Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Salon Perfect Professional Nail Lacquer in Baby Blue

Some of you, who read my posts on a regular basis, may already know that I get slightly sidetracked during my grocery trips to Walmart. I go with the intentions of purchasing bread or milk, but some how I end up in the beauty department. I take a quick look through all of the brands in hopes of finding new products. 

Well, on one of these occasions, I discovered a new brand of nail polishes called Salon Perfect. Some Walmart stores only carry five or so colors by this brand, while others have a large display of several shades by this brand. A mint green, periwinkle blue, deep fuchsia, and turquoise blue - the special feature shade of this post - caught my eye. Initially, I was tempted to purchase the mint green. I changed my mind and bought the turquoise blue shade instead because the mint green shade reminded me a lot of China Glaze's For Audrey, which I already own. China Glaze's For Audrey has a blue undertone, which the Salon Perfect mint green shade does not have, so there is a slight difference. 

I believe I purchased and wrote a blog post about a Salon Perfect mint green polish last Summer. I ended up returning that mint green polish because I thought it was an exact replication of China Glaze's For Audrey. Last Summer, the Salon Perfect bottle looked different. It looked similar to the Maybelline Color Show nail polish bottles. Now the Salon Perfect packaging looks so similar to China Glaze that at first glance I thought Walmart began selling China Glaze. 

The first thing I observed about this polish was its intense scent. I don't know how to describe it, but I would like to warn that this polish gave off strong fumes during application and the smell lingered for a little bit after the polish dried. My Beau got a headache from the fumes. 

The shade I opted to buy is called Baby Blue. It remind me of a pure blue turquoise gemstone. Turquoise is one of my favorite gemstones to wear. I think that it compliments my olive skin tone. 

Salon Perfect polishes cost $3.99 each, which is a fair price. I was impressed by the formula and application of this polish. However, the formula varies by shade. I assumed that a white and peach shade by this brand would also apply as nicely as Baby Blue, but those shades did not. Baby Blue applied opaque, uniform, and non-streaky in one to two coats. The polish was slightly thick, but not gooey or hard to control. 

Overall, I definitely like the mint green and turquoise blue shades as well as their formula and application. However, if you are sensitive to strong nail polish fumes, then you may want to opt out on purchasing these polishes. I would like to disclose that I decided to return this polish because the fumes concerned me. I removed the polish minutes after I applied it and took pictures for this post. The thought that this is a new brand, not very common, and inexpensive, so perhaps the ingredients are not the best kept surfacing my mind. I did not feel comfortable wearing it or giving it away to a friend. 

If anyone reading this post has tried this brand, then please leave a comment below and share your thoughts on this brand of nail polishes. My feelings are split. I was really tempted to keep Baby Blue and also purchase the mint green shade, but I suppose I am slightly apprehensive because the brand is not a common trusted brand like Revlon or China Glaze and the polishes give off unusually strong fumes. Of course this post is only my opinion and I am only giving my point of view. I would suggest taking a little sniff sniff before making your purchase. If the scent does not bother you, then definitely check out this brand. Wouldn't it be great to find a cheaper alternative of the very trendy mint green polishes out in the market? 

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  1. I said the same thing when I saw Walmart carrying them! I had to take a double look because it looked very similar to China Glaze.

    It looks great on you!

    Simple Charm Beauty

  2. Very pretty blue. I can't stand strong smell of nail polish, though!
    My Beauty Junction

  3. Lovely fresh shade i loved your review Meesha :)

  4. Honey these are made by china glaze. American international industries to be exact, sometimes referred to as AII. Look at the back of your china glaze & salon perfect bottle and compare. They also make seche vite & supernail products.


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