Regardless, I never feel as if my collection is complete. Thus, I was thrilled when I learned that Mary Jo Matsumoto, an incredible clothing designer, blog-mistress of Trust Your Style, and an individual I am happy to call my friend, announced that she was releasing a 6-Piece Polish Collection inspired by California’s Pacific Coast Highway. And even more so when I had the chance to select a duo of decadent hues to try for myself – Laguna Shimmer from the Beach View Collection, and Trestles from the Solid Waves Collection.
Though I only tried two colors from the six-piece collection, I was very, very impressed with both. My typical nail regimen is to use three coats (for colors, not just glitter-based polishes), and to top that with one coat of Seche Vite to add shine, protect the color, and make the manicure completely smooth. The formula of these did not require that at all.
For Trestles, one coat was thick enough to beautifully cover the entire nail without any type of streakiness or clumping; and it had enough shine on its own to not require a top coat of Seche Vite. Laguna Shimmer, when used as a top coat, only requires one coat to add shimmer; however, if you want to make it a glittery color all its own, three coats will do the trick. As for Laguna Shimmer… you would think that, as a glitter-based polish, a top coat of Seche Vite would be required. It wasn’t. Despite the fact that it looks like glitter, Laguna Shimmer does not have the grainy texture that a lot of glitter-based polishes possess; therefore, it didn’t require a coat of Seche Vite to add smoothness.
♥Very little product is required to make a huge impact. ♥
♥High quality formula. I didn’t experience chips of any sort for the multiple days that I wore each color. ♥
♥Excellent tip-wear. No touch-ups were required. ♥
♥Long-lasting color. Despite the fact that I did not use a top coat, I felt that both colors remained just as bright and fresh as they looked the first day the polish was applied – no dulling. ♥
High-quality, eye-catching, and simple to apply; this is, without a doubt, one of my new favorite brands of polish. A little birdie told me that a new collection will be released for Valentine’s Day. Who do you think will be first in line to indulge in the romantic new hues? That would be me!
♥5 / 5 Hearts♥
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*NOTE: These products were sent to me for review; however, the opinions expressed are entirely my own.*