While on a trip to Costco recently, I stumbled upon this set of 12 nail polishes by celebrity nail stylist Jenna Hipp. Between the gorgeous packaging and the fact that I'm constantly in awe of Jenna's nails on her Instagram, I knew I had to buy it. The best part of all is that it was only $15. The polish dries very quickly and has a five-free formula. It also comes with an emery board. Honestly... what's not to love?
There are four pastel shades in the collection. All four pastels take 3 coats before they are fully opaque. Damage Control is the pastel pink, Hashtag is the pastel orange, Tweet Me is the pastel yellow, and Freshmaker is the pastel mint. One thing I noticed with the pastel colors is that they apply unevenly and a bit streaky, even with 3 coats. It seems to even out after the third coat, but on my thumbs I ended up having to apply a thin fourth coat.
|Top row: Damage Control, Hashtag|
Bottom row: Tweet Me, Freshmaker
There are four "brights" in this collection as well. Private Getaway is a bright coral, Look Hot Feel Cool is a bright kelly green, I Can Afford It is a bright purple shimmer, and Room Service is a hot pink. These four were completely opaque in 2 coats. They applied evenly.
|Top row: Private Getaway, Look Hot Feel Cool|
Bottom Row: I Can Afford It, Room Service
This collection also features two glitter polishes, one metallic, and one super-vampy polish. Hollywood Reporter is a silver holographic glitter suspended in a clear base. Awards Season is a metallic gold. Editor's Pick is a super dark olive green packed with gold glitter. After Party is a pink glitter suspended in a clear base. The glitters do not apply evenly, and are kind of a pain to manipulate on the nail. Awards Season has a metallic finish, which means it is easy to see the streaks of the polish. It is fully opaque in two coats. Editor's Pick is so dark that it almost looks black. It was very hard to photograph, but you can kind of see the olive green and gold in the polish picture above.
|Top row: Hollywood Reporter, Awards Season|
Bottom Row: Editor's Pick, After Party
For $15, I think this collection is worth it. They are fun colors that would be great for nail art. Have any of my readers tried these out? Let me know what you think about them!