817 is very similar to it.
FORMULA & APPLICATION – a thin formula which is easy to work with. It is very sheer jelly – in one coat it looks like a stain – you can barely see it on the nails. As you apply more and more coats, the colour intensifies. It applies evenly – there are no streaks or bald spots.
COLOUR and FINISH – a super shiny purplish pink jelly.
MY OPINION – I think that the fact that I’ve accidentally purchased it twice says enough about how much I like this shade.
Here are swatches: 3 coats, no base or top coat:
I’m still uninspired as ever when it comes to manicures – partly because of the lack of time and partly because of my laziness. This is a manicure I worn several days ago. I worn Eveline Mini Max #807 which I covered with two coats of China Glaze Mango Madness.
Mango Madness was actually a slight disappointment – from the photos I thought I was getting a flakie, but instead I got a color shifting glitter in an orangey base – it actually looks a lot like an orange version of Essence’s Party Princess. However, I love it in this combo more than I though I would.
P.S. I went a bit overboard with clean-up – the gap didn’t look so large in real life. I just can never get it right.
Thank you for reading,
I don’t know about you, but seeing a bunch of empties makes me really happy. The reason probably is the fact that I’m really set on minimizing my collection this year and so far January has been a great month for empties. It’s a pretty long post, so I’ll skip to the main part:
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