June 06, 2013

Pipe Dream Polish Pink Elephants and Lemonade

Disclaimer:  These polishes were offered at a reduced price or at no charge to manicuremanifesto.com in exchange for published reviews.  All reviews are fair, honest and reflect my personal opinion.

This polish is a medium teal crelly base with varying sizes of pink and yellow hex glitter.  When I deciding which colours from Pipe Dream Polish I wanted to try I was flip flopping a bit on this one because I normally don't like yellow at all.  Something about it caught my eye though so I decided to give it a shot.

 I am so glad that I did.  I love this polish! There's something whimsical about it.  It has deceptively good coverage too. When I first pulled the brush out of the bottle my first thought was that the polish seemed quite thin and watery.  I thought it was going to take a bajillion coats to get opaque.  However, when I put it on the first nail I though "huh, that's actually covering a lot".  By time I was done the second coat it was 90% opaque.  After the third coat it was completely opaque.  I love the contradictory quality of this polish.  The thin formula makes it super easy to work with but it still goes opaque in three coats.  Dear Pipe Dream Polish: Whatever formula or strategy you used to make this polish... keep using it!

As a bonus this polish dries really smoothly considering how much glitter is in it.  To prove my point I took all the above photos with NO top coat.  They all show three coats of Pink Elephants and Lemonade in natural sunlight.  I'm kinda regretting only getting a mini bottle of this colour now.  If you like what you see and want a bottle of your very own check out the Pipe Dream Polish Etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/pipedreampolish.  What do you think of Pink Elephants and Lemonade?