Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Salon Perfect: Olive & a Preview!

This is officially my most requested polish with a grand total of two people wanting to see it! Exciting. :D According to Bethany Salon Perfect is sold at Rite Aid and I put every major city in the state into their store locator and could not find even one within 100miles of any of them. *boo* Really wish I would have gotten their green glitter crackle when I saw it. Who knew Walmart would randomly stop selling it as quickly as they started? It really is a shame, too, because for a $3 polish (which I got for 75cents) the formula is amazing! I mean, I was seriously surprised. It was a little on the thin side, but went on so smoothly and if I had been a tad more diligent I could have gotten away with one medium-thick coat. Within about 4 minutes it was dry to a light touch, but still tacky to itself*. Unfortunately it's rainy and overcast again so I fiddled with the settings on my camera to try and get this as close as I could. So, without further ado, here is Olive by Salon Perfect:



That's a touch bluer than real life, and this one:



Is a tad brighter than real life, though it may look like that in full sun. Speculations! One other thing about this formula, I mentioned previously about my chronic over-stroking (*snickers*) and you really can't tell at all, huh? So smooth!! I wonder if the metalic green one will apply similarly?

Now, to the preview! Finally got the funds into my paypal account to set up my Avon order and wouldn't you just know it? Lagoon is no longer on sale! *cries* Fortunately they did have it in a "mini" version for $1.99 so I got that just so I can have it back in my collection. That was only half the reason I had to place my order. The other half is this pretty pretty precious I spotted last time I was browsing the site:



It's called Illusion (which I hear in my head as "Illooooooosion") and I'm super psyched to try it! Trust me, I don't care what I have on as soon as this is in my hands it's going on my nails. If you want to order now and don't have a relationship with an Avon representative (I'm not gonna come between you and your people, c'mon now. lol) then feel free to use the link above. If you want to wait and see how glorious or disappointing it is on my nails, I'll share that link again in that post.

So that order is taken care of, still waiting on my faraway Ulta trip (or nearby depending on how tomorrow goes), but I am officially now saving up for the Models Own Beetlejuice collection. I'm close to cashing out some internet monies that will take some pressure off. I can almost see myself going straight up Golem once that pretty pretty precious is in my hands. LOL Hope everyone is having a great week. I know I am!


*That's why I read my preview before posting. Almost forgot! Something I learned way back when I was, like, 13 about gauging the dryness of nail polish. Give it a good couple of minutes and you should be able to run your finger over it. If not, it's nowhere near dry. If you lightly touch your nails to each other they will either be tacky (not dry yet) or "clacky" (more dry). If they don't stick to each other at all, you're almost there. Once you can rub your nails against each other smoothly they're 100% dry and you can get about your business with no worry. The key is to always start with a light touch if you're unsure how far along the drying is. I'm sure everyone has their own techniques, just wanted to clarify what I meant by "tacky". ;)

9 comments:

  1. Such a pretty color! I want it! Are you sure it was me that said Rite Aid?

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    1. Oh you know what? You mighta meant Whimsical. LOL So then who sells Salon Perfect?! Minus eBay.....

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    2. Oh that's right! I've never tried Salon Perfect. I tried to google where it can be bought, but I didn't find anything :(

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  2. Love that colour! I really dig greens :) also I learnt that nail dry test when I was in china, the manicurist there told me about it, I do it everytime now ever since :)

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    1. Wow, China? That's so cool! I read it in some teenage self-help booklet. Your story's better.... :)

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  3. i really like that color! it's very army green! lol would look cool with a tan or something and make camo nails! eeee! i would totally do it if i could! :D

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    1. LOL I thought you'd like it. Looks like an army tent. I'll go through my stash and see if I can do a camo combo for ya.

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  4. I looooove this color. Anything olive green is ok with me! :) Also I tagged you for the Liebster award! I think you're wonderful! ;) The post is up on my blog!

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