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Monday, September 1, 2014

Milani Color Statement Nail Lacquer (Part 3 of 4): Summer Brights, Spring Pastels

The journey continues as I swatch and reiew the 37 polishes in the new Milani collection.  Here is what Milani has to say about them...
"This is your time to shine, with nails that drop-dead dazzle. Our new lacquer – the richest, most color-saturated formula in our lineup - delivers on a long list of patent-pending promises: Exceptional gloss that actually lasts. Detergent and Chip-resistance. Maximum nail protection. In so many different finishes – cream, sheer, metallic. And so many different shades – 37 in total, from neutrals to full-on fashion hues. There’s even a mini set of shimmer and special effects options. Oh so much love with this great lacquer."

I have divided these up into four posts with roughly 9 polishes per post. Today, is the 3rd post of 4.  I want to show you some of what I called Summer Brights, Spring Pastels, and the Vamps.  Of course, there are other polishes I posted already that could be in this category, but with 37 polishes, there are bound to be overlaps.  

Mani 1:  I decided to get out of my comfort zone and do a toothpick marble a la Pointless Cafe.  Mine was an utter fail compared to hers, but I'm not afraid to show you my fail art!  
I used what I call the Summer Brights-26 Blue Print, 39 Mango Tango, and 09 Hot Pink Rage.  I had planned on just showing them like this, but then realized how amazing the were all on their own...

26 Blue Print is actually brighter and less of a royal blue than my pictures show.  It completely freaked out my phone.  I used two coats and I noticed it dried quickly and just a tad matte.
There were very minor self-leveling issues that top coat solved.
39 Mango Tango is a fiery red-leaning coral!  I mean WOW!  This was a favorite of mine.
I used two easy coats and it also dried quickly.  I had no issues with application.
I thought that 09 Hot Pink Rage would be too pink and girly for me. I was wrong!  This was a surprise favorite for me as well!  I used two coats and it is a super bright happy girly pink!
I had no issues (other than not wanting to take it off!)
Here are what I called the Spring Pastels.  (Of course, in my 1st post of the Color Statement Collection, there were some lighter colors that would fit well in this theme as well.)

I used 08 Cupcake Icing first and I like the dusty pink of this color.  I used two creamy coats.  
I also did a freehand "plaid" on my accent nail using all four of these colors.
Here is a lighter and more true pink.  This is 07 Bombshell and it reminded me of Barbie pink or Pepto Bismol.  I used two coats and had very minor streaking.  

Milani polishes have proven to be amazing in nail art of almost any kind! 
Next is 25 Peri-Wink.  I wanted to love this polish so badly, and the color is great. It even has a fantastic blue shimmer!   Unfortunately, it has a severe self-leveling issue.  Luckily, Milani Top Coat helped level it out.

I did a simple dot mani on my accent nail!
The ever elusive mint color!  This is 19 Mint Crush.  I loved this soft pastel shade very much!  
I used two easy coats and did a stamping detail on the accent nail with Milani White.

Parting Thoughts:  My favorites from this post are Mango Tango, Hot Pink Rage and Mint Crush.  I will add that I loved all the creams in this post though! Aside from a couple of self-leveling issues, we have winners all around.

Here are the links to the other colors in this vast collection:

Part 1  French Tips and Watermarbles
Part 2  Shimmers and Glitters
Part 4   Vampy, neutrals, and Reds

Price:  $3.99 each


This collection is available at all participating retailers of Milani.

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*These products were provided for review. All opinions are my own*

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