Sunday, June 26, 2011

Zoya Harley & Essie Mint Candy Apple

Today I have a couple of polishes I have had in my stash for years but never worn.

(3 coats)

Sigh I love this color. I really love it. The pigmentation could be better but the color itself is lovely.

But me and Harley don't get along. The gray is too soft, too cool, too light. My hands too yellow, too warm, and too saturated in their coloring.

So she goes into my purge pile. I've held onto her for 2 years, wearing her only once. It's time to send her to a home that can put her to use.

(2 coats)

I bought this sucker as soon as it came out. Swatched it, hated the chalky/gritty formula, and ignored it.

I don't know what happened. I really don't. Maybe I've become more tolerant (very unlikely), maybe I've learned how to apply polish better (pretty likely), maybe the formula has mellowed out in those many months in the wine (likely very impossible but, honestly, the only explanation I truly believe).

The point: The formula on this is pretty decent. It's not flawless (notice the bald spots on my index and pinky), but given how much white is in this sucker it doesn't apply all that horribly. Yes it certainly leans chalky over buttery. But it flowed nicely and was even and level in 2 coats. I don't know what happened.

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Kimberly said...

I agree that Harley does give your skin a yellow cast. The polish is a nice color, it just doesn't compliment you.

And, you've given these 2nd chances, but it is nice that you shared on your blog.

Minty said...

Mint Candy Apple is BEAUTIFUL. I need that one!

Angie said...

I love Harley, but have yet to get it because I keep convincing myself that Dove is just as good, lol!

Suz said...

i love both! the first one because of its finish, the second one because of its fresh colour!

Elsa P. said...

The one from Essie is super nice :)

ChaosButterfly said...

Ahh that same thing happened to me with BB Couture Love Bug. The first application was terrible, and then the next one was fine. o_O
But anyway, I love these lighter shades on you. The Essie is nicer,but I really don't think Harley is bad looking either.

Nailderella said...

I love Hurley! She looks so pretty! added on my WL!!

Julie said...

MCA looks awesome on you! I think you've just created a lemming :]

Anonymous said...

Harley is such a beauty... Every time I see a swatch of her I smile.

Em said...

Oooh Mint Candy Apple is so pretty. I love that shade! How strange that you find it better than it used to be!

Piff said...

Kimberly - Thanks for agreeing!

Minty - It's really great.

Angie - No you NEED it. They are completely different.

Suz - Me too!

Elsa - Agree

Chaos - So this is real! That actually can happen with polish?

Nailder - Good!

Julie - Thanks :)

Lacky - Agreed.

Em - Right?! But seemingly it has happened with other polishes.

Olivia Frescura said...

gorgeous. love me some mints.

cilucia said...

Man... why don't I own MCA? >.<

Sia said...

I love!

Lucy said...

I have both of these. Love them both and haven't worn Harley. Shame that it just doesn't compliment your skin coloring. Maybe you could wear it on your toes.

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