Sonia Kashuk Fall 2012 Nail Colours from the left: Hocus Pocus, Emerald City, Two Cents, Dime a Dozen and All Vamped Up
Did you hear that…? That beeping sound? Is a truck backing up outside my window? Did I suddenly get a page from 1997 (007734-411-007-911)?
Oh, I see what it is. It’s just the sweet, sweet sound of my Bargain Beauty Thrill-o-Meter sounding off.
Even before I swatched ’em, I had a feeling Sonia Kahuk’s five new $4.79 fall Nail Colours would rock my budget-loving boat.
With finishes from creamy to metallic and colors perfect for fall, these highly pigmented jewel-toned polishes look like the kinds of nail accoutrements I’m more accustomed to seeing on Dior and Chanel counters, and with price tags closer to $30 than $5.
Looking at metallic copper Two Cents and creamy eggplant All Vamped Up, fall seems just days away, and I can almost hear the leaves crunching beneath my feet as I stroll around my neighborhood looking at Halloween decorations…
Creamy purple Hocus Pocus and rich green Emerald City should look right at home on my paws as I hoist a cup of hot cocoa up to my lips (can’t forget the marshmallows!), while gunmental Dime a Dozen looks like a lovely shade to bring to Thanksgiving dinner with the fam.
In the swatches below, I’m wearing two coats of Emerald City, Two Cents and Dime a Dozen. I think I also could’ve gotten away with two coats of Hocus Pocus and All Vamped Up, but I decided to apply a third because I noticed the faintest bit of streaking from those two in direct sunlight.
From the left: Two Cents, Dime a Dozen, Hocus Pocus, Emerald City and All Vamped Up
Dime a Dozen
All Vamped Up
Aside from some minor streaking from a couple of the shades, I have to agree with Tabs about these. They’re almost purrr-fect.
Smooth, with a wide, easy-to-use brush that covers a large swatch of the nail with every pass, a reasonably quick-drying formula (about 15 minutes for three layers sans a base or top coat), and an almost blinding high-shine finish?
Not bad at all.
And when worn with a base and top coat, I get between 7-10 days of chip-free color from these.
If you happen upon these sub-$5 shades at your nearby Target and feel inspired, consider snatching ’em up sooner than later. I have a feeling they’ll be going, going, gone quicker than you can say, “Trick or treat?!”
PRICE: $4.79 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Target stores
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
What are you reading?
Last night I started a new book called Angelfall, by Susan Ee.
I’d never heard of the author or the book before, but El Hub read an excerpt on Amazon.com while searching for zombie books (his current favorite niche) and thought I’d like it, so he downloaded it to my Kindle for me (thanks, babe!).
It’s a young adult book set in a post-apocalyptic Silicon Valley. Avenging angels have taken over the earth, having killed off most of civilization.
Three chapters in, and I’m liking it so far, but the similarities with The Hunger Games are striking! A strong female lead character who can fend for herself, a younger sister whom she loves and protects, and a mother who hasn’t always been there in the past.
Hopefully, the familiar recipe still leads somewhere interesting! So far it has.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,