Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 | 19 Comments
Today I have 6 piggy polish colors to share with you all!
Miss Julie Lown, the owner of Piggy polish, offered to send me some samples. I had expected 1 or 2 but she surprised me with 6 polishes. This is extremely generous of her and I was completely shocked when I recieved the package. Miss Lown did not ask for a review or anything in return but I am doing a review anyway because that's what I do with all my polishes =)
Piggy polish is marketed as a polish that goes on toes but it works perfectly well on hands as well. It actually wears as well as OPI. I did a comparison between the wear of OPI and piggy polish at the bottom of this post and I 'm pretty impressed.
Oh yes, these polishes can be bought online at https://www.piggypolish.com/order/
These polishes all come with toe rings =)
L to R: Baby, I love your waves, LIME alright, Keep it teal, HOT attack, Schooner or later, Yacht-a Yachta-a
2 coats are applied unless otherwise stated.
The first color we have is part of the Fall 2010 collection: Baby, I love your waves.
It is a suede polish, almost matte but slightly shinier =)
This polish dries incredibly fast, because of that, I used it on my 3 year old niece's hands since doesn't really like to wait for polishes to dry.
Here's a guest appearance from my niece =)
The next color is LIME alright, another fall 2010 color.
This color is a matte, not a suede like the previous color.
This is a crazy mustard color that I love.
This polish also dries incredibly fast.
Okay, this color does not work well on my toes, it just doesn't match my skin tone but it does look awesome on my nails.
the next color is Keep it teal
It has some shimmer in it that makes it appear almost frost like but not quite
the next color is HOT attack
I'm pretty bad at identifying colors but I think I would classify this color as a yellow frost (please correct me if I am wrong)
I had trouble capturing this color: here it is under natural light (Sun)
Here it is with the room lights on
the next color is Schooner or later, it is a super bright pink but I would not classify it as a neon pink
the next color is Yacht-a Yachta-a (crazy spelling eh?)This is a crazy color because it is a purple jelly! I have been looking for a jelly ever since I saw the Jessica Jellies. I do own Jelly's like China glaze Atlantis and electric lilac but they are full of glitter, I honestly do not own a jelly with nothing in it. I think this color would be awesome for gradients..but of course the flaw of the jelly polish is the visible nail line.
Sorry! I seem to have deleted the toe image for this polish =(
Just in case anyone was wondering what the brush looks like:
It is similar to a china glaze brush.
These pictures are from my pentax camera, not the Canon camera; therefore, the pictures aren't as nice.
So, in one corner we have OPI Jade is the new black, in the other corner we have Piggy Polish Keep it teal
Before I left my job I wanted to test Piggy polish versus OPI. OPI is the only brand that wears well for me at work. My job was really hard on the nails and caused a lot of chipping/ breaks due to the fact that I had to keep changing the rubber gloves I wore (I wore over 25 pairs of rubber gloves each day). Any other polish brand (besides OPI) chips instantly at work.
I alternated my fingers with OPI and Piggy polish.
DAY 1 Sunday: freshly applied, did not go to work today
DAY 2 Monday: After work I took a picture of my nails
DAY 3 Tuesday: second day I went to work, I took a picture right after I came home
As you can see the wear is almost the same...piggy polish might even have better wear than OPI as you can see in the above comparisons images.