Aug 5, 2012
The Great Aussie Polish Challenge - Face of Australia
Today for the Great Aussie Polish Challenge I have Bright Lights, Pink City from the Barbados collection by Face Of Australia. My husband actually bought this one for me, along with most of the Barbados collection. Got to love a man who knows good polish :)
Bright Lights, Pink City is a sheer jelly. I used 4 coats for this coverage and there's still visible nail line. If my nails were shorter 3 coats would probably be enough.
It's a very pretty, almost neon, Barbie pink with a gorgeous gold shimmer. It was quite a thin runny formula but was easy to control and dried smooth and shiny. These photos are without any clean up or top coat.
I've read some other blogger's complaints about the drying time for the Barbados polishes but I didn't have any problems at all with this. It actually seemed to dry quickly. I applied all 4 coats while I had my lunch then got the washing in without any need for a quick dry top coat. Good thing it dried quickly or I would have given up before 4 coats. I also tried it over black to see if the dark base would bring out the gold shimmer more. It did but the pink was a streaky mess over black, not really sheer enough for that trick.
We're almost at the end of the Great Aussie Polish Challenge week. My cuticles will enjoy the break from daily acetoning. I usually wear my polish for 3-7 days rather than just swatch it because I like to enjoy it for as long as possible and I hate having to remove polish. I can't stand the feel of acetone on my skin (I mix it up with glycerol). I am enjoying the challenge of daily polish though and it's cool showing off our Aussie brands :)
Here's the rest of the Great Aussie Polish Challenge girls.