Sunday, May 20, 2012

Swatch Fest Day 1

I haven't done a Swatch Fest in a really long time. My original intentions were to swatch every polish in my collection. Alas, it grows faster than I can keep up, and I realized how unrealistic that goal was. Especially considering all the motivation that I don't have to swatch 300 polishes! ^.^

So I decided to pick out 7 untrieds that either:
A) I really wanted to see a swatch of, or
B) Seemed like they'd be interesting.

Now, I am not usually one to sit down and swatch polishes all day long (honestly, I typically put a swipe on a white paper plate or paint palette and call it good until I feel the desire to wear it) because that's just too much acetone and drying time for me. Not to mention of the drying of cuticles and so forth; however, I can live with a polish change every day for a week.

So to kick off this Swatch Fest week, since I've developed a great love for nude polishes, I have one that I bought from Nailogy late last year while they were still open to the general public. The pictures on their website looked nice. I Googled swatches and they all looked great: a beautiful peachy nude. Then I got the bottle and it looked alright. Maybe just a tad too orange for my taste, but nothing I can't handle... Then I put it on my nails...
This is 3 coats of Color Club Oh Naturale:

Indirect sunlight

Inside, no flash


O.M.G. it makes me look like I have jaundice or something! I don't mind that it is sheer. In fact, that's what I was hoping for, but I do mind when it is so streaky that it cannot be worn as a sheer and therefore requires 20 coats for opacity. It's difficult to tell in the pictures, but there are so many streaks and bald spots in this that I'm not sure it would be worth a 4th or 5th coat.

I suppose I could always try it over white, but I'm just not happy enough with this polish that I feel it deserves that much effort.

On top of that, the brush was the worst thing I've ever tried to use! It was super skinny and hardly held any polish. I managed to make it work by getting a huge glop on the end, and basically putting a puddle of polish on my nail, then spreading it out. But it was still awful.

Well, that's Oh Naturale. Do you own this polish? Do you fight with it like I've had to?

Buenos días. I hope this isn't a sign of how the rest of Swatch Fest week is going to go! ^.^