Sunday, January 24, 2010

Blush In a Mood Nail Polish, Red and Yellow

When I was at Ross at... er, some point in the past two weeks during my no-buy, I found this set next to a bunch of really old Wet n' Wilds:

        Seven little minis in colors I don't have, with a little heart-shaped card that tells you what mood that the shades are supposed to indicate. Bought it? Clearly.

This is the first in the lineup--"Red", which apparently indicates love. (Awww.) It is a gloriously bright red JELLY (whooooo) that leans to the warm side of town. Under indoor lighting, I assumed it was a dark orange. In sunlight I am pleased to say that I was wrong.

This is three coats. Really great application for a mini, dries fast and glossy, awesome. A little bit of VNL, but nothing too obvious and really obtrusive.

You do, um, see that chip there though, right?

That happened five hours in.


Now, the Yellow? The, um, "happy" one?

This does not even merit an after-clean-up, sunlight picture. Three coats to get my nails to look like Plague. The first picture is more color-accurate--particularly the two fingers on the right.


I'm still hopeful, though! Way hopeful. There's five more to go. They can't all be either chiptastic or, frankly, the ugliest polish I've ever seen, right?


We'll see.


  1. That green is not a great color on the nail, but it looks so pretty in the bottle! Have you tried using it over a white base, I bet the it would turn out more true to bottle!

  2. Hahaha, aww! The red is neat, the yellow, not so much! I think I saw these over on Judy's blog, and the yellow didn't look great on her either. Can't wait to see the rest!

  3. why do your index and middle fingers look so....brownish?

  4. gildedangel: I'm thinking of adding a drop of white or black to add opacity; maybe that will help? I don't know; I'll try!

    Nicole: I heart the red. XP But the rest seem so much more promising, so--we'll see!

    April: Cause of the flash, probably--but when I saw it after we ate dinner, that browny baby poo color was exactly what was on my hands. GAH. (Sort of wish you could eat Gluten, btw. I made brownies.)

  5. hahaha I actually like the yellow. it looks like pea soup

  6. Ange-Marie: it probably wouldn't bother me so much if there wasn't VNL. But there is, and I have enough issues about my natural nail color being horrifically yellow-stained without purposefully painting them that way. D: So yes: I think I must franken this into something more opaque.