So ever since I ordered those 3 free nail polishes from Zoya I have been on a nail polish kick. I've been waiting patiently for those to arrive but in the meantime, I've needed something to distract me that won't dent my wallet so I went to a couple of stores and this is what I ended up with.
While I adore the China Glaze's and O.P.I's in my collection, there are so many cheaper brands that really deliver, personally, I find that a good base/top coat makes all the difference no matter what brand I use.
I picked these up from Walgreen's for $1.99, I figured I'd try them out and they were great! It's crazy what indoor lighting does to these polishes because some of them don't look ANYTHING like they do in real life! Look's like I might need to use natural light if I pick up more...
So these came out super, extra blurry, I think all the glitter in the polishes was throwing off the focus. These are by the brand Pure Ice which I think is only available at Walmart, correct me if I'm wrong, and they are only $2. They have a huge selection of colors too so I am likely to be strolling this aisle again sometime soon.
These were really random, I picked up the NYC ones from Target and the Revlon's from CVS. NYC is always a steal as these were like 97 cents, and the Revlon's are typically about $5 but these particular colors were 75% off!
I picked up these Milani nail art polishes from Target as well. I wanted to test out their consistency and so far, so good, they've got a nice thin brush that's really precise and easy to control. The colors are well pigmented and I'm looking forward to trying out more colors.
As for making my manicures/pedicures last, these are the base and top coat that I rely on the most:
The China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat and the Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat. I am always switching out my base coat because I love trying out new products, but the China Glaze works great, I love that it never seems to thicken no matter how much I use it. The Seche Vite is the top coat that I NEVER switch. Why mess with perfection?? It dries super fast and leaves a glossy, mirror-like finish to your nails, it is totally worth the price. You can find the China Glaze at Sally's Beauty Supply and the Seche Vite is sold at many places, I get mine at CVS.
So that's it for now, at least until my Zoya's get here, which hopefully will be here soon. *fingers crossed*