Really Good and Really Cheap!
I have Bijou Blue (443D) and Caribbean Frost (446C). I got these way before I was on Beautylish, way before I even knew how cool these little guys are. After learning they were on the site, I looked at my polish collection- and there they were! So I finally tried them out, after they had been sitting in my nail polish container for eons- and I like them! Bijou Blue I chose for my toes- its a bright, shimmery blue- almost metallic. It looks gorgeous on, and has lasted for at least a week or maybe less. By a week's time I noticed some chipping at the edge of my nails and the tips. It took maybe two coats because these need some time to be worked up to opacity, they are iridescent and might need layers. It didn't take long to dry and the brush made for easy application. I chose a color not on the database that I had also purchased with Bijou awhile back- Caribbean Frost- for my finger nails. In the bottle this seemed more teal, but once worn, it shone a beautiful green-blue, almost frosty green alpine. Such a gorgeous color! It seemed more opaque than the toe shade but got some bumps (air bubbles?). After a week or more it flaked off at the edges and tips. They both shine brilliantly and have relatively good staying power, for lacking a base and top coat (Not there yet). I was so taken by them I found a bunch others at my fave Rite Aid for 99 cents- so I snagged Casting Call (462), Blue Moon (466), and Rain Check (464). Casting Call is a beige, warm dusky rose, Blue Moon is a blue-black ultramarine navy with a hidden blue green shimmer and Rain Check is grey-blue lilac with a milky, moonstone/opal shimmer. They are so beautiful- I tend to dress in muted, desaturated colors of teal, navy, purples and browns and warm earth tones and they fit my favored color palette. These are great back to school colors that will go with any outfit! And if these are as good as the others ones I'm in luck. I don't mind that they might chip a little earlier than usual- it just means I get to wear the next coolest shade! These three are so unique and beautiful!