May 15, 2015

Lovely Pastel Pepper Nail Polishes | Drugstore Crelly Polishes

lovely pastel pepper nail polish

The somewhat new Lovely limited collection has been around for a few weeks now. The collection entails two speckled crelly polishes, and a handful of neons. I will talk about the crellies today.

lovely pastel pepper nail polish
Lovely Cosmetics Pastel Pepper nail polish

I have been absolutely mesmerised by crelly nail polishes, and it is a great feeling that I can just walk into a drugstore and buy one. That being said, the LE has only 2 crellies, and I bought all two of them. Crellies are kind of hard to find (here in Hungary), unless you order from an indie maker. 

lovely pastel pepper nail polish

If you are not familiar with the expression crelly, it is basically a hybrid between cream and jelly, and means that it is able to cover the nail line, but the lil glitter particles still show through from the first layer. I think that Illamasqua started this trend two years ago, I even have a blogpost about those nail polishes. 

lovely pastel pepper nail polish swatchsticks

The crelly base has really good coverage, it is almost too strong of a coverage, because it covers quite a few glitter parts entirely. You don't want that, you want them to show through. Make sure that you apply thin layers. 

They both cover entirely in two coats. The formula is on the thick side, but it is still easy to work with. There are two sizes of hex glitter in them, one being very tiny, and the other kind is somewhat bigger (but still tiny). Love them!

lovely pastel pepper nail polish
Lovely Pastel Pepper nail polish - Nr. 1

Black glitter crellies always remind me of Stracciatella ice cream or vanilla seeds.

One thing that is kind of on the negative side besides the too high coverage is the fact that they are not pastel. They look almost neon on the nails, so the lovely pastel hue that can be seen in the bottle is not what you get on your nails. Just be aware of that. Still, I think that these lovely gems are a steal for the money, I bought mine for $2-3.

lovely pastel pepper nail polish swatch
Lovely Cosmetics Pastel Pepper nail polish - Nr. 1
(2 coats, no top coat)

I really hope that Lovely makes these type of nail polishes permanent, and I also cross my fingers that more shades will be added to the PP family. This is only theory though, but it would be a shame if they did not add these pepper polishes to the permanent range.

lovely pastel pepper nail polish on the nails
Lovely Pastel Pepper nail polish - Nr. 1
(2 coats, no top coat)

Now let's move on to the orange shade, it is Nr. 1. (I still wish that Lovely would name their polishes instead of just numbering them). It is a bright orange with lil black glitter, that's about it. I already described the glitter and the coverage. This one would be nice for Halloween too.

I do not wear a top coat on top of the orange one, so you can see the very slight texture of the finish. I wear a top coat on the blue one, you'll see it below.

lovely pastel pepper
Lovely Pastel Pepper nail polish - Nr. 1
(2 coats, no top coat)

Lovely Pastel Pepper nail polish - Nr. 1
(2 coats, no top coat)

lovely pastel pepper nail polish
Lovely Pastel Pepper nail polish - Nr. 2

lovely pastel pepper nail polish nr 2
Lovely Pastel Pepper nail polish - Nr. 2
(2 coats with top coat)

The blue one is numbered as Nr. 2, and it is a very bright, acid-like blue on the nails. Again, it looks like a soft baby blue in the bottle, but the cake is a lie.

lovely pastel pepper
Lovely Pastel Pepper nail polish - Nr. 2
(2 coats with top coat)

As I say it above, I added a top coat to this one. It smooths out the surface just perfectly, but again, the texture of the glitter is so fine that you can totally get away without using a top coat.

lovely pastel pepper nail polish nr 2
blue crelly nail polish 

lovely pastel pepper nail polish
Lovely Pastel Pepper nail polish - Nr. 2
(2 coats with top coat)



lovely pastel pepper
Lovely Pastel Pepper crelly nail polishes

I am really glad that a Central-European brand has come out with crelly polishes. I would definitely pick them up if I were you, because they are unique enough to get a hold of them. Not being a nail polish hoarder junkie, I still think that you would like these. Big thumbs up to Lovely Cosmetics!

~ Evinde

I bought the products with my own money.

4 comments :

  1. Nem tudom eldönteni, hogy tetszenek-e. A swatchsticken meg a körmeiden jól mutatnak, de hogy amúgy felkenném-e, fogalmam sincs. A Rossmannban is mindig megnéztem őket, de a késztetést nem éreztem, hogy nekem kell, ennek ellenére másokon szívesen nézegetem :D

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    1. Látod, én a homok hatású lakkokkal vagyok így. Olyan szépek meg csillogóak, de amint megérintem őket a körmömön, egy kicsit meghalok belül. :')

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  2. Oh these are really pretty - love the orange one!

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad that you like it!

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