So I can spend a dollar buying many things. Like a pack of M&Ms, or Pixi Stix, a Wet N’ Wild eyebrow stick, and some nail polish from L.A. Colors. With most cosmetic items that cost a dollar, I don’t have much faith. My motto is that you get what you pay for. Can’t expect too much outta a buck, right?
I was kinda wrong.
I’m not in love with the nail polishes, but for a dollar, I could definitely see myself buying more. Just to try a new color. What can I say, I’m a polish fiend.
The Cotton Candy lacquer is very pale. I needed three coats to get a decent color out of it. Still, I was impressed because it gave a nice, hard, shiny finish without a topcoat. It is a gentle, everyday, neutral nail color. I’m not much of a neutral type of gal, but this works for me.
What can I say about Nectar? I’m not gonna be around the bush, to me the color looks cheap. I don’t know how to explain it, but there is a finished look of cheaper nail polish, and this has it. The color was just ok. It only took two coats to get a nice color though. I didn’t completely give up on it. I like to layer, so I applied a coat of Wet’ N Wild’s Fast Dry Color in Orange on top, and this is what I got:
So, here are my two cents about L.A. Colors:
- They dry pretty fast, in about two minutes each coat.
- They finish is nice and glossy.
- They only cost a dollar!
- They don’t start to chip until at least three days, and I’m sure with a topcoat it could last longer.
Nailed it or failed it? For a dollar, they nailed it.
I just saw a new line from L.A. Colors called Color Craze that I can’t wait to try. The colors look pretty amazing.