Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Milani Textured Polish Skittles

Happy Humpday!! 

  A quick update on my whereabouts.... It has been a few bad days for me. I was in the hospital again on Monday after a few days of feeling "off". I was just at the doctors again today and there are a few tests they want to run on me before moving forward with new medications. It has been a rough few weeks for me and I'm finding myself feeling more and more run-down by the day. It kinda sucks pretty hard. I miss getting into my grooves and swatching and arting like a crazy person. 
 So now that you guys are all caught up on the icky stuff, how bout some AWESOME nail polishes? By now I'm sure you guys have seen a few posts featuring these awesome new textured polishes by Milani. I will admit that I was not on board with this textured trend until I tried these! I love the vivid shades and the texture is actually really cool and not as distracting as I thought it would be. 
 I decided to do skittles with my textured polishes because all the colors were so awesome I couldn't pick just one. The ony one not shown is Shady Gray, which is a really chich shade of Concrete Grey. For this skittle look I used (from Thumb to Pinkie): 
Tainted in Red: A bright, neon Red creme with added texture. This shade could have been a one coater. 
Yellow Mark: This shade is an uber saturated shade of Yellow creme with the added texture. This shade had, by far, the most saturated formula. Could have definitely been one coat. 
Aqua Splash: A beautiful shade of vivid, light Teal creme  with added texture. This shade is a little sheer as it goes on but it dries slightly darker that it applies. I used Two easy coats. 
Purple Streak: A true, grape Purple creme with added texture. This shade was slightly patchy in application, but not problematic. I used Two coats. 
Spoiled in Fuchsia: This shade is a bright shade of Fuchsia creme with the added texture. This shade also had a very saturated formula. 

 I was SO impressed with the formula on all of these. They all applied so easily. Most of these also have really saturated formulas that could almost be one coat. I used Two coats for all of my swatches. In the photo above I had waited about 20 minutes before photographing. As you can see there is still a bit of shine but at that point they were pretty much dry and good to go. All in all they took about an hour to reach that neat matte look but they were good to go in about 20 minutes. 
 In the instagram photo below I had already been wearing the polishes for over 24 hours and the texture had fully dried and set. The look of these is SOOO neat!! These do not sparkle at all, they have an almost concrete/ leathery look once they are fully dry. 
  These polishes wore like IRON on me. As a matter of fact I am still wearing remains today, Five days later. I am very impressed with every single aspect of these polishes and seriously LOVE them. 
These pretties are available online but will also be in stores soon!! I really can't wait to try my hand at some nail art looks with these as well as that awesome Grey texture!! Do you have any favorites in this bunch? I seriously cannot pick!! I love them all SO much. I had not been this excited about a nail polish innovation since back when Holos came out!

 As of right now I am not sure when I will be posting again. Worry not!! This is not a hiatus or anything!! Along with all the doctors visits and what not I'm also having some work done to my computer, stuff that is really overdue, so that will put me out for a few days (but hopefully not DAYS). 

  But, I know you guys understand that health really does come first. ANNNNDD the sooner I am better and stable the sooner I can get back to producing awesome content for you guys (and myself :). Love you and miss you guys very much!! Your support means SO much to me!

(**Milani products provided for my consideration**)

28 comments:

  1. Take care of yourself Cris, your blog and all us can understand the reasons.
    hugs. :))

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    1. I meant your swatches! I hope you're back soon :)

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  3. I hope the bright nail polishes cheer you up. Get well soon!

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  4. I think these are my favourite out of all the textured polishes I've seen- the bright colours look great!

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  5. these are awesome! So sorry to hear about your health! Take care of yourself first!!!

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  6. I really really like the texture and bright colours of these polishes!

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  7. Ohhhh...I love the BRIGHT colors, and I love Milani. Need to get some of these!!

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  8. health definitly comes first! hope you are okay :D

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  9. I've seen these polishes a lot lately and I'm still not convinced if I want to get any for myself to try out. Get well soon and stay healthy!:)

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  10. I was not excited about the sandy/texture trend until the Zoya Pixie Dust polishes. I love the vivid colors of these.

    I hope your health issues get straightened out quickly!

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  11. Hi Cristina! Hope your ok! This post is great i love the look of these nail polishes! Beautiful swatches x x x x

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  12. I hope all the tests and Dr visits result in some positive results, you deserve it!!! Feel better!

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  13. I love the turquoise! Feel better soon Cristina

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  14. Loving these textured polishes, and these colours are awesome.

    Hope you're feeling better soon lady :)

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  15. Please do take care. Nails can wait but health is paramount. Hope you are back up and at your peak soon. Love your swatching.

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  16. These colours are amazing! Especially love the berry-fuchsia, and the wear time sounds awesome. Hope you feel much better soon, Cristina. Sending all my best!

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  17. Hope you feel better soon! Put yourself first! I love your swatches but would much rather you be happy and healthy than worry about the blog!

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  18. Thinking of you, Cris. Hope your doctors can you help you find some normalcy :).

    I can't pick a favorite either--although I will admit when I was reading the names, "Yellow Mark" reminded me of armpit stains, lol!

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  19. First off, I absolutely love your blog and am sending well wishes your way! I think I can speak for all the other ladies and say that we' ve missed you and gone though LTHP withdrawal! Love the textured look! I am currently wearing Victoria's Secret polish in "No Strings Attached." It's a metallic blue with magenta and turquoise shimmer undertones. I highly recommend VS polishes as I think they would look amazeballs on your fingers! The formula glides on real smooth, so no complaints thus far. Anywho, take care of yourself and we all hope you feel better!

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  20. I really hope you get feeling better soon!

    I'm on the fence about texture polishes. I bought one of the Milani's (fuchsia) to give the trend a fair test, and I'm just not all that thrilled. Not yet at least. It might grow on me, I didn't hate wearing it as much as I expected to!

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  21. See, this is why I don't like coming to your blog.... you're such an enabler *makes note to find these polishes*

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  22. i hope you feel better soon. health is def most important.

    love these milani textures. i didn't think i would but i love the bright colors. they remind me of candy.

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  23. Hope you feel better soon!! Thinking of you!

    Love the polish. Wish I could get my hands on these!!

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  24. Take care of yourself, health comes first!

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  25. So sorry to hear about your recent health! Take care of yourself. Of course, your health comes first! Still, great swatches. In your shoes, I doubt I could have even done that!

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