First up, Caronia Nail Polishes. Bliss and Sapphire were bought by Jesselyn early 2011, when I started painting my nails. These she bought without particular reasons, she just said she just saw these and because blue is her favorite color, she bought it. I did like that the formula of these were still okay, but of course both are quite thick now. White Rose I bought one time when I was looking for white nail polish. I guess I was a little color blind that time because I didn't realize it was the frosted kind until I got home. The White Satin I bought late October this year for a Halloween Nail Art I hoped to do, but wasn't able to, and the Red Pearl I bought just recently for a Christmas Nail Art.
Personally, I love and hate Caronia Nail Polish. They do have a great selection of colors, but some of their nail polishes proved to be difficult to use, especially the White Satin. I found the brush too thin and the formula thick in the sense that it was difficult to achieve an even coverage. I don't know if the fault was on my part because I do get to read different blog posts using the White Satin and their nails looked really good. I guess I will just have to learn how to adjust with this formula. I won't be making a post exclusively for White Satin (because the bottle is nearly empty now after using it in different nail art attempts) and I didn't want to buy a new bottle as I would like to try other white nail polish made by different brands. The other four, I will be making exclusive posts in the days to come.
By the way, I used three coats of each color on my nails, without top coat.
Next set will be Careline Nail Polishes. I got to know about this brand through a few Filipino nail polish blogs, which sparked my interest. Last month, before traveling home after a lunch with a friend, I passed by Mercury Drug to buy a bottle of water and saw their nail polish rack with this brand. Priced at 10 pesos each, I bought 4 bottles (to make my total bill at 50 pesos as the water was 10 pesos as well) - Copper Rock, Fantasy Red, Tahiti Brown, and African Plum. Careline didn't have that much colors to choose from (but they do have a lot to offer), so I was quite surprised that I got another bottle of African Plum. At first I thought it was chocolate brown, but I was wrong. Lesson learned: Read the labels. :) The Frosted Beige I bought just last week, so I could make a swatch on all five fingernails.
African Plum was the most difficult to use among the five bottles - as you can see it was too thick and quite uneven, but I found a way to handle such formula, which I will share once I make a specific blog post about this one. Color wise, my favorite was the Tahiti Brown, but the biggest surprise would be Fantasy Red, as it was a one-coater.
Tomorrow, the last set of nail polishes in my collection.