Monday, April 22, 2013

Review: Tea Fragrant Nail Polish

You guys know I love Walgreens. While I was there picking up some things to help me organize my new office, I could not resist also getting a new nail polish. I'd been thinking of a latte-like color to use as a base for French and French-inspired manicures, and this is what I decided on.

Tea Beauty's Vanilla Petals

It wasn't until I was checking out that I realized this is a scented nail polish - Vanilla Petals is not just the name, it's also the flavor. This was interesting for my boyfriend, who normally claims I am trying to poison him with chemicals because of the smell - even several hours after my manicure has dried. He even (if unenthusiastically) approved the scent.

I was pleased with how this look came out. (I also used my now go-to Revlon base coat, Color Club's French Tip, and a Sinful Colors top coat.) This was exactly what I'd had in mind, kind of glamorous and up-to-date but at the same time not shiny or overstated. (I am on a shiny hiatus after last week.)

Re-imagined French: diagonals instead of tips

This morning, though, as happens, I got bored and decided to move on to another look, perhaps even one that will last until the wedding I'm excited to be attending this weekend, and to my horror I found that the scented polish had stained my nails yellow! I am thinking it also might have been the combination of the Tea Beauty polish and the Color Club polish, but I can't say for sure.

Nail polish remover would not remove this stain.

I'm also not sure yet whether I'd recommend that others try out this type of polish. I think I'll get a flashier color to wear by itself and see if the results and after-effects are the same. (You could say I need a larger N, where N = nail polishes.) For now I'm going to wash the dishes and see if the dish soap has any success removing these ugly yellow stains.

Have any of you tried scented nail polishes? Have you ever had a polish leave such an ugly stain on your nails (even with a base coat!)? Leave a comment and let me know!

1 comment:

  1. This happened to me too with the Tea nail polish! I was just Google searching to see if anyone else had experienced this. Lame... And so ugly. Guess I have to keep my nails painted for a while.