Hi readers! Weather’s getting warmer and it’s almost summertime. You know what that means? Neons! I recently received some polishes from the Catch Phrase collection by Gypsyanna Polish. The Catch Phrase collection will be available for purchase as of June 1, 2013. Bryanna sent over these two neon jellies, Overreaction and The Movie Title in addition to this monochromatic white glitter topper called Optimistic Advice. Here’s a picture of the polishes themselves.
Overreaction is a neon yellow jelly polish. It’s so bright! The color reminds me of a yellow highlighter. The picture shown is 3 coats and there is still some VNL (visible nail line). It does dry to a smooth jelly finish. No issues with formula.
The Movie Title is a neon orange-dark pink jelly polish. Picture shown is 3 coats. I do love the color however there were these little bits. I am not exactly too sure on what they are. Maybe unmixed pigment? I was able to brush most off but not all of them. Upon closer look at the bottle, there were few more of these “bits” floating around.
The color in The Movie Title is vibrant and this one deserves to be reformulated better (or perhaps mixed better to the point where there’s no bits floating around).
Here’s The Movie Title with one coat of Optimistic Advice on top. It camouflaged these “bits” better.
This jelly sandwich mani made Optimatic Advice glow in its own way even more. I loved this jelly sandwich mix with The Movie Title. Unfortunately if only the formula in The Movie Title was a little better.
Would I recommend this collection as a whole? Probably not due to issues with the formula in The Movie Title. However I do recommend the Overreaction and Optimistic Advice.
I give Overreaction 3.5 out of 5 stars. I would have liked to achieve the jelly look in two coats instead of three coats. Regardless, the formula is good. One could use white undies underneath to help achieve opacity.
I give The Movie Title 2 out of 5 stars. It received a lower rating due to the “bits” that’s floating around in the polish. It is my understanding that some neon pigments can be very difficult to mix thoroughly. That’s how I came to the assumption that these “bits” are actually unmixed pigment bits. Please do feel free to correct me if I’m mistaken.
I give Optimistic Advice 4 out of 5 stars. The formula was great! I didn’t have to fish out for glitter or do any glitter placement. I do know I will be using this one often! It’s so versatile and monochromatic glitter often do nicely in jelly sandwich manis.
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