Pushing spring a little, today’s NOTD is Wet n Wild Be More Pacific from their Wildshine line. I think this is the only one I have from that line, but now that I’m thinking about it I may have a shimmery gold as well.
Formula was pretty good, thick but spread evenly, covered in one coat! Dry time was good, finish was shiny. Colour is a really nice balance between blue and green, a lovely teal. Swatches, one with flash, one without.
If I ever find more of these around, I won’t feel bad about snapping up more, I think this was about $1.79!
I am now completely reassured that I am over the whole punny polish name bit so many brands have going. However it doesn’t look like they plan on stopping with them any time soon, so I will work around it. For the remainder of the post, I will call this one KHALLL instead, with the exception of photo captions. I am officially on bad name strike!
This gorgeous dark teal shade is from a “Kolor Kollection” whose full name I will never, ever use here due to media over saturation. Not to mention Khloe no longer has a “Little Lam Lam”, she has a skeevy, philanderer (birth) named Karim Kharbouch – well no wonder they picked him for her new beau, the name fits their brand image, which is what matters right? These people… But they did put their name on a reasonably decent nail polish line, and this is my favourite of that line!
KHALLL is a darkened teal creme. The formula is fantastic. I find this to be almost opaque with one coat but it does need 2 to be perfect. It applies smoothly, isn’t sheer or streaky. Even the dry time is is surprisingly fast! The teal shade definitely leans a more foresty green, with a tiny bit of grey. It remains cool toned enough to not look awful on my skin. I am really liking this shade! A couple swatches. Had some trouble with this one and lens flare, it’s so shiny!
The collection is starting to hit the discounters/clearance now. I’m not sure if they are phasing it out due to lack of interest in the “K” brand or if it naturally ran it’s course but I’m glad to have found it for $2. If you were to only get one from this line, I’d recommend this one (if you like dark shades). This is also a pretty bang on dupe for MAC Deep Sea. Wonder if I can make it through the day without adding a shimmery topcoat!
EDIT: I made it a day. I then added a bit of Essence Miss Universe to the tips for a tone on tone french mani look. Close up of thumb:
Hate the name. I can’t even see the relation between the shade and the name but then I admit to not being expert or even fan of anything Miss Universe related. That being said, the colour is stunning. Half blue, half green, Miss Universe is sheer in one coat but builds up surprisingly well and is a gorgeous dark teal at three coats.
I really like this colour. It is a deep teal base full of green and blue shimmery micro glitter. It will flash blue or green or both depending on the lighting. It’s like crushed sapphires and emeralds on your nails! Some swatches in different lights.
Essence polishes are 8mls, have colour matched tops which makes them super fast and easy to find in my polish box, are big 3 free, dry very quickly and hold up as well as any other polish. I love the wider, flatter brush. At less than $2 I only wish they had more shades to choose from! Essence Miss Universe is a close dupe for Essie Dive Bar as well.