I will give any nail polish a try. Any shade, any finish, any brand. I have seen displays of Misslyn polishes in Shoppers Drug Mart in the past but wasn’t in the market for buying new polishes at the time. So when I got the opportunity to try out their limited edition Summer Collection, I said yes right away!
The Misslyn Nail Polish Summer 2015 Collection* features two finishes – Smoothie and Sorbet. The polishes retail for $9.99 and come in normal finishes as well as effect finishes.
The Smoothie polishes are inspired by fruits that you could whip up a smoothie with but also have very fine black pigments that mimic the look of an actual smoothie. They dry with a bit of texture but not as much as the textured Nicole by OPI polishes that were out last year. The texture can be cancelled out if you put a top coat on top.
The Sorbet top coats remind me of sprinkles that you could put on ice cream but in colours that are reminiscent of sorbet. The flat particles are within a clear base and are applied best if you remove most of the clear polish so that it doesn’t become too thick and maximize the amount of particles on the nails.
Each finish type comes in three shades. The Smoothie polishes applied very easily, make sure to wipe a lot of the product off before applying to the nail as it can be a bit gloopy, and opaque enough to only need 1 coat but I used two for the swatches. The Sorbet polishes like I said are best applied with the least amount of clear polish possible, apply pretty sparsely on the nail but can be built up with more coats. I really like that the Sorbet polishes are basically matte glitters – definitely a different look.
As you can see from above, the Sorbet particles do apply relatively sparsely but look really cool with the 3 shades layered together. You can also see the Smoothie polishes have that very fine textured finish.
Now for the individual polishes…
Yummy Cherry (87N) – This is a light raspberry coloured polish with the most visible black particles dispersed throughout giving it the most textured look out of the bunch. This one needed the second coat of polish the most.
Sweet Blackberry (87M) – A gorgeous blackberry juice colour. Exactly what I would think a blackberry smoothie would look like. Didn’t need the second coat but did it for good measure and consistency. I love the dimension the black particles give to this polish with just a hint of texture. I need to find a non-texture version of this colour, especially for fall.
Kiwi Bomb (87D) – Such a stunning emerald green shade that almost looks glittery because of the black particles. The texture isn’t as noticeable with this shade and that’s alright with me. I love the appearance of this polish – very unique and almost holographic.
Freezing Orange (801) – A pale orange shade of matte glitter particles. Very unique shade in my opinion.
Semifreddo (805) – A pale pink shade which would look great with other pastels or white/cream polishes.
Cold Raspberry (806) – A true raspberry shade which would look great with a turquoise or teal polish underneath.
Overall, I was very impressed with Sweet Blackberry and Kiwi Bomb. I would say that these are the standout polishes of the collection. I personally won’t reach for the Sorbet top coats very often but if you are a glitter die-hard fan, definitely give these a try for a new spin on the glittered nail look.
The Misslyn Nail Polish Summer Collection is available in stores until July 19th. Run, don’t walk, if you want to go scoop up a couple of these shades!
til next time…
Make sure to check out my post on the Fall 2015 collection from Misslyn!
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