Monday, May 10, 2010

[SWATCH] NEW ELF Spring 2010 Nail Polish

I gotta say, when ELF announced that they were coming out with new nail polishes, I was extremely excited! I have a few bottles already, and I thought they were great for the price~$1.00 each! When they released a picture of the new colors, I was even more excited! They had a nude & mint colored nail polish that I couldn't wait to try out.

Earlier this year, I had my very first ELF haul & was not disappointed with the items I bought, especially the Eyeliner Pen & their mechanical eyelash curler . I bought 2 eyeliner pens this time & another eyelash curler for my sister since she loved mine! haha This time around, I bought the HD powder & can't wait to try it out on top of my Skinfood BB Cream. I've read many great reviews on it!

I bought all 5 new colors. Onto the nail polish swatches!

The name of this one is INNOCENT. It's a bit sheer, so I put on 3 coats. This is a nude nail polish color -aka mannequin hands- Application is very easy & not streaky. I love it

Next we have DESERT HAZE. At first glance, Desert Haze & Innocent look very similar. Desert Haze is actually a light brown color. I applied 3 coats.

Here's a comparison of the two:

This one is SMOKY BROWN. When I looked at the bottle, I was expecting a light brown, but was surprised to find a nice, chocolate-brown color! It applied very smoothly. It only took 2 coats to get this nice, vibrant brown.

This is LILAC. It's a nice pastel purple. I applied 3 coats~application was not streaky. One of my favorites! It reminds me of OPI's Do You Lilac It?

THIS is the one I was most excited to try~MINT CREAM. I have a bit of an obsession with Mint nail polish at the moment & can't put down my China Glaze Re-freshmint, so I was itching to try ELF's version of Mint Green nail polish. I applied 3 coats & I LOVE THE COLOR!

Here is a comparison of China Glaze Re-freshmint & ELF Mint Cream. Mint Cream is darker than Re-reshmint. I love both colors!

All in all, I thought these nail polishes applied easily. They were not streaky & they dry fairly quick. I love the little black boxes they came in too! A huge plus---On the box, it states that these nail polishes are Three Free, meaning no Toluene, Formaldehyde, & Dibutyl Phthalate in their formula! Probably the best thing about these nail polishes is the price. Nothing can beat gorgeous, $1.00 nail polish!


  1. awesome swatches! those polishes are too cute!

  2. Cute blog! :)

    Thanks for following! I'm now following you too.


  3. Thanks for the review...I didn't even know ELF has nail polishes. the mint color looks really nice!

  4. @Katrina thank you! ^^ i love your new nail art btw. soo cute!

    @Hardcore Makeup Junkie: thank you i really appreciate it! :)

    @Robin: i wish they released more colors for the Spring collection. i'm in love with these! thank you for your comment!

  5. Thanks to you I just bought them. LOL. COOL.

  6. I think I'm going to go get the mint one now! I've been looking everywhere for a minty color. I love the Essie Mint Candy Apple one but I can't seem to find it anywhere! I gotta go get the elf one now!
    Btw, I love your blog!

    <3 Winsley

  7. Thanks for the swatches!
    I've been eyeing those LOL.

    - ♥ Janel [blog]

  8. omgg i am in love...thanks for the swatches

  9. the first two are so pretty, really nice colour, and whooa the prize, that´s amazing! You have gorgeous nails btw.

    please if you like, enter my teeny tiny giveaway with a surprise here: http://pinkwater-lily.blogspot.com/2010/05/teeny-tiny-giveaway.html

  10. @susies1955: awesome! i think you'll really enjoy the colors in real life ^^

    @DiWiMakeup: ooh i want to try Essie Mint Candy Apple too! Thank you for visiting me ^^

    @Janel "GiLiNG": No problem ^^

    @-elle♡: no problem!

    @Charlie: thank you! i will definitely enter your giveaway!

  11. So you found the application pretty good? Most took 3 coats?
    Are they chippy. I've got a ton of them and the application for me is rather hard ( maybe just need practice ) they seem a tad chippy too. DId you find this? How many days did they last?

  12. Great swatches! You have gorgeous nails!
    I placed an order with elf a few weeks ago, I'm sooo excited to receive my polishes!
    I'll be placing another order when the mint & lilac are back in stock though, as those are my favourites. =)

  13. those are amazing swatches! thank you :)

  14. Hi, I came across your blog while looking for these nail polish swatches. You have very pretty nails/hands lol.

  15. Desert Haze looks super pretty! Great swatches!


  16. hello! may i know how do u make ur nails look so glossy and SUPER NICE? especially for this series from ELF? top coat? What brand do u use? u have to teach me!! hehe.. u are awesome! thanks for ur entries!!! :) I am at mega.tooth123@gmail.com, thanks again!! :)

  17. really preety shades, i kinda want them all now!
    your nails look lovely by the way
    now following you!



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