If Sonia Kashuk’s new Nail Colours were any easier to apply, they’d be called Nail Polish for Dummies — or, in my case, Nail Polish for the HELLA Sleep Deprived.
I barely slept at all last night, which, as you can probably imagine, isn’t conducive to good decision making. For reasons I won’t even try to understand, I decided to do some swatching this morning…at 3 a.m. (aka the witching hour). Yes, I know. Crazy, right? Well, I was awake, and it just seemed like a good idea at the time. Despite the ridiculous hour and this little thing called “poor hand-eye coordination,” Sonia’s polishes still did a remarkable job.
I tried three of the four new colors released for spring — khaki green Fatigued, creamy purple Violetta and bright reddish coral Tutti Frutti. I also really wanted to try the fourth shade, hot pink Jammin, but I haven’t been able to track it down. Like another one of Sonia’s popular products, her Flat Top Brush, it’s always sold out at the store.
Fatigued (left) and Violetta (right)
Swatches from the left: Tutti Frutti, Violetta and Fatigued
There are tons of great budget nail polishes out there, but very few of them have a formula this good. I’m serious. There’s like an avalanche of nail polish awesomeness inside each of these bottles. You get opaque, streak-free coverage from a single coat that dries in less time than it takes Mario Lopez to remove his shirt (why’s homeboy always half naked?). About a minute or two.
Oh, and the brush? Also awesome. It fans out to cover a large area, and I’m able to coat my entire nail in just a few swipes.
I like all of the shades I tried, but I absolutely love Fatigued. If you look closely, you might see hints of silver micro glitter. This one kinda reminds me of a $5 version of last fall’s $25 Chanel Khaki Vert. Wear time also rocks. Fatigued is still going strong on my toes after a week. I used a base and top coat with it and have yet to see a chip.
The only downside? Availability, at least at my Target here. If you spot them at yours, do your paws a big favor and bring one (or more) of them home.
PRICE: $5 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Target stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,