Sunday, July 4, 2010

American Apparel nail polish

A few weeks ago (notice how my purchases take so long to be posted? Lol) I had a discount code for American Apparel so....I succumbed to the temptation and picked up a few things :D

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Got a 3 pack of bandeaus, a 3 pack of nailpolish, and their long sleeve criss cross dress in navy.


From left to right the polishes are: L'esprit, Malibu Green, and Butter, all from their summer collection.

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So far I've tried L'esprit and Butter, which are quite pigmented and have a thick consistency. I only needed 2 thick coats for L'esprit. I used Butter on my toes and it is a little more streaky, so I had to use 3 coats in the end. Still, only two would be needed if you are careful.

I haven't tried Malibu Green yet, but I do wish I could exchange it for another colour, since Temptalia said Malibu Green stains quite a bit even with a base coat.


Here's a look at L'esprit:

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I thought it looked a bit boring so I had a misguided idea to use a holo polish on top - but it turned out rather lame and maybe a bit childish looking:

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This definitely does not do either polish justice - I hope to redeem that in a week or two when my nails have recovered. They seem to be rather dry at the moment...a combination of frequent polish removal and dishwashing sans gloves.

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8 comments:

izumi said...

yuck i hate dishwashing w/o gloves -- and i usually don't use gloves, haha. fail.

love l'esprit!

Chelsea White said...

OMG that is such a gorgeous blue!!

Askmewhats said...

I get really turned on (what a term) with polishes that has good pigmentation just like this one you posted!!!!

Angie said...

i've always wanted to try american apparel polishes. i love their bottles!

mayaari said...

good to know about malibu green...i wonder if peacock does the same thing...

Old Cow said...

I am liking AA nail polish! I have Mouse now and it is a dashing shade of dirty!

Rae // theNotice said...

Aww, I don't think L'esprit looks boring on its own -- actually, I find it quite cute! But, then again, I've always been a sucker for a creme finish :)

Nic Nic said...

wow they make polishes. thats a cute combo :)

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