The first polish today is from Sinful Colors # 940 'Rise and Shine'. The formula is nice and thin, though not too thin and it is fully opaque in two coats. It is another polish from Sinful Colors that is almost a creme, but finishes with a nice subtle shimmer. It is pictured here with 2 coats and a top coat. (This is almost identical to the Sally Hansen Jazzy Jade so if you have one of them, you probably don't need the other, but since when do we buy polish based on what we need, LOL!)
Polish # 2 is Petites #512 'Fiji'. Now, I hope y'all will understand and that this doesn't sound silly, but I only swatched this on one finger. This was the first teal polish in my collection, before I even HAD a collection. It's been too long ago for me to remember where I got it, it is a mini, and it is running out :-(. So, I use it very sparingly and lovingly now and didn't want to use a bunch of it up on swatching! I didn't want to leave it out though because it is one of my favorite polishes ever. It is a gorgeous deep teal with fantastic shimmer. The picture is one coat with no topcoat; I wanted the full natural effect of the polish to shine through.
Next up is # 660 'Punk Rock' from Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails line. This is a deep, vampy teal with lots of shimmer again. However, the formula and application are not quite as perfect as most of the rest of the Hard as Nails polishes. This goes on quite sheer and it take 4-5 'normal' coats to build to opacity. The color payoff is worth it though in my opinion. It is pictured here with 3 thick coats and no topcoat.
|Sorry this one came out looking a little green, but it person it is a very deep, pretty teal, NOT green, I promise!|
Last is #1181 'Calypso' from Sinful Colors. The formula is a little bit on the thick side for the brand, but not too thick. The color is very dark teal, almost black in some lights and my camera had a hard time picking up the color. I have it pictured here with 1 coat and topcoat and with the bottle shots. I couldn't quite capture the color on its own. However, you can look back on this previous post to see this polish used in a manicure. Perhaps that will show the color a bit better.
And that completes the teals! On Friday we will have a nail art featuring one or more of the teal polishes shown this week. And I have a question for y'all. Still waiting patiently on my rack to be swatched are my reds, burgundys, pinks, blues, blacks, whites/neutrals, glitter toppers, and a category I call 'specials'. I'm saving the pinks for Valentines week, but among the others, what do you want to see next week? If I get enough votes for a specific color group I will do it next week! Thanks for reading, everyone! See you on Friday!