Like I said, I love the idea of this. In actual practice...meh. I guess what I don't understand is why these are so sheer. Who are these marketed for? When you have a dark color and it's almost opaque but not quite, as these are, the VNL you see makes it look like there's dirt under your nails, in my opinion. That's a look I try to avoid. Why wouldn't you make these jellies completely opaque, or more transparent? This in-between business is kind of bugging me. That's just my two cents. I'm wearing one of the polishes right now and trying to get used to that slight VNL...it's hard.
Although I'm not thrilled with the opacity, the colors and formulas are great. I mean, really terrific. They build up very nicely and don't get streaky at all. Each swatch, except one, is show with four coats. Below shows you how opaque they are.
Houston We Have a Purple is the only one of the bunch that gave me issues. It just didn't apply well and got streaky. Too bad, too, because I love the color. Like a grape juice stain.
So...thoughts on the whole sorbet concept? I looove the texture of these polishes, but I so wish they were just a tad more opaque!!! I just don't like that VNL, no matter how subtle. It doesn't look like one of those sheer polishes that you're supposed to see the nail with; it's looks like you should have put one more coat on to achieve full opacity. Except that I put one more coat on Big Hair...Big Nails last night after swatching. After five coats I can still see a little VNL. Bleh!
They dry rather quickly, but they're still dent-able for quite some time afterwards, so be cautious. The finish is very glossy, though, even without a topcoat!
Will I wear these? Um...I want to. Because I love the juiciness of the colors. I guess I'll just have to learn to embrace the VNL? Well, I'm going to give it a few test runs before I decide that I absolutely can't live with it.
Man, I am chatty today. I really do want to hear what you guys think, instead of me just babbling away. Share, share, share! Do you like the colors? Or jelly finishes in general? Don't forget to check out the shimmers and cremes of the collection, if you haven't already!
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