A little while ago I posted some pics of a new cheapie nail polish brand I spotted at CVS called Confetti. Just like Sinful Colors at Walgreens and Rite Aid, Confetti Long Wearing Nail Colors are just $1.99 a bottle, and the displays seem to be popping up at CVS locations across the nation.
Never one to turn my nose at a cheapie nail polish brand, I decided to purchase three shades in three different textures, just to get a feel for how these polishes perform. So today I'm going to show you a shimmery duochrome-ish shade and a more foil-type shade, and later on I'll show you the creme I also purchased.
In all of the below pics, I used Orly Bonder base coat and Sally Hansen Mega Shine top coat. And both colors were photographed after two days of wear. Note: I haven't experienced any chips so far--just tip-wear.
Confetti Centerstage (indoors with flash)
Centerstage (no flash, florescent lighting)
I used two coats of Centerstage for these pics, but this color definitely could have used a third coat. Now, unlike so many other bloggers who have reviewed Confetti polishes recently, the brushes in all three bottles I purchased were absolutely perfect (although one was longer than the others which was odd). I have seen some messed up brushes on some other blogs (twisted, bent, etc.) so I REALLY lucked out because these brushes were perfect.
I wasn't super thrilled with the texture of Centerstage (it's thin, a bit watery and the brush deposits a LOT of polish on your nails even after you think you've swiped the brush against the bottle enough). Also, I'm not thrilled that this color requires three coats for perfect opacity, but I can live with that because I think it's a beautiful color (much prettier than these pictures illustrate). In full sunlight, Centerstage is absolutely gorgeous and I do not regret this purchase one bit.
Confetti Purple Pizzazz (indoors with flash)
(This looked pretty much same with and without flash, so here's another one indoors with flash)
OK, let's talk about little Miss Purple Pizzazz, shall we? I have been burned ONE TOO MANY TIMES by polishes like this. In the bottle, they look like lovely, shimmery LAVENDERS. But when you take them home and put them on, they always turn out to be PINK! Why? Why??? WHY???? All I want is a nice foil-y lavender-purple. But I always, always end up getting pink when I buy this type of polish. Do you see how lavender it looks in the bottle vs. how pink it is on my nails?
Now, when I first applied this polish I hated it. It is SUPER watery and sheer on the first two coats. But after wearing it for a day, I decided to apply one more coat. And once I applied that third coat, something magical happened. It went from sheer pinkish-ugly to....a pretty pink foil! I actually don't hate this color now and, the longer I wear it, the more it grows on me. Just be sure, if you buy it, that you realize you're not going to get the purple in Purple Pizzazz. They should really rename it Pink Pizzazz.
So that's my take on Confetti polishes so far. For $1.99, they're OK. Not stellar, but definitely worth the price. I haven't see any chips yet going into my third day of wear, and I was lucky that I didn't have an issue with the brushes. Others may disagree, but I think this a neat little drugstore line and I would pick up additional shades if I had some Extra Bucks burning a hole in my pocket.
Please stay tuned for my upcoming review on the creme polish I purchased from this collection. In the meantime, do you own any Confetti polishes yet? What do you think of them?