Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wet n' Wild How I Met Your Magenta

 One of the reasons why I have so much nail is because I tend to buy all the colors in a collection, regardless of whether I like them or not. I used to be like Pokemon: Gotta Catch them All! Now, I will admit that I still am somewhat like that, ok no that's a lie. I'm still like that. I know I shouldn't buy nail polishes just because I need to complete my collection, but it's so satisfying to see one of my collections completed. The reason why I jumped onto this rambling train is because this polish is a perfect example as to why I bought How I Met Your Magenta.

 Now granted, this polish was only .99 and I love the show, but I don't even like pinks all that much. In fact, I haven't done a full pink mani since, hmm... a long, long time ago. I don't even think I've done a pink post before. This is one of those polishes that I made a mental note to purge when the time comes. The idea behind this polish was really great, if you like pinks. A pink polish with gold micro glitter. It looks really awesome in the bottle and the nail.. after 4-5 coats. Yea, 4-5 coats people. This polish was so frigging sheer and would be best if layered on top of another pink.

This is four coats with a coat of Seche Vite in the sun. Visible nail lines should be way more visible in pictures than in real life, but this polish is the exception. The visible nail line is waaay visible in real life and hardly noticeable in pictures.

A closeup. The gold glitter makes this polish a bit less straight up bubblegum pink.

In the shade.

 *Sigh. I love how pinks look on other people, but I just couldn't get used to it. I wonder if this color is a "don't worry, it'll grow on you" color. I ended up taking it off the right after pictures.


  1. To be honest, I don't like pinks very much on my nails either. And my favorite color is pink! Some shades are an exception, but a lot of pinks seem really typical and generic. I can't believe it took you so many coats to achieve the opacity of this one! I hope it's not like that for the entire line? :/
    Lolll I'm STILL trying to get all the colors from the China Glaze Kicks collection! I started off with most the colors that I HAD to have, but now I want all of them because I'm like only 2 or 3 away :P

  2. I've actually like blue more than pink, I think it's because I was a tomboy growing up, but I love how pink looks on you. I don't think it's for the entire line, although I have only tried a couple, it doesn't seem to be an issue for those.

    Oh wow, you need to have then entire Kicks Collection, it's sooo.. YOU!


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