After yesterday's swatching I left the Cuinong green on for a while, then I got bored and decided to give another of my untried polishes a go while the Eccentric English Boyfriend and I were watching Moonlight last night (mmmm, sexy vampires). A nice red seemed appropriate for vampire watching, so I went for Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Honeymoon Red.
What the hell sort of name is Honeymoon Red? Seriously, what does that actually mean?
Anyhoo I digress - application on this one was fantabulous. Two coats, could very nearly have been one, nice formula and just a little bit of brush strokage but nothing that steady application couldn't deal with. This is a gorgeous colour, a deeper red than it appears in the picture but with a gorgeous pink shimmer in some lights. I really love it, and I say this as someone who rarely wears red nails.
Honeymoon Red stayed on till this afternoon, then I gave Barry M Mint Green a go.
Annoyingly this picture does not show the colour at all well. It is much more of a mint green.
I've been looking forward to seeing this one on, as I'd heard it was a dupe for MAC's Peppermint Patti. I think I will have to do some side-by-side swatching of the two - just going from memory it is very similar to Peppermint Patti. A darn sight better application though. Which is not to say the application was wonderful, it wasn't, but it was better than Peppermint Patti, which was just terrible. This was three coats, and there was a lot of streaking but, like a couple of other Barry M's I've tried, it was beautifully self-levelling as it dried. I absolutely luuuuurve this colour.