Monday, June 4, 2012

Wicked Style

Polish - China Glaze Wicked Style

The color of Wicked Style is so hard to describe. I want to call it pink, my husband insists that it's purely red.  It reminds me of my favorite shade circa 1993 that was called Fruit Punch (I, sadly, can't remember the brand) and I wore it almost every day for 3 years, when I had big long acrylics in high school.  So, we'll go with "fruit punch" to describe this color too.

The formula is not as good as Kinetic Candy, which is from the same collection, but I honestly don't have many other polishes that are.  Wicked Style needed 3 thin coats for full coverage.  With 2, I still had a visible nail line, which I hate.  I used a coat of Out the Door on this, as I didn't have any mistakes that needed to be corrected, so that's a good sign too.

Wicked Style's color is very hard to get a good photo of.  As you can see in the last photo down the line, it simply freaked out my camera from time to time.

This is the photo I took that's easiest on the eyes, and actually the shade of the bottle is pretty much spot-on.  On the nails, not so much (it looks a little too red by my eyes).  But the bottle color is accurate here.

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This is another fairly accurate bottle shot.

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And this is the most accurate nail color I could get a photo of.

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This is the photo that really shows how hard this polish is to photograph.

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If you made it past that last photo without losing your vision, go out and get this shade.  It's worth it.  It's a nice pop of color that you'll enjoy looking at all day long.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Kinetic Candy

Polish:  China Glaze Kinetic Candy

I saw this polish in the clearance bucket at Sally's and I almost didn't pick it up.  I was afraid it was too close in color to For Audrey and Tiffany Imposter.  So I whipped out my phone and searched for some swatches and I saw nothing but excellent reviews for the formula and the color.  Of course, for $2.50 I went ahead and picked it up and brought it home.  And it didn't disappoint.  I was still thinking it was pretty close to FA and TI, but I was wrong.  It's lighter and more blue/less green than either of them.

Kinetic Candy is a real 2 coater and has an excellent shine.


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I decided to go ahead and do some swatch comparisons, to see where Kinetic Candy fits in.  From left to right is CG Kinetic Candy, SH Blue Away, FP Tiffany Imposter, and CG For Audrey.

To show how truly awesome the formula is, I did 1 coat for this first photo.  As you can see, Kinetic Candy isn't perfect, but if you were in a hurry, you could totally get away with just 1 coat.  The other three look awful and streaky.


The final photos are 3 coats of each.


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So all in all, I give this polish an A+.

If you liked For Audrey, but needed something a little less green for your skin tone, pick up Kinetic Candy (and be sure to check your local Sally's clearance bin!)

I think it's a great summer shade and will look good all year long.