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Kiki Overthinks Every Thing
June 8, 2010
A Creamy Review
Now Playing: E.L.F. Nail Polishes and Translucent
Topic: Beauty Thoughts & Reviews
Last Saturday, I received my highly anticpated opaque pastel colored nail polish from E.L.F. in the mail. I was not disappointed. The mint cream was exactly as I had pictured. It starts off a bit sheer, but I was able to get my desired look after three coats. I suspect it would have only taken two if I had not used a base coat--something I don't normally do. I topped it off with a Seche Vite fast drying top coat, which gives the color a slight sheen but it isn't glossy. Thus far, the manicure has lasted three days on my short nails with only the slightest wear that is only noticable to me. I have given my girls a bath; washed the dishes; and spent countless hours typing on the computer so this is quite a pleasant surprise. Even better, everyone has given me compliments on the color.
The lilac nail polish was darker in color than I had imagined. I was hoping for something a bit pinker. (Think of the greige with a few drops of purple mixed into it.) I would call this color a neutral with a twist. It doesn't scream out at you and the color is very complimentary to different skintones, but it is unique enough that you don't see it every where. As with the mint cream polish, it started out a bit sheer which I attribute to using a base coat. It took three coats to get the look I wanted. (Four on my pinkie toes which are darker in color than my other four toes.) There hasn't been any chipping and I've been wearing open-toed shoes for the past three days. The lilac color will transition nicely into the fall and winter weathers. This is my first time using E.L.F. nail polish, and I was pleased. On a scale of 1 to 5, I give it 4.
In this shipment, I also received E.L.F.'s new translucent mattifying powder from their studio line. I thought it would make my African-American skin look ashy, but the whiteness of the powder disappeared once I blended it using the enclosed sponge. It kept my normally oily T-zone matte during a humid night out of walking around midtown Manhattan. I will keep this powder in my purse so I can to touch ups during the day once the summer hits full blast. It was $3 well spent.

E.L.F. is having a sale this June. Free French Manicure Set with $15 Purchase. Use code POLISHED through 6/30. So, why don't you treat yourself to some wallet-friendly polishes that reflect this summer's hottest beauty trends.

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Updated: June 12, 2010 2:52 PM EDT

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