Saturday, April 5, 2014

Paint Shop Polish Spring 2014 Collection watches: Sunday Funday, Dreamsicle, and Gumdrops

Paint Shop Sunday Funday (2 coats)

Paint Shop Dreamsicle (2 coats)

2 coats Paint Shop Gumdrops over 3 coats New York Cosmetics Lafeyette Pink 

*press samples*

I just got home from a plant show at the Raleigh Arboretum which was just beautiful on this sunny, warm Saturday. Of course we bought too many plants, but my husband has been in a huge landscaping kick since we got our house a year ago. 

I have yet another new brand of polish to me called Paint Shop Polish on Etsy. Their new Spring Collection is already available for purchase and will run you $4 for a 5 mL bottle and $8 for a full 15 mL bottle. These were mini polishes, and I just wanted to mention the the brushes were slightly too long for the bottle so they curved slightly. It took a minute to get used to, but once I did, it gave me no problems. I had no idea that Sunday Funday and Dreamsicle were textured polishes until I applied one of them and noticed that it was gritty. What's different about these textured polishes is that they dry to a semi-shiny finish instead of a matte finish. These aren't the sparkly textured polishes, but the bumpy ones that remind me of Nerds jellybeans that are out now for Easter. Perhaps they were the inspiration for these polishes! Anyway, Sunday Funday is a light purple while Dreamsicle is a creamy orange color. I used 2 coats for both of these, but you can see that Sunday Funday had more of a bumpy texture to it. The formula was pretty thick, but it made for opaque coverage and fast dry time. Both are fun, but I like Sunday Funday better. 

I had a bit of a problem with Gumdrops, which is a multi-colored pastel circle glitter in a clear base. The glitter really wanted to sink to the bottom, so I had to constantly roll the bottle around and fish the glitter out. I had to do 2 rounds of fishing which wasn't my favorite thing to do. I also got bubbling which I didn't get from the other polishes (albeit, I didn't use topcoat on the others). If it weren't for the bubbles, I would forgive the fishing because I really love everything else about this polish. Again, you can find Paint Shop Polish on Etsy where they have a wide array of different polishes (including a Harry Potter collection!). You can also check them out on Facebook and their Twitter pages.

*These polishes were provided by the company or PR representative. All reviews are based solely on my opinion. For more information, please see my full disclosure at the bottom of the site*

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