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Monday, June 2, 2014

Sephora Formula X Nail Polish in Potent

So I did a little bit of damage in Sephora today.  I am going to post a Sephora haul later on in the week, but I thought I would write a post about my first impressions of Formula X for Sephora nail color.  I went to Sephora today determined that I was going to get one of these polishes, because the hype around these is hugeeee across the blogosphere and Youtube, and I appreciate a good polish, as you know. 

I was going to go for one of the polishes from the Electric collection, but I opted for something a bit more wearable, and Springy.  The shade I got is Potent, and it is from the New Neutrals collection.  This colour is described on the site as being a Carnation Pink, but it definitely has some purple tones in real life.  I wanted to get this shade because I have always struggled with pale pink polishes (say that three times fast).  They always seem to apply streaky, and end up being WAY too high maintenance.  Sadly to say, despite the price tag on this, Potent wasn't any different.  The finish, as you can see above, is beautiful (this is with Seche Vite top coat), but getting to this point was kind of annoying.  The polish is quite thick, and applies streaky and sort of globby.  It took me three coats to get the effect above.

I am not sure if I will go out of my way to get another one of these.  The special effect polishes are pretty rad, but not $13 worth of rad.  I was pressured (twice) by sales associates to get the kit that comes with the cleanser, base coat, and top coat, but I was not interested.  They said it would make my polish last two weeks, but as a self-proclaimed polish lover, I actually LIKE changing my polish every three days or so!  

Has anyone tried these and had a different experience?  Please let me know in the comments, as maybe I just got a dud!


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