$4 Petites Color Fever Nail Polishes: Another Reason to Love Rite Aid (and Drugstores in General)

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Nails

Olga of Beauty on and out of MakeUpAcademia

Written by OIga

Let’s meet Olga of MakeUpAcademia at Rite Aid this afternoon so we can shop for new colors for our nails. She recommends a bangin’ budget line to try in today’s guest post.

$4 petites Color Fever Nail Polishes

After trying and being put off by a few drugstore nail polish brands before (including the regular Petites line), I’ve been sticking to my Sephora by OPI’s. Luckily, however, one day while I was browsing my local Rite Aid beauty section (is there anyone else who finds that therapeutic?), a small bottle of pretty grayish taupe polish caught my eye. It turned out to be a higher end Petites line called Color Fever.


I’ve purchased two Color Fever polishes so far — Periwinkle (525) and Vintage Gray (519) — but if I was not trying to cut down on my makeup expenses, I would have bought a lot more. ๐Ÿ™‚

There are some very interesting colors in the line (although many of them are hard to find in stores), and in terms of quality both of the polishes I own are on a par with OPI. For the sake of comparison, the brush is slightly narrower and shorter than that of the brush that comes with a bottle of Sephora by OPI.

These are creamy opaque shades that go on beautifully and last a decent amount of time (up to a week with a top coat).

The Petites Color Fever polishes are more expensive than an average drugstore polish ($3.99 for 0.25 oz, but that’s versus close to $9 for 0.5 oz for Sephora by OPI), but I would still prefer these over OPI polishes — really, how often do we use up even half of a full-sized nail polish before it dries?

PRICE: $3.99
RATING: 10/10 overall

Olga of Beauty on and out of MakeUpAcademia

Written by OIga

This post was written by Olga from MakeUpAcademia, originally from Russia, but currently a graduate student in Baltimore, MD. She is passionate about physics equations, beauty and skincare products, travel photography and her cat Saathi.


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  1. Keerthi says:

    Both of those are lovely… I especially like Periwinkle! I do have a weird hang-up where I prefer full-size bottles of nail polish, but I don’t really know why – I have 600+ polishes; it’s not like I’m ever going to run out!
    Keerthi recently posted … swatch- opi the show must go on!

  2. Vanessa says:

    Vintage Grey is so pretty ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. marisol says:

    I have both of these colors and they are great. The color payoff is pretty amazing.
    marisol recently posted … Lust at first swatch

  4. Appu says:

    Periwinkle looks amazing, Olga! Unfortunately, I don’t have rite-aid anywhere next to where I stay ๐Ÿ™
    Appu recently posted … CVS 75 off LOreal haul

    • Olga says:

      Aww thats too bad, Appu! ๐Ÿ™ They might have these at Walmart too (I am pretty sure I’ve seen the regular Petites line there, so they might carry Color Fever as well)

  5. farah says:

    Lol! I thought I was the only one who found it therapeutic! And that gray is beautiful.

  6. mint says:

    the vintage gray looks beautiful ๐Ÿ˜€ the packaging’s very cute too.
    mint recently posted … Eclipse Nail Polishes

  7. Melanie says:

    I will have to check out the vintage grey!

  8. Maria says:

    Nice! the colors seem concentrated and evenly distributed on the nail, which is what most drugstore nail polishes lack in my opinion. I’ll have to check walmart…. And yes, I am that one customer who intentionally goes to the drugstore with bare nails for optimal color testing haha!

  9. Alice says:

    The worst is when your drug/grocery store starts selling OPI polishes. It’s been terrible hard resisting, but I’ve only bought one so far. :B

    These Petites sound very interesting, I’ll have to keep an eye out for them next time I stop by Rite Aid or something. I luuurve that grey shade.

  10. Melessa says:

    Olga what makeup are you wearing in this pic? especially the BLUSH??

  11. Luisa says:

    I like nail petites also. I find many bargains at http://www.northeasternwholesale.com

  12. NYC Nail Gurl says:

    I love this brand. Color 510 is my favorite. You can get them cheaper than $3.99. I love the size of the bottle too.

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