Monday, January 19, 2015

My Collection in Swatches # 7: Teals, Part 1

Happy Monday! I hope your week is off to great start :-) Today we are moving on to the next color in my collection, teal! (which is also called turquoise.) Can you guess what I'm going to say next? You're right, it is one of my favorite colors for nail polish, LOL.

Right now, let's get into these teal polishes, shall we? I applied basecoat with every swatch and I'll let you know about the topcoat as we go. I only have 3 for you today because I didn't have as much time to swatch as normal. I was assembling furniture for my new office so I can have separate space for office and nail art, which is also exciting!

Sinful Colors Mint Apple, Sally Hansen Jazzy Jade, Sally Hansen Marine Scene




First up today is Sinful Colors # 947 'Mint Apple'. This soft pastel mint polish is fully opaque in 2 coats, has a great formula with easy application and finishes with a nice, subtle shimmer. I'm not convinced that this is a great color for my skin tone, so I usually use it only for nail art instead of letting it stand alone. But if I do wear it by itself, then I prefer it matte. The first picture below is with 2 coats and a glossy top coat. The second picture I just added a coat of Sally Hansen's 'Big Matte Top Coat'.
Sinful Colors Mint Apple

Sinful Colors Mint Apple with a matte topcoat




Next is Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear # 280 'Jazzy Jade'. One of the things I love about teals in general is how much variation there can be in the same color family. This is a very green leaning teal also with a subtle shimmer finish. The formula is nice and thin, and is perfectly opaque in 2 coats. It is pictured with a glossy topcoat.
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Jazzy Jade

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Jazzy Jade




Last for today is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear # 280 'Marine Scene; Another green-leaning teal, but still very different from the last one. The application is nice, though the formula is a little sheer, however it layers well and can be built to opacity in three coats, as pictured below. Unlike the subtle shimmer of the last 2, this polish is chock full of gorgeous shimmery-ness! Also, I did not topcoat this one since I wanted you to feel the natural shimmer effect in full force, LOL!




Before I say goodbye, I have one bit of news and one question for y'all. First, I just bought some China Glaze polish from a lady on Facebook who was selling them in sets of brand new polishes. I got 20 BRAND NEW China Glaze for $50! I'm so excited! She had about 17 or so sets for sale with 9-10 polishes each and I liked them so much I couldn't pick so I told her my top six choices and to surprise me, LOL. Since I don't know what exactly I'm getting or where they will fit into my collection swatching I will probably do separate posts for my newbies. Second, did you guys like seeing a nail art featuring one or more of the polishes swatched that week? Would you like me to do it again, or just move on to the next color family? Let me know, okay?

Which of these did you like best? Anything you're hoping to see in Part 2? Thanks for reading and I'll see you on Wednesday! 


*NOTE* - I know that both SH colors say #280. That is because when SH did their reformulation, the Jazzy Jade replaced the Marine Scene. Marine Scene has been discontinued, I'm very, very sad to say :-(



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    1. I love it too! I just wished it matched my skin tone better, LOL

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  2. I love teals! Mint Apple is my fav

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  3. Teals are my absolute favorite. I could look at them for days. My absolute favorite pick of them all is Zoya Giovanna!

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    1. I looked it up after I read your comment and Zoya Giovanna is gorgeous!

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  4. Teal is such a lovely shade. Love your polishes

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  5. Mint Apple is the most awesome. Would love to see some nail art :)

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    1. Aw, thank you! Just for you then, nail art Friday it is! :-)

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  6. Lovely teal collection. I have Mint apple and its a nice pretty shade

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    1. Thank you. You guys seem to like Teal as much as I do, can't wait to show you the rest of them!

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  7. Wow. They're all pretty, but that teal is to die for...

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    1. Do you mean the last one, Michelle? If so, I agree and I'm so sad it was discontinued. I wish I'd bought a back-up bottle

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  8. Teal is my fave color!! I love them all on you.

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    1. Thank you, Amy! I'm glad you liked them :-)

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    1. Oh I agree! Just wish it looked a little better with my skin tone, but I do love it so!

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  10. My fav is sh jade. ANd congrats on ur China glaze babies. Let's hope for a pleasant surprise.

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  11. Jazzy Jade is so pretty!! Yay for your ChG haul!

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    1. It is, isn't it? And thanks for sharing my excitement about my new polishes! I can't wait to get them!

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  12. Teals, and mints and seafoams are my favorite! I love haul posts so go for it!

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    1. So glad you liked these then! It will be fun sharing me newbies with you :-)

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  13. Mint Apple was one of my first polishes and started my love of teal.

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    1. It is awesome :-) Thanks for stopping by, Valerie!

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