Target is a dangerous place for me. We’ve talked about my nail polish addiction. Give me $10 and the Target beauty section, and you know I am picking up some new nail colors.
As a quick recap, I am terrible at waiting for nail polish to dry. It seriously is impossible for me to sit still for longer than two minutes. I also like cheap polishes, and I really won’t pay more than $5 for a nail polish. I just can’t understand the benefits of paying more when there are a lot of good cheap polishes out there.
First up, was Maybelline’s Color Show nail polish, which I got on sale for $2.99 in both Tenacious Teal (330) and Pink Shock (220).
The pink is super neon pink, the perfect shade for summer time. The teal I bought as replacement for an old teal from Sally Hansen that has since dried up.
• I love the shades of both of these. :)
• For the Teal, the polish was really thin. It took me three coats to match the shade in the bottle. The Pink was a little better, it only took two coats.
• Thin coats took a long time to dry.
Would I buy again?: No. I’m too impatient to wait for a super thin coat of nail polish to dry for five plus minutes especially when you multiply that times three. I ended up screwing up the both the pink and the teal because I’m such a clutz.
Next up is NYC In a New York Color Minute Quick Dry Nail Polish in Fashion Safari (201) which I picked up for $.99. Yeah. 99 cents. There was no way I wasn’t trying this.
This is my first nude nail polish. I know. Where have I been? Anyway. I can say I am a nude lover now. That sounded awkward. Do you know if you google “nude nail polish” it will filter out nude as part of of Google’s “safe search”? Yup, still awkward.
• Cheap! Cheap! Cheap! You can’t go wrong with $.99!
• Dried quickly.
• It chipped really easily, like as in the same day I painted my nails.
• It took three coats for good coverage.
Would I buy again?: Maybe. If there was a shade from this collection I really liked, I would definitely buy it again. You could always use a lot of top coat to preserve the polish for longer if needed.
The last polish I picked up was, Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri in Blue Away for $3.59. If you know me, you know that there is a special place for Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in my heart. It’s cheap, long lasting, and quick dry. If this nail polish was a man, it would be George Clooney. No, that was weird. Dang. I am awkward this morning.
• Decent price. I wouldn’t consider $3.59 a big investment.
• You only need to use two coats max.
• Dried quickly.
• It doesn’t last forever. Chipping will occur after two or three days.
Rating: 9.5/10 (Surprise, surprise)
Would I buy again?: YES. This collection is definitely a keeper. This will be the ninth shade I have from this collection.
Have you picked up any new nail polishes? Do you tend to invest in more expensive polish brands or do you stay with the cheaper brands? Any big weekend plans?