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October 17, 2011
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Hey L’Oreal:  I’m trying to work with you, I really really am… but this Amazon’s Flare polish left me a little frustrated.  I think the color itself is great — in fact I think I have a handful of Barbie-pink polishes that could be a stand-in for this one — the problem is all in the formula.  One coat was a tint, two coats was a wash, three coats got the pink to the point you see here BUT you could still see right through the tips, and there was no way I was going back for a fourth coat.  So in classic 5 year old style, I got frustrated and put some angry tips in Wet n Wild Ebony Hates Chris on this, just using the long skinny brush to swoop lines up from the tip (like with the smoke weed nails, but a little more narrow and the swipes more densely clustered).  That helped a ton.  Capped it off by using a detail brush to pull some Kleancolor Chunky Holo Purple over the black and promptly put the L’Oreal Amazon’s Flare into the dark corners of my cabinet.  Not impressed.

pink and black nails

L'Oreal Amazon's Flare

holo glitter nail polish

Kleancolor Chunky Holo Purple

13 Responses

  1. nail crazy says:

    i still love it, this looks pretty amazing to me :-D

  2. Kelly says:

    I like it! Reminds me of the “spooky meadow” nails I have on right now. Too bad about the pink polish though :(

  3. Jossie says:

    Absolutely amazing!!!!! Luv it!!!

  4. I am familiar with that kind of problems, very frustrating, i agree.. But the tips covered it, looking awesome : )

  5. Meredith says:

    I hate it when polish formulas are like that! This came out fantastic though! I might have to try it!

  6. Angie says:

    I’m so disappointed for you! I hate when that happens! And I know I have quite a few collecting dust because of the way they treated me when applying! But have to say this does look awesome!

  7. Alexis says:

    Sorry the polish was such a pain in the ass. This is gorgeous. How do you do the stripes? It’s so awesome!


  8. This is definitely one of my favorite designs from you so far I think!

  9. Lisa says:

    wow all of your nail art is amazing! Your so creative!

  10. pretty says:

    boo that sucks about the pink. it’s really cute though this mani

  11. rock-or-not says:

    I like it so much!

  12. Kayleigh says:

    Even with the difficulties you had, this mani turned out very very cool!

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