April 26, 2012

Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Nail Enamel Set, Part One!

I hate to do a 4-piece collection in two parts, but I really want to get these posted and have been super busy lately!! You already know that I loved the Sephora + Pantone Universe lip gloss set and Apricot Brandy blush. The nail polish set is a lot like the lip gloss set. It features four polishes in the color of the year, Tangerine Tango, in four different finishes (creme, shimmer, matte, and glitter!). So, today I have Sephora + Pantone Universe Tangerine Tango Creme and Tangerine Tango Shimmer for your viewing pleasure.      

 Tangerine Tango Shimmer is a gorgeous bright orange shimmer with a hint of pink duochrome shimmer that I couldn't quite capture. If you look at the bottle in person, you will see the flash of pink. It does show up on the nail, apparently just not on my camera. I read some reviews of this on Sephora.com stating that this polish was too sheer to use alone, so I was a little nervous to try it!!

 This is three coats, and while there is a little VNL, this is kind of a jelly finish shimmer, so I see NO reason why this can't be worn alone. I LOVE IT alone!!! It's all squishy and reminds me of those jelly shoes I used to have when I was a kid. I had the sparkly kind, of course. The formula of this kind of reminded me of the Cult Nails formula. It felt like a gel going on, rather than a liquid. In my opinion, this is a great formula. It makes controlling the polish super easy. There is no risk of this polish pooling or running into your cuticles.

 Tangerine Tango Creme is a vibrant, really bright but not neon red-orange creme. This is the perfect color for summer, and one of my favorite colors to wear on my nails. I am running to put this on my toes immediately upon finishing this post. This creme finish is lovely and smooth-looking too.

I used three coats of TT Creme, but I'd wear just two coats. It was pretty opaque and even at just two coats. (Sometimes I do three, because the macro lens makes things see-through). This also felt like a light gel and again, I found that made it quite easy to apply.

Overall, I love the color and formula of both of these polishes. I am really pleased with them. You never know how polishes from a collection like this will be, but I think they are fabulous. If you are an orange lover (like me!), you'll die over these. I can't wait to try the other two!! By the way, I neglected to take a picture of the packaging, but it looks just like the lip gloss set packaging, so, totally awesome.

Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Nail Enamel Set is available now at Sephora.com. At $24 for four polishes, I think it's a good deal too!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                


Carly @ Lacquered Lover said...

Ah these are in my untrieds! I really need to find time to get to them! Looks great on you!

Never Enough Nails said...

I had them sitting in my untrieds for about 2 weeks too Carly! They are awesome, though, make time!

Heather @ Peace, Love & Polish said...

I probably should check out Sephora for polish. There's one back home at the mall - I just always forget it's there!

Never Enough Nails said...

From time to time, they have some awesome polishes! I love the Sephora by OPI line, I have a lot of good polishes from them. And this set is really awesome too!