Feb 19, 2016

Island Girl Polishes

Hello Lovely People. As you all know I was on vacationing in Hawaii last month and while I was shopping at ABC Stores in Hawaii, I came across these Island Girl polishes. Priced at $2.99 a piece, I went "Whaaaaaa..." and couldn't decide what I wanted to buy. So finally I had it down to 6 nailpolishes and 1 cuticle oil (which was too cute a bottle to leave behind). So here is my swatches and review of the polishes that I bought

The Island Girl polishes are priced at $2.99, so I wasn't expecting much of them, but to my surprise they turned out pretty well. The formula is easy to apply for all the polishes and lasts 4-5 days without chipping. I have even tried some nail art with these polishes which has lasted even longer.

I was lucky enough to find some holographic shades(I am a sucker for Holographic Polishes) in this polish brand. This one has no name only a number 1807A and is a lovely Grey holo polish. You will soon see me using this as part of a nail art.

The other holo polish I found is a lovely Blue shade which goes by the number 1804A. It looks so beautiful in the sunlight and I can't stop staring at it.

The third polish is a lovely dove grey shade with again no name but a number 1518. I love this formula, very smooth and easy to apply. I got the below results in just 2 coats.

Next is a beautiful ice pink shade called TROPICAL GIRL(M1806). I really like how it looks both inside and outside in sunlight (pic 2 below).

The fifth polish is a maroon-ish pink shade called TROPICAL DREAM(M1801). This formula is easy to apply but it isn't a soft polish - meaning it has a rough feel to it.

Last is a pretty soft pink shade called BIG ISLAND MAGIC(P1201). This is my least favorite one. Though the color is beautiful, the formula is really really bad. I applied 3 coats for the below pic and it still was not fully opaque as you can see.

Of course, I had to share the pretty cuticle oil bottle pic too.

What do you think of this post? Would you like to see more polish swatches or you are interested in seeing only Nail Art in this space? Let me know in the comments section below.

12 comments:

  1. I love the two holos and tropical dream, they look so beautiful!

    I both like swatches and nail art :)

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    1. Good to know thanks for the feedback :) I love holo polishes as well, was very happy to find some for that price ;)

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  2. I tried the island girl thermal polishes and didn't like them :( I had to put my nails under very hot water to get it to shift and it was very subtle. It also chipped really fast but maybe it was just the thermals? I know a lot of nail bloggers love this brand so I might give their polish another try sometime :) I have the cuticle oil too... I like using it before pics because it absorbs fast but I find it doesn't feel moisturized for that long.

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    1. The only polish I used for a long time was the grey holographic one in a nail art which i wore for 6 days. it didnt chip or anything so i guess thats a gud sign. I have never had any luck with thermal polishes so I have stopped buying them. Holo is my new favorite :)

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  3. Wow ! Soooo cute cuticle oil bottle. The second polish looks very tempting to try out. Is it available online for purchase?
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    1. I am not sure, as I mentioned above I found it in an Hawaiian store.

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  4. we love both! and whatever you like to post is welcome! the most important thing is that you do you and have fun, we'll follow. i enjoy posts that show the personality of the author and that let me know more about them on a personal level. i didn't know about this brand and it sounds cute and looks like very good, is the quality nice? i especially dig the blue, it's amazing! and the cuticle oil bottle is magical! i'd love to make swaps with "exotic" polishes from around the world if you are interested!

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    1. That's good to know. I guess I like doing both :) You can always check out my Instagram page @nailscontext where I have nail polish giveaways and you can win different brands of polishes :)

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  5. Nice polishes and I love the holos :-D

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  6. Pretty pink and I like holos :) Hawaii - souns great!

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