Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Milani Retro Glam Collection!

Today I have the Milani Retro Glam Collection up for review! According to Milani "This Limited Edition nail collection was inspired by retro psychedelic floral prints from the 60's & 70's. The nail lacquer formula is long-wearing, chip-resistant, and super gloss"

The collection features 5 Cremes and a Sprinkle Topcoat!




Almond Bliss
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Almond Bliss is a off-white creme. I used 2 coats for full coverage. I was not thrilled with the formula of Almond Bliss it was a bit uneven, though seemed to end up decently after 2-3 coats.

Creamy Pistachio
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Creamy Pistachio is a light mint creme. I used 2 coats for full coverage. Like Almond Breeze, Creamy Pistachio was not the easiest to work with, a bit uneven and almost thick at times.

Mint Chip
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Mint Chip is a brighter green creme. I used 2 coats for full coverage. I had less issues with Mint Chip, the formula was smoother and a bit more even.

Strawberry Shake
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Strawberry Shake is a medium pastel pink creme with the slightest hint of shimmer. I used 3 coats for full opacity. As you can see by the first 2 coats, the formula was not spectacular, but everything evened out by the third coat.

Raspberry Delight
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Raspberry Delight  is a brighter darker pink with the faintest shimmer. I used 2 coats for full coverage and found the formula decent to work with, but a bit uneven.

Sprinkles
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Sprinkles is a gorgeous combination of small white and black circle glitter, larger hexes, bar glitter and more! I LOVE both 1 and 2 coats of Sprinkles. This kind of polish has been popular among indies and I haven't been fortunate enough to get my hands on one. But I adore this combination of glitters and think there are endless possibilities. I didn't have to fish for glitter and it applied like a dream!


My favorite of this collection was the Sprinkles top coat effect, I am very excited to add it to my polish collection! Overall, some of the formulas were difficult to work with, though I worked with some of them again after these initial swatches and did not have as many issues with application.

Milani Polishes are DBP, Toluene & Formaldehyde Free and retail for $4.49 for the cremes and $4.99 for the Sprinkles top coat at various drugstores. 

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*Products were provided for review by Milani. All opinions are my own.*

5 comments:

  1. Raspberry Delight looks nice on you!

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  2. I love the cremes in this collection...so classic!

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  3. I agree. This is a great collection. I love Sprinkles!

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