Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Painted Nail: Marie-Claire & Coco

Hello again dears!  I just had a lovely afternoon at the park with some friends after school and now I'm home watching Hocus Pocus.  I figured I should make good use of my time while sitting here and realizing with my kids and share pretty polish with all of you!  I picked these up at another CosmoProf North America After Party.  This one was hosted by Katie Cazorla from The Painted Nail!  It was very exciting to meet her and hobnob with other nail bloggers.  I feel very fortunate that I was able to attend this event and learn more about her products.  Now let's take a look at some polish!

*PRESS SAMPLE*

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Let's start with Marie-Claire.  This is a gorgeous deep, dark navy blue creme (maybe it's a crelly?).  I love this color and oddly don't have any polish quite this shade.  So I'm happy it's unique to my stash.  Marie-Claire had a flawless formula and applied like a dream.  It built up to complete opacity in 2 coats.  I'd guess that Marie-Claire could easily be a one-coater if you use more polish on your brush than I typically do.  I did not use topcoat for my pictures.  Did I mention that I am digging the bottle shape too?  It has a nice feel and is easy to hold.  

*direct sun*
The Painted Nail Marie-Claire

The Painted Nail Marie-Claire

*shade*
The Painted Nail Marie-Claire

*artificial light*
The Painted Nail Marie-Claire

The other polish I received was Coco. This is a beautiful shimmery color shifting polish.  I used it as a topper thought it's possible it could build up nicely on it's own in 3-4 coats.  I went ahead and put Coco over Marie-Claire because I thought they'd work nicely together, I was right!  Love when that happens.  I see so many colors in this bottle - gold, red, fuchsia, green, teal, purple.  I even saw some deep greens and a deep blackened color in specific lighting alas I couldn't catch any of that in my pictures.  Regardless, Coco is stunning.  I used 1 layer of Coco and no topcoat.   

*direct sun*
The Painted Nail Coco

The Painted Nail Coco

The Painted Nail Coco

*shade*
The Painted Nail Coco

The Painted Nail Coco

*artificial light*
The Painted Nail Coco

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