1. März 2013

Preppy Pink

Following the strict line of nail polish blogging logic, after a huge post about a beauty expo next comes a post with the swatches of the recent haul. For some unknown reason, I picked China Glaze Preppy Pink first, although I got much more interesting shades too. Maybe because I was lemming Preppy Pink for so long (couple of years for sure), and now...

China Glaze Preppy Pink

...and now to be honest I'm not sure if I'm happy to have it. Preppy Pink is a pale coral pink jelly base stuffed with opalescent glitter. Applies nicely in 2 coats and has a gritty surface. On the photos you see it without any top coat.

China Glaze Preppy Pink

China Glaze Preppy Pink

Preppy Pink didn't fulfil at least 3 of my expectations: 1) it's less pink and much more coral than I thought; 2) it's much more opaque than I expected; and 3) it doesn't match my skin tone, which I hoped will not happen. One pro vs. two cons. Hm. Could they have changed the formula? Because seriously, what I got is totally different from what I saw on the swatches : {

China Glaze Preppy Pink

China Glaze Preppy Pink

Close-ups of the glitter:

China Glaze Preppy Pink

China Glaze Preppy Pink

China Glaze Preppy Pink

But you know what? I'll give it a second chance someday. Next time I will surely layer it over pink and cover with a top coat. As for now, enough of it.

Kommentare:

  1. Coral is'nt really my color either - but I think it looks good on you!

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  2. Cute :) I love pink glitter polishes!

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  3. Какой сложный оттенок в сочетании с такой текстурой. Мне кажется, подойдет только тем, кто любит носить что-то совсем незаметное, но при этом хоть какой-то блеск на ногтях иметь. Вот шиммер-глиттер в нем красивый!

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  4. idk, i think it looks lovely on you. and although i generally prefer bluish pinks - in fact i'm a sucker for them - i like your version better- i googled it! it looks more unique!

    also you can layer some bluish pink jelly over it - to make it cooler! only i wouldn't do that, LOL. i really like it as it is!

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  5. oh ! I didn't know this polish ! Yes, I think you were right to pick this one, it's pretty unique !

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  6. LOL!
    The same story here: last week I grabbed one of my last years' lemmings - SpaRitual Greenhouse. I was soooo disappointed... It wasn't meant to be THAT warm shade!
    The magic is gone :-(

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  7. I was just going to suggest that you try to layer it over a pink before I read the last passage of the post :) I like it how it look like this although I would layer it over something opaque since I don't like VNL.

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  8. Oh, so sparkly! I also think it suits your skin tone. I love this kind of shades, the "coral" part is the best in my opinion, because I have so many pinks!

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  9. It looks like a faded version of bad kitty! I'm sorry it isn't what you thought it would be. I hate it when my expectations aren't met :S

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  10. yup, it looks like Bad Kitty. and there appears to be two versions of it as well - a reddish one and coraly pink. i like this one better

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