I’m still working my way through the Up & Away collection, and this beauty is called China Glaze Peachy Keen. As the name suggests, it’s a light pastel peach. I think it’s super cute, and it’s very flattering on my hands. I look very tan, even though I’m not!
Peachy Keen is a bit camera shy, but I think these pics are pretty accurate.
The formula is a bit weird, both thick and runny at the same time. But with a little patience (and a lot of acetone), it’s ok. I used 3 coats for full opacity, the first couple of coats are a bit streaky, but I waited in between coats and it was fine. (By the way, this game is seriously my most important manicure tool! I just play a level when I have to wait between coats, I stay entertained and I don’t have to mess up my polish.)
I don’t have any colors like this one in my stash, but I thought you might want to see how it looks next to other similar-ish colors. Here’s a comparison with some oranges and a coral.
What do you do while waiting for your polish to dry?
Of course I had to check out the Goshes when I got home, and on Friday I picked up this beauty, GOSH Peachy. It’s a peach/orange, almost neon creme, really cool! It’s bright and fun and summery, I feel like have a vitamin C supply on my nails. How can anyone not feel happy while looking at this goodness? (The polish is a lot brighter in real life than in these pics.)
The formula is OK, but a bit runny. It tends to flood my cuticles, so it’s important to not have too much polish on the brush. It’s also surprisingly sheer, and it leaves a lot of bald spots on the first coats. I’m actually wearing four coats in these pics, and I can still see just a smidge of VNL. Kind of a bummer, but the polish is good enough to accept the flaws.
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Why did I buy OPI Peach-A-Boo?! Agh! It’s almost everything I hate about a polish, too sheer, too orange, too boring. Feh!
I wanted to use this last week, so I started with two coats of ridge filler, to maybe prevent some VNL. That didn’t help, so I had to use four coats and still I had visible nail line. THEN I had to use the bathroom, and messed up my whole mani before I even could get topcoat on. Arrrgh, I wanted to smash the bottle!
So, a week later I took a deep breath, started with an opaque nude polish and then three coats of Peach-A-Boo!
This polish has a peachy shimmer base and a lot of gold, silver and pink glitter, but the glitter doesn’t really show up that well in these pics. So I took a macro shot to show you how it sparkles:
But still… No.
This is just not worth the work, and it just looks meh on me. Ok, lesson learned, I will not be buying any more peach colored polishes!
Happy friday, everyone! Hope you’re having fun!
This is one of the polishes from my Marks & Spencer haul, but a different brand this time. Per Una Cranberry has a pinkish-red jelly base with lots and lots of silver and pink microglitter. Incredibly sparkly and oh so gorgeous! It looks so succulent somehow, I feel thirsty from looking at it. Does that even make sense?
It looks a lot darker in the bottle than on the nail, the bottle color is cranberry, but on the nail it’s more peachy looking. I bet it would look great layered, but I’m usually too lazy to layer.
The bottle says “Apply two coats”, but I thought it was still too sheer and added a third. Yes, I’m a rebel. The formula is great, really smooth and easy to work with. Some might dislike the big lid that can’t be removed, but I don’t think it’s an issue at all.
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