Back in August, a little while after I first got sick, BBNail very kindly sent me these products for review. I’m going to be doing them in a couple of batches cos of low energy.
First up: Dirty Blond
I have to say this colour doesn’t suit me at all. I think it could look really good on someone with the right skin tone, which I think would have to be considerably darker than mine. On me, it just looks like the colour of (Caucasian) “flesh-toned” sex toys. >.< It also gives me a bit of the ol’ lobster hands. Not a good look on me. (I also tend not to wear lighter shades/”nudes”/pastels because they’re often read as feminising more than I would wish.) The formula was on the thin side – this is three coats.
I like this grassy, dusty, slightly greyed-out green; it reminds me of willow leaves. I’m not sure what it’s got to do with Centerfolds, but then nail varnish names often don’t seem to have a lot of logic. Again, this is about three coats. Here it is with some crappy cheap-ass gold shatter I got at the pharmacy (I think it was Sally Hansen, don’t remember now):
This baby blue (which is really is, though it looks a bit darker and greyer here thanks to my crappy camera phone) isn’t a colour I would have chosen. I mean, it’s a nice colour as pale blue nail varnishes go, and I’m sure it will really suit some people, but it’s just not a colour I’m into. Once again the name’s not a selling point for me: I feel a bit daft wearing something called “Heavenly Hunk”, though I suppose it’s no worse than OPI’s puntastic names. Also I had a *lot* of trouble with the formula on this one, as you can see in the top pic.
The formula is definitely a bit of a problem in all of these. They’re very thin and inclined to streak, and the brush is long and floppy. The colours also separate easily – when I looked at Dirty Blond today, it had orange floating on top. It mixed up again fine, but it was a bit unnerving!
Next time I’ll review the other three colours in the set.