June 06, 2013

Pipe Dream Polish Pink Elephants and Lemonade

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

Since Courtney comments on this post that she wanted to see Pink Elephants and Lemonade, that's the polish I chose to swatch next!  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?