Thursday, April 5, 2012

Polish & Co. Nail Polish in 5 O'Clock Shadow and Jeans 2 Tight Swatches and Review

I was able to try some shades from Polish & Co.'s Hue Loves Me… Hue Loves Me Not collection. It consists of 17 shades that are are toxin-free and without any DBP or cancer causing agents. They are also made in the USA. Here are my thoughts on the formula and the shades along with some swatches.


5 O'clock Shadow







First of all, the packaging is very reminiscent of American Apparel's nail lacquers, which come in thin rectangular bottles. However, Polish & Co. has silver caps while American Apparel has black ones. I just love these rectangular polishes. They save so much space in my Helmer drawers, and they look stylish and unique. I am also liking the silver caps because they stand out in a sea of black caps in my collection. Some people don't like these tall slim bottles because they feel they topple over easily, but I don't have any problem with that because I make sure the bottles are out of my hand's way when I do my manicure. The brush is also similar to American Apparel's - long and thin but easy to control and maneuver.

5 O'clock Shadow is this really pretty light fatigue or sage green cream. I don't think I have an exact dupe of this in my stash. It is very pretty because this kind of green is not really that common, and since green is my favorite color, this is right up my alley.


Jeans 2 Tight



Jeans 2 Tight. I am kinda disappointed in this shade because I feel that it is a tad too dark for me. I thought it would be a very nice navy blue, but it is more like a bluish black on me even under sunlight. It is an edgy yet pretty color. It is a cream.

I am also liking the formula of these polishes. They are creams and yet they are fully opaque in one coat. The formula behaves well and does not pool on the cuticles, nor does it streak. It is a little on the thick side but I like thick formulas because they are not streaky.

Creams are one of my favorite nail polish formulas, and my favorite creams are rich and opaque in one coat, just like Polish & Co.'s. Application was a cinch and it was very easy to level the coats and make them look professionally-applied. My only gripe is that the price is a little on the steep side at $12 each. I do appreciate the high quality of the product, though, so I guess the price reflects that.

You can purchase Polish & Co. on their website for $12 each.

The Shades Of U Rating: 4.25 out of 5

Note: Media sample was provided by a representative of the company for consideration. All opinions are completely mine.

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