First up is a collective post about an up-and-coming nail polish brand that I kinda like. 'Kinda', because I'm not all that crazy about its formula and price but I like their concept, their bottle design, and the color offerings.
So, without further ado, I present you.......Priti NYC!
|L-R: Alister Stella Gray Rose, Magic Man Iris, Lambstail Cactus|
The three shades above are (from left to right):
- Alister Stella Gray Rose: A beautiful peach-pink creme
- Magic Man Iris: A deep bordeaux, red-based and almost black after several coats
- Lambstail Cactus: A grey-brown (jelly?) base with silvery fine glitter and multichrome holo effect
Here's how the three look worn under fluorescent light:
And here's with flash:
|With flash, you can see the middle polish applied unevenly|
All 2 coats with the usual OPI Nail Envy + Natural Base Coat and Poshe Top Coat layering. FYI, Priti NYC always includes a name of a flower/plant in their shade's name and I honestly think they have the most beautiful polish names ever to exist.
I'm not gonna talk much about Magic Man Iris (above) because even though it's super pretty, it's a been-there-done-that kinda shade. I love how the name contains 'Magic' though, because it is a pretty bewitching color =D. No, I'm gonna talk about the other two shades. First up is Alister Stella Gray Rose, the polish that currently holds the title of having the prettiest name among my polish collection.
|Alister Stella Gray Rose with flash, looks orangey for some reason|
Next up is Lambstail Cactus, possibly the cutest, my favorite polish name ever! (It's got Lamb, tail, and cactus in it, what more could you want?).
Feast your eyes upon this awesomeness:
And as I mentioned in the beginning of this post, I'm not particularly crazy about
their price given the quality of the formula. I don't know how 'safe' and 'eco' they are, but the formula is either clumpy (like Alister Gray) or too thin (like Magic Man Iris), not that shiny (all their polishes have this problem), and a bit hard to apply evenly / doesn't do self-leveling that well. Lambstail Cactus is an exception though, it has the right consistency and applies like a dream but still lacking in the shine department.
One good thing I like about this brand is the brush. It's flat and thin with the right length so it's easy to control but it is a tad stiff though, it doesn't help with the unevenness problem.
Overall, this brand is an indulgence for me, something I like to treat myself with. Try walking into one of their polish bar and see all the pretty colors lined up without salivating, I dare you! =D They still have a lot to improve, in the meantime I love waiting for what shades they'd come up with next.
Until next time!