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I am back today with swatches and review of a new set of polishes that I recently picked up.
On a recent trip that I went with my mom to our local TJMaxx, I spotted this neat collection of nail polishes that I have yet to see before. It is a ten-piece set, from a brand called AphOrism. I have not a clue what their name means. These are all mini polishes.
I tried to look up their brand online, but basically no traces could be found. I have no idea on the retail value of this set, but I paid $7.99 and it said on the box that it retails for at least $14.
The colors in this collection all range from white, gold, coral, red, pink, and purple. Here is a preview of all of the lovely colors this set has to offer:
All of these polishes have no names, so I will just describe the colors.
First up, this is your average white cream. I did three coats by itself. This color is nothing special.
Next up, this one is a nice, sheer, pink shimmer topper. I did three coats by itself. This is probably best over another color, like the white that came in this set or even a pink. I love the look on it's own though.
Third up, this one is a metallic light gold. I did three coats by itself. This is a nice color that I think any sheer colored polishes would go nicely over.
This one is a nice medium coral cream. I did three coats by itself. This would be good under a nice glitter topper or shifter polish. I just feel like a mint colored one would be neat to try.
Next, this one is a rose/dark blush shimmer polish. It has a bit of a gold shift to it. I really like this color, but this one was so hard to photograph clear. I took tons of shots and none were really that good, so this is the best of them. I did three coats by itself.
This next one is a nice medium coral-y pink cream. I did three coats by itself
Seventh up, this one is a nice medium magenta cream. I did three coats by itself.
Next up, this one is a nice maroon-mauve cream. I did three coats by itself. I love colors like this. While it isn't totally unique, it kinda always feels like it is when I try them out.
This one is my favorite of the bunch, and the one that photographed the best out of every one of these polishes. This one is a shimmer-shifter, dusty purple that has a bit of a pinky shift, which is hard to see in the photo. I did three coats by itself.
Last up, this one is a nice orangey-red cream. I did three coats by itself. My camera, as you know, hates bright colors, so this one was hard to photograph.
My thoughts on these polishes? Nice colors, and all without topcoat are super, super shiny. Application wise? Most of them apply streaky or patchy. When swatches some of these colors, the application was so bad on some nails that I had to swatch them twice to get it to look decent.
If application issues don't matter to you and you are one to make any polish work no matter what, then by all means, pick these up. For me, I am not too fussy with application so I don't mind SO much, so I will be keeping these polishes.
Well, that's all I have for you guys for now. I will talk to you all later, bye!