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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

American Apparel Sheer Polishes Swatches and Review

Hello gentle readers.

Today I have three new polishes from American Apparel to share with you. These are from their new Sheer line. This six polish collection are all named after famous beaches and the colours all evoke Summer. These polishes are sheer jelly polishes created to do syrup gradient layered manicures. They are also great for jelly sandwiches and two of the three that I have will build to a perfect, opaque finish in three coats, making some of them very wearable as just plain old polish, as well. These polishes are three free and cruelty free.

Promotional image supplied by American Apparel and used with permission.

The first colour I have is Summerland Beach, a soft, sweet beachy-peachy coral. I applied all three polishes the same way for each swatch: Gradient syrup on my pinkie and ring, three coats on my middle and a jelly sandwich on my index finger nails. All are three coats topped with top coat. These are all so shiny, squishy and just yummy. Please forgive my syrup attempts. This was my first shot at the technique. I obviously need a little practice! 


Next up is Pacific Beach, a bright, nearly neon Kelly green jelly. This is the most sheer of the three. You can clearly see my VNL. But look how squishalicious! I think that this is the best of the three for the jelly sandwich. It looks opaque, in my index nail with the sammich.


Last but certainly not least we have Redondo Beach. This a lovely watery, slightly greyed blue. This is, in case you hadn't already guessed, my favorite of the three. I am a blue fan and this one just makes me happy all over.


The formula on these polishes is very nice. These are so easy to apply, they sat sweetly down where I placed them and whispered softly up my nails with only minimal streaking on the first coat, there was no dragging, pulling or bald patches. This polish builds nicely upon it's self, so that you can do the syrup gradients or jelly sandwiches with ease. As I mentioned earlier, two of the three, Summerland Beach (the peachy-pink) and Redondo Beach (blue) build to opacity in three lovely coats. Dry time is pokey. Slow. And it wasn't helped by the top coat I use for swatching purposes. If you decide to get and wear these, a good fast dry top coat will make your life a whole lot more pleasant. 


Overall, I like these polishes. They have pretty colours and a lovely, easy to work with formula. Hey! The brushes are nice, too! You know how I like a nice brush and I like these. I would think of purchasing other shades and I would definitely recommend them to you sheer lovers out there. 


American Apparel Sheer polishes are available on their website. They retail for $6.00 U.S. a bottle. 


What do you think of these? Like the look of them? Think that you might like to try them? Have you purchased any of these? Did you like them? Please do tell. 


Thank you so much for popping in and reading. Have a terrific day and may your polish never bubble.


*These were sent to me for review.* 

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