African Violet has been on my wishlist for a while. This shade is just so bold and pretty and I know I'm going to turn to it for a lot of nail art.
These pictures show one coat, no top coat. One coat, my favorite! The formula was amazing and smooth, just like I was hoping for, and it's so shiny.
I also had Army Jacket on my wishlist for a while because of my love for ugly greens. I really love the shade on this one, but it photographed a tad brighter and yellower than it looks in person, so just a warning. It's more olive in real life.
This one wasn't quite a one coater, however. The first coat was almost opaque, but I added a very thin second one to finish it off. I don't mind because the formula is still so smooth and easy to work with.
Lastly, I have Mouse, which wasn't actually anything I wanted originally. I had seen it online and felt very ambivalent about it. I was going to buy a blue, but I recently did an inventory of all my blues and greens and realized about a third of a my stash consists of those two colors and not including the glitters in those colors. So while I was standing at the AA display, I picked up Mouse and thought, "Wow, it looks a lot more interesting in person (as far as gray goes) than online!"
Mouse wasn't a one coater either, the same as Army Jacket. One coat almost did it but not quite, so I did a very thin second coat. Still has that excellent formula! I'm not really a neutral shade kind of girl, so I didn't expect to like Mouse by itself so much, but I think because it's warmer and leans toward brown that I like it better than most other pale grays I've tried.
I don't see too many AA polishes around. They're very basic creams, though recently they did a small line of glitters, a small line of metallics, and a line of neons. The reason I love them so much is definitely the formula. They retail for $6 and are available on the American Apparel website. If you buy three, they give you a dollar off each one, though online you have to buy their pre-selected packs of three (in store you can pick whatever colors you want, I keep hoping they'll add that to the website, but I haven't placed an order recently to find out!)
Do you have any experience with AA polishes?
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