I was watching a ‘Get Ready With Me’ video of Ingrid Nilsen (aka missglamorazzi) a couple of months ago and when I saw the nail colour she was wearing I knew I had to have it. She has sported this particular colour on her nails quite a few times and it was mentioned in her ‘Spring & Summer Nail Polish Favourites’ video as well. The name of the polish is First Timer and it is absolutely gorgeous! More on this specific colour later…
Anyway, so I then had a look at the other polishes in the collection and was totally blown away by their vibrancy. So I popped onto eBay (surprise, surprise!) and checked if there was a mini collection available at a decent price. I found the most affordable seller’s price to be R 180,00 (including shipping) and I thought the price wasn’t too bad considering I’m getting 4 nail polishes containing 5ml each. And I REALLY liked the colours in this collection, so I bought the mini collection.
This is a beautiful neon coral shade, it’s super creamy, not streaky at all and very easy to work with. It looks more orange in sunlight and then looks a bit more red in a darker setting.
This is the one Ingrid was wearing in her ‘Get Ready With Me’ video. What a special little shade this is! It’s a bright, milky dark mint green shade – my heart literally skips a beat every time I look at this polish! Consistency-wise it also isn’t streaky, it applies like a breeze and is quite opaque (I only need 2 coats). I don’t normally wear green polishes on my nails (I only own 1 other green polish – Four Leaf Clover from China Glaze) but this one I really, really like!
Oooooh, this is a pretty, bright pastel purple shade. It’s more of a warm-toned purple (which I prefer with my skintone) but unfortunately this one is a bit more difficult to work with. It’s quite streaky and the most sheer out of all 4 polishes.
In The Cab-ana
In The Cab-ana is a muted, yet bright turquoise blue shade. I would say the formula of this one is the best out of all the polishes in the collection, it’s opaque (only needs 2 coats), non-streaky and applies like a dream. Essie’s Where’s My Chauffeur is a pretty good dupe for this one (it’s just a bit more green-toned) and Mint Candy Apple is a few shades lighter.
The swatches are in order as pictured above.
I’m very happy with this little collection as I don’t own any other similiar colours to these ones (and I own A LOT of nail polishes). I do own Where’s My Chauffeur and Mint Candy Apple from Essie but In The Cabana is a bit different and applies more evenly.
I can see myself reaching for these 4 polishes quite frequently during the Spring and Summer months ahead. I can’t wait for September to arrive!